Wed., Sept. 18, 2013 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
700 N. Greenwood, North Hall
In today’s fast-moving, media culture, a tweet can become newsworthy and a news interview can become tweet-worthy. This half-day conference will give you strategies and tools to best communicate during good times and crisis times, improve media training for your organization, plus let you hear from local communications pros on a variety of interesting and important topics.
Featuring Brad Phillips, author of “The Media Training Bible” and “Mr. Media Training” blog
• Message management
• Crisis communications
• Social media strategies
• Employee communications
• Brain Drain: Speed brainstorm with some of the sharpest local PR and communications minds
When the Spotlight Burns: Managing internal and external perceptions during a crisis
Registration info: Early-bird rate by Sept. 13: Members $69 | Non-members $79 | Students $19
After Sept. 13: Members $79 | Non-members $89 | Students $29
Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Phillip Harris by email or phone at 918-573-1593.
The IABC Bronze Quill Awards recognize outstanding employee communications, public relations, media relations, community relations, government affairs and marketing communication efforts. The Tulsa Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators’ Bronze Quill Awards is open to all communicators – members and non-members alike – in the corporate, nonprofit, advertising, marketing and government sectors.
All entries must be submitted though the online judging system at www.awardsentry.org/tulsa. See the categories and judging criteria.
Deadline for entries:
Early Deadline: Wed., Sept. 4
Final Deadline: Wed., Sept. 11
Awards celebration: Thurs., Oct. 10
Entries will be judged based upon stated criteria and the Work Plan provided to the judges. A select panel of communications professionals from IABC chapters in other states will judge all entries.
In conjunction with the Bronze Quill Awards, IABC Tulsa is also seeking nominations for two important individual awards:
- Communicator of the Year: Honors a member of the community for his or her contributions to the community through communications. This person is not a communicator by profession — but by passion. Previous recipients include former TU coach Bill Self; former Tulsa mayor Susan Savage; former Williams CEO Keith Bailey; Tulsa Community College President Tom McKeon; Pierce Norton, ONEOK; and Nancy Day, executive director of the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice (OCCJ).
- Professional of the Year: Recognizes the outstanding achievements of an IABC member in his or her career, profession and community. Past recipients include Russ Florence, Kerry Malone, Kim MacLeod, Susie Wellendorf, Ginger Homan, ABC, Tom Droege and others.
- Leon Bolen Chapter Service Award: Formerly the President’s Award, the award is selected by the chapter president and given to the IABC Tulsa member who has contributed/volunteered the most to the chapter over the past year.
To nominate an individual for one of these awards, contact Megan Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-561-5325.
We will also present a Best of Show Award to recognize the entry judged to be the most effective and creative in achieving its goals.
What’s Your Thing?
Search “personal brand” online and see what comes up in your results. It’s a popular catch phrase currently. There’s plenty of information available about developing your personal brand, growing it and protecting it.
But, what really is your personal brand? There are the skills and experience you bring to a role. There are also personal qualities and traits only you possess that make you more desirable and marketable. And, in the age of social media, it’s critically important to build and protect a great reputation among peers, employers and clients.
Come join us on July 17 as we learn from 2013-2014 IABC Chair Robin McCasland about how to fully recognize and maximize the intangible qualities that enhance our reputation and make us more valuable and marketable communication professionals. You’ll also learn why it’s worthwhile to go “ego surfing” online to ensure your reputation is solid.
All about Robin
Robin McCasland is the 2013-2014 Chair of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). She is an accomplished communication professional, recognized among her clients and colleagues for creative approaches to internal communication, specializing in employee engagement strategies and internal branding. Robin is serving currently as the Employee Engagement and Internal Communication Leader for the Services division of Dell, Inc., in the Dallas area. Before joining Dell, she owned her own communication consulting practice. Previously, Robin was a director in the communication practice of Buck Consultants, a Xerox Company. Earlier in her career, Robin spent several years in internal communication, marketing and public relations roles with Texas Instruments and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. Robin is a past chair of the IABC Research Foundation and has also served on the IABC Southern Region board. She has been president of the Dallas and Fort Worth IABC chapters and was honored as an IABC Dallas Communicator of the Year. She has received an IABC Gold Quill, Silver Quill and several Bronze Quill awards over the past two decades. She has earned several Communicator Awards for her work on clients’ recruiting and benefits communication projects. Robin is a Leadership Texas alumnus, and received her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also a member of the Public Relations Society of America.
Dear IABC Tulsa members,
As the reigning International Chapter of the Year and three-time Small Chapter of the Year winner, there are so many things going really well for our Tulsa chapter. However, one thing our members and guests consistently ask us to consider changing is the location for our monthly meetings. Well, ask and you shall receive!
After many years, lots of research and several “test drives,” the board of directors is excited to announce that we are moving to The Summit Club for the majority of our meetings for the remainder of 2013. If you were able to attend the meeting last month at The Summit Club, then you were a part of a group providing us with rave reviews. From the room to the acoustics to the food (oh, the glorious food!), you had hardly any comments to share that weren’t positive.
We believe switching to this new location is the right thing for our growing chapter that is attracting top-notch speakers from around the country. In order to make this change, we have to raise the prices of our monthly luncheons. Beginning in June, the cost for a member will be $25, with a $35 charge for non-members. This fee covers the professional development and networking sessions offered at each meeting, along with a gourmet-quality lunch.
Despite the slight increase, our monthly meeting prices remain very competitive with other professional organizations, and at the low end of pricing compared to other IABC chapters around the globe. We’re excited this change allows us meet the demands of our customers – you! – and offer a more sophisticated locale for our meetings.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at email@example.com. Thanks as always for your support of our chapter.
Shannon Frederick, ABC
President, IABC Tulsa