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A podcast with Pat Armstrong Uncategorized

Welcome to IABC’s official podcast. Telling the stories from across the IABC World, the IABC podcast features news, features and interviews with the communication industry’s best. In the latest episode, our very own IABC NSW board member, Pat Armstrong sits down with host, Dan Gold, to talk about bringing marketing and communication departments under one roof. They look at three things not to miss on...

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Notice of Annual General Meeting: New South Wales Chapter of the IABC Uncategorized

The Annual General Meeting of the NSW Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators will be held at 6.00pm, 3 December 2019. Election of Board Members The NSW Chapter Board consists of 10 members. For 2020, there will be 3 of vacant positions to be filled. Continuing Board members are Andrew Cooper, Mark Woodrow, Kieran McCann, Suzanne Houweling, Patrick Armstrong, Sach Trikha and Megan...

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Thinking about starting a podcast? Here’s 5 factors to consider first Uncategorized

Engaging. Affordable. Popular. Measurable. There’s a lot to like about podcasts. No wonder tickets sold out for the recent podcasting workshop we delivered for NSW members of the International Association of Business Communicators. The question that many audience members had was: Are podcasts right for my organisation and my target audiences? So, during the session, we shared our learnings from producing podcasts for clients over several...

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It’s been a wild and exciting ride…so far Uncategorized

At the start of the year the IABC NSW board held our annual strategy day and agreed that we would check back in after six months to revisit the strategy and see how we were tracking. Our vice president Kieran McCann shares our 6 month update. This week we had the chance to come together and ensure we’re continuing to deliver exceptional member value. Looking...

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The resilience skills needed to thrive Uncategorized

Our VP Kieran McCann and 24 IABC NSW attendees took part in a sold out members only workshop on mental toughness and resilience. Here Kieran reflects on the morning spent with facilitators from Phuel and the IABC NSW member community.    As communicators and marketers in our increasingly busy, pressured and volatile environments we require deep reservoirs of tenacity, optimism and hardiness. But who looks after...

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Change, employee engagement, and artificial intelligence Uncategorized

There was plenty of interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) from IABC members in Sydney, with a fully booked session led by Jo Curkpatrick and Lee Hopkins of Better Communication Results and hosted by PwC on Monday 13 May.  Lee and Jo were also delighted to find an audience that was both knowledgeable and eager to learn from one another. Questions raised from the floor—and there...

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Are you prepared for the latest disruptor? Change / Events / Uncategorized

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the latest big disruptor. Are you prepared? You had better be, because it is here. No time to think, we need to be doing… Lee Hopkins and Jo Curkpatrick will set you on the right track when they present on Change, Engagement and Artificial Intelligence at our next event.   Professional communicators stumbled with the arrival of social media back in 2005....

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IABC network inspires collaboration Business / News / Reputation management / Uncategorized

Jodi O’Callaghan, IABC NSW member showcases the value she found in her membership which inspired a collaborative strategy day. My membership with the IABC has spanned my 15-year career in communications, and it’s been one of the most valuable professional memberships I’ve had. In 2018 I took a slight step out of a dedicated communications role to a broader role of Executive Officer with The...

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How communication pros can keep up with boardroom Jones’s Business / Communications / Uncategorized

The banking Royal Commission and other all-too-frequent revelations of scandals in corporations and government, ranging from Volkswagen’s diesel engine emissions breaches to politicians’ personal holidays paid by government-contracted travel firms, make strategic communication advice at boardroom and senior executive level all the more important. But it seems that experts in strategic communication are often either not informed of senior management decisions, or not able to...

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