Much like fabled unicorn tales, you’ll hear many myths and untruths surrounding internal communication. They reflect the reality of working as an internal communicator today.
Today I have a visual treat to share with you thanks to the super team over at Alive With Ideas. They took my Eight Internal Communication Myths blog post I wrote last summer and created this stunning infographic. I love it!
Thank you to Alan, Caroline, Alex, Andrew and the whole team for turning my words into this gorgeous image.
Want to know the full details behind the myths? You can read my original article here.
Professional communicator and comms cartoonist Helen Reynolds @helreynolds regularly features unicorns in her cartoons. I’ve had one on my desk since last week…
Quote of the day from @mrsjennifield when I described @HelReynolds‘ ace new cartoon to her just now: “Rach, you’re my comms unicorn” – I’ll take that! 🦄 (Have printed the cartoon so I can see it while working today as it makes me smile). pic.twitter.com/QOEpfqmwaP
— Rachel Miller (@AllthingsIC) April 19, 2018
My five-year-old daughter was incredibly impressed to see my logo alongside a unicorn when I showed her, so thank you Alive for the brownie points.
What would you add? I have a document with 21 myths drafted and keep toying with the idea of publishing it. Perhaps I will one day.
But for now… enjoy.
Post author: Rachel Miller
First published on the All Things IC blog 27 April 2018.
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My 2019 monthly Masterclass dates are now live.
The first one is on Monday 28 January 2019 I will be running my How to be a Comms Consultant – Exploration Masterclass. It will be at wallacespace in St Pancras. Please note this is a change of venue from the Covent Garden site I’ve been using for the past two years.
IoIC and CIPR members save 20% and earn CPD from my monthly courses (Except Comms Consultant ones). You can also work with me 1-2-1 or as a team.
My Masterclasses all take place face-to-face in London, UK. CIPR and IoIC members can save 20% and earn CPD points/hours off the monthly (not Comms Consultant) courses.
- 11 October 2018: How to be a Comms Consultant – Momentum – Masterclass. One place left.
- 18 October 2018: Strategic Internal Communication Masterclass. £599 +VAT. Sold out.
- 8 November 2018: How to be a Comms Consultant – Exploration – Masterclass. £399 +VAT. Sold out
- 20 November 2018: How to be a Comms Consultant – Momentum – Masterclass. £399 +VAT. Two places left.
- 22 November 2018: Change Communication Masterclass. £599 +VAT. Four places left.
- 28 January 2019: How to be a Comms Consultant – Exploration – Masterclass. £399 +VAT. Four places left.
- 30 January 2019: Strategic Internal Communication, £599 +VAT
- 27 February 2019: Internal Communication, £599 +VAT
- 27 March 2019: Change Communication, £599 +VAT
- 24 April 2019: Strategic Internal Communication, £599 +VAT
- 22 May 2019: Internal Communication, £599 +VAT.