IABC can help.
Keep your skills and knowledge at the forefront of the profession. The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a worldwide alliance of 16,000 professionals dedicated to continually improving our professional abilities, progressing in our careers, sharing information and resources, uniting as a community, setting standards for excellence, building our credibility in the business world, and (best of all) having fun.
Our members work in employee communication, PR, marketing, investor relations, writing/editing, Web content and more.
Benefits of Membership in IABC Houston
As a member of IABC Houston, you have exclusive access to information, tools, resources and services that provide ideas and solutions for the business communications issues you face today and will face tomorrow.
(Some services are available to non-members for a fee or at a higher rate.)
- ABC accreditation coaching
- Bronze Quill and local awards competitions
- Directory of members, including categories of expertise
- IABC Houston Insider – weekly newsletter
- Interaction with local communication and business professional
- Job bank for employers and job seekers
- Leadership, learning and service opportunities
- Meeting notices
- Professional contacts through an active network
- Professional development through monthly luncheon programs and periodic workshops
- Resume bank -- describe your ideal job; list your qualifications
- Strategic interest groups for specific member segments and communication topics
Benefits of Membership in IABC International
MemberSpeak is the meeting place for IABC members around the world. A high-powered posting area where you can trade ideas, solicit advice, debate strategies and share information with your peers.
A fully searchable member directory includes members' address, phone, and fax information, and other search parameters such as geography or industry . You can even email other members through our confidential technology.
The IABC Buzz contains member posts about personal and professional achievements, such as educational degrees, promotions, weddings, job moves, births/adoptions and the like.
See what IABC's executive board leaders and senior staff have to say on the IABC Café, as their individual blogs address what they're thinking.
The IABC eXchange allows you to create private websites or blogs, as well as traditional public blogs. You control the content and who gets to see it.
Job Search Assistance
IABC's Job Centre web site lists hundreds of jobs at all levels, which you can search by keyword, location, or job type.
The IABC Marketplace is a service to connect consultants and freelancers with prospective clients. While the public can view the directory, only IABC members can create entries describing their services.
My Communication (MyComm for short) is an online strategic planning tool which takes users through a six-step process resulting in a comprehensive, strategic communication plan. The tool also allows users to share and collaborate online.
Chock full of detailed case studies and how-to advice from long-time practitioners, Communication World (CW) is delivered six times a year to IABC members.
CW's sister publication, CW Bulletin, is a monthly electronic newsletter addressing major topical concerns facing today's communicators.
Discovery is an online archive of content available exclusively to IABC members. Members have complimentary access to CW and CW Bulletin along with select Research Foundation reports and US$1,800 of Knowledge Centre content resources. At the premium level, members get Gold Quill Award-winning case studies; Knowledge Centre manuals, books and templates; and all research reports. Yearly subscriptions to the premium level—containing more than US$5,000 in content—are just US$99 per year more.