Member newsletter of IABC India | May 2017
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Welcome to the 3rd edition of our monthly member newsletter. 

In this issue, we have some very informative member-only resources on managing reputation in a crisis situation as well as the latest issue of the  Communication World (CW) magazine as part of your membership benefits. We encourage you to share your profile as well as your works to be featured in the Member Spotlight section in the forthcoming issues of this newsletter.

We would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for being an IABC Member! The newly constituted Board of the India Chapter aims to revive the activities of the Chapter and revitalize it while growing its membership base. To this end, we solicit your ideas, suggestions, and support in rebuilding the India Chapter of IABC. This newsletter is a step toward creating a new, energized IABC community in India. 

Thanks to all the Delhi NCR IABC India members for attending the first informal get-together held earlier this month at the DLF Golf Course Pavilion, Gurgaon. We plan to have a series of evening informal get-togethers and breakfast sessions with well-known speakers in select cities in the latter half of the year.

Please encourage your friends and industry colleagues to join IABC  or  reinstate  your membership if it's due for renewal. Feel free to share this newsletter, contribute to it, and help us expand the IABC network in the country.

IABC India Board Members

Subhamoy Das (Delhi NCR) - President
Bish Mukherjee
(Chennai) - Immediate Past President
Ashwani Singla
(Delhi NCR) - Vice President
Aniisu Verghese
(Bangalore) - Treasurer
Swati Sharma
(Delhi NCR) - Director, Membership
Avani Ekbote Mahindra
(Mumbai) - Director, Programs
Purba Mukherjee (Delhi NCR) - Director, Communications
Pavan Kumar Nerella
(Hyderabad) - Director, IT and Website

Missed reading the last issue? Access Past Issue of this Newsletter:  Vol 1; Issue 2 - April 2017
Latest News
IABC Delhi/NCR Members Get-together at DLF Golf & Country Club

Delhi/NCR members of the India Chapter came together for the first time, making the most of an introductory meeting. It was great to see enthusiastic comms professionals hit it off instantly discussing various topics of interest over cocktails, kebabs, and live music. The event was held at the picturesque DLF Golf Course Pavilion in Gurgaon. We took to Twitter to express our appreciation to those who made time to come together and meet as a group. Click here to view our Twitter post. Looking forward to more such meetings across India.
Member Spotlight
Know your fellow IABC Member

Dr. Shilpee Dasgupta is a Ph. D in Communication Studies from IIT Kharagpur. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor in General Management at IIM Ranchi. Her expertise lies in corporate, interpersonal, and cross-cultural communication. She also coaches on assertiveness, public relations, conflict resolution, presentation, and writing skills.

Managing reputation in a crisis situation
What would you do if your organisation faced an online crisis? Would you be able to identify the vulnerabilities and act fast? This piece tells you how you can prepare yourself for an online crisis. Learn how you can proactively conduct a 360-degree risk audit to assess your operations, and evaluate the quality of your stakeholder relationships. In any disaster or emergency situation, people need information to help keep them safe, learn how you can manage reputation in a crisis with brand journalism.
Authentic leadership and storytelling: An interview with Gabrielle Dolan
IABC Associate Editor Khyla Flores recently spoke with global thought leader on authentic leadership and business storytelling,  Gabrielle Dolan, who stated that in the past, we’ve been told to keep personal and business separate, but authentic leadership is all about being more real and vulnerable, and being able to bring your whole self to your work and your leadership.

Communication World May 2017
The reputation of every company is constantly at risk in the age of social media and 24-hour news cycle. In this issue of Communication World (CW) magazine, we look at the challenges of managing reputation in social media, the crucial role employees play as reputation ambassadors, and what you can do to shore up your reputation before a crisis strikes. 

Access your free issue of CW now
Global Business: Lead Communication—Make Real Impact: This year's IABC World Conference will be held in Washington D.C. from 11-14 June, 2017. Register now and you’ll be entered to win a free hotel room night. Know more...

FUSION: IABC APAC is proud to present the inaugural edition of our Regional Conference in Singapore to connect communicators across the Asia Pacific region. Mark your calendar for 23-25 August, 2017 and Register here.

RENEW: If your IABC Membership is up for renewal,  click here to renew now
JOIN: Encourage your team members & industry peers to become a member today