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Setting a standard of excellence since 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a vibrant global membership association with a network of 10,000 members in more than 80 countries, representing many of the Global Fortune 500 companies.

A broadly diverse community of communication professionals, IABC connects members to ideas, job opportunities, and people, through professional learning and a generous culture of sharing.

We believe that in today’s world, communication can be a force for good in business and society. We connect members and business people together for this purpose. With thousands of members worldwide, representing diverse industries, sectors and disciplines, this is a community alive with knowledge, experience, ideas and support; all of which are freely exchanged.

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Setting a standard of excellence since 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a vibrant global membership association with a network of 10,000 members in more than 80 countries, representing many of the Global Fortune 500 companies.

A broadly diverse community of communication professionals, IABC connects members to ideas, job opportunities, and people, through professional learning and a generous culture of sharing.

We believe that in today’s world, communication can be a force for good in business and society. We connect members and business people together for this purpose. With thousands of members worldwide, representing diverse industries, sectors and disciplines, this is a community alive with knowledge, experience, ideas and support; all of which are freely exchanged.

    The Internal Communication Book Club with Rachel Miller, Monique Zytnik and Gary Hernandez

    The Internal Communication Book Club with Rachel Miller, Monique Zytnik and Gary Hernandez

    Welcome to the International Association of Business Communicators EMENA region podcast, this is Gary Hernandez. I am a long-time IABC member, an ABC, and a Director on the EMENA Region board. It is my pleasure to host today’s podcast with special guests Rachel Miller and Monique Zytnik!

    Rachel and Monique have both recently published new books which focus on Internal Communications:
    - Rachel Miller: Internal Communication Strategy: Design, Develop and Transform Your Organization Communication
    - Monique Zytnik: Internal Communication in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

    We thought it would be great not only to take a look at these books, but also to discuss with Rachel and Monique the state of internal communication today.

    We hope you enjoy the show!

    • 37 min
    Communication trends with Adrian Cropley, Lisa Riemers, Michael Nord and Monique Zytnik

    Communication trends with Adrian Cropley, Lisa Riemers, Michael Nord and Monique Zytnik

    With four communication experts from four countries, this episode looks at hot topics globally and what Lisa Riemers, Michael Nord and Adrian Cropley will present on at the IABC World Conference in Chicago 2024.

    Lisa is dialing in from London today and is an accessible content, communications, and digital workplace specialist. She is on the IABC EMENA UK&I chapter board. She has been selected to talk about communicating with impact: how to make your comms more accessible.

    Michael is a change and transformation communication specialist based in the Netherlands, is a key member on our IABC EMENA board and a long-term IABC member. His session is on mindfulness.

    Based in Melbourne, Australia, Adrian is the Founding Partner of the Centre for Strategic Communication Excellence and is focused on helping leaders and organisations communicate purposefully. He will be running a dialogue den with Bonnie Caver on: Ethics, Governance, and Responsible Use of AI in a Changing World, where they will discuss AI and responsible use. He is an APAC member and past IABC Chair.

    Hosted by Monique Zytnik, we hope you enjoy the show.

    1) Register for the IABC World Conference; https://wc.iabc.com
    2)Register for the UK&Ireland chapter webinar Lisa mentioned: Fact or fake? Verifying content in the age of AI https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fact-or-fake-verifying-content-in-the-age-of-ai-tickets-887040711647
    3) Find out more about IABC EMENA: https://iabcemena.com. Consider joining us

    WE welcome new members.

    • 48 min
    Speechwriting secrets with Simon Lancaster

    Speechwriting secrets with Simon Lancaster

    In today's episode host Monique Zytnik speaks with Simon Lancaster, who shares his secrets on speechwriting and what it is like to do a TEDx talk. Simon is based in London and became a speechwriter working for Tony Blair’s Cabinet in the 1990s.

    Since then he has written speeches for CEOs of some of the biggest global companies including Unliever, HSBC and InterContinental Hotels Group. Additionally, in the last years, his books have won awards and he has kept himself busy lecturing at Henley Business School and Cambridge University on creative writing.

    We hope you enjoy the show. Find out more about IABC EMENA at https://iabcemena.com. Reach out to Simon and Monique on LinkedIn. Thank you to our podcast editor Michael Kümritz.

    www.linkedin.com/in/simon-lancaster-speechwriter
    www.linkedin.com/in/moniquezytnik

    • 34 min
    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Advita Patel and Priya Bates

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Advita Patel and Priya Bates

    Welcome to the International Association of Business Communicators EMENA region podcast hosted by Monique Zytnik.

    Based in the Manchester area of the UK, Advita Patel is the Director of CommsRebel who helps organisations build a culture that thrives.

    Advita recently published her book, which she co-authored with Priya Bates. Called: Building a Culture of Inclusivity, it helps Internal Communication professionals, HR and business leaders engage employees in driving culture change to ensure everyone feels valued and like they belong.

    Today we’re lucky to also be joined by Priya Bates, who is joining us from her office in Ontario, Canada. She is the president of Inner Strength Communication, IABC Fellow and also a huge influencer in the internal communication space.

    • 45 min
    A conversation with Katie Macaulay

    A conversation with Katie Macaulay

    Join us for a discussion with IABC International Executive Board member Katie Macaulay. Katie is a leading voice in communications. She is managing director of AB, the world’s first specialist employee communication agency, founded in 1964,
    and host of The Internal Comms Podcast. Katie sits on the Board of the International Association of Business Communicators and is a guest lecturer at Cranfield Management School. Katie was named ‘Change Maker’ by the Institute of Internal Communication. In all, her career in corporate, employee and change communications spans more than three decades.\

    Don't forget to sign up or renew your IABC membership!

    Thank you to our editor Michael Kümritz, and John Philips.

    Subscribe to Katie's Friday Update: www.abcomm.co.uk/Friday

    12 episodes for 12 IC challenges:  www.linkedin.com/pulse/internal-comms-podcast-12-challenges-conversations-katie-macaulay/

    Katie's LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/katie-macaulay-2b80b88/

    Monique's LinkedIn profile: https:/www.linkedin.com/in/moniquezytnik

    Wishing you a happy festive season!

    • 51 min
    Rethinking how we make decisions with Ben Wickham

    Rethinking how we make decisions with Ben Wickham

    You know when you meet someone and you just have a great vibe? After a short conversation, you’ve already worked out if you would or wouldn’t like working with them. You feel that they get you, or they won’t. Well, this is our topic in today’s episode.

    Ben Wickham is a fellow communications person, storyteller and specialist in organiszational behaviour and team dynamics from Utrecht in the Netherlands.

    • 33 min

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