Quit monkeying around! Take a good look at your corporate self-awareness

John Burger, founder of John Burger Consulting, will be speaking at #EuroComm17 on his chosen topic of Corporate Self-Awareness. IABC EMENA board member Kasha Dougall met up with John to find out more.   What is your definition of corporate self-awareness? When you place a chimpanzee with a red dot on its forehead in front […]

Coming to #EuroComm17? We have an app for that!

#EuroComm17 has an official app! You can download the free Whova app for our event now to start connecting with speakers and other attendees (you’ll need the event code). You’ll be able to: View the event agenda and plan your schedule. Plan to meet others at the event by browsing attendee profiles in advance. Send in-app […]

Win a free IABC Academy workshop!

Register for #EuroComm17 between 10 and 20 March and be in line to win a complimentary registration to an IABC Academy on-demand workshop of your choice! Find out more about the workshops IABC offers: https://www.iabc.com/professional-development/academy/workshops/ Register for EuroComm now!

#EuroComm17 by the numbers …

We are just 19 days away from IABC’s annual practitioner-led conference in Europe. Don’t miss out on the chance to sign up for this unique event under the theme TRANSFORMATION  Adapt • Invent • Evolve. Join us in London to learn from 34 speakers in 31 sessions on 15 trending topics, with over 100 other […]

Sharing is caring – tell your colleagues about IABC and win!

SHARING THE VALUE OF IABC IS EASY! Verb: To act as champion; maintain; fight for; advocate Adjective (informal): first-rate Noun: IABC member who actively seeks out colleagues and works diligently to #createconnection and grow the IABC membership Tell a colleague Send an email to your colleagues highlighting the key benefits of membership with a link to the […]

Why learning to facilitate will improve your communication skills

  EuroComm 2017 will feature two speakers who will be talking about the value of facilitation skills for communicators in a fast transforming world. IABC EMENA board member Kasha Dougall conducted a joint interview with Charlotte Ditløv Jensen and Martin Gilbraith to get a sneak preview.   How would you define the role of a facilitator? […]

Direct engagement during a crisis

How Virtual Town Halls helped Alberta, Canada, deliver critical information to evacuees of Fort McMurray – a guest blog post by #EuroComm17 speaker Carl Mavromichalis. For those of you with experience with managing communications through a crisis, you know how vital it is to properly prepare. Crises can create an immense vacuum for information, particularly when the general public is concerned. Reaching […]

March is Member Month at IABC

  Now is a great time to join IABC Join IABC or reinstate your membership during March and we’ll give you 10% off international dues AND waive the US$40 application fee. You’ll also be entered to win a VIP World Conference prize package including: 1 Full Conference Registration to World Conference 3 nights hotel accommodations […]

Win a free ticket to EuroComm 2017!

We are giving away a free ticket to the 13th annual EuroComm conference. From 27 to 28 March 2017, business communicators from across Europe and the Middle East will gather in London for the region’s only practitioner-led conference that brings together experienced communicators and leading industry influencers. This year our varied content centres on an exciting theme: “Transformation: […]

Give a little something back to the comms profession

Are you a professional communicator? Want to give back to the profession? Now is your chance! Apply to serve on an IABC international committee. Through serving on an international committee, you’ll not only be exposed to the profession at the international level, you’ll make invaluable connections around the world. We are also looking for candidates to […]

Are you committed to ethical communication?

IABC’s “Commitment to Ethical Communication” petition nearing 1,000 signatures IABC’s six core principles and Code of Ethics provide a critical foundation for the work we do as business communicators. IABC recently launched a re-commitment to ethical communication with a petition on Change.org, encouraging communicators to sign and show their dedication to one of the core […]

Be our EuroComm Valentine!

