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Read my Chuck Chats conversation with Chuck Gose

What's your view on fake news, compassionate comms and working transparently? These are just some of the topics I discussed with comms ace Chuck Gose. Today he's published our conversation as part of his new Chuck Chats series with Bananatag, and I've reblogged it here to share our thoughts wit[...]

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How to work as an independent practitioner

Four years ago I made the decision to work as an independent practitioner and launch All Things IC consultancy. It was a terrifying and exhilarating decision. And the best career choice I've made. Last week I spoke at #EuroComm17 hosted by the International Association of Business Communicator[...]

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Earn while you learn thanks to IoIC

Today the Institute of Internal Communication has launched a brand new Continuous Professional Development (CPD) scheme to reward communicators for their hard work. It's worth checking out if you're serious about your career. I'm delighted All Things IC Masterclasses have been recognised as pa[...]

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A question of comms: Justine Stevenson

Today Justine Stevenson, Head of Group Internal Communication at London Stock Exchange Group is in the hot seat on my blog. She's here to tell us the importance of curiosity and why you need to listen more than you talk. Justine answered these questions one week into her role, I'll hand you ov[...]

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How to sustain senior level relationships

How good are your relationships inside your organisation or with clients? Are you viewed as a trusted adviser? Are you on first name terms with your Exec team? Does it matter and make a difference to the way you work? I'm thrilled to welcome back Lou Robinson, Global Internal Comms Lead at Cos[...]

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Explore the elements of IC with this new free resource

Every now and again I spot something in the world of internal communication that stands out. Something I know will immediately benefit my clients, contacts and network. I've got a treat for you as The Elements of IC has just launched. It's not just a shiny new website, but an incredibly rich [...]

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How to create, map and keep stakeholder relationships

Having the ear of a senior leader can transform the way you work. If they view you as a trusted adviser, it can create endless opportunities for you to excel in your role and deliver business success. Today I'll show you how to map your stakeholders to get you nearer that position. Building an[...]

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10 tips to transform your storytelling

Stories have the ability to transport us into other worlds, fire up our imaginations, make an emotional connection and resonate long after ending. Today I have 10 tips to help transform your storytelling. I collated them yesterday while hosting discussions with 40 communicators at the Associatio[...]

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The changing face of internal comms?

The nature of how organisations communicate with their employees and customers is changing. IC pros don't have the tools they need to do their job and are operating in a more advisory role. That's not news to IC pros, or at least it shouldn't be. But these findings form part of a new piece of [...]

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Introducing a question of comms

I love hearing how professional communicators came to be in the job they're doing and their career stories. Today I'm launching A question of comms, to share insights from professional communicators around the globe. You're invited to take part in this new Q&A feature. I've put myself up [...]

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Trust has imploded. Here’s what you need to know…

It has been a year of unimaginable upheaval. Trust has been so corroded that we now trust leaked information much more than traditional news sources; and algorithms over human editors. Trust is in crisis around the world, we have media echo chambers, widespread mistrust in leaders and a lack o[...]

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How to prepare snow comms and look organised

Like many parents, it’s a rare treat if I make it through a week without hearing a reference to Olaf, Princess Anna or wrestling my daughter out of her Elsa dress. The film Frozen has taken everyone by storm, yet for comms pros the onset of snow and ice can only mean one thing… snow comms[...]

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