Chair’s Blog 11/26/19

Hi Everyone! If you haven’t done so, be sure to register for IABC’s 2020 Leadership Institute (#IABCLI) in Austin on Feb. 20–22 to network with fellow leaders, build strong relationships, and learn new skills useful in your IABC position and beyond. #IABCLI will kick...

3 lessons on 3 messages

Just as a good joke should have three parts, the most effective key messages often come in threes. In the final #connect2comms breakout sessions on Friday, Oct. 18, so did the takeaway lessons. For example: From Texas A&M social media experts Nick Wilson and...

Chair’s Blog 10/23/19

Hi Everyone, I enjoyed seeing many of you in Kansas City last week for our IABC 2019 #connect2comms conference in which we partnered with the Pacific Plains Region. We had a great program and some good speakers. I would like to thank our conference committee members,...

A thank-you from behind the scenes

For #connect2comms Co-Chair Mary Hardin-Francis, the recently concluded #connect2comms conference was different in one major respect.  “For the first time, I’ve slept better the month prior to the conference—because of the planning committee. I had confidence they...

Dining Around Near Local History

If you signed up for dine-around tonight (and that’s pretty much everybody), you’re likely enjoying a restaurant in the Kansas City Power & Light District or going near Union Station. Either way, you’ll get a glimpse of local history transformed into modern...