IABC – a first impression

by Lee Hopkins on April 20, 2005

in miscellaneous

Having now swelled the illustrious ranks of the IABC, induced in no small part by Nifty Nev and Shakin’ Shel’s wholehearted endorsement of the organisation, I am able to report on my first impressions.

“Very” is a word that springs to mind.

The resources available are impressive — I haven’t had time to wander aimlessly through the books and material available for purchase, but certainly a few quick clicks of my mouse enabled me to print off a swag of great articles for reading on the bus.

Sure, a couple of the articles are ‘magaziney’ in feel (as in a little light on ‘how to’ and a bit too much like articles you’d find in House & Garden), but some were absolute corkers!

I’ve committed what many of my peers would consider heresy — I’ve read the $#@^ing manual on MyComms before actually starting work on producing a Comms plan with it. Once I start the project proper I’ll get to put my reading into practice. Stay tuned!

So all in all, my first impression is very positive.

Living as I do in Adelaide, there’s no ‘chapter’ for me to join, so I join the ranks of the ‘members at large’. [I wonder if it is a comment on my waist size? Has my wife been talking to them behind my back?] But no doubt there will be plenty of opportunities to find IABC colleagues here in Australia at an appropriate time.

So thanks, Nev & Shel, for recommending the organisation to me. You are indeed good ambassadors.

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