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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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3 thought-starters for nonprofit communicators

Bridget Nelson Monroe, vice president at Bellmont Partners For communications professionals who work in nonprofits, it’s no surprise that there are unique challenges that come with the territory. Whether it’s a lack of financial resources or a lack of communications personnel on staff to help harness and share your organization’s […]

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Why CONVERGENCE Summit Is My Must-Attend Conference

By: Paul Omodt, IABC-MN board member For the past four years, I’ve found one day each year to be particularly valuable to me as a communications professional: IABC Minnesota’s annual CONVERGENCE Summit conference. CONVERGENCE Summit brings together the Midwest’s leading communicators, public relations educators, and communication researchers who eagerly share […]

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A Magical Voicemail…

By: Lisa-Marie Hanson (Facilitator and Speaker Coach) A long time ago – in a land far away, I conducted my first train-the-trainer session (okay, it was about ahem, 25 years ago). Everyone selected to be on the facilitation team didn’t come from training or facilitation backgrounds, but instead were subject […]

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