Are you in the loop?

One of the things to come out of the IABC Leadership Institute earlier this year was the focus on improving communications – a case in point is the new IABC Weekly Update which should be hitting your inbox automatically.

It is a handy summary for the time-pressed.

The most recent issue is particularly pertinent as it features Eurocomm, for which the prep is in its final stages.

See you in Brussels shortly – and do share what you’re up to en-route to #Eurocomm.

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Enjoy this week’s Weekly Digest and, as always, send your comments and any ideas you might have for other items to include to [email protected]

2013 IABC Gold Quill Awards Blue Ribbon Panel Judges 
Judging for the Gold Quills has begun and one of the Blue Ribbon Panel of Judges recently met over a weekend in San Francisco. Other Blue Ribbon Panels have or are meeting at various locations around the globe. This is the first year we’ve judged the awards this way, and the online submission process that replaced the hard copy submissions has helped the judges provide more definitive feedback. A big thank you goes out to all of the IABC members who have or are volunteering their time to be a judge this year. Winners will be announced in May.

World Conference Adds Well-known Corporate Leaders as Speakers
The World Conference has always been about hearing and learning from the best and brightest. But this year we’ve been able to take it up a notch. We just added three big names to our speaking roster with the confirmation of Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm, as our plenary session speaker; and Jim McCann, founder and CEO of 1-800-Flowers and Bill McDermott, co-CEO of SAP as panelists at the session on Transformative CEOs.

Eurocomm 2013 set for 10-12 April in Brussels
‘Disruptive Times, Disruptive Communication’, that the theme of this year’s EuroComm coming up in Brussels. Implementing a ‘TED’-style, approach, the theme will be explored in 18-minute sessions offered in two different tracks. The two tracks are: Europe in an age of disruption – an exploration of today’s business communication environment; and Reinventing communication – the strategies and tactics to thrive in our disruptive environment. EuroComm is presented by the IABC EME Region.

Welcome new corporate member Aurecon Group
This privately held global engineering firm is headquartered in Singapore and enrolled 15 new members for a Bronze corporate membership. They now have IABC members in Australia, New Zealand, and Africa.Found on Discovery…
Is there a science behind creating great presentations? Eric Bergman, ABC and former chair of the IABC accreditation committee says there is and tells how in his article: Achieving Higher Audience Engagement to Improve Presentations

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