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Keys to Captivating Your Audience When You Communicate on Screen Communications / Storytelling / Uncategorized

IABC NSW Guest speaker: Dr Neryl East When presenting on camera, it’s all about finding a yin/yang balance between credibility and relatability, Dr Neryl East told attendees at a recent IABC NSW professional development event. Recognising that the basis for communication is trust, she said “on screen, it’s even more critical to build trust with your audience”. “We’re often the spotlight shiners, making other people...

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The keys to captivating your audience when you communicate on screen Uncategorized

COVID-19 has redefined the essential communication skill set for leaders. No longer is it enough to communicate with credibility and influence in a live meeting or presentation – you must be equally comfortable conveying your message through a camera lens. Whether it’s a live-streamed announcement, Zoom interaction or pre-recorded piece, leaders need the ability to connect with their diverse audiences in a way that builds...

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We’ve gone virtual Uncategorized

Given the times we’re in, we made a promise to you to work with future speakers around options and opportunities for web-based events, and we’re excited to be able to deliver for you. To make this possible, we’ve launched our first MEMBERS only virtual workshop. Just because we’re stuck at home doesn’t mean we have to stop learning. So we’ve teamed up with our friends at IABC VIC...

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It’s About Better Connections Uncategorized

A message from Kieran McCann | IABC NSW President: I’m sure, like me, you’re in the midst of some deep crisis communicating, whilst supporting your organisation, family, friends and loved ones through these unprecedented times.  It will come as no surprise that we’ve had to postpone a few forthcoming events (workplace from facebook and our crisis masterclass). As always, we have the safety and health...

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Now is the time to ‘turbo-charge’ your wellbeing routine Uncategorized

For those who attended the workshop on ‘Calling BS on the work–life balance’, I promised I would send you a little more information on how to let go of de-energised ways of working in favour of forming small but mighty new habits that can leave you feeling more energised every day. Since then COVID-19 has firmly impacted the way we are living and working as...

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The Art  and Science of Storytelling Uncategorized

Master storyteller and author Gabrielle Dolan addressed a sold-out crowd of communications professionals at an IABC NSW event recently, sharing her insights on developing business stories that stick and emphasising the importance of authenticity at the highly entertaining session. “Fifteen years ago, people would laugh at me when I talked about storytelling. Now it’s cool and seen as a critical skill,” she explained. Most of...

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IABC Leadership Institute 2020: Developing our leaders and member experience Uncategorized

Patrick Armstrong, IABC NSW Board Director and Treasurer, recently presented at IABC’s Leadership Institute in Austin, Texas. He reflects on the experience. The IABC Leadership Institute (LI) is one of the pre-eminent events on the annual communications calendar. Held each year in North America, it’s an opportunity for IABC leaders from around the world to come together to collaborate on best practice in chapter management,...

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Our commitments to the IABC NSW community Uncategorized

As part of our commitment to the IABC NSW community we promised we would deliver a strategy session this side of Christmas for our members. The IABC NSW experience survey helped set the foundation for our strategy session.  We’re lucky to have such an engaged membership and our aim is to provide exceptional value for every one of our members. Thank you for trusting us...

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Time to innovate your view of Corporate Responsibility Uncategorized

Jacquie Fegent-Mcgeachie led a workshop for our chapter on the Climate of change: Corporate responsibility the new strategic imperative. Jacquie reflects on the key themes and outcomes from the workshop – a sold out event and one of four member-only workshops the chapter has hosted this year.  Following the recent corporate scandals surrounding the Royal Commission’s into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry and into...

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The power of purpose, culture, storytelling Uncategorized

Presentation by Pip Arthur to IABC NSW at Microsoft Technology Centre on 24 October 2019 – retold by Mark Woodrow  The CMO and Communication Director of Microsoft Australia, Pip Arthur, is a good storyteller.  She had the International Association of Business Communicators members and associates captivated on the hard stuff – building culture outside-in and redefining purpose.  Not long after Pip joined the global technology...

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