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I'm in… are you?

How good are you at prioritising? Does your ‘to-do’ list change every month, week, day, hour or minute? It seems that in today’s fast-paced world the amount of people who would like a piece of your time as a communicator can be overwhelming. Making time to effectively plan rather than reactively creating communications campaigns is […]

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Casting the net

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learnt during my career so far is the value of networking. Nowadays there are so many choices and easy ways to keep in touch with past friends, colleagues and acquaintances that I don’t think there is much excuse for not keeping the lines of communication open. Whether you […]

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Caught up in the crunch

Research published by Melcrum this week shows the credit crunch has been taking its toll, with more internal communicators than ever before being forced to prove their worth. From talking to comms professionals I know, it seems at a time when comms functions need to continue doing what they do best, they are being asked […]

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Heard it through the grapevine…

How good is your internal grapevine? Do the ‘water cooler’ moments in your organisation help or hinder internal communication? Deal and Kennedy (1982) think grapevines are often an organisation’s quickest and most effective communication system and used properly can be valuable in passing on information. This morning we announced our new CEO and this week […]

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My recommended must-reads

Now the dust has settled and I’ve finished writing my dissertation, I finally have time to properly read the books I have dipped in and out of over the past few months. Thank you to everyone who recommended I read certain books to help broaden my understanding. I’ve been asked by a couple of people […]

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Facing up to the challenge

Transparency, a long-term vision and remembering to focus on the individual – these were all labelled as some of the biggest challenges facing communicators in 2009 by comms professionals from a wide variety of organisations tonight. We met at Able and How’s offices in London for the first of their round table events, that brought […]

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To collaborate or not to collaborate?….

Every single book I am reading for my disseration seems to have a checklist of buzzwords around social media and internal comms: engagement – check, motivation – check, knowledge management – check, cross-silo networks – check, end-user engagement – check. But the biggest and baddest of them all is collaboration. It apears to me that if […]

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What writing a dissertation looks like…

Am actually drowning in books and papers! Got home last night to find a surprise parcel from my oldest friend Debs which contained a funky glass jar of retro sweets from our childhood. Accompanied by fab note saying they were to keep me going while writing my dissertation, bless her. A girl needs friends like […]

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The first one…

So I’ve finally done it and have set up my very own blog. Hurrah! I’m currently writing a disseration for my post-graduate diploma in Internal Communications Management on social media/Web 2.0 and its impact on internal communication. A truly fascinating subject that is keeping me awake at night (literally) as I’m making contact with lots […]

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