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Why I became an IABC member Communications / Member month / Member post / Membership / News

By Marisa Bishop In November of 2018 I was introduced to the IABC and very quickly decided to become a member. It was an easy choice after my first event, where I was invited to meet with other members over drinks in Barangaroo. I was warmly welcomed into the community they had established at the NSW chapter, and after a fantastic night of conversation I...

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International experiences, global accreditation with IABC Communications / Leadership communications / Member post

It isn’t often that you are awarded a scholarship to attend a leadership conference in the USA! However, this is where I found myself a few short weeks ago at the IABC’s annual Leadership Institute in Long Beach, California. The experience proved to be a career highlight, among many since joining the board of IABC NSW in 2017. Special thanks to IABC Asia-Pacific for making...

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Take your communication career to the next level Business / Change / Communications / Crisis communication / Crisis Management / Employee communications / Employee engagement / Events / Leadership communications / Member post / News / Reputation management / Social media / Storytelling

In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world, communications roles continue to evolve as our stakeholders, technology, and the expectations on us become more complex. At the recent IABC NSW event Take your communication career to the next level, thirty communicators from across a range of sectors were joined by three industry experts to explore how we can navigate our way through some of the biggest scenarios...

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What does IABC mean to me? Communications / Events / Member post / Membership / Storytelling

It’s a great honour to have been asked to take on the vice presidency of the International Association of Business Communicators NSW chapter, the community and aspirations of the IABC are very dear to me and I hope together our 2019 board can continue to deliver an exceptional membership experience for our communication profession. This will be my fifth year as a board member for IABC NSW,...

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IABC NSW looks forward to the future Member post

I hope you all had a nice holiday period with family and friends. 2019 promises to be a great year for the NSW chapter, its members and the communication community. We finished 2018 in a really strong position both financially and in our membership. Our total income increase by 12%, with events being the main driver of revenue. It was great to see 240 people...

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BLOG: How culture and community can support organisational transformation Member post

Over 70 communicators came together for a special IABC NSW evening with Gartner (previously CEB) and Facebook to explore insights into the role communication professionals play in shaping culture and providing a sense of community during organisational transformation. Patryck Allen, Director, Advisory Services, Marketing and Communications at Gartner and Helen Przygodzki, Head of Internal Communications at Facebook, APAC were our brilliant speakers. Andrew Cooper, IABC NSW President, shares his...

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The role of leaders in internal communication Leadership communications / Member post

Megan Thomas, Director at Buzz Communications and IABC NSW member, shares her insights from recent research into leadership communications. While a leader’s presence in the market is likely to be quite evident, the way they communicate internally with their people will not usually be on display. So, if you are an internal comms professional, how do you know if you are on top of best practise...

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Fusion – the chemistry of communication Member post

Fusion is THE communicators’ conference. Held over two days in Melbourne it offered communication leaders from the Asia Pacific region a comprehensive program which covered a wide range of topics across all aspects of communication. The conference kicked off with an outstanding keynote speech by Tracey Spicer on the power of communication. It was both engaging and raw as Tracey told stories about her career and family, reminded...

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PANORAMIQUE-HR Member post

Patrick Armstrong, IABC NSW Board Director, attended his first World Conference this year in Montreal. He reflects on the experience. There is an incredible atmosphere when you get 1,300 business communicators from around the world together in one room. It’s a sense of being among your tribe, with a collective interest, and communication in overdrive. This was my first IABC World Conference and I couldn’t...

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Mhari MacGregor: What does IABC Global mean to me? Communications / Member post / Storytelling

Mhari MacGregor, IABC NSW Board Director and Secretary, reflects on her IABC journey from Canada to Australia. My first job out of university was working for a small Oil & Gas finance firm. I had recently graduated with a degree in Communication from my hometown in Vancouver, Canada and was given the opportunity to move an hour-and-a-half- flight away to the prairie town of Calgary....

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