Time to refresh your career? Remember the 3 Ds

If you are you using the same processes and tools year after year and can’t remember the last time you thought about your career trajectory, it may be time to take a hard look at why and how you are doing the work you do. In a conversation with Mark Schumann, ABC, IABC Fellow, principal of re-communicate, he tells us that he applies the three Ds to ensure his career and communication… Read More

Speaker Angee Linsey: Building your personal brand

Your work may not always speak for itself, which is why your personal brand is key to helping others understand your value. CW Executive Editor Natasha Nicholson interviewed Angee Linsey, managing director of Linsey Careers, an executive recruiting firm that specializes in marketing and communication search, about developing personal branding. Linsey shares what your personal brand encompasses and the first steps to take when developing it.

Learn from the best: 2015 World Conference speakers

With more than 250 submissions, the 2015 slate of World Conference speakers are truly the cream of the crop. Who are these professionals exactly? This year’s speakers: Are globally diverse: Representing six continents, this year’s speakers will bring the latest communication trends from 19 countries around the world. Have a tradition of speaking excellence: Two TedTalk speakers, one member of the Professional Speaker’s Hall of Fame, and countless conference sessions, workshops and… Read More

Speaker Sam Harrison: 5 tips to keep your creativity soaring

There’s nothing like a liberal infusion of personal creativity to add energy and magnetism to our communication methods. Strategy and content may be dead-on, but the ebb and flow of our creativity can determine whether our deliverables are bright or bleak, attention-grabbing or sleep-inducing. The good news is that creativity isn’t a talent granted to a privileged few—it’s innate in all humans. The challenging news is that to ignite our imaginations, we… Read More

Multipliers, Diminishers, and the power of not knowing

Is your organization’s leader a Multiplier or a Diminisher? In this CW Radio podcast interview, leadership expert and IABC World Conference keynote speaker Liz Wiseman talks about the danger of the Diminisher mind-set in leaders. When highly intelligent, experienced leaders think they have all the answers, they can sometimes quash the ideas and contributions of those around them, actually reducing the company’s capacity for innovation. Wiseman advocates that instead leaders adopt a… Read More

Before you think innovation, think simplicity

Do you sometimes roll your eyes when you hear the word innovation? Sure, it sounds great, but for many it’s hard enough just to maintain the status quo. Keynote speaker and SAP CEO Bill McDermott knows this all too well, and because of that he made “simplicity” SAP’s new priority. Simplicity can beat our common enemy, complexity, but according to McDermott it’s not as easy as it sounds: “We chose to do… Read More

Make or break – the first 90 days in your new job or leading a new team

This session will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in the first 90 days. You will learn how to communicate the value of your role, team, and function to leadership and demonstrate effectiveness at driving organizational goals.

Don’t let your website fall behind: Allyson Ward Neal to join next week’s #CommChat

Is your website victim to stale content—overshadowed by your latest Facebook or Twitter campaign? With mobile devices, tablets and interactive touch screens dominating workplaces, developing a well thought out content strategy for your website is essential. During her breakout session at this year’s World Conference, presenter Allyson Ward Neal will teach conference attenders how to create visible, interactive content. Prior to her session, Allyson is bringing her presentation to Twitter in the… Read More

The secret to becoming invaluable in the workplace: Be yourself

Looking to come across as more authentic and confident among your peers? The key, according to Sally Hogshead, author of the New York Times bestseller How the World Sees You and 2015 IABC World Conference keynote speaker, is to be more like yourself. In this episode of CW Radio, Sally shares the importance of understanding your personality strengths and harnessing them to your advantage. To achieve just that, Sally created the Fascination Advantage assessment, which applies the principles… Read More

Crisis Control: Leadership Skills for the 3 Phases of a Crisis

Even when crises are not the fault of the organization involved, they can be devastating to their overall image. Businesses that have suffered a serious crisis face an uphill battle to recover. Without the leadership of experienced individuals who can steer their organizations through bad times, such recoveries may be impossible. Today’s business leaders need to demonstrate strong crisis leadership in all three phases of the crisis-planning cycle: anticipation and prevention, mitigation,… Read More

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