Enable connections with leadership and communities with Office 365

We’ll dive into tools you can use now to foster a sense of community, model desired behaviors and create a new culture of work. With best practices from Microsoft’s experiences and other customers on how to encourage employees to use their voice while driving alignment, you will get very practical advice on how to improve internal communications. We’ll cover: Secrets for using Office 365 to increase employee engagement and foster a thriving… Read More

The communication crossroads

The transition from intranet to digital workplace is a journey. In this session, learn five ways to make your intranet better, including: Target the right info to the right person at the right time. Plan to engage. Simplify the user experience. Plan and execute content management. Track: Solution provider Format: Traditional Date and time: Monday, 4 June, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Presenter / Matthew Radford, MCM, Ontario Medical Association, is an innovative and strategic communication professional with more… Read More

The ultimate storytellers: Engaged employees

Employees are on social, and they’re telling your story. But engaged employees tell their stories the right way. When everyone with a Twitter account is a spokesperson, storytelling success starts with internal communication. Build a foundation of trust and alignment and empower employees with a framework for becoming powerful brand ambassadors. You’ll learn: How relinquishing control will create champions and breed creativity. How to align employees while providing the right training for social… Read More

Sit for the CMP or SCMP certification exam while at World Conference

Professional certification gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise, and provide evidence of your outstanding abilities. Becoming certified engages you in a process of life-long learning that elevates your career and provides a structure for keeping your skills fresh and applicable. While you’re in Montréal for the 2018 IABC World Conference, you’ll have more than one opportunity to work on earning certification as a professional communicator.   On Sunday,… Read More

Un-corporate communications: Spinning corporate claptrap into killer content

Make the important interesting? Not always easy but it can be done! From development to delivery, your content can shine. In this fun session, Crescenzo Communications and Balihoo Productions will show you how to develop and deliver content that will cut through the clutter and reach, engage, motivate and inform your most important audiences. In this session, you’ll learn: How to take the “corporate” out of communications and replace it with creative…. Read More

How to leverage the great power of digital signage for good

Learn from corporate communicators who have installed digital signage networks in their companies. This presentation will be crafted from multiple interviews, examples of digital signage content, and videos and photos of the actual installations. You’ll learn: Best practices from those who have done it successfully. How to avoid common and costly errors. How to best leverage the great power of digital signage. Track: Solution provider Format: Traditional Date and time: Tuesday, 5 June, 10:30 –… Read More

Communicators at the crossroads with new science and technology

What if communicators had the capability to influence stakeholder judgment and behavior? There is new technology that provides a bridge for communication professionals to the latest advances in decision science that is based on a solid foundation of research. This highly participative session will explore that bridge and the many positive implications for communicators worldwide, their employers and clients. Using this approach, we can build our competency to delve into people’s worldview… Read More

Motivation as a skill: Inspire and connect with a ripple effect

Motivating and inspiring those around us is key to our success as professional communicators. But is this something we are born with or is it a learned skill? As attention spans decrease and pressure to produce results increases, how to we captivate an audience to walk away energized to do what we want them to do? In this gently interactive, fun and engaging session, Jon Hammond will share the insight he has… Read More

Creating resilient employees during times of change

This session showcases a high-level case study of a business that went through tremendous complex change and upheaval over a short amount of time and how through a new twist on change and communication tactics, the 5,000 employees remained resilient throughout. The session draws out the top 10 learnings captured during the change program and how they might be applied in other situations for practitioners who want to create a more resilient… Read More

10 advanced speaking tips to super-charge your next presentation

This advanced course offers pro tips to help communicators take their next pitch or presentation from good to great. It’s also designed to help them help their leaders and clients present more effectively. I believe that as communicators we are at a crossroads. Because of TED Talks, the rules for speakers of every kind, from conference presenters to everyday PowerPoint users, have radically changed. Those who don’t adapt risk getting left behind…. Read More