The value of student membership: Gabriella Taekema shares the benefits of joining IABC

Gabriella Taekema sees professional organizations as a stepping stone to launch a communications career. Currently working as a student communications officer with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Taekema first heard of IABC during her freshman year at Carleton University. A former communications and media student recommended getting involved and she has now been an IABC…

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…