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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How to communicate World Mental Health Day 2018

Wednesday 10 October is World Mental Health Day 2018. How will your organisation communicate it? Need a hand? I've got you covered. This article contains advice and guidance to share with employees. Help yourself and do let me know how you are marking the day. You're...

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IC pros honoured at the National IoIC Awards

Congratulations to the professional communicators who were honoured at the Institute of Internal Communication's National Awards last night. It was a pleasure to help Judge this year's awards and I enjoyed attending the event at the Intercontinental Hotel in London...

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Four things to consider when starting a consultancy

Are you thinking of becoming a Comms Consultant? When you start any business there are a number of things to consider about your legal structure, the records you need to start keeping and how you’ll pay tax. My upcoming How to be a Comms Consultant Masterclasses cover...

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How to successfully manage upwards

How good are you at managing upwards? What are your influencing and negotiation skills like? Today I have a guest post by Leadership and Executive Coach Nadine Powrie @nadinepowrie. She's here to share her thoughts with All Things IC's readers including seven tools to...

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Champions of women in business named by the FT

Our boardrooms are lacking in gender diversity, and the absence of female representation has an impact at all levels of an organisation. The presence of strong, female role models across all sectors and industries is essential to develop a pool of diverse rising...

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Why internal communication strategies matter

How are internal communication strategies designed and implemented? Why do they matter? Today I have a guest post for you by Lisa Pantelli @lisapantelli. She's an award-winning employee engagement and internal communications specialist and Director of Become. Lisa...

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What are the benefits of having or being a mentor?

Nineteen years ago this week I entered the world of work as an 18-year-old Trainee Journalist on my local newspaper. Throughout my career I have benefitted from having professional mentors and I'm thankful for their sage counsel to guide me through my decision-making...

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