Convergence Speakers Will Provoke, Educate & Inspire

We are less then 30 days away from Convergence 2023 and our lineup of speakers represent anintriguing mix of people who are sure to provoke, educate and inspire you. Our theme this yearis Synergy, Bringing Different Minds, Different Focus to Create Something More Dynamic. Here’s just a few you can expect to hear from: I […]

Let’s Get Ready to Converge!

Mark Down April 21st on Your Calendar For those familiar with our annual IABC Convergence Summit, you know it’s a full day of high-impact speakers, learning, and networking. You will also understand that Convergence is aboutconnecting new ideas and practical communication applications from academia and currentbest practices respectively. This year, the Minnesota chapter of the […]

2023 is the Year to Find Your Possible

– Paul Omodt, Chapter President A few months ago, your IABC Minnesota board gathered to send our fellow members hand-written cards encouraging all of us to #findyourpossible. Our #findyourpossible endeavorencourages all of us to get the very most out of your IABC membership – and not be shy aboutasking your fellow members for help. Since […]

Let’s Mingle!

– Paul Omodt, Chapter President When I think about the best part of being an IABC member, I know it is the people I have met, the things they have taught me, and the connections that endure that are the best part. Meeting others dedicated to improving their communication skills and hearing how they tackle […]

The Value of Membership

– Paul Omodt, Chapter President As “member month” comes to a close, I hope many of you took the opportunity to renew at IABC International’s discounted rates (20% off the International dues portion) here in October. But, more importantly, I am hopeful you continue to find – and ask for – value in your membership. […]

Making the Possible, Possible

Last month, the Minnesota board launched our initiative to ensure members get the most out of their membership and ‘find your possible.’ After all, we are a voluntary membership organization made up of fellow professionals looking to make the most of what we do and how we do it. I am happy to report members […]

Let’s Find Your Possible!

A message from Paul Omodt, Chapter PresidentEarly in my career, a mentor encouraged me to join a professional association in order tocontinue to learn new things, gain experience in other areas, and find a path forward for mycareer. “Always keep moving forward, learn and grow. You’re never too old to learn, andcommunications is constantly changing,” […]

IABC-MN is still awesome

From Andy Gardner2021/2022 Board President More than two years of uncertainty has not derailed IABC-MN. Quite the opposite. The past year has helped members experience value and find new ways of connecting. I’ve been an IABC member for about 13 years – an active member for about 6 years. These last two years have been […]

Overcoming obstacles – an introvert’s guide to networking

Overcoming obstacles – an introvert’s guide to networking   From Carly Green2021/2022 IABC-MN Board Member   I’m an introvert. I clam up in new social situations, especially ones with large groups. Even in familiar situations, my natural tendency is to problem-solve on my own because asking for help sometimes just feels weird. It takes conscious […]

In 2022 – we’re here for you

Andy Gardner

From Andy Gardner, CMP2021/2022 IABC-MN Chair As communicators, we’re doing everything we can to help organizations send clear and concise messages in the face of so much uncertainty still – almost two years since the pandemic began.  Long hours, ambiguous tasks and stress levels soaring through the roof. You could almost compare us to Michelin […]