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President’s Letter- November 2016
The Value of Professional Networking

Do you know that a recent study estimated over 85% of all jobs are filled through networking?  Your network can be critical in helping you find that next role and growing your career or finding the right person for an open position on your team.

IABC is a great networking resource. You will find that our members are open, friendly, and willing to help. IABC members can help you make connections with professionals across the globe. Whether it is a referral for a job opening, sharing communication templates and tools, or helping make introductions to experts in specific fields, our members are known for being willing to go that extra mile for each other. For examples of the impact, IABC membership can have, read what IABC members are saying!  Read More.

2017 Gold Quill Awards 

Are you ready to inspire and be inspired? Share your best work by entering the 2017 Gold Quill Awards program.

  • As the premier program for communication professionals (the “Pulitzer Prize” of our field), Gold Quill recognizes excellence in communication
  • Gold Quill honors the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale

Entering is a straight-forward process

  • Details are online
  • You can enter in multiple divisions
  • Division 2: Research and Division 3: Education have been updated to better reflect best-practices in these areas

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Master the Powerful Art of Storytelling in Just Two Hours, with IABC of San Diego

Whether you’re preparing a speech, introducing a new idea or asking for a raise, a well-picked and delivered story is one of the most – if not the most – powerful tools we have to motivate others. The use of stories and storytelling is even more essential in the digital age, where the amount of time you have to capture your audience’s attention is rapidly dwindling.With your first word, the countdown begins. Those who use a compelling story are the ones that engage and win over their audiences.

Join us on the morning of January 12 for the highly interactive, 2-hour workshop“Storytelling in Business: How to Motivate, Inform & Inspire In Today’s Busy World.” Read more.




Get Your Jingle On – Mingle Bells Holiday Party Dec. 8

Deck the Palms – The Annual Mingle Bells Holiday Party Goes Tropical

‘Tis the season to network with communicators from across San Diego while enjoying the best hospitality our fine city has to offer.

Register by Dec. 2 and select IABC from the list of associations to get $20 off the ticket price, which includes one drink and one raffle ticket.

When: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, December 8

Where: Fluxx, 500 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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IABC is the association of choice for communication professionals around the world. Setting a standard of excellence since 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a vibrant global membership association with a network of 12,000 members in more than 80 countries, representing many of the Global Fortune 500 companies. In San Diego, our chapter continues to grow and now has more than 120 members representing many of our city’s most recognized companies.


IABC serves professionals in the field of business communication, bringing together the profession’s collective disciplines. We deliver on the Global Standard in communication through our educational offerings, certification, awards program, resource library, online magazine and annual World Conference. We support our community of business communication professionals with innovative thinking, shared best practices, in-depth learning and career guidance.


Whether you’re a corporate communicator, independent consultant, academic or student, IABC has the resources, connections and learning opportunities you need to move your career forward. We give you the ability to connect to a global communication network, stay informed about emerging trends and best practices, learn from top experts, gain recognition for your outstanding work and join a community of communication professionals around the world who are striving to be the best in the profession. Our chapter serves as a vibrant resource for career growth, professional development, networking, mentorship and channels for you to Be Heard. As a member of IABC/San Diego, you have exclusive access to information, tools, resources and services that provide ideas and solutions for the business communications issues you face today and may face tomorrow.

Benefits include: 

  • Member pricing on all IABC events
  • Exclusive members-only networking opportunities
  • Blogging/speaker opportunities
  • Accreditation coaching
  • Volunteer and leadership opportunities
  • Discounted pricing on industry events
  • Opportunities to gain industry recognition through awards and certification
  • Access to our Special Interest Groups
  • Access to International community

New and renewal membership rates for 2015 are as follows:

  • New Membership: $304 annual dues + $40 application fee JOIN NOW!
  • Renewal Membership: $304 annual duesRENEW NOW!
  • New/Renewal Student Membership: $49 annual dues JOIN NOW!
  • *Transitional Membership: 50% off international dues JOIN NOW!*Professionals who have graduated from a degree program from an accredited institution in the last year are eligible for the student transition rate

For more information about membership options including corporate memberships and payment plans, click here.


IABC/San Diego has more than 120 members from a variety of backgrounds and representing all facets of the communications profession. Each month, we highlight a different member on our website, in our monthly newsletter and through our social media channels. Our goal is to learn more about each other, and help foster connections and networking opportunities.

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At IABC/San Diego, we’re working hard to provide the most valuable resources and programs, but what do our members think? Hear about member benefits, initiatives and programs directly through our video testimonials.

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Missed an event? Don’t sweat! Our members get exclusive access to presentations in our event archive. Just log in using your IABC Member ID and password, and a wealth of knowledge and best practices will be at your fingertips. You’ll get the most out of our programs if you attend in person. Check our events page and social media channels to sign up for future events.

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IABC/San Diego connects you to a range of communication resources and tools designed to help you take the next step in your career – whether you are just starting out, or are looking for your next challenge. Through career planning, mentorship, special interest groups and accreditation/certification, you can count on IABC to help you succeed.

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