How do you recover from setbacks? Do you have a particular process to help you when things don’t work out as planned? Today I have a guest post to help you learn about recovering from setbacks. It’s been written by Matt Batten, Director of Communication and Outreach at the Diocese of Llandaff, Church in Wales. Matt recently spoke […]Read more >
Do you listen to podcasts? I regularly receive queries asking for recommendations and I feature them in my monthly email newsletter, The Water Cooler. So to coincide with the release of my latest podcast interview, I thought I’d share some resources with you. My daily routine includes listening to at least one podcast, as I […]Read more >
Voting has opened in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) elections. As a Fellow of the Institute and someone who invests in my membership and professional development annually, I’m always curious to discover who is standing. Positions up for the vote are President (including a year as President-Elect) and Council members. If you’re able […]Read more >
Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day 2020. If you’ve been aware the date is coming up, but not had a chance to plan, 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 welcome to […]Read more >
Comms professionals have been honoured by the Institute of Internal Communication’s (IoIC) National Awards. Due to 2020’s antics, the IoIC had to reimagine Friday’s event and host it virtually. It was wonderful to join 380 internal communication professionals to celebrate the winners of the #IoICAwards20. Awards Chair Justine Stevenson and IoIC’s Chief Exec Jennifer Sproul […]Read more >
How are you doing? How are you really doing? Does it feel like you’re on a carousel that keeps on spinning and you’re not sure if the music will stop? And if it does stop, will we go backwards for a bit, then forward again? I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling like this. All […]Read more >
This year has caused many organisations to change the way they communicate. We’ve had to pause some of our usual channels such as digital signage, printed publications and in-person Town Halls. We’ve increased our use of digital channels and encouraged leaders to be virtually visible. For the church, it has caused a complete re-think around […]Read more >
This week marks 21 years of my career and I’m grateful for everyone who has inspired, trained and mentored me. I can pinpoint two conversations that gave me the confidence I needed to make decisions. Asking for help has created numerous opportunities for me over the years. I now have the pleasure of advising Comms […]Read more >
Imagine a business without communication. What would it look like? What would it feel like? What would the impact be? I can tell you from experience. I have audited many organisations over the past seven-and-a-half years. Two of them did not have a formal Comms function in place and I was hired by the HR […]Read more >
Are you in review mode for 2020 and trying to plan for 2021? If so, I’ve got news of a brand new Online Masterclass to help you. I’m delighted to announce my How to review and plan your 2020 – 2021 internal comms Online Masterclass is now available. I’ve just hit publish and it’s my […]Read more >
Are you thinking about going freelance or becoming a Comms Consultant? If so, this guest post will help you. I’m proud to introduce you to Ben Veal. He is the founder of Second Mountain Communications and was the first person to experience my How to be a Comms Consultant – Exploration Online Masterclass. This is the […]Read more >
If I asked you to name the biggest mistake you’ve made in your career, what would you say? What about miscommunication? Where have you mucked up, got it wrong or failed? Last week I had the pleasure of being a guest on a brand new podcast called Internal Miscommunications. It’s hosted by Erica Goodwin in […]Read more >
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