The ABC of being an Accredited Business Communicator

The NSW Chapter of IABC ran an information session today for communication professionals considering becoming an accredited business communicator. This international qualification from IABC is the only one of its kind in the communication industry. Participants at the information session heard from three of Australia’s seven ABCs, Meryl David, Lorri Lennon and recently accredited Chapter President Simon Covill.

Earning the designation, “Accredited Business Communicator (ABC)” is the highest honour accorded by the International Association of Business Communicators and is awarded only after the applicant submits a professional portfolio and passes a rigorous 4.5 hour written and oral examination, demonstrating strong ethics and strategic and tactical abilities as a communicator.

Simon described the satisfaction of going through the accreditation process: “It’s a tough process but achievable! And the personal satisfaction of knowing you have reached a global standard in communication excellence is more than worth it.”
October is also Accreditation month. By signing up this month, you can be in the running for some great prizes – many of which will help you in your accreditation.
For additional information, visit the IABC website: www.iabc.com/abc

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