IABC | Nashville Events Payment Policy

Change in Event Payment Options for 2015

As we begin 2015, we are excited about the professional development and networking opportunities we have in store for our members and guests. Our new Executive Board is gearing up for a great year as we diligently work to secure interesting speakers to present trending topics and best practices, and offer networking opportunities to help improve the results of your business communications efforts.

We will continue to find ways to create value for our members and guests. As part of that, we have identified a way to streamline the check-in process at our events. Effective for our February 2015 professional development luncheon, everyone attending will pay in advance via our online registration system. There will not be “pay at the door.” This will speed up check in, allowing you more time to network with colleagues and friends.

Because we understand that many of you have hectic schedules and positions that sometimes make it difficult to plan ahead to be out of the office, we will continue to offer a 24-hour cancellation policy that allows your payment to be applied to a future professional development luncheon/event. Again, we appreciate your support of IABC Nashville and look forward to seeing you soon at an upcoming event.

Sincerely,

Jennifer M. Fuqua

President

IABC Nashville

jennifermfuqua@yahoo.com

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Learn How to Target and Talk to Your Audience at March 18 IABC Professional Development Luncheon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  

Contact:  Misty Moore, VP Communications, Mlrose24@hotmail.com

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Data is power. Come join IABC Nashville on March 18 to hear Pam Eldridge, co-founder and principal at Connexon Partners, discuss how data can help professional communicators pinpoint and understand their customers, and then find others who look exactly like them.

IABC Nashville’s monthly professional development luncheon takes place at Maggiano’s Little Italy, located at 3106 West End Avenue. During the 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. presentation, attendees will have opportunity to network with other Nashville area communicators before Eldridge shares ideas for using data to effectively engage customers.

Pam has worked on both sides of the desk and has a passion for communications. She spent 16 years in financial services marketing here in Nashville at First American National Bank (now Regions). After that, she moved to the client side and has spent the last 20-plus years helping market both regional and national brands.

Through IABC’s professional development luncheons, members and guests enjoy networking opportunities each month, learn from knowledgeable guest speakers and receive integral information on how to improve communication skills. Luncheons are held each month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and the cost to attend is $30 for members and $40 for guests. Attendees must register/pay in advance online on the IABC Nashville website at http://nashville.iabc.com.

ABOUT IABC/NASHVILLE

IABC/Nashville is one of more than 100 chapters in 70 countries providing learning opportunities for its members and professional development sessions that offer new insights into the latest communication trends, technology and issues facing the industry. The chapter is diverse, with members representing area agencies, broadcast stations, corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations. IABC/Nashville also offers ties to job bank services and the annual ‘Gold Pen’ communication awards program. To learn more visit nashville.iabc.com.

 

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Feb 18 Luncheon Postponed

Due to severe weather and road conditions, IABC Nashville is canceling the Feb. 18 professional development luncheon.

Your registration will be applied toward our March 18 event, when we’ll welcome Pam Eldridge, founder of Connexon Partners. Look for more information coming soon.

Thank you for your support of IABC!

Stay warm and safe!

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Diana Marsh to Discuss Marketing Technology at Feb. 18 Professional Development Luncheon

This event has been cancelled due to severe weather and road conditions.
We will work diligently to reschedule this event soon.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  

Contact:  Misty Moore, VP Communications, Mlrose24@hotmail.com

Diana Marsh to Discuss Marketing Technology at Feb. 18 IABC Nashville Professional Development Luncheon

diana_marsh_the_a_groupNASHVILLE, Tenn.– IABC Nashville welcomes professional communicators to its Feb. 18 professional development luncheon to learn how speaking the language of technology can improve marketing communications. Guest speaker Diana Marsh, executive vice president of The A Group, will share tips and ideas for finding clarity in the convergence of marketing and technology.

The Feb. 18 IABC Nashville monthly professional development luncheon takes place at Maggiano’s Little Italy, located at 3106 West End Avenue. During the 11:30 a.m. presentation,  Marsh will:

Identify technology fundamentals for marketing
Define practical technology terminology
Share ideas for working with a technical team

“We’re excited to have Diana share her presentation on the convergence of marketing and technology, said IABC Nashville president Jennifer Fuqua. “With more than 20 years of marketing, technology and client service experience, she will undoubtedly offer our attendees new ideas for embracing technology and partnering with technology experts to enhance communications.”

Through IABC’s professional development luncheons, members and guests enjoy networking opportunities each month, learn from knowledgeable guest speakers and receive integral information on how to improve communication skills. Luncheons are held each month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and the cost to attend is $30 for members and $40 for guests. For more information, visit http://nashville.iabc.com.

