The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has published a new resource aimed at supporting those caring for school-age children. It contains advice on how to talk to employers about challenging situations and advice for employers on how to best support their employees, particularly during the pandemic. PR and Parenting in a Pandemic is free […]Read more >
The latest Comms pro to sit in my hot seat is Tamara Sperling, Interim Strategic Communications Manager. Read on to discover Tamara’s advice for people wanting to work in this field and why you need to learn from mistakes. Tamara will be looking for her next contract role from mid-September 2020 and can be contacted […]Read more >
Whether your employees are usually based all in one building or spread out across the country, we’re all having to communicate in different ways right now. How can you best communicate with employees who are working remotely at this time? What if the majority are providing front-line services as key workers? I caught up with […]Read more >
Over the past week I’ve welcomed 22 Comms practitioners to the All Things IC Hub, the home of my client work and Masterclasses. I’ve loved seeing Comms pros exploring the Hub and discovering all the elements that have been created for you to enjoy. See below for a short video showing the inside. I also had […]Read more >
I’ve been offering consultation and mentoring calls for a few years now and love working one-to-one with Comms practitioners from around the globe. But what does that actually mean? What is it like to have a call with me, what can you discuss and what happens next? Today I’m delighted to share a behind the […]Read more >
I’ve been teaching All Things IC Masterclasses since 2016 and love working with Comms practitioners to increase your skills, knowledge and confidence in all things internal communication related. A few days ago I taught my Internal Communication Masterclass at the All Things IC Hub and was delighted to welcome recent graduate Harriet Dawson. I invited […]Read more >
Do you know the skills you need to be an IC practitioner? Today the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) has launched its updated profession map following an eight-month consultative review with a broad range of practitioners on a newly established professional development advisory board (PDAB). The IoIC’s original profession map was first introduced in 2016 […]Read more >
What does the year ahead hold for you? Perhaps you’re planning to change jobs, start your own consultancy business, deepen your experience in your current role or aim for a promotion? Whatever you’re planning, I’m going to share 10 career aspirations you’ll be able to keep this upcoming year. 2021 update: If you’re starting a new […]Read more >
What is it like being part of a large IC team? You’re about to find out as I have a guest post for you today by Josephine Graham. She is the Internal Communications Lead at City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council here in the UK. However, she has just finished a secondment to NHS Digital […]Read more >
Twenty years ago this week I entered the world of work as a trainee Journalist on my local newspaper. It was 1999, I was 18-years-old and excited about turning my dreams of being Lois Lane into reality. I’d never heard of internal communication. It would be another three years until I stumbled across the phrase […]Read more >
Do you have an upcoming speech or presentation to give? How is the preparation going? Does the idea of speaking at conferences fill you with dread because you don’t know what to say, how to plan or where to start? In May 2019 I gave the opening keynote presentation at the Public Relations Society of […]Read more >
Are you helping to save lives? Attract students? Make roads? Sell stuff? It doesn’t matter what your company does – every sector needs to prioritise the health and happiness of their workforce. Not just physical health, but their mental health too. And this is finally being talked about, and written about. A lot. I invited […]Read more >
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