Recap: “The ROI of Nice”

Thank you to all that attended our this month’s professional development event, “The ROI of Nice,” featuring Dave Delaney, author, speaker and trainer. We hope you enjoyed learning from Dave how to keep your business prospects engaged, keep your clients happy, keep your revenue increasing, and keep your culture thriving. Key insights gained from this hour-long presentation include:

  • Tools to keep your teams, clients, and prospects actively engaged with you
  • How to lead with empathy and compassion in your communications
  • Proven leadership techniques to build and maintain a thriving culture

 


About the Speaker: Dave Delaney

Dave Delaney is an author, corporate trainer, and keynote speaker known as a communication connoisseur. He is the creator of the NICE Method and helps fast-growing companies reach their people through comprehensive communication workshops and presentations. Delaney works with brands like Google, FedEx, LinkedIn, and UPS.

Delaney is an American Marketing Association award winner in Nashville. He has appeared in USA Today, Entrepreneur, Inc, Fortune, and Billboard Magazine.

His acclaimed book, New Business Networking, explores online and offline tools, tips, and techniques to grow and nurture your professional network for your business and career by communicating – the nice way.

Dave was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He took a trip to Ireland and ended up living with Irish twins in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s a long story, he will happily share.


 

February Professional Development Event: The ROI of Nice

Discover ways to improve your team culture, your community engagements, and your business revenue by leading with authenticity and empathy.

About this Event

Who says nice people finish last? In today’s climate, smart leaders are seeking ways to keep their prospects engaged, keep their clients happy, keep their revenue increasing, and keep their culture thriving.

The greatest way leaders can achieve the above is by being nice. In the ROI of Nice, Dave Delaney shares stories, tools, and techniques that will transform your leadership skills during this unpredictable time. Be successful. Be human. Be nice.

You’ll learn:

  • Tools to keep your teams, clients, and prospects actively engaged with you
  • How to lead with empathy and compassion in your communications
  • Proven leadership techniques to build and maintain a thriving culture

About the Speaker: Dave Delaney

Dave Delaney is an author, corporate trainer, and keynote speaker known as a communication connoisseur. He is the creator of the NICE Method and helps fast-growing companies reach their people through comprehensive communication workshops and presentations. Delaney works with brands like Google, FedEx, LinkedIn, and UPS.

Delaney is an American Marketing Association award winner in Nashville. He has appeared in USA Today, Entrepreneur, Inc, Fortune, and Billboard Magazine.

His acclaimed book, New Business Networking, explores online and offline tools, tips, and techniques to grow and nurture your professional network for your business and career by communicating – the nice way.

Dave was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He took a trip to Ireland and ended up living with Irish twins in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s a long story, he will happily share.

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$5 for IABC Members and $15 for non-members. Events are free for current students.

In an effort to continue to provide quality, engaging virtual professional development programming each month, our member rate for monthly events is increasing to $5. This will grant you exclusive access to the recorded presentation after the event. We recognize the last year has been trying for many of our members and friends, and this increase may be unattainable for some. If you feel this cost will prevent you from participating in our professional development events, please contact us. We appreciate your commitment to our chapter during the last year as we transitioned to a virtual environment and we look forward to returning to in-person events as soon as we are able.

Recap: “Through a Glass Darkly: Increasing Transparency in Talent Acquisition”

Thank you to all that attended our first professional development event of 2021, “Through a Glass Darkly: Increasing Transparency in Talent Acquisition,” featuring Michael Deas, ABC, SCMP, Marketing Manager at Lee Company. We hope you enjoyed hearing Mike’s recommendations for improving the disconnect between those seeking jobs and those seeking to fill them based on his personal seven-month job-search experience last year. Key insights gained from this hour-long presentation include:

  • Tips to be more transparent and visible in your job search
  • How to “stand out” from the competition as a hiring employer or a job seeker
  • Recommended, and not so recommended, tools and platforms to help your success rate

About the Speaker: Michael Deas, ABC, SCMP

Michael Deas, ABC, SCMP, has filled a number of diverse roles over his 36-year career: editor, missionary, translator, marketing manager, corporate communications manager, and communications director. Currently, Mike is Marketing Manager for the Lee Company, a $300-million home and facility services firm in Franklin, Tennessee.

