How a charity is preparing for GDPR

How is your preparation for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going? Today I have a guest post by Nikki Roberts, @NikkiRoberts7, Head of Communications at Tamba (Twins and Multiple Births Association). She's written for the All Things IC blog to reveal how...

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How can organisations communicate change?

Can you build a culture of resilience, agility and readiness for change within an organisation? This is the topic Holly Gifkins, Internal Communications and Engagement Advisor at Leonard Cheshire Disability is exploring. She's currently studying the Chartered...

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How to understand and improve diversity

How inclusive and diverse is your organisation? What about your internal communication? If you want to understand how to improve diversity and inclusion in your workplace and the wider industry, I've got a new resource to help you. Diversity is any dimension that can...

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Which job is right for you?

How do you know if a job vacancy is the right one for you? Reading through job descriptions is a good first step to get a sense of the company, but how can you find out more? In this article I'll be revealing where to learn more about an organisation and the internal...

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How Bristol Water is preparing for GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May. If you're scratching your head trying to work out what it is, how it works and what you need to know, this article will help. Today I'm delighted to welcome Eleanor Tweddell to my blog. She's the...

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Four ways to build your personal brand

How can you build your personal brand inside your organisation? Everyone has a personal brand. It’s what people say about you when you’re not in the room and what you’re known for. Today I have a guest post to share with you by Corina Manea @corinamanea, Chief...

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Diary of a freelancer – one month in…

Are you thinking about working as a freelance communications professional this year? If so, you'll want to read Ellie Buckingham's guest post for the All Things IC blog. Ellie is four weeks into the freelance life and is here to share her story. I'll hand you over......

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How to be a Communication Consultant: where to work

Where can you work as a Communication Consultant if work is a thing you do, rather than a place you go? Today I'm continuing my series offering insights into the reality of working as a Comms Consultant, to mark All Things IC's fifth birthday, including a video tour...

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What happens inside is reflected outside

Today is All Things IC's fifth birthday and I have something special to share with you. Every year on 31 January I buy a piece of artwork to mark another year of running my own business. That's the date my company was incorporated (registered) back in 2013. It's a...

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How to be a Communication Consultant: getting paid

How much should you charge as a Communication Consultant and what are common misconceptions? Today I'm continuing my series of articles looking at life as a Comms Consultant to mark five years of running All Things IC. It's a long read, grab a cuppa. My first post -...

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The challenges facing NHS communicators

Senior NHS communicators say their main challenges are: delivering more activity with less resource; effective engagement as part of transformation initiatives; recruiting and retaining high-quality staff; embracing new technologies; and demonstrating return on...

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A BBC journalist’s view of the Trust Barometer

Following my blog post a few days ago about the Edelman Trust Barometer, I'm delighted to welcome Adam Kirtley, BBC journalist and media coach and consultant back to my blog to share his view. He got in touch to share his view with my readers, so I'll hand you over to...

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What you need to know about trust in 2018

The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer has just been released and reveals a world of seemingly stagnant distrust. As we begin 2018, we find the world in a new phase in the loss of trust: the unwillingness to believe information, even from those closest to us. Warning - this...

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How to be a Communication Consultant: getting started

“We have a three-month mortgage holiday. That means you have 90 days to make your consulting idea work and start earning." Gulp. That conversation between my husband and I was the start of All Things IC consultancy, which turns five-years-old on 31 January 2018. No...

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The gamification conundrum

Are you using gamification for internal communication? It was such a hot topic a few years back, but what's happened and is anyone using it now? Today I have a guest post by Jo Bland, Head of Internal Communications and Engagement at NHS Digital. Jo @jobland3 recently...

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Could you be a Head of Internal Engagement?

Could you inspire 20,000+ regular volunteers and 4000 paid staff as British Red Cross’ new Head of Internal Engagement? Today I’ve got something a bit different for you. I heard about this interesting new role at British Red Cross and wanted to find out more about it....

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The trend internal comms pros need in 2018

Which trends from this year will still be around in 12 months' time? Today I have predictions from 20 professional communicators so you can see what your peers are saying. I've also got a Christmas present for my blog readers - a code to save you 20% off my 2018...

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How to communicate snow comms

It's snowing in London today and you're already searching for "snow comms" advice. So freshly blogged, here's a reminder of what to do if you’re responsible for communicating business continuity plans (bcp), steps to take and how to look like you’re on top of it all....

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How to get more done in your day

How do you plan your time effectively? Today I have a free printable to make the most of your time and maximise your output. In other words, here's how to get more done in your day. I know how hard it is to schedule tasks and keep on top of a to-do list. So today I...

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See you in a few weeks

I'm about to disappear for a couple of weeks and wanted to share why with you. Clients and friends will know that one of my two-year-old twin sons has a rare congenital heart defect (which means he was born with it). All being well, he's due to have surgery later this...

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How to use social alignment to put comms in context

We’ve all seen it: people at work struggle to collaborate and be effective because of misunderstandings, unconscious biases, assumptions, gaps in information, and social and environmental influences. What can you do to address these issues? Today I have a guest post...

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31 books to help you learn about communication

Read any good books lately? I'm going to share my recommended reads with you to help you learn more about internal communication, PR, social media and personal branding. I held my latest Internal Communication Masterclass in London yesterday and shared lots of book...

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10 tips from today’s PRWeek Strategic IC conference

Is your organisation pushed from the outside or driven from the inside? Today Heather Wagoner, Director of Internal Communication and Engagement at the BBC posed this question to delegates at PRWeek's Strategic Internal Communication conference. She shared one of the...

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What I heard at smilelondon today

Want to know what's happening with Microsoft's roadmap, what you need to know about bots and whether you can integrate Workplace with Office 365? I have the answers. Today I joined professional communicators for the ninth Social Media in the Large Enterprise (smile)...

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What’s the ideal Christmas gift for Comms pros?

What's the best gift Comms pros could receive this Christmas? I posed that question to clients and professional communicators in my network and am going to reveal what they said. More time and budget topped the list, featuring in many of their answers. What would you...

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Comms pros reveal top tips for Christmas comms

How are your Christmas comms plans going? Every year I publish a guide to help internal communicators get organised. This year it's packed with advice from practitioners who kindly accepted my invitation to contribute. My thanks to comms friends and clients who have...

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What’s it like to work in internal comms?

What is the current state of the internal communication sector? What is it like to work in internal comms? Now is the time for your voice to be heard - because you know exactly what it's like. Today I have news of two ways you can have your say, and invite you to do...

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A beginner’s guide to personal branding

Today I'm publishing a beginner's guide to personal branding so you can get started and find out all you need to know. Organisations such as Warburtons have been talking about personal branding with their employees this year and...

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Why fake news matters and what you can do

It has been derided by the leader of the free world and accused of influencing elections, but ‘fake news’ is today legitimate news as it has been named Collins’ Word of the Year 2017. The word has seen an unprecedented increase of use - up 365% since 2016. Wow. In...

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A question of comms: Tammy L. Nienaber

"Be cautious about joining a company that requires you to play the role of a mouthpiece or corporate positioning or that isn't aligned with your values." This piece of advice is just one of the pearls of wisdom Tammy L. Nienaber, Director of Communications at salon...

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