IABC offers free member-only webinars with all-star speakers presenting the latest trends and best practices in communication. Join the live sessions or listen to the session recordings at your convenience. Bookmark this page to stay up-to-date on the latest webinar offerings.

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Upcoming webinars


How to Create Your Gold Quill Awards Entry

Gabrielle_Loring_Headshot_CroppedPresented by Gabrielle Loring

Join IABC Awards Chair Gabrielle Loring for a free webinar to help you create your best possible Gold Quill Awards submission. You will learn how to select the Division and Category most appropriate for your entry,how the IABC Seven-point Scale of Excellence is used to score entries, the importance of a thorough Work Plan, SMART goals and objectives, and much more!

For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognized and awarded excellence in strategic communication worldwide. Gold Quill is the only awards program that honors the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale.

Presenter/Gabrielle Loring, is a seasoned, award-winning communicator. She loves partnering with clients to deliver strategic, creative communication campaigns. As a senior consultant with ROC Group, Loring applies the science of communication to the art of workforce change and engagement. She has hands-on project leadership expertise and is skilled in complex delivery of multi-media strategies. She is valued by her clients and colleagues alike as both an efficient problem-solver and a creative guide. Her clients include Schneider Electric, RRD, LSC Communications, Donnelley Financial Solutions, Dover Corporation and Littelfuse. An active IABC volunteer, Loring is currently the IABC Awards Committee chair. She has also served as the 2012 IABC World Conference Volunteer Coordinator and Gold Quill Awards Blue Ribbon Panel Chair. For IABC Chicago, she served as president, secretary and volunteer director, and received the 2017 Karen Utterback Volunteer Award.

Date: 4 December 2019
Time: 12-1 p.m. PDT / 3–4 p.m. EDT
Free to the public

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profileMind-Blowing Powerpoint. No, Really!  

Presented by Richard Goring

Why are most presentations so bad? Truly terrible? Few people enjoy creating, delivering, or watching PowerPoint presentations, so let’s change that. This session explores techniques to create mind-blowing presentations using nothing but standard PowerPoint. Want to know how to create visual slides? Manipulate images? Master animations? Make it interactive? And produce presentations that will astound your audience? Then come along for a masterclass in ways to capture your audience’s attention and help them learn.

This is a highly practical session in which we’ll work together on creating half a dozen amazing slides that work effectively, and look at how to use those skills on many other slides when you’re developing your own presentations.

If you joined us for Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations, this follow-up webinar provides a series of full scenario examples going from text and bullets, through sketching the visuals, and into how to create the complete slide.

Presenter/Richard Goring, is a director at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation and eLearning agency. He has helped to write and create thousands of presentations, and coached hundreds of teams to present more effectively using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences that explain and reinforce the key points, which is supported by plenty of resources and tips at www.brightcarbon.com.

Date: 13 December 2018
Time: 9-10 a.m. PDT / 12–1 p.m. EDT
Free to IABC members (Log in to iabc.com for the registration link.)


Superstar Branding: 7 Secrets to Let Your Nonprofit’s Image Shine

Presented by Maryanne Dersch

You want to get the attention your nonprofit needs and deserves to attract long-term, loyal stakeholders. The problem is it is hard to break through the clutter and connect with new audiences while keeping up with your current ones. There’s never enough time, money or internal support to achieve this at the level you know possible. The reason why is because we operate out of fear: fear of doing or saying something someone won’t like. We send safe messages that don’t connect and get overlooked.

Learn the seven secrets to bust out of fear and let your nonprofit brand shine, so your organization commands attention and attracts new audiences. We will unlock new techniques to start communicating with ease, joy and abundance to create stronger relationships with existing supporters and attract new ones.

Presenter/Maryanne Dersch, is on a mission to revolutionize the nonprofit world. As founder Courageous Communication LLC, Dersch uses her 30+ years industry experience to show human investment companies (what she calls nonprofits, to emphasize the power they have in the world) to shine and attract long-term, loyal donors. Her book, Courageous Communication: How Codependence Is Making Your Nonprofit Brand Boring and What To Do About It helps nonprofits communicate with ease.

Date: 16 January 2019
Time: 9-10 a.m. PDT / 12–1 p.m. EDT
Free to IABC members (Log in to iabc.com for the registration link.)



keninger_samSolution Provider Webinar: State of the Intranet in 2019—Survey Results

Presented by Sam Keninger

Every year, Simpplr commissions a survey with hundreds of communication and IT professionals to learn the current state of corporate intranets.  Join Sam Keninger, Head of Marketing and Research, Simpplr as he shares the results and findings of this research.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Benchmarks, maturity levels, and best practices for current intranet deployments.

  • Where intranets are currently prioritized relative to other initiatives.

  • How your existing employee communication program stacks up to others.

  • How corporate intranet benchmarks have changed over the past year.

Presenter/Sam Keninger, leads product marketing at Simpplr, assessing and analyzing customer challenges and market trends. For nearly 15 years, he has helped design and promote software to improve customer and employee experiences. He speaks at industry events and customer forums and is widely recognized as an expert in enterprise software technology.

simpplr-teal (3)Solution Provider/ Simpplr, is today’s modern intranet. Simpplr makes it possible for businesses to connect, align, and engage their entire workforce across the enterprise. Trusted by leading brands, including Workday, Box, DocuSign, Eurostar, and Columbia University, our customers are achieving measurable productivity gains, increased employee engagement, and higher employee retention. Simpplr is headquartered in Redwood City, CA with offices in the UK and India, and is backed by Norwest Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.

Date: 12 February 2019
Time: 10-11 a.m. PDT / 1–2 p.m. EDT
Free to the public

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