President’s Column

by Steve Higgins, IABC/Tulsa President

Did you know there’s a great, big IABC world out there?

It’s true. Beyond our local chapter here in Tulsa, the IABC network extends across 80 countries and includes approximately 15,000 business communication professionals.

While we don’t have the specific statistics, it goes without saying that a percentage of these members are individuals who call themselves “freelancers” – or those who work in a consulting role to provide public relations, writing, design, photography and other services to help an organization manage communications and achieve its goals. Freelancers benefit from an IABC membership because the network allows them access to a wide social network, and potential clients.

Since we value the freelancers who are members of the IABC/Tulsa chapter, we are planning to offer a new membership benefit just for them. In the next few months, we’ll be adding a section to our chapter website – http://tulsa.iabc.com/ – that will serve as a freelancer database. All IABC/Tulsa members who offer freelance services will be allowed to advertise their business on the site.

The even better news is that all of our members and non-members can also benefit from this new effort. Looking for a freelancer? Soon you’ll be able to visit the freelancer directory at http://tulsa.iabc.com/!

Interested in being listed on the site once we get the new section up and running? Send us an e-mail at iabctulsa@gmail.com.