A question of comms: Margaret Oscar

What do you like most about working internal communication? Margaret Oscar, Head of Employee Communications and Engagement, is the latest professional communicator to sit in my #questionofcomms hot seat. She's revealed what she likes most about working in IC, the best...

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How to prepare for World Values Day 2018

World Values Day is on Thursday 18 October 2018. It's an opportunity to think about your most deeply held values and act on them. Staying true to our values and acting on them has never been more important. This year’s core theme is about putting our values into...

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How to communicate change – my talk from last week

How good is your organisation at communicating change? Do you get locked into a tactical cycle of being brought in at the last-minute or are you working as a trusted adviser, championing effective internal communication at every stage? On Tuesday I had the pleasure of...

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How to communicate World Mental Health Day 2018

Wednesday 10 October is World Mental Health Day 2018. How will your organisation communicate it? Need a hand? I've got you covered. This article contains advice and guidance to share with employees. Help yourself and do let me know how you are marking the day. You're...

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IC pros honoured at the National IoIC Awards

Congratulations to the professional communicators who were honoured at the Institute of Internal Communication's National Awards last night. It was a pleasure to help Judge this year's awards and I enjoyed attending the event at the Intercontinental Hotel in London...

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Four things to consider when starting a consultancy

Are you thinking of becoming a Comms Consultant? When you start any business there are a number of things to consider about your legal structure, the records you need to start keeping and how you’ll pay tax. My upcoming How to be a Comms Consultant Masterclasses cover...

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How to successfully manage upwards

How good are you at managing upwards? What are your influencing and negotiation skills like? Today I have a guest post by Leadership and Executive Coach Nadine Powrie @nadinepowrie. She's here to share her thoughts with All Things IC's readers including seven tools to...

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Champions of women in business named by the FT

Our boardrooms are lacking in gender diversity, and the absence of female representation has an impact at all levels of an organisation. The presence of strong, female role models across all sectors and industries is essential to develop a pool of diverse rising...

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Why internal communication strategies matter

How are internal communication strategies designed and implemented? Why do they matter? Today I have a guest post for you by Lisa Pantelli @lisapantelli. She's an award-winning employee engagement and internal communications specialist and Director of Become. Lisa...

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What are the benefits of having or being a mentor?

Nineteen years ago this week I entered the world of work as an 18-year-old Trainee Journalist on my local newspaper. Throughout my career I have benefitted from having professional mentors and I'm thankful for their sage counsel to guide me through my decision-making...

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New internal communication workbook out now

I love stationery and buy a lot of notebooks and journals to help me plan and sketch out my internal communication ideas. The trend for journals and inspirational notebooks is on the rise. Having realised there wasn't one on the market designed for internal...

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How to fulfil your 2018 ambitions

Tomorrow is the first day back to work after the Summer break here in the UK. Do you have the blues or are you raring to go? Have you packed your work bag and lined up a stash of new stationery? Or has it been business as usual over the past couple of months and...

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Diary of a freelancer – six months in…

What's the reality of working as a Comms Consultant? Today I have a special guest post for you by Ellie Buckingham. Regular readers of my blog will know Ellie shared her thoughts about launching her own business six months ago. She's back to reveal the highs and lows...

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How to communicate an office move effectively

What is it like to communicate an office move? What do you need to do and how should you plan? Next week Energy UK will move office from the Regent Street home the association, in one form or another, has had for over 18 years to a new base in the Moorgate area. I'm...

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Who am I?

Who am I? Simple question but it provokes a vast array of different possible answers, all of which contain the truth. I'm currently working on a new way to support internal communicators to help you answer the question Who am I? for yourself. I'll share full details...

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How can internal communication be improved?

How good is your organisation's internal communication? Want to know how to improve it? I'm going to share a top tip with you today that will help you improve your internal communication. Q: How can internal communication be improved? A: Set your intentions. Asking...

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Why leaders need to serve

How capable are your leaders? How can you help them prepare to serve? I'm so disappointed by last night's England football result in the World Cup, but full of admiration for the impeccable leadership qualities displayed by Coach Gareth Southgate. His genuineness and...

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What to read this Summer

The sun has had its hat on for weeks and it's glorious here in London. I can't remember the last time I spent a day without applying factor 50 sun lotion to my three children and rummaging around for hats and glasses. If your thoughts are turning to holidays and what...

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What is a Mastermind?

Have you ever taken part in a Mastermind? I'm introducing them as part of my brand new How to be a Comms Consultant Masterclasses and have received questions from internal comms pros who haven't heard of them before. So I thought I'd demystify it and share what you...

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Free change communication strategy template

How good are your planning skills when it comes to communicating change? I'm delighted to welcome Saskia Jones back to the All Things IC blog to share brand new guidelines with my readers to help you develop a 10-step change communication strategy. [cp_modal...

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Why Missguided launched cultural vibes as values

I have a crush on a brand. Over the past year I’ve been watching the Missguided Twitter feeds and LinkedIn updates from employees and marvelling at the way they communicate. If you think internal communication has to be corporate and stuffy, think again. Prepare...

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Come and explore being a Comms Consultant

Last week I launched my brand new How to be a Comms Consultant Masterclasses and they sold out in record time! If you missed out on a place, I'm delighted to offer another opportunity for you to sign up. I've set an additional date of Thursday 8 November for my...

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Why should you attend conferences?

Why do you go to conferences or events? Or what has stopped you from going in recent years? Comms pros regularly ask which conferences or events I prioritise attending and what I recommend. So I thought I'd lift the lid on my own decision making in the hope it...

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Learn how to be a Comms Consultant

Today I'm proud to announce the launch of two brand new All Things IC Masterclasses focused on helping you be a Comms Consultant. If you've ever thought about going solo or are already, I have two additional ways to support you. The Masterclasses are: How to be a...

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