  Buy a ticket to EuroComm and win this LOVE-ly bundle of books! Many of our EuroComm 2017 speakers are published authors. They have kindly offered copies of their books for us to give away to one lucky person who buys a ticket to EuroComm on Valentine’s Day! Valid for all EuroComm tickets purchased on 14 […]

Drama, speed, trauma – it’s all part of transformation

At EuroComm 2017 in London next month, theblueballroom’s Sheila Parry will tell us about the inspiration behind her PRIDE Model, a philosophy and methodology that brings together the interests of the employer and the employee in an exploration of five key components – ­Purpose, Reputation, Integrity, Direction and Energy –­ that together achieve organisational and personal performance. […]

Insights into “Trust in Public Institutions”

by Anthony Kennaway IABC Switzerland’s presentation of the Edelman Trust Barometer took place in Zurich on 7 February and was fascinating. Special thanks to Susanne Marell, the CEO of Edelman Germany, who gave our members and guests a full hour of insights into the survey. It’s clear that the warning lights of public opinion are flashing […]

Putting the science into change communications

When she joins us as a keynote speaker at EuroComm 2017, Hilary Scarlett will talk about change from a neuroscience perspective. To give us a preview, she shared some insights on the topic with IABC EMENA Region board member Kasha Dougall.   Our theme for EuroComm is “Transformation”. How have you personally experienced significant change or […]

FREE WEBINAR – good internal comms practice

Sign up for the next free webinar, brought to you by the EMENA Region Board of IABC, in which we set out the principles for good internal communication practice that are associated with employee engagement. Our guest speaker is Dr Kevin Ruck, the editor and co-author of the textbook Exploring Internal Communication. He is also the course leader […]

Interview with: Antonio Meza, a EuroComm 2017 keynote speaker

Keynote speaker Antonio Meza will share insights about transformation with his speech, The Burning Question, which he will present at EuroComm in London on 27 March. IABC EMENA Region board member Kasha Dougall caught up with Antonio in Paris, to find out more about him …   This year’s EuroComm theme is “Transformation: Adapt, Invent, Evolve”. What transformation have you personally experienced? […]

Seven Secrets to Networking

Sometimes even the most seasoned networkers need to psych themselves up before heading out to a two-day conference and a room full of strangers. If you’re thinking about attending EuroComm in March, or simply want to hone your networking skills, then read this article by corporate communicator and IABC EMENA Region board member Kasha Dougall …   […]

EuroComm 2017 venue announced

We are pleased to announce that we’ll be using an exciting new venue for EuroComm 2017, which will be held on 27 and 28 March in central London. The conference will be hosted at the premises of our long-time sponsors and friends, Instinctif Partners, at 65 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7NQ. This central location, near St Paul’s Cathedral […]

Don’t miss out on meeting these #EuroComm17 speakers …

We are pleased to announce the first in our fabulous line-up of speakers for EuroComm 2017! These seasoned professionals come from a variety of backgrounds, with experience in large corporates, NGOs, government, bespoke agencies, or independent consultancies. Every presenter has something unique and relevant to share for our exciting conference theme: Transformation: adapt • invent • evolve. It’s sure to be […]

What happens in the textbook stays in the textbook: Thriving as a communicator when no one wants communication ‘by the book’

16 January at 2 p.m. CET This FREE webinar will cover techniques to apply to make sure you’re working according to a global standard, even in the most challenging and non-communicative of environments. It will include pre-communication planning conversations, designing ‘digestible’ communication plans and will share templates for audience-message frameworks that have been proven to […]

Can we make progress without permission?

By Mike Klein In a world where the means of communication are increasingly accessible even as positional power and wealth are becoming more concentrated, the matter of self-empowerment and identifying the real scope for action becomes a vital question : “how much progress can we make without permission?” I had the pleasure of leading a […]

Know thyself: What communicators are and aren’t

In our latest board blog, IABC EMENA board member Nada Haddad tackles the tricky area of communicators frequently being expected to be a jack-of-all-trades. But does the fault lie with us? During my experience as an independent brand and communications specialist, I have often been approached by international organizations looking for a trainer who can double up as a communicator. Some job […]

FREE multilingualism webinar

Save your seat and register now for our FREE webinar! In the global world of business, some languages like English, Chinese and Spanish are paramount to master if you want to succeed in being an international player in communication. This webinar, hosted by Michael Nord and Claudia Vaccarone, will explore why multilingualism is a must for […]