The Prez Sez – August Edition

Thank you everyone for your awesome response to our inaugural post of “The Prez Sez!” We loved your feedback on the question of gender and leadership, and can’t wait to stir up more conversation. BTW, Roland has fully recovered, ready for another round. We sat down... read more

The Prez Sez with Roland Pajares, IABC Manitoba Chapter President

Congratulations and welcome to Roland Pajares, our new IABC Manitoba Board President for 2017-2018! We’re sure you’re wondering, “Who is this guy?”, “What’s he going to do for our chapter?”, and, “What do you mean he’s from Toronto?” We sat down with Roland to answer... read more

Networking 101 – Fake It ‘Til You Make It

If you’ve read blog posts or articles that give networking advice, you’ve probably run into the saying, “fake it until you make it”, right? But what if “faking it” doesn’t come naturally to you? What if you can’t bring yourself to “fake it”, because it just doesn’t... read more

Chill Out Summit 2017 Recap

Our first full-day professional development event was a huge success! On April 20, we presented Chill Out Summit 2017, connecting Manitoba’s coolest communicators with a keen interest in the digital world. We heard from leaders in social media, employee... read more

Thank you Linda Lee

This week we lost a wonderful woman, communicator and friend. Linda Lee was a passionate person who saw great value in giving back to the community. She was instrumental in the formation of IABC Manitoba and has mentored many communicators over the years. Even after... read more

The Impact of Images in Communications

By Kristy Dixon From early Homo sapiens painting with ochre tens of thousands of years ago, to the 21st century where 95 million photos and videos are uploaded to Instagram every day¹; images are an integral part of human communication. Visual communications can make... read more

Feedback: are you a resilient communicator?

By Kristy Dixon A reality of being a communications professional is that we receive a lot of feedback. For example, your latest media release may have five iterations, a technical infographic you helped create could require twice as many changes, and who knows how... read more

What good is an IABC membership anyway?

October is membership month at IABC and there has never been a better time for me to put into words the value of my IABC membership. Before anyone calls me on a bias (I sit on the board for the Manitoba chapter) I’ll refer you to a LinkedIn post I wrote earlier this... read more

4 Reasons Why You Should be A Student Liaison

4 Reasons Why You Should be a Student Liaison It’s an end of an era for me, the 2015-2016 University of Winnipeg PACE student liaison for IABC Manitoba. It’s only fitting that I share a thing or two about why you should be a student liaison. Not only do you get the... read more

Four Takeaways from Dare To Lead 2016

Dare to Lead (D2L) is an annual regional leadership conference organized by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Canada West Region (CWR). D2L provides incoming chapter leaders with professional development and leadership training in... read more

A message from our chapter President

We’re excited to announce our newly elected board members. They were voted in during our AGM which took place on June 23 at the Peg Beer Co.  A special thank you to our outgoing board members who have done an outstanding job shaping this organization during... read more

Don’t throw your passion away with the dirty diapers

By Lindsay Ridgley If you’re like me, you’ve always been a communicator at heart, or you’ve always wanted to be one. I remember watching Barbara-Lee Edwards on CTV and thinking “that’s the job for me!” I’m told I corrected adults’ grammar at age two and that I’ve... read more

Help your career – get mentally and physically healthy!

By Carol Lindsey Approaching your workday from a good place, mentally and physically, makes it a lot easier to be productive, creative, and stress-free. Good health can mean the difference between burning out at 2 p.m. or acing that presentation! So, what can you do... read more

Find a mentor, be a mentor

By Carol Lindsey If you are just starting out in your communications career, you may want to find a mentor for guidance.  Once you gain experience in your field, it will feel great to return the favour and be a mentor to a new professional! Why should you seek out a... read more