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Blog archive: 2015

The Myth of Social Media for Public Servants

18 May 2015 / Posted by leanne  /  News

When I left Canberra in 2010 for a life overseas, I left an environment that I found frustratingly conservative. Returning in August last year, I hoped the capital would have embraced social media and I could continue building my communications consulting business online as I had overseas. Well, sort of… I was partly right and partly wrong: Canberra’s vibrant new social scene, and the related buzz on Facebook are amazing, but the more professional side of social media – LinkedIn and ..... Read more »

Why do you need a mentor?

20 Apr 2015 / Posted by leanne  /  News

Having a mentor makes an amazing difference to your career. There’s only so much that a university degree can teach. Yes, it’s the perfect starting point, however, it’s a big world out there and there’s a lot of invaluable knowledge that can’t be found in a textbook. I’ve been lucky enough to have a number of people in my life that I can call a mentor, from my family members to friends to work colleges and managers that I’ve met along the way. Why are mentors so important?..... Read more »

Aussie Communicators Just Keep Getting Better

14 Apr 2015 / Posted by leanne  /  News

Australia’s business communicators scored big at this year’s International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Gold Quill Awards. Australia’s reputation for world-class business communication has received another boost with a best-ever showing at the IABC 2015 Gold Quill Awards. The IABC Gold Quill program is one of the largest and most prestigious business communication awards in the world, with awards received by 15 countries. This year, Australia received a record hau..... Read more »


2 Mar 2015 / Posted by leanne  /  News

The secret tool for boosting your career Most of us wonder where our careers are heading when we see the massive changes in our industry and the ups and downs in our workplaces. This year IABC Canberra begins a free mentoring program to link experienced professionals with those after advice on professional development. Mentoring is a time proven way to get career insights and expand skills by tapping into the experience of others. And people say the deed of mentoring is like ‘an act of prof..... Read more »

IABC International Leadership Institute

2 Mar 2015 / Posted by leanne  /  News

Orlanda, Florida, USA By Leanne Joyce   There’s a great deal of camaraderie and energy when IABC leaders got together and this year’s event in Florida, USA. A number of sessions were geared towards leading chapters through good governance and planning. The book ‘Race for Relevance’ was highlighted and it  [i] suggests five radical changes for member associations to maintain relevance that includes overhauling governance, empowering staff, defining the member market, rat..... Read more »

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