April 20 – Getting Your Business Narrative Told

Lori Becker

Lori Becker

Connect with Lori Becker, Editor in Chief of the Nashville Business Journal.

Lori leads a team of business journalists who cover the power players of Music City. Lori will share her insights on how to more effectively get your business narrative written and told.

Lori joined the Business Journal in 2008 as managing editor, after more than a decade with daily newspapers. She was promoted to editor-in-chief in 2012. Before planting roots in Middle Tennessee, she last worked as a business reporter with The Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach, NBJ2Fla. Her earlier career included stints at the Lansing (Mich.) State Journal, the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader.

A Bowling Green, Ky., native and a graduate of Western Kentucky University, Lori began her journalism career at the now defunct Nashville Banner.


Meet us a Maggiano’s, April 20, where  the best area communication professionals connect.

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March 16 — Leadership Communication Inside/Out

Rob HarigExecutive coach and mentor Robert J. Harig shares his C-suite secrets on influencing your manager and on getting things done through other people.

Attend to find out how to get the ear of the big boss and how to increase your influence throughout your organization.  What’s it all come down to? Effective communication, of course!

Learn how to leverage the six fundamental terms of everyday communication that will make all the difference in your professional life.

Rob Harig is the Principal of St. John & Company, a human capital business, and in frequent demand for leadership development in small groups and one-on-one situations. His broad perspective enables executive leadership teams to develop actionable performance objectives that leverage internal synergies and support market growth.

Rob is a senior executive with significant leadership and operating experience, combined with a high energy level and keen interpersonal skills that enable him to gain executive and board level support for strategic approaches in addressing corporate imperatives.



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Feb. 17 – Andrew Maraniss: Inspiring Breakthroughs

Meet us at Maggiano’s for IABC Nashville’s February Professional Development Luncheon!

Join us Feb 17 for inspirational stories of personal aspiration and life-changing achievement — breakthroughs for an author and a nation’s race relations.

Author and public relations guru, Andrew Maraniss, is a partner at McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations. Hear the story that he first wrote about as a freshmen in college and his long journey to becoming a New York Times best seller.

It wasn’t a quick or easy journey for Andrew or for the trailblazing Black athlete in the true story of Strong Inside. Andrew shares his personal challenges and breakthroughs as he spent years getting this inspiring story written and told. 

Many of us have passionate hobbies, books waiting to go to print, or great ideas that are often held back because we fear no one will buy into our idea. His story will inspire you to persevere and make your dreams become reality.

Andrew shares his tips on overcoming fear, locating funding, and even dealing with family when launching a product, business or a book. You’ll also get his insight on creative ways to market on a budget.

About Strong Inside

 A New York Times bestseller, Strong Inside is Andrew Maraniss first book.  “In a magnificently reported, nuanced but raw account of basketball and racism in the South during the 1960s, Andrew Maraniss tells the story of Perry Wallace’s struggle, loneliness, perseverance and eventual self-realization. A rare story about physical and intellectual courage that is both shocking and triumphant,” says Bob Woodward, Washington Post associate editor and author.



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CorpComm Expo Offers IABC Discount


CorpComm Expo (CCE), announces that registration is now open for its educational conference taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

IABC Members/affiliates have access to deeply discounted $35 admission for 2-day conference + exhibit hall. NO codes.

To register: Click on the following link: http://www.prereg.net/2015/comm/ , add your info and there will be dropdown asking about your IABC affiliation. This will automatically give you the discounted rate.


CorpComm Expo’s educational conference will be comprised of two Keynote presentations, 16 General Conference seminars and four free On-floor Workshops with access to the trade show floor both days. Peer presenters and leading digital communications technology industry experts will lead the sessions.


For more information or to see the full curriculum go to: http://www.corpcommexpo.com

Seminar titles include:

  • Transform Your Workspace with Environmental Media Installations
  • Creating Dynamic Collaboration with Huddle Spaces
  • Building Corporate Messages for Digital Signage: A Step by Step Workshop
  • The Physics of Employee Engagement
  • Transforming Executive Communications – A Lesson from Microsoft’s C-Suite
  • Keys to Successfully Launching a Digital Content Strategy with Staying Power
  • Dealing with Short Attention Spans. No more ‘in one ear and out the other
  • Inspiring Success Through Storytelling
  • Shaping and Delivering Effective Messaging in a Corporate Environment
  • Lessons Learned: A Rebel’s Guide to Digital Signage
  • Harnessing the Power of Engaged Employees: The Business of Employee Advocacy



Chris Brennaman, Conference Manager for Exponation, which produces CorpComm Expo said, “Conference attendees will not only have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of essential topics designed to help them achieve their business goals, but also to attend the trade show floor to see demonstrations of the digital communications technologies that will enable them to pursue these initiatives and understand how to plan for, budget and implement them.”

About CCE

CorpComm Expo (CCE) will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta co-located with EduComm Expo (ECE). CCE is the world’s first and only conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to technologies that specifically serve the needs of corporate professionals. Professional end user attendance will include C-level and middle management professionals in Corporate Communications Marketing, HR, IT, Administration, Construction & Planning, Business Services, and others with oversight for internal digital communications technologies.


Guiding the development of the educational programs for this conference are industry professionals on CCE’s founding Advisory Board from organizations such as:  Aramark, Blinds.com, Bloomberg, City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office, The Coca-Cola Company, Darden Restaurants, Eastman Chemical, FedEX, The Georgia Aquarium, Lockheed Martin, MARTA/Atlanta, Microsoft, Mohawk Industries, Monsanto, NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Sodexo and Wells Fargo.


CorpComm Expo and EduComm Expo are being produced and presented by Exponation, LLC, the same show management team that has successfully produced Digital Signage Expo (DSE) since 2004 and in fewer than a dozen years has grown that event to be the premiere industry and trade show in its category in the world. DSE hosts more than 4,000 attendees from the US and 70 countries worldwide. During that period DSE has been recognized on three distinct occasions as one of the “Fastest 50” growing trade shows in North America.


To reserve exhibit space contact Jeanne Phillips, (770) 817-5903. Or at jphillips@exponation.net  For more information, visit www.corpcommexpo.com.

You can follow CCE on Twitter @CorpCommExpo, on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/CorpCommExpo or for all CCE 2015 updates, use #2015CCE

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