New competency framework launches for comms pros

Today the Institute of Internal Communication has updated its competency framework to enable communicators to assess themselves. I blogged about the profession map when it launched a few months ago. Today it has been refreshed and is available for you to access. What’s changed? IoIC Chief Exec Jennifer Sproul said: “We have further expanded our […]

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Advice to help you find your next comms job

Looking for a new role? Or curious to see what’s on the market at the moment? Every week the All Things IC jobs page is updated with the latest vacancies. From internships to Global Comms Director roles, there’s always a range on offer and often external comms roles too. So if you want to know […]

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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 and maintaining […]

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Day 24: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We’re just hours away from Father Christmas visiting and my household celebrating my twin sons’ second birthdays on 25 December. It’s been a significant year for many reasons and as my Countdown to Christmas draws to a close, I’d like to wish my clients, contacts and readers a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Thank you for your […]

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The Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is…

After much discussion, debate, and research, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016 is post-truth. It’s an adjective defined as relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief. The Word of the Year shortlist includes one of my favourite words, hygge. (See […]

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Have you made the ICon Awards shortlist?

Congratulations to the professional communicators who have made the ICon Awards 2016 shortlist. These awards are organised by the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) and winners will be named at a ceremony in London next week. It was a pleasure to judge them. I love seeing communicators recognised for their hard work, well done to […]

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Why you need to think strategically about IC

Yesterday I had the pleasure of running a Strategic Internal Comms Masterclass in London for senior-level communicators. My mind is still buzzing with their questions, challenges and ideas. I know from messages I’ve received today they are feeling the same. Why ‘strategic’ internal communication? This was a topic raised at the ace CIPR Inside conference […]

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Sign up to achieve communication excellence

Want to boost your knowledge of internal communication, ask your peers questions and improve your work? There are a few spaces left on upcoming All Things IC Masterclasses where you have the opportunity to do all these things. On Thursday 15 September I ran a Masterclass focused on internal communication. Thank you to the comms professionals (pictured) […]

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What Brexit means for IC pros

As the Brexit dust slowly begins to settle here in the UK, after what has clearly been a surprise to most and a shock to many, the role of the internal communicator is arguably more important than ever. Says who? Well today Gatehouse Group is publishing a special edition of its State of the Sector […]

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Save 20% off CIPR Inside conference tickets

Do you know where the gaps are in internal communication? Not just inside your organisation, but in your own knowledge? This year’s internal communication conference from CIPR Inside aims to Close the Gap. All Things IC blog readers can save 20 per cent off tickets with my code allthingsIC16, which will hopefully help close any […]

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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 communicator Helen Deverell @helendeverell (pictured) to co-host the chat. We will explore […]

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An introduction to All Things IC Masterclasses

The best part of learning is sharing what you know.  I agree with that quote from educator Vaughn K. Lauer and today I’ve got a brand new video to share with you so you can find out more about All Things IC Masterclasses. The courses cover a range of topics and bookings are being taken […]

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