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Learn how to sharpen your intuition with Sunil Godse

The deadline has been extended! The last chance to register is tomorrow at 3pm  to see Sunil Godse in London.   

Do you ever "have a feeling" about something in your job, volunteer work or interpersonal relationships, but choose to ignore it? Are your instincts telling you something, but you're not sure what to do about it? Join us this month to learn about trusting those instincts and overcoming challenges. 

This month's inspiring event features Sunil Godse, an entrepreneur, author and international speaker. Sunil has extensive experience growing successful companies in various sectors, including everything from restaurants and clothing companies, to IT and health management. Sunil has leveraged these experiences when fulfilling roles as business consultant, mentor and coach. 

Sunil has spoken to thousands of people around the globe about overcoming failures and trusting their gut - topics from both of his books, Fail Fast. Succeed Faster. And GUT! Audiences walk away from Sunil's presentations with realistic strategies to overcome hurdles and tap into their intuition. Sunil maintains that doing so is the best way to better your life, both professionally and personally. 

To learn more about Sunil, visit sunilgodse.com.  

6 Maxims of targeted mobile employee communication

By:Shane McLaughlin

Recently we crossed a pretty amazing milestone at Walmart: Roughly seven in 10 of our employees connect to our site on a mobile device. 

Surprising? Given the proliferation of smartphones, not so much. But also challenging. Our site is a one-stop-shop for many things our employees need: benefits, news, communities, services, pay and schedule information, and it's not easy to serve up information on a screen a few inches across. 

It's a conundrum for communication pros everywhere. How do we make content compelling, yet short? Pithy, yet substantive? Interesting, even when it's boring? (And we know corporate stuff can be boring.) How do we tailor information to be delivered to people on the go, who may only see our communications on a mobile device? 

There is no simple answer. But there are approaches you can take that will help drive better engagement from your audience: six maxims for mobile employee communication. 

Social media is endlessly fascinating -
Meet IABC London Member Dorothy Downs

Member since...
Dorothy has been a member of IABC London since 2012, when she graduated from Fanshawe College with a graduate certificate in Corporate Communication & Public Relations.

IABC benefits
According to Dorothy, there are some beneficial perks to being a member of IABC London. "Being involved with this organization is a great way to network and stay informed. I have gone to a few breakfast meetings which have been great. I have enjoyed the great information and enjoy the networking opportunities."

St. Joeseph's gets Silver Leaf Award for latest campaign
Congratulations to the team! Earning a Silver Leaf award is among IABC Canada's highest achievements, and recognizes excellence in strategic communication planning and execution.

IABC Canada's Silver Leaf Awards program is open to all communication professionals, students, and suppliers and partners in the Canadian communication, advertising, journalism and marketing industries. As part of evaluation, all work must originate in Canada. Like other IABC award competitions, each entry is evaluated against set criteria, and all entries which earn the required score will receive an award.

In the photo: Members of the Communication and Public Affairs team who share the Silver Leaf Award are (from left): Amanda Jackman, Renee Sweeney, Anne Kay and Rebecca Milec. 

Missing from photo, are: Laura Dockstader, Coordinator, and Kathy Burrill, Vice President, Communication, Patient and Public Relations.

Member Celebration: September
Welcome to new members who joined IABC London:  Brett Kelly

Thank you to members who renewed their IABC membership:
  • Angela Abdalla
  • Paige Cantle
  • Deborah Coward
  • Catherine Finlayson
  • Monica Fleck
  • Angela Foresi
  • Elaine Gamble
  • Andrea Henderson
  • Jennifer MacRae
  • Julie Maltby
  • Sandra King Webster
  • Gerald Rucchin
  • Jacqueline Sullivan
  • Laura Weedling
Congratulations to the following members with a recent membership anniversary:
  • Cindy Buchanan - 20 years
  • Julie Maltby - 8 years
  • Jocelyn Lagerquist - 7 years
  • Andrea Henderson - 1 year
IABC is recognized as the professional association of choice for communicators who aspire to excel in their chosen fields. Our members represent a diverse range of professional experience, educational background and fields of expertise. Each member contributes to our community, offering support and working to elevate our profession. We sincerely appreciate your commitment to IABC!

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About IABC
IABC London is a chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. We are a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that fosters business communication excellence in southwestern Ontario by providing professional development, recognition, accreditation and networking opportunities through a local, national and international network of communications professionals.