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Blog archive: 2018

Photos from our End of Year Celebration

21 Dec 2018 / Posted by leanne  /  News

In early December we celebrated 2018 with canapes and drinks at Kokomo's in the heart of Canberra.  More than 60 communicators attended to swap stories from the working year that was. Check out a few of the photos from the night below. Our special guest speaker was Amanda Whitley, founder of HerCanberra and 2016 ACT Woman of the Year. Amanda shared how she grew HerCanberra from an idea to a vibrant online community with 100,000 unique visitors per month by leveraging relationships and..... Read more »

We’re seeking passionate, experienced communicators to join our Board for 2019.

2 Nov 2018 / Posted by leanne  /  News

Being on the IABC Canberra Board is a great opportunity to build your professional skills and networks, and help shape the communication profession in the nation’s capital.  We value new board members who have diverse skills to contribute and enjoy working collaboratively with peers. Our 2018 Board is made up of communication leaders from the public and private sector, who specialise in change communication, internal and leadership communications, marketing and dig..... Read more »

Communication advice from Tracey Spicer

14 Sep 2018 / Posted by leanne  /  News

Tracey Spicer presenting at Fusion Conference 2018

Renowned journalist, author and advocate, Tracey Spicer, shared communication advice lessons from her 30-year career at #Fusion18, the IABC Asia-Pacific conference. Tracey had the audience of 150 communications professionals enthralled with stories about her beginnings as a "bogan from Brisbane" and her career at Channel Ten, through to her advocacy work, and the recent release of her book The Good Girl Stripped Bare. Here is a summary of Tracey's talk at #Fusion18. Power of personal na..... Read more »

A newbie’s guide to Fusion

4 Sep 2018 / Posted by leanne  /  News

Have you thought about what you want to get out of Fusion 2018?  There are many ways to make the most of Fusion. Follow Amanda Dennett's advice for conference newbies. F is for find a buddy. Spending time at a conference is much more enjoyable when you can share the experience with someone else! In Singapore, I met some lovely people from IABC Wellington that I chatted with throughout the conference, including at the social dinner at a hawker market. We had lots of laughs and shared some ..... Read more »

IABC Community welcomed to Convergence Canberra – 20 August 2018

9 Aug 2018 / Posted by leanne  /  Event, News

This year we enticed Angela Sinickas ABC IABC Fellow out from the US to Canberra so you could hear about communication research and metrics over an IABC lunch. Now Redgrass is bringing some of the best speakers from Convergence Melbourne 2018 to talk about how to create awesome change. Whether you are a change or communications practitioner, this one day event will help you gain great insights into managing employee resistance (is there such a thing?), take you on a wild ride with cartooning fo..... Read more »

Join the Communicating Canberra: 2018 Showcase

3 Aug 2018 / Posted by leanne  /  News

IABC Canberra Board Member Claire George on how showcasing your work benefits the communications profession. When I joined the IABC several years ago, there was one main thing I wanted to do… I wanted to hear from other communication professional like me, I wanted to understand what they were working on, their challenges and their successes. I knew that in order to progress in my own organisation, I needed to bring new ideas and innovations, but finding them had been a whole lot harder than..... Read more »

Convos, mojitos and LinkedIn

5 Apr 2018 / Posted by leanne  /  News

Group of people at the IABC Canberra event

A wrap-up from our Building Connections: LinkedIn event. The mojitos and conversation flowed at Highball Express for our first IABC Canberra event for 2018. There was a great mix of communicators from government and private industry, as well as consultants and freelancers. Our speakers shared tips on using LinkedIn and other social media platforms to build personal brand and corporate culture online. Claire George shared her wealth of experience in coaching leaders to identify their pe..... Read more »

Are you Canberra or Dalgety?

19 Mar 2018 / Posted by leanne  /  News

Today's guest blogger is Stephen Welch, a former President of IABC UK, and currently an independent communication, HR and change consultant. What if the story of Canberra can teach us something about how to succeed as a communicator? Today I had the lovely pleasure of lunching with some colleagues from IABC Canberra and we started talking about how communicators can make an impact beyond their immediate ‘heads-down’ job. What do you need to do be a ‘heads-up’ communicator and move ..... Read more »

Learning at the IABC Leadership Institute

5 Mar 2018 / Posted by leanne  /  News

Alison Senti, IABC Canberra Vice President, shares a summary of how 2018 started for her - a new role on the Board, and a trip to San Diego for the IABC Leadership Institute.   [caption id="attachment_1208" align="alignright" width="300"] Connecting with some of our Asia Pacific colleagues at the Leadership Institute in San Diego[/caption] Hi fellow communicators, has your new year started at full throttle? What happened to the ‘quiet January’? I’ll admit returning back to wo..... Read more »

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