Rules of engagement: How to build trust on your enterprise social network

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Influencing sentiment and morale during organizational change is difficult, especially when organizations fail to engage employees and other stakeholders in the process. In this session, you’ll learn why and how to effectively engage employees and stakeholders for the long-term health of your organization. In this session, you’ll learn: How the fear of open dialog can work against you. The importance of engaging in the positive, not just the negative. How to identify… Read More

The battle for employee attention: Why the intranet has failed you

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We know your pain. You rely on legacy tools to reach your employees and see very few results. The communication methods you have access to are simply not working. SocialChorus will be hosting a panel discussion on the challenges today’s communicator faces and what is being done to win employee’s attention. In this session, you’ll learn: Why you need to create a beautiful consumer-like experience inside and outside the enterprise Best practices… Read More

Rock star events

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There are employee events and then there are rock star events. What’s the difference? Easy— just about everything. Treating your events like an experience as well as your employees like rock stars will lead to only one thing: a higher level of employee engagement. In this session, you’ll learn: How to save thousands by selecting the right venue. Social is not optional for events, it’s critical for success. The dos and don’ts… Read More

60 days until the World Conference: Register now and be entered to win Excellence Gala tickets


The start of the 2017 IABC World Conference is now only 60 days away and we have some exciting news to share about something we’ll be celebrating there. We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 Gold Quill Awards! There are more than 227 award recipients in total, with 74 recognized as Excellence winners and 153 as Merit winners. A testament to IABC’s diverse, international community, winners come from around… Read More

The countdown to World Conference continues—it’s 70 days away!


As of 2 April, we are 70 days away from the global gathering of the year for business communication professionals, IABC World Conference! Have you made your travel plans, booked your hotel and registered for the conference? If you haven’t done so yet, here’s an extra incentive to register before 11 April. We’re giving one lucky winner a complimentary pre-conference intensive workshop. Just register from now through 11 April at 11:59 p.m…. Read More

Save on the IABC World Conference

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As we count down the days to this year’s World Conference, we wanted to do something special to ramp up the excitement. As of today, there are only 80 days left until this year’s event, and in honor of that milestone, we’re offering a one-day sale. From now through 11:59 p.m. PDT on Thursday, 23 March, you can save US$100 off World Conference registration. Just use the discount code Save100 at checkout… Read More

A look at last year’s World Conference: Learn more and hear from attendees


Unparalleled networking with peers from around the world. Inspiring speakers who will change the way you think about your work, and the world at large. A chance to hone your skills and learn about how to meet the challenges of the future from the best in the business. These are just a few of the benefits of attending IABC’s annual World Conference. To give you an idea of what’s in store at this year’s event… Read More

Reinventing communication for high impact and high value in a global world (Pre-conference)

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Communication professionals are under the gun. They’re being asked to have an impact on business performance while adding measurable value and generating a respected ROI. It’s doable. This session will lay out a step-by-step approach that some of the world’s top brands have used to reinvent communication management to improve quality, service delivery, global sales, safety, turnover, productivity and profitability. All at a cost that’s less than the gains that are made…. Read More

Social media master class (Pre-conference)


Is all that experimenting with Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn achieving your goals? Or is it consuming your resources with a dubious ROI? Your team has mastered the basics, you have a website and blog. But how do you integrate social media with your traditional marketing and communication plan? Social media can either be a complete waste of time, or a key strategic plank: It all depends on your approach. This interactive… Read More

Take pride: Building organizational success through people (Pre-conference)

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The business case for pride at work is compelling. It delivers higher performance, builds brand reputation and customer loyalty. It increases innovation, quality, productivity and profit and reduces health and safety incidents and staff attrition. People who have pride in what they do are more successful and happier. They take more care, make better decisions and build better relationships. TAKE PRIDE launches the PRIDE model, a philosophy and methodology that will create… Read More