IABC Heritage Region Conference https://iabcheritageconference.com Learn. Connect. Communicate. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:34:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 https://i0.wp.com/iabcheritageconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/cropped-IABC-Heritage-Round-Region-logo-bw-1-e1463018558737.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 IABC Heritage Region Conference https://iabcheritageconference.com 32 32 Conference Content: Striking a Balance Between the Science and the Art of Communications https://iabcheritageconference.com/conference-content-striking-a-balance-between-the-science-and-the-art-of-communications/ https://iabcheritageconference.com/conference-content-striking-a-balance-between-the-science-and-the-art-of-communications/#respond Mon, 14 Nov 2016 21:56:19 +0000 https://iabcheritageconference.com/?p=1465 This year marked my second opportunity to attend the IABC Heritage Region Conference. The first was as a speaker and a representative of Melcrum, now a CEB Company, back in 2014, and this year it was both as an independent consultant and a sincerely grateful scholarship recipient. Thanks in part to my tenure as a 

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How was Heritage Region Conference like Yoga? https://iabcheritageconference.com/how-was-heritage-region-conference-like-yoga/ https://iabcheritageconference.com/how-was-heritage-region-conference-like-yoga/#respond Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:58:22 +0000 https://iabcheritageconference.com/?p=1461   The recent Heritage Region Conference in Columbus was my introduction to an IABC conference. I am grateful that I was able to attend on a scholarship, provided by the Region. It was an amazing two days. Taking part in the conference was like a good yoga session! I came away standing taller and breathing 

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Level Set for Great Design https://iabcheritageconference.com/level-set-for-great-design/ https://iabcheritageconference.com/level-set-for-great-design/#respond Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:35:11 +0000 https://iabcheritageconference.com/?p=1445 It’s a fast-paced world where everyone has an impending deadline that they are up against. Be it an internal newsletter that needs to go out, a product launch or even an annual report. It’s important to take a look at whether your internal communication team has the bandwidth and expertise to take on a larger-than-life 

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Communication most desired soft skill in business https://iabcheritageconference.com/communication-most-desired-soft-skill-in-business/ https://iabcheritageconference.com/communication-most-desired-soft-skill-in-business/#respond Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:23:32 +0000 https://iabcheritageconference.com/?p=1388 It’s very exciting to know that we still have an amazing opportunity to teach, advise, guide and counsel our companies, colleagues and communities! Check out this list of the 20 most popular online classes this year. Communication courses are listed three times! There is no shortage of skills you can learn in this world. The 

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Best communication practices require year-round benefits campaigns: Part 2 https://iabcheritageconference.com/best-communication-practices-require-year-round-benefits-campaigns-part-2/ https://iabcheritageconference.com/best-communication-practices-require-year-round-benefits-campaigns-part-2/#respond Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:58:35 +0000 https://iabcheritageconference.com/?p=1379 This article continues last week’s about the increasing need for year-round benefits open enrollment communications. This week our focus is on the finances of benefits elections with emphasis on incentives and taxes. Here are a few reasons why communicating once a year in the Fall may no longer be enough: The consequences of making a 

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Best practice communications – communicating health benefits year-round: Part 1 https://iabcheritageconference.com/best-practice-communications-communicating-health-benefits-year-round-part-1/ https://iabcheritageconference.com/best-practice-communications-communicating-health-benefits-year-round-part-1/#respond Sun, 11 Sep 2016 16:12:27 +0000 https://iabcheritageconference.com/?p=1373 Open enrollment communications used to happen annually. Not any longer. Changes to health care have turned benefits communications into year-round campaigns with heavy education and training components. In addition to health benefits enrollment communications that traditionally happen between September and November, there are now good reasons to plan separate but related campaigns in December/January, in March/April, and in 

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Three ways employee communications can be more strategic https://iabcheritageconference.com/three-ways-employee-communications-can-be-more-strategic/ https://iabcheritageconference.com/three-ways-employee-communications-can-be-more-strategic/#respond Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:45:01 +0000 https://iabcheritageconference.com/?p=1319 Most groups want to be strategic, but we often make assumptions about what that might look like. I addressed the topic of strategic communications at a high level here. This time, I want to be more specific about the tactics of strategy. What can employee communications specifically do to be more strategic, support change, and 

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How Improvisation Can Drive Innovation https://iabcheritageconference.com/how-improvisation-can-drive-innovation/ https://iabcheritageconference.com/how-improvisation-can-drive-innovation/#respond Sun, 28 Aug 2016 17:17:40 +0000 https://iabcheritageconference.com/?p=1331 Innovation! The word strikes both excitement and fear in the hearts of the leaders with whom I work. I have good news – true innovation is grounded in everyday behaviors, and improvisation is your guide. Improvisers arrive onstage without a script yet must create entire one-act plays on the fly. It sounds terrifying, yet improv 

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Studies in Simplicity: Microgoals https://iabcheritageconference.com/studies-in-simplicity-microgoals/ https://iabcheritageconference.com/studies-in-simplicity-microgoals/#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:19:18 +0000 https://iabcheritageconference.com/?p=1328 Big and complicated problems often generate big, complex solutions. Ken Segall puts it very well in his book, Think Simple, when he writes, “It’s in our DNA to prefer simpler things, yet we so often open the door to complexity. That’s because being complicated is easy. Making things simpler is the more challenging task.” If 

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Communicate to Win: Three Traits Leaders Need to Get Started https://iabcheritageconference.com/communicate-to-win-three-traits-leaders-need-to-get-started/ https://iabcheritageconference.com/communicate-to-win-three-traits-leaders-need-to-get-started/#respond Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:00:38 +0000 https://iabcheritageconference.com/?p=1325 Jeanne walked out of the CEO’s office in a daze. Tom had just reviewed the results of the annual employee opinion survey with her. Scores had plummeted, and verbatim comments were harsh. Employees reported low morale as well as distrust of Jeanne and her senior leadership team. As the Chief Information Officer responsible for an 

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