Step up to an IABC regional leadership role

We are now accepting applications and nominations for our 2017-2018 IABC EMENA Region Board of Directors Board members get involved in all aspects of IABC work, from liaising with chapters and organising leader and member events, to specific projects that help advance the aims of the region. Term lengths vary from one to three years, depending on […]

#EuroComm17 – the live drawings

Our lovely resident graphic artist, Caroline Chapple, brilliantly captured the key ideas, highlights and insights during EuroComm 2017 with her real-time drawings. Below is the result of her hard work, a set of drawings that not only encapsulates our event theme – “TRANSFORMATION: adapt, invent, evolve” – but also the thought-leading and thought-provoking content presented […]

EuroComm 2017 – in others’ words

Here are just a few of the write-ups and articles we’ve spotted this week about our EuroComm 2017 content and speakers … Please let us know via an email to [email protected] if we’ve missed anything that should be featured here! ‘Language & Leadership: Why Communicators Need to Own Both’ Sheila Parry   Last week, as […]

EuroComm 2017 – the presentations

By popular request, here are links to PDF versions of the EuroComm 2017 presentations, where they’re available. Of course, there’s no substitute for being there and joining the discussion. In some cases, if you weren’t actually in the room the slides won’t be much help if they were just intended to be used as visual […]

FREE webinar: What does storytelling mean for my business?

How to borrow from the rules of narrative fiction in order to tell better stories about your work. Our guest speaker is Steve Rawling, a former BBC TV News journalist, consultant and author. In his career as a communicator, Steve reckons he has told over 20,000 stories. He helps clients in industry, media and education sectors […]

EuroComm 2017 in pictures

These are the official photos that captured the action and atmosphere at EuroComm 2017. Look out for blogs and news reports, Storify overviews, statistics, insights and more – on our website and via social media (#eurocomm17). There are over 400 images across multiple contact sheets below, so click on an image to pop it out […]

FREE Webinar: Deliver Leadership Comms as a True Business Partner

Ever wanted to deliver leadership communications that truly engages leaders and teams on what matters? Secured your seat at management’s table? Already serving as a business partner? Join IABC Switzerland on 3 April (6:30pm – 7:30pm CEST) for a FREE webinar with Dianne Chase, International Chair of IABC and Senior Partner at C4CS, which specialises […]

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: 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, 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 […]