Mike has been a member of IABC for 24 years, a chapter president of IABC South Carolina, an Accredited Business Communicator since 2004, and a Strategic Communication Management Professional since 2018. In 2020 Mike served on the board of IABC Nashville and was named IABC Nashville’s “Communicator of the Year.” He has been recognized 15 times with awards for excellence in communication.

His wide range of experience in both internal and external communication roles–for companies large and small, public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, on both sides of the Atlantic, in two languages–equips him with insight into the challenges facing today’s communicators.


We are thrilled that the presenter has provided us with slides from the presentation, which can be downloaded in the link below. Also provided is a recording of the event just in case someone you know missed it.

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IABC Nashville Announces 2021 Board Of Directors

The International Association of Business Communicators’ Nashville chapter (IABC Nashville) announces its 2021 board of directors.

“This year’s board is poised to continue building on the momentum built in 2020,” says Kerry Burke, IABC Nashville president. “This is an impressive group of professional communicators who are eager and excited to bring world-class educational programs and invaluable networking opportunities to chapter members, and the larger communications community in middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. I am thrilled to see what this team will accomplish in another successful year for IABC Nashville.”

The new board comprises experienced communications professionals in the region from various specialties, including public relations, marketing, internal communications, corporate communications, and more.

2021 IABC Nashville Executive Board of Directors

  • President: Kerry Burke, Cigna
  • President-Elect and Vice President of Professional Development: Kristin Appelman, Concept Technology, Inc.
  • Past-President: Mollye Dietrich, HCA Healthcare
  • Secretary: Michael Payne, Small Town Startup
  • Vice President of Finance: Tom Kenley, Rogers Group, Inc.
  • Vice President of Membership: Anna Strong, The Creative Group
  • Vice President of Communications: Jessica Hopson, Lovell Communications
  • Vice President of Social Media: Sarah “Birdie” Loeffler, ProAssurance
  • Vice President of Awards: Katie Adkisson, APR, REED Public Relations
  • Vice President at Large: Genma Holmes, GSH Media and Consulting
  • Vice President at Large: Lysa Rigo, Veritas Federal Credit Union
  • Vice President at Large: K. Dawn Rutledge, Ed.D., Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR)

The goal of the 2021 board of directors is to help its members and other communications professionals in the region enhance their careers through professional development workshops, networking events, accreditation, and professional recognition through the annual Music City Gold Pen Awards.

About IABC Nashville
IABC Nashville is the local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, serving middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. The Nashville chapter is one of more than 100 chapters in 70 countries, with a mission to provide professional development and networking opportunities to members, as well as the larger communications community.

The chapter is diverse, with members representing agencies, government, corporations, universities, nonprofit organizations, and more. IABC Nashville also offers ties to job bank services and the annual Music City Gold Pen Awards program. IABC is the only place to connect with communicators globally. “Connect here – go anywhere!”

 

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January Professional Development Event: Through a Glass Darkly: Increasing Transparency in Talent Acquisition

Learn some of the key ways employers and job seekers can be more visible in an unfamiliar job market.

 About the Event

In this COVID era, navigating the job market has created an immense amount of challenges–for both employers and candidates alike. Visibility and transparency have never been more important in order to stay competitive and relevant whether you’re in the job market at this time or not.

Join us to hear from Marketing Manager, Michael Deas, ABC, SCMP, as he takes us through his journey from hardship to triumph, and the valuable discoveries he made along the way.

You’ll learn:

  • Tips to be more transparent and visible in your job search
  • How to “stand out” from the competition as a hiring employer or a job seeker
  • Recommended, and not so recommended, tools and platforms to help your success rate

About the Speaker: Michael Deas

Michael Deas, ABC, SCMP, has filled a number of diverse roles over his 36-year career: editor, missionary, translator, marketing manager, corporate communications manager, and communications director. Currently, Mike is Marketing Manager for the Lee Company, a $300-million home and facility services firm in Franklin, Tennessee.

Mike has been a member of IABC for 24 years, a chapter president of IABC South Carolina, an Accredited Business Communicator since 2004, and a Strategic Communication Management Professional since 2018. In 2020 Mike served on the board of IABC Nashville and was named IABC Nashville’s “Communicator of the Year.” He has been recognized 15 times with awards for excellence in communication.

His wide range of experience in both internal and external communication roles–for companies large and small, public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, on both sides of the Atlantic, in two languages–equips him with insight into the challenges facing today’s communicators.

 

Free for IABC members and $15 for non-members.

 

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