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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Conference Call Confessions from COVID-19 Communicators

Author: Kim Ramsden, IABC-MN, Communications Director  Communicators are tired. Some of us, especially those working inside global companies, have been working on COVID-19-related communications on top of already busy jobs since February. Each of us is juggling a variety of stresses in these challenging times.  Video conferencing has been a […]

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How Artificial Intelligence Facilitates Automated Decision Making

By: Irene Connors, Blogger Tools that use artificial intelligence (AI) have great potential to help people improve their performance in the workplace and make a difference in the bottom line. For example, AI is used in everyday tools such as virtual assistants (Alexa and Siri), media streaming services and navigation applications. […]

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