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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Unanticipated Consequences of Networking

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)is inviting Ned Ludnquist, ABC, publisher of the Job of the Week (JOTW) e-mail newsletter for communication professionals to discuss networking for success.

Ned will share his insights on positioning yourself as a leader in your profession and power-networking to further your professional and personal lives. He'll also provide a case study on the virtual JOTW community he spawned and which thrives today with a life all its own. JOTW has grown from 38 subscribers in 2001 to more than 7,300 today. It has posted more than 9,100 communication-related jobs.

Everyone should bring their business cards to share. If you do not have business cards, Ned says you should go out and get them in time for the meeting. If you are looking for work, bring copies of your resume. If you have a job opening, bring copies of the announcement. And please be prepared to share with the group if you have a JOTW success story. Everyone gets a free copy of Ned's "Top 25 things you need to know to pursue the job of your dreams, especially when your dream is just to get a job."

Speaker: Ned Lundquist, ABC

Ned is past president of two IABC chapters, past district director for IABC U.S. District 3 and currently the director of marketing for the IABC International Accreditation Council. He's won a PRSA Silver Anvil Award, three IABC Gold Quill Awards, numerous local chapter and district awards, the IABC Jake Wittmer Award for excellence in communication research and was the 2000 Marquette University Communicator of the Year. He commanded the 450 men and women of the Naval Media Center, retiring as a Captain in 2000. He was vice president of corporate communication for ShipServ, an e-commerce provider in the maritime purchasing industry, and vice president of communication for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, a large trade association. He joined Anteon Corporation in 2002 where he is director of corporate communications for the Center for Security Strategies and Operations.

Cost: $20 members, $30 nonmembers, $15 students

Register By: Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, to receive the discounted rate.

Register Online

For registration questions, contact the IABC office at 612-333-4222. For questions regarding this meeting, contact Cindy Schmieg, 952-448-8193,

E-mail Ned and sign-up for Job of the Week.