ABOUT IABC NASHVILLE
IABC Nashville is one of more than 100 chapters in 70 countries providing learning opportunities for its members and professional development sessions that offer new insights into the latest communication trends, technology and issues facing the industry. The chapter is diverse, with members representing area agencies, broadcast stations, corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations. IABC Nashville also offers ties to job bank services and the annual ‘Gold Pen’ communication awards program.

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Accelerate your success in a new role

By Misty Moore

2014_Misty_Moore_2In my last blog, I shared some of D.A. Benton’s tips and tactics for fine tuning your professional presence and performance. Since then, I had the opportunity to accept a new communications position with another company, and I’ve once again been blessed with a supervisor who genuinely cares about her team.

During our first one-on-one meeting, she suggested I read Michael Watkins’ The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels. Of course, I quickly jumped on Amazon and ordered the book. It was a quick read, but it was full of great tips. So, I thought I would share a few of them with you.

Released in 2003, The First 90 Days, is a perfect book for someone transitioning into a new leadership role—whether entering a new organization or promoted from within. In the book, Watkins shares tips and tricks for taking charge quickly and effectively during the first three months in a new role. It is only at the end of this 90-day period that someone reaches what he calls the “breakeven point,” or the point at which the company needs you as much as you need the job.

The First 90 Days ImageWatkins starts his book by explaining why a new leader’s first 90 days are so critical. He says it’s during this time when small differences in your actions can significantly impact the rest of your tenure with the organization. He then outlines principles for accelerating your transition into a new position. The next 10 chapters delve into those principles, providing what Watkins calls a “road map” for taking charge quickly and effectively.

In those chapters, Watkins provides examples and tools for promoting yourself, securing early wins, building your team and keeping your balance, to name a few. He also recognizes there are many types of transitions that new leaders may face. They are:

  • Start-up
  • Turnaround
  • Realignment
  • Sustaining success

Throughout the book, Watkins encourages you to tailor your strategy to your situation, using the STARS model (for Start-up, Turnaround, Realignment, and Sustaining success). He provides descriptions of the challenges and opportunities you may face in various situations and strategies for establishing priorities in each. You’ll also find actionable guidelines for reaching a shared understanding of your situation with your manager as well as your teams and direct reports.

As a less senior associate, I found the advice for building effective relationships and building supportive networks to be most useful. I also appreciated Watkins’ use of charts and graphs that help translate his principles into actionable plans. As I moved throughout the book, I made notes about each point and how I could customize it to match my situation.

For me, the book really spelled out how to effectively learn, set priorities, create plans, and act on those plans to accelerate my transition. Given that I am within the first 90 days of a new role, Watkins’ guidelines have been invaluable, and I plan to continue to revisit his principles throughout my career.

 

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February 18 Professional Development

Join us for the Convergence of Marketing and Technology

This event has been cancelled due to severe weather and road conditions. Stay tuned for info about our March 18 event.
We will work diligently to reschedule this presentation soon.

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Marketing and technology are colliding. This creates new ways to communicate and market. But it also creates new challenges and complexities.

Learning to speak the language of technology improves connections with our customers as well as technology experts who develop websites and other platforms.

You’re invited to lunch on Feb. 18 as guest speaker Diana Marsh presents new ways to find clarity in the convergence.

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During this session Diana will: 

  • Identify technology fundamentals for marketing
  • Define practical technology terminology
  • Share ideas for working with a technical team

About The Speaker

Coming from large agency background, Diana Marsh brings more than 20 years of marketing, technology and client service experience to The A Group. As executive vice president, she helps guide the overall direction and operations of The A Group, including making sure there is plenty of chocolate around the office to keep the programmers happy.

Through IABC’s professional development luncheons, members and guests enjoy networking opportunities each month, learn from knowledgeable guest speakers and receive integral information on how to improve communication skills. Luncheons are held each month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and the cost to attend is $40 members/$50 non-members. For more information, visit http://nashville.iabc.com.

ABOUT IABC NASHVILLE

IABC Nashville is one of more than 100 chapters in 70 countries providing learning opportunities for its members and professional development sessions that offer new insights into the latest communication trends, technology and issues facing the industry. The chapter is diverse, with members representing area agencies, broadcast stations, corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations. IABC Nashville also offers ties to job bank services and the annual ‘Gold Pen’ communication awards program.

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Click Here to Register

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