IABC Ottawa’s The Voice Podcast is back!

IABC Ottawa’s The Voice Podcast is BACK! We are incredibly excited to be kicking off 2020 with the relaunch of our podcast covering the multi-faceted world of communications! First up, we’ll be talking strategic communications for engaging a minority government. This episode is a must-listen for those who work in public affairs or government relations…

Member Spotlight: Eight questions with Melanie Rushworth

Eight questions with Melanie Rushworth Director, Communications, Outreach and Planning, Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Melanie Rushworth has worked in the public service for nearly two decades – a career she finds incredibly enriching. “Doing something that’s moving your own country forward is definitely a driving force for me,” she says.…

4 Ways to Create Effective Business Presentations

The brain is a lazy piece of meat. At least that’s what Karl Genest, Founder and President of PrezExpert — a communication training and design company, says when it comes to creating effective business presentations. Earlier this month, Karl shared his findings with a small group through an IABC Ottawa lunch and learn workshop. He…

How to navigate a federal minority government

Navigating a new federal minority government introduces a unique set of challenges for communications and government relations professionals. It requires everyone to be a little bit more creative with how they develop new relationships with Members of Parliament (MP) and ways to maintain a strong working relationship with them. What’s the best way to achieve…

How to build your net worth through networking

Award-winning digital strategist Priscilla Kosseim has spent her career networking and making strong relationships with other professionals. Long ago, she learned that developing authentic relationships through networking was more likely to offer her: career advice, raise her profile, and even give her access to “the hidden job market.” At IABC Ottawa’s Season Opener on October…