Webinars

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

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The Five-step COMMS Plan: A Simple, Powerful Approach for Communication Planning That Achieves Outcomes

Presented by Jonathan Champ

Communication planning doesn’t have to be complicated, and yet too often communicators get stuck starting with methods or messages. The five-step COMMS planning model gives communicators a scalable approach for every communication situation. Distilled from 20 years of practice and global research, the COMMS approach shifts the emphasis from the plan to the process.

In this practical webinar, learn how to identify the context for a communication initiative, clearly define outcomes, select messages and methods that will create the outcomes required, and ensure the plan has the support it needs.

At the end of the session, participants will identify and apply the seven essential communication plan success factors. Learn how to introduce this approach across your organization in the following webinar Building your organization’s communication capability with the COMMS approach.

Presenter/Jonathan Champ, helps organizations communicate meaningfully. Passionate about developing the next generation of communication leaders, he has two decades experience delivering change communication, leadership and engagement across corporate, community and NFP sectors. He is the founder of Meaning Business and creator of the Shorter COMMS Plan, and a former Asia Pacific Co-Chair of the IABC Gold Quill Evaluators Blue Ribbon Panel. He tweets about #comms as @meaningbusiness.

Date: 24 September 2018
Time: 1-2 p.m. PST / 4–5 p.m. EST
Free to IABC members (Log in to iabc.com for the registration link.)

 

Jonathan-Champ
Building Your Organization’s Communication Capability with the COMMS Approach

Presented by Jonathan Champ

Everyone communicates. The communication function is only one part of sharing information and facilitating meaning in any organization. Yet the growth in social platforms, the role of communication partners including HR, change, project management and marketing, along with the essential communication impact of managers force communicators to relinquish control.

In this webinar, learn how introducing the five-step COMMS planning approach across an organization builds capability, provides a common process and achieves clearer outcomes. Communication functions are under pressure: extend your team’s impact through a simple framework that applies as much to manager one-to-ones as it does to project kick-offs and process changes.

This webinar builds on the planning process introduced in the previous webinar: The five-step COMMS plan: a simpler way to get better outcomes from communication planning. *If you missed this webinar, you can view it in the resource section of IABC.com, when logged in as an IABC member. 

Presenter/Jonathan Champ, helps organizations communicate meaningfully. Passionate about developing the next generation of communication leaders, he has two decades experience delivering change communication, leadership and engagement across corporate, community and NFP sectors. He is the founder of Meaning Business and creator of the Shorter COMMS Plan, and a former Asia Pacific Co-Chair of the IABC Gold Quill Evaluators Blue Ribbon Panel. He tweets about #comms as @meaningbusiness.

Date: 23 October 2018
Time: 1-2 p.m. PST / 4–5 p.m. EST
Free to IABC members (Log in to iabc.com for the registration link.)

 

deveney-2Preparing for Cyber Security and a Data Breach

Presented by John Deveney

Cyber-attacks have become a destructive and common problem. From compromised point of sale transactions to personal information security breaches, cyber-attacks can debilitate a business in the short-term and cause reputation damage in the long term. What was previously considered an IT issue is elevated to the boardroom.

Join John Deveney for a lesson in how to navigate a difficult media landscape post-crisis to improve public image, brand reputation and reinstate consumer confidence. Understand what vulnerabilities lurk behind every corner, learn how to prepare and practice with your brand’s leadership, gain insight into building a plan that best positions your company before, during and after a security breach.

Presenter/John Deveney, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, IABC Fellow, founder of Deveney, has become a national leader in strategic marketing and communication, known for some of the industry’s best campaigns, results and counsel. His firm’s meteoric start was chronicled through significant national campaigns with particular strength in crisis, health care, tourism and hospitality. DEVENEY was named PR News’ Firm of the Vear in 2013 and one of PRWeek’s Top 5 Boutique PR Firms in 2004 and 2016. Deveney was honored as Agency Executive of the Year by PRNews and topped PRWeek’s list of the profession’s four “Brightest Stars” and “Ambassadors that are Heroes.” He is the only professional to ever merit the lifetime achievement recognition of being inducted as both a Fellow PRSA and an ABC Fellow, as well as, PRNews Hall of Fame.

Date: 6 November 2018
Time: 9–10 a.m. PST / 12–1 p.m. EST
Free to IABC members (Log in to iabc.com for the registration link.)

 

deveney-2How to manage fake news in the real world 

Presented by John Deveney

No matter your industry, the fake news hysteria should not be taken lightly. As consumers become more empowered by social media, brand reputations lie in the hands of anyone with an internet connection and malicious intent. Companies that are proactive in crisis management are more likely to minimize damage and maintain good standing.

Join John Deveney as he uncovers the approach brands must take to keep viral storms from escalating in the face of fake news, featuring concrete examples from national and local brands.

Presenter/John Deveney, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, IABC Fellow, founder of Deveney, has become a national leader in strategic marketing and communication, known for some of the industry’s best campaigns, results and counsel. His firm’s meteoric start was chronicled through significant national campaigns with particular strength in crisis, health care, tourism and hospitality. DEVENEY was named PR News’ Firm of the Vear in 2013 and one of PRWeek’s Top 5 Boutique PR Firms in 2004 and 2016. Deveney was honored as Agency Executive of the Year by PRNews and topped PRWeek’s list of the profession’s four “Brightest Stars” and “Ambassadors that are Heroes.” He is the only professional to ever merit the lifetime achievement recognition of being inducted as both a Fellow PRSA and an ABC Fellow, as well as, PRNews Hall of Fame.

Date: 8 November 2018
Time: 9-10 a.m. PST / 12–1 p.m. EST
Free to IABC members (Log in to iabc.com for the registration link.)

 

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. PST / 12–1 p.m. EST
Free to IABC members (Log in to iabc.com for the registration link.)

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