Change Management: Getting Around the New AI-Assisted Workplace

By Diane Streleckis - Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming to a workplace near you. It feels like a whole new world. But as Women Conquer Business founder Jen McFarland pointed out, it’s just one of many changes that have remade the landscape of work. Continue reading

Unleash Your Creativity with AI -- Interview With Our July 2023 Speaker

By Diane Streleckis -- Generative artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to do more than simply save communication professionals time or boost productivity—although it can certainly do both those things. Innovation expert Gina Debogovich shared how AI can invigorate your creativity so the messages and experiences you create connect with the people you’re trying to reach. Continue reading

Know the Meaning of Inclusion? (Hint: It’s Not Just Diversity)

by Diane Streleckis - Whether it’s connecting with customers or attracting and keeping the best employees, companies recognize the need for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their practices and communications. But multiculture communication leader and Socios PR founder Lilly Cortes Wyatt finds that often, people in business miss one key point. “Inclusivity isn’t just about race or gender or sexual orientation. It’s about different worldviews, different backgrounds coming together to tell relevant and authentic stories,” she said. Continue reading

Do You (or Your Leaders) Know the True Meaning of DEI?

By Diane Streleckis - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is the next transformation of business. As with so many water-cooler words, people make assumptions about their meaning. But what happens when those assumptions don’t match others’ meanings? Or if an assumption is off the mark? Continue reading

Toner Receives Bartley Medallion from Villanova School of Business

Cathy J. Toner, JD, Assistant Dean, Villanova School of Business, was chosen to receive the Bartley Medallion for Excellence in Church Management at the Master’s Level from the Villanova School of Business. The Bartley Medallion is awarded annually by the faculty of the school in recognition of outstanding achievement in a specific discipline. It is the highest distinction the school can bestow upon a graduating student and serves as a visible reflection of the significant contribution made by the student to the life of the school community. Continue reading

Maximize Your Video Presence: Lessons from an Emmy-Winning Journalist

by Diane Streleckis - Video is the medium to get your message across these days. That’s why knowing how to be your best self on camera and connect effectively with viewers is a crucial skill for communicators. Continue reading

Get More Out of Your Relationship With Chat GPT and AI

by Diane Streleckis -  The explosion of coverage about ChatGPT crystalizes that AI is not just the future of communication, but its present. But how can communicators develop a clear-eyed, productive relationship with the technology? Communication industry leader Shel Holtz shared some ideas in advance of his virtual IABC Philadelphia session How to Make AI Your Friend and Improve Communications on Tuesday, April 25 at noon. Continue reading

5 Tips to Land the Job You Want In Today's Job Market

by Diane Strelekis - Whether you’re just starting out or deep in your career, navigating the job-search process these days is a daunting task. Layoffs are rising while candidate-screening software complicates getting your application in front of a hiring manager. Executive career coach Ed Samuel, founder of SamNova, Inc. shares five of his top ways to get the role that’s right for you, not just the role available right now. Continue reading

Communicators: Embrace Your Power!

by Diane Streleckis - Communicators excel at shining the spotlight on others. But they often can be reluctant to seek it out for themselves, according to Kathryn Kneller, founder and lead consultant at Internal Comms Mastery. Continue reading

3 Behavioral Principles to Help Boost Marketing Effectiveness

By Diane Streleckis - Spurring people to act can feel like a daunting task for marketing communication professionals. But a dash of understanding about human behavior can make the task easier. Continue reading