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

Boston Marathon bombing: What have we learned?

In April 2013, two explosions rocked the world famous Boston Marathon, in turn rocking the city and the nation. The crisis threw Boston-area communicators into the middle of events in ways they would have found hard to imagine. What have we learned? What happens when organizations are faced with not only the unexpected, but the unimaginable? How can we prepare to cope with unforeseen events? Three communicators who were close to this… Read More

You’re in good company: Look at who attended last year

It’s all about who you know. That’s why the people and the more than 800 companies they represent make the IABC World Conference the best networking opportunity of the year. Our attendees are some of the most influential decision-makers in the communication profession, from some of the most high-profile companies in the world. Last year’s list of companies ranged from Fortune 500 companies, prestigious universities and major consulting firms through to small independent firms. What all… Read More

Foundation speaker Peter Penny: Reaching higher

What do you do when you know that life will never be the same? Peter Penny was an accomplished filmmaker, business communicator and IABC leader. When Penny lost his beloved wife to a brain tumor, he stood at the edge of a precipice. It was in those darkest moments that he embarked on a quest to reach new heights that would change his life forever. Come hear Penny’s awe-inspiring story at the IABC World Conference Foundation luncheon event. Giving… 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

Dragonfly Editorial

Choose by career level and shape a program to fit your needs

In addition to multiple presentation formats and a global mix of premier presenters, this year’s World Conference offers another new feature. The professional development programming at the World Conference has been mapped to align with your career journey. In addition to tying in with the Global Standard of the communication profession, sessions are designed to fit with your current career focus, helping to further tailor your experience to best suit your individual needs. Each session has been marked as falling… Read More

Crews Control

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

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