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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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The future of work is still human

“We weren’t trying to be happy at work” – philosopher Alain de Botton’s mother-in-law perfectly summed up a challenge unique to the current generation of employees. It’s a conundrum that is at the centre of the future of work, encapsulating big ideas about trust, emotional intelligenc[...]

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Learn how to transform communication via EuroComm

EuroComm17 is just weeks away and I'm delighted to be joining the speaker line-up. My home town of London is hosting this year's International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) EuroComm conference, which focuses on the theme of transformation. Although I can't promise sunny weather[...]

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Day 17 and 18: How not to run a conference

Employee conferences can be a fantastic way to get your workforce motivated, inspired and ready to help your organisation achieve its goals. Or they can be a cringe-worthy attempt at enforced fun, death by PowerPoint and achingly painful to witness. How do you do yours? Today's Countdown t[...]

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Six things I heard at PR Week’s Strategic IC conference

There are some seriously smart things happening in internal communication right now. On Tuesday I had the privilege of attending PR Week's Strategic Internal Communications conference in London and hearing about them first hand. From monthly morale dashboards to innovative and creative employe[...]

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A proud day to be a comms pro

Yesterday approx 120 professional communicators gathered in London for the third unconference from The IC Crowd, #thebigyak. I'm so proud of this event. It's always a vibrant, stimulating and exciting day and I'm thrilled so many comms pros joined my fellow The IC Crowd @theICcrowd co-found[...]

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What’s on for comms pros this week

How important are writing skills for effective internal communication? Got an opinion on this topic? I'd love to hear it - I'm co-hosting tomorrow's #CommsChat and you're welcome to join in. The chat is taking place on Monday 18 July from 8-9pm GMT on Twitter. I'll be joining communicato[...]

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How not to run a conference

Employee conferences can be a fantastic way to get your workforce motivated, inspired and ready to help your organisation achieve its goals. Or they can be a cringe-worthy attempt at enforced fun, death by PowerPoint and achingly painful to witness. How do you do yours? I recently received[...]

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How to save money focusing on internal comms

If you're looking for ways to strengthen your influence inside your organisation or use social media for engagement, you're in luck. These are just two of the topics being covered at PR Week's Internal Communications Focus Day on 29 April. Their early bird rate expires tomorrow, and readers[...]

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What’s on this week for comms pros

The winners of the CIPR #insidestory awards will be revealed on Thursday night. Congratulations to everyone who has made the shortlist of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Inside group's annual awards. It’s incredibly strong, with some excellent campaigns, ideas and channels, and w[...]

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Do you have the right skills to do your job?

Is the future of communication in the hands of generalists or specialists? Is it ok to specialise and have one area of expertise, such as internal comms, or do we need to equip our communication teams to work across the whole spectrum? Tonight I was part of a panel discussing the future of com[...]

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What’s on this week

If you've got a shiny new 2016 diary, here are some ideas of what's coming up for comms pros to attend. Every Sunday I publish What's on this week so you can plan your time. Here's a look at events taking place from 17 to 27 January 2016. If you would like to look further ahead, see my comms cale[...]

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