President’s Letter – October 2019

October is Membership Month! 

Join your fellow IABC members in promoting the benefits of membership. 

Why join you ask? One of the top reasons is networking. Meeting peers in San Diego, such as Wednesday’s SIG event. Connecting with members from our region (check out this month’s Comms2Connect Conference). Learning from the best throughout the world at the annual IABC International convention, online resources at  IABC website and a plethora of webinars and events.

Are you incorporating video as part of your communication strategy? Would you like to learn more about the ins and outs of this engaging platform? If you haven’t already done so, please sign-up today for the SIG event this Wednesday, October 9th and explore best practices in video communications. SIG stands for our Special Interest Group and is open to all members who want to discuss hot topics while networking one-on-one with other communication professionals. 

Have you downloaded the latest new e-book, free to IABC members? Managing the Communication Function, 3rd edition by Diane Gayeski, Ph.D., offers a valuable road map to help you manage the new landscape of business communication and to develop your career.

And a shout out to our newest  Board Member, Lauren Levenson, Director of Communications / Website. Joining the board is another excellent networking opportunity! Jayanti Menches, Vice President of Communications and Lauren are brainstorming on ideas to enhance our website and communications. If you are interested in helping or have ideas on what you’d like to see, contact Jayanti.  

Here’s to IABC Membership – a wealth of opportunities and networking, all focused on helping you shine brilliantly as communicators!


Jan McGinn

President, IABC/San Diego