Top line advice from “Communicating Contentious Issues”

On November 28 at The Red Lion, IABC Ottawa hosted the much-anticipated “Communicating Contentious Issues” Panel event. The event featured a discussion with Phil Taylor, Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Public Affairs at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Susan Barrett, Manager, Communications at Hydro Ottawa, and Jessica Smith, Policy Associate at Facebook, moderated by Kelly…

Top 5 takeaways from November’s Special Interest Group: Tips and techniques for stellar speechwriting and presentations

In November, the members-only Special Interest Group focused on the stellar speechwriting and presentation skills described by Wendy Cherwinski, an experienced speechwriter and a past president of IABC Ottawa. Wendy shared stories about writing speeches for audiences as diverse as elementary school children, a convention of nurses and military members. With her experience working with…