Celebrate Holiday Cheer with IABC/Tulsa


IABC/Tulsa will host the annual Gift of Communication event as a way for professional communicators to give back to the community. This event allows IABC members and others to share their expertise with representatives from nonprofit organizations to help them achieve excellence in corporate communications, public relations, employee communication, marketing communication, public affairs and other forms of business communication.

Agencies represented this year:

At the meeting, there will be four areas set up for the agencies. Attendees will be able to join whichever group they wish to help and feel they can make the most difference.

It’s a great time to share your skills and help resolve some of the issues facing these organizations, all while learning from other communications professionals.

RSVP for The Gift of Communication by Monday, December 7

After the Gift of Communication, come over to Mixed Company for our holiday party. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than by sharing drinks and fun at the IABC/Tulsa Christmas Mixer at Mixed Company? Get to know members and learn what IABC is all about. Free for all IABC members and potential new members. Earn raffle prizes just for attending and more for bringing a guest who might be interested in joining IABC.

Join us for an evening of hoilday cheer, complete with:

  • Live Music
  • Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
  • Photo booth
  • An appearance by the big man himself… Santa!
  • Raffle prizes including bottles of wine and a $100 giftcard to Tallgrass Prairie Table!

RSVP for IABC/Tulsa’s Christmas Mixer by Monday, December 7

Join us for November 18 Luncheon – Tackling Tough Conversations


Everyone comes across tough messages during his or her career. Wouldn’t it be great if you were prepared well in advance to deliver that difficult message?

Join IABC/Tulsa and guest speaker Rhett Laubach, who will share strategies on how to prepare yourself and your leaders to deliver tough, inconvenient and/or emotionally-charged messages to individuals, organizations and/or the public. As you know, carefully chosen words and presentation techniques are critical in these moments. Rhett, a seasoned coach and leadership trainer, will teach us some of his proven methods to easily prepare for those tough conversations.

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Join us October 8th for Communicator’s Summit 2015!


Hear from professionals inside the stories that made headline news and broke the Internet. These professionals represent both sides of the aisle – journalist and PR pros – and will give insight into lessons learned and what you can do next if you or your organization accidentally make the national spotlight.

Keynote Address: Sara Ganim, CNN correspondent

In 2012, Sara Ganim was awarded a Pulitzer Prize after she broke the story of the grand jury investigation into sexual abuse of children by Jerry Sandusky, former Pennsylvania State University football defensive coordinator. She not only reported on the Sandusky grand jury, but also the Penn State Athletic Department and Sandusky’s well-known Second Mile Charity.

Ganim will discuss her dealings with public information officers, communications directors and other PR personnel while working this story – including what she saw as failings and missed opportunities.

Other Speakers:

  • Jabar Shumate, Vice President, University Community, University of Oklahoma, will present Strategies for Improving Diversity and Inclusion at the University Level
  • Russ Florence, President and Chief Operating Officer, Schnake Turnbo Frank, and Chairman, Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice, will present Threading the Needle: Tough Conversations About Diversity and Inclusion
  • Amanda Clinton, Vice President, Communications, Cherokee Nation Businesses, will present Crisis Communication: Managing the Crisis That Just Won’t Go Away

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