Speechwriters aren’t big joiners, I’ve noticed; and when they reach the executive ranks, they remain more isolated than, say, their counterparts in public relations or marketing.
Which is why Leadership Communication Days is such a happy gathering.
But executive communicators who are looking for more continuous professional community might look up the Communication Leadership Exchange.
It’s small and little-known—it used to be known as the Council of Communication Management; it’s been around in one form or another since 1955; and you’ve never heard of it, right?—and the 350-ish members like to keep it that way.
But a conversation I recently had with CLE president Becky Healy indicated that executive communication pros are just the sorts of members they’re looking for.