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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The truth about internal communicators

How would you describe the way you work as an internal communicator? Do you strive or do you thrive? Today I'm going to share the truth about internal communication and the realities of working as an IC pro. In yesterday's #QuestionOfComms article by Chloe Jeffs, I...

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A Question of Comms: Chloe Jeffs

What do you like most about working internal communication? Chloe Jeffs is the latest professional communicator to sit in my #questionofcomms hot seat. I've had the pleasure of working with her over the years, most recently as a client in her previous role as Head of...

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Want to work with me 1-2-1 next year?

Internal Communicators are currently focusing on communicating strategy, values and purpose, improving digital channels, enhancing leadership communications and developing an IC strategy. Sound familiar? My 2019 Masterclass dates are now live on my website, where you...

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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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