Lead Like Ted

By Cory Weaver, vice president, chapter engagement If you’re reading this, I feel fairly confident making two assumptions about you: You influence communications in some shape or form wherever you work You’ve at least heard of Ted Lasso, the hit show from Apple TV How did I do – 1 for 2? 2 for 2? […]

Empathy: Its role in critical communications

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For many different reasons, the last few years have brought a lot of us to our knees. Professional and personally. I’m sure many you found yourselves in similar positions as I did. I’ve been concerned about my family, my co-workers, my community, and naturally . . . my own wellbeing. At the same time, I […]

Get connected with IABC MN

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By Katy Sullivan and Diana Dukich Katy Sullivan Diana Dukich As IABC MN board members, we might be biased about the value of IABC MN – especially since our role is to deliver a great chapter experience. Give us a few moments to convince you that there are many reasons to connect with IABC MN […]

IABC-MN Board Insights: We’re ready for you – it’s time to re-engage

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By: Andy Gardner, president IABC-MN While this IABC-MN board transition is like years past, it’s also just a little bit different. Yes, another exasperating reminder of the odd times we live in today. Just like the time you were hesitant to make a communication decision due to the lack of experience of handling a worldwide […]

Session Notes: Convergence Summit 2021

The Convergence Summit, held virtually on March 18, 2021, garnered high ratings on the post-event survey with 100% of respondents saying the event was useful to their career. Here’s a taste of the content from two of the key sessions.   2021 Edelman Trust Barometer Kevin Cook, President of Edelman Chicago, said the 21st annual […]

Networking that Works for Young Professionals

Here’s one thing we can all agree on: Building community isn’t always easy, even at work and especially during a global pandemic.  For young communications professionals, traditional networking opportunities often miss the mark. You know the feeling of walking into a cocktail hour or post-conference gathering and everyone appears to be a seasoned pro? Sometimes […]

CONVERGENCE Summit 2020 Recap

Like so many other conferences this year, CONVERGENCE Summit 2020, went virtual. More than 150 summit attendees tuned in between August 12 and August 13 for inspiring speakers, informational sessions and networking via Zoom. IABC Minnesota and the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota presented this fifth annual event […]

Everything is different: reimagining the value of IABC

By Michael Walsh, president, IABC Minnesota Board of Directors Everything is different. The words almost read like a cliché as I type them. Alas, they are nonetheless true…. How, where and when we work is different. The way our kids go to school is different. The way we eat, date, shop, and visit with family […]

Ultimate Guides that make the job hunting and hiring process easier

A guest post by Caitlin McArthur, Recruitment Marketing Specialist at Celarity  Industry trends are changing rapidly right before our eyes. It’s difficult to predict how soon the economy will bounce back to its pre-pandemic levels or what new trends or markets will emerge in the next few years. Building new skillsets and maintaining professional networks […]

Peer mentoring from a distance

When you hear the word mentoring, it’s easy to conjure up the conventional arrangement: the fresh-faced rookie partnered with the seasoned pro. But what happens when it’s not business as usual? How does a peer-to-peer mentoring match work? In today’s column, we hear from senior communications professionals Tammy Nienaber and Polly Filing who were partnered […]