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What have you needed help with this week? Where did you go to get ideas, advice and inspiration to help you learn? Regular readers of my blog will know I'm creating a suite of Online Masterclasses. They're designed for internal communications professionals and anyone...

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How to be more strategic in internal communications

How do you talk about strategy in your organisation? Is it something you love or loathe? I've written about strategy and being more strategic a lot over the past 10 years and today I have a guest post to help demystify the strategic planning process. It was written by...

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How to prepare for Time to Talk Day

Thursday 7 February 2019 marks the sixth year of Time to Change’s ‘Time to Talk Day’. The awareness campaign aims to end mental health discrimination and this year’s theme is all about ‘bringing together the right ingredients, to have a conversation about mental...

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Come and join my Comms Director Mastermind

Are you a Comms Director or Head of Internal Comms? Do you go to Comms Conferences and feel like you never learn anything new? Perhaps it feels like you give away your knowledge to help less experienced colleagues learn, but there’s nowhere for you to learn with...

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The changing role of Internal Communication

Today I ran my latest Strategic Internal Communication Masterclass and thoroughly enjoyed listening to the professional communicators in the room sharing thoughts, asking questions and talking about the reality of their roles. You can see the group pictured below,...

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How can we encourage collaboration?

How good is your company at collaboration? We hear about it so much within the world of Internal Communication, I certainly have constant conversations along these lines with clients. Today I have a guest post for you by Kate Isichei on collaboration. She's looked at...

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“My Employer” tops the Edelman Trust Barometer

Trust has changed profoundly in the past year - people have shifted their trust to the relationships within their control, most notably their employers. Globally, 75 percent of people trust “My Employer” to do what is right, this is significantly more than NGOs (57...

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Introducing The Internal Comms Podcast

Today a brand new podcast has hit the airwaves and I'm proud to be featured as its first guest. AB's Managing Director Katie Macaulay has published The Internal Comms Podcast and you're invited to tune in. I  welcomed Katie to the All Things IC office just before...

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A Question of Comms: Harriet Small

What can IC pros learn from the New Zealand Rugby team and what's the future of internal communication? Communications Officer Harriet Small is the latest professional communicator to sit in my #questionofcomms hot seat. She's given her views on these questions and...

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Six lessons from six months as a Comms freelancer

What is it like to work as a freelance Comms Consultant? If you've been toying with the idea but unsure if it's for you, this article may help you make up your mind. Ben Capper has written for the All Things IC blog to share the highs, lows and everything in-between...

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The 10 most common mistakes companies make with copy

How good is your copy? Most professional communicators create reams of copy (written material) every year, including intranet  stories or scripts for videos. Would you like a helping hand with yours? Today I'm delighted to introduce Jaime Cox to the All Things IC blog...

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Why we need to talk about mental health in Comms

The PR industry is making progress in tackling mental illness amongst practitioners, but a new survey published by PRWeek and the PRCA today has found significant room for improvement. We need to take mental health and employee wellbeing seriously, I've seen too many...

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Five New Year’s resolutions for IC Consultants

Have you set any resolutions for 2019? Hot on the heels of my professional goals article yesterday, I have a guest post to share with you. It's written by IC Consultant Jessica Bull, who has been contracting for four years. She started off in the public sector and has...

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How to set your professional goals for 2019

At this time of year, I’m reminded of a history lesson at school and learning how January is named after Janus. He was the Roman god of beginnings, gates, transitions, doorways and endings and had two faces – one looking to the future and one looking to the past. As...

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The best question to ask in an interview

What's the best question to ask in an interview? How can you be certain you get the whole story from someone you are interviewing? I have a top tip to share with you. I realised when I was a Journalist that when I ended an interview, people would often say: "Oh I...

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Your £50 Christmas gift from All Things IC

Hi everyone, seeing as this is the season where you are spending out on other people, I have a gift for you. The All Things IC blog turns 10-years-old in March, so to thank you for reading my thoughts here for nearly a decade, I have a £50 gift certificate for you. It...

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Internal Comms predictions for 2019…

What's going to be hot over the next 12 months? What will the trends be? Every year I contribute to various articles in the industry press to share my predictions, so I thought I'd share them here first. Spoiler: It's not robots. I also invited my network to...

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Ten Yammer mistakes to avoid

Are you using Yammer inside your organisation? Would you like to know some mistakes to avoid? I've been writing about using social media for internal communication on my blog since March 2009. I asked my network via Twitter whether this would be a valuable article to...

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The benefits of values-based communication

How can you have values-based communication in your organisation? Today I have a guest post by values expert Jackie Le Fevre, @magmaeffect, to share with you. Regular readers of my blog will know I enjoy reading the pearls of wisdom Jackie offers, and she's here with...

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Defending our Turf… or leapfrogging into leadership

With all the talk about a convergence of internal and external communication, there’s a lot of reason for IC folk to feel beleaguered, to feel a need to “defend our turf.” So says Mike Klein, Principal of Changing The Terms, a Netherlands-based consultancy focused on...

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How to be an Internal Comms Consultant in 2019

If you're an aspiring or existing Internal Communication Consultant, how can you make 2019 your best year yet? Are you thinking about being a Consultant, but unsure if you're ready to leave your in-house job? Or maybe you've been one for a while but want to build...

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Top takeaways from PRWeek’s Strategic IC conference

PRWeek has just held its annual Strategic Internal Communication conference in London. It was a comprehensive couple of days full of insights, smart ideas and plenty of networking. I was proud to be the media partner for the third year running and enjoyed catching up...

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How disruptive technology and culture go together

On Monday I had the pleasure of discussing all things disruptive technology and culture at Social Media Inside the Large Enterprise conference aka #smilelondon. The day was expertly hosted by Marc Wright of simplycommunicate, and Jenni Field of Redefining...

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How to communicate kindness in your organisation

I believe kindness has the potential to transform lives inside our workplaces and homes. Tuesday 13 November 2018 is World Kindness Day. Are you planning to mark it in your organisation? If so, I'd love to know how, do comment below or Tweet me @AllthingsIC. In this...

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