Last week was a busy one for IABCLA! Thank you to everyone who attended the Independent Consultants Happy Hour on June 24 and the Freelancers Roundtable on June 26!
And thank you to our hosts: Bob Finlayson, president of Impact Marketing & Communications, led the happy hour and Jake White of Zaptin Communications headed up the roundtable.
The chapter is now planning more virtual happenings this summer, and details will be posted as soon they become available. Please visit the chapter's website — IABCLA.com — and follow the group on social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.
(Note: I’m IABCLA's vice president/president-elect, and I often post updates on chapter happenings.)
Note: I wanted to share IABCLA's statement regarding the Black Lives Matter movement. I’m the chapter's vice president/president-elect, and I often post updates from the group to my blog.
On June 24, there’s a happy hour for independent communicators so they can keep their networks strong during lockdown. Learn more.
On June 26, we are holding a lunchtime ZOOM gathering on getting a toehold in the gig economy in order to bring together communicators who are divided by quarantine.
In the past 10 days, IABCLA has focused on how we can be useful in supporting and leading meaningful change by listening and learning and by having conversations that matter.
We want to create programming for LA Communicators that supports antiracism and the
Black Lives Matter movement and inspires the actions that lead to greater equity in our organizations. If you have suggestions or inspirations to share, please email us.
IABCLA’s online events in June
IABCLA Roundtable for Freelancers
Have you thought about freelancing, but aren’t sure where to begin? Do you currently freelance and want to up your game?
Join a small group discussion and talk through the ins and outs of freelancing as a communicator at IABCLA’s Roundtable for Freelancers. The virtual event will be held on Friday, June 26 at 12 p.m. via the chapter’s Zoom.
Jake White, principal consultant of Zaptin Communications, will lead the conversation. He’ll will touch on must know topics for freelance communications professionals, including how to procure a business license, taxes one is required to pay, and the process of setting up a company website.
The event is free, but attendance is limited to the first 12 people who sign up. To do so,
click here. Zoom login information will be provided upon registration.
IABCLA Independent Consultants Happy Hour
Would you like to meet new colleagues and develop your business?
Share ideas and swap stories at IABCLA’s Independent Consultants Happy Hour on Wednesday, June 24 at 5 p.m. via the chapter’s Zoom.
Bob Finlayson, president of Impact Marketing & Communications, will host. Bob has extensive experience in consulting to small businesses and major brands, and he’ll explore such subjects as creating a statement of work, managing workflow, and ensuring payment for services.
Don’t miss this chance to hear how other indies are managing during the pandemic!
To sign up, click here. Zoom login information will be provided upon registration.
(Note: I’m IABCLA's vice president/president-elect, and I often post updates
on chapter happenings.)
I'm Eli Natinsky and I'm a communication specialist. This blog explores my work and professional interests. I also delve into other topics, including media, marketing, pop culture, and technology.