“Behind the Scenes with JOTW—A World in Communication”


“Behind the Scenes with JOTW—A World in Communication”

If you live and work in the greater Washington area, chances are you know of Ned Lundquist, ABC, the founder and creator of “Job of the Week” or “JOTW,” the free e-newsletter that he started in 2001, and that now has more than 10,000 subscribers around the world.

Incoming Vice Chair of the IABC Accreditation Council, Ned has successfully created a virtual global community—or “JOTW-ers”—of communications professionals, who do everything from sharing job leads, to dispensing free, if quirky, career advice (via “Pimp My Job”), to showing the world their collection of shoes (see www.nedsjotw.com). Indeed, “Nedworking” has become a part of the communications vocabulary—and not just in Washington!

This summer, IABC/Washington is proud to give you a real-world glimpse into the virtual phenomenon that is JOTW, and that started in our own backyard. Ned will lead a panel of JOTW-ers including Mike Sorohan and Marty Welles, who will talk about how and why they are JOTW-ers, bringing “Nedworking” to your doorstep—a great way to spend a midsummer’s evening in the DC metro area.

Do you have a “Nedworking” experience, or JOTW success story, to share? Bring it on! Do you want to be the “Dream Team” to pimp your job? We’re here for you! Maybe you’re new in town, just want to meet Ned and (finally) see what “the Cap’n” looks like”—come on over! And there will be a special contest with prizes for anyone who catches Ned and Mike laughing at each other’s jokes.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-blue moon event where you will take your “Nedworking” to a new level, and leave with a greater sense of how being part of a larger communications community enriches your life as a professional communicator.

When: Thursday, July 12, 2007, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Tivoli Restaurant, Arlington, Va.

Cost: $40/$45/$55 for IABC members/guests/non-members respectively, in advance; rates go up after the early bird deadline and at the door. For more information and to register, please visit www.iabcwashington.org.

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