How do you put the social into internal communication? That was the question I answered last night at #mkicomms, which is a brand new networking event for internal communication professionals who are based in or around the Milton Keynes area of the UK.
It’s the brainchild of IC pros Susie May @susiegmay and Richard Cooper @richardjcooper1, who I introduced to each other at a networking event hosted by The IC Crowd in December last year. I’m thrilled to see their hard work come to fruition, as the venue was packed last night.
The Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) is based in Milton Keynes, so the area is a natural hub for IC pros, and they supported the event alongside FS1 Recruitment, who did a great job at hosting and making everyone feel welcome and informed.
I was asked to speak at the event and did so on how internal comms pros can ‘be sociable’ in all senses of the word.
We took some time to think through personal branding, connecting with other IC pros, building communities and who is using what when it comes to internal social media in companies.
I’ve been asked to share my slides and you can find them below, I think you need the context for many of them – I’m not a fan of lots of text on slides as you’ll see – but I know people were keen to know the links I shared, so I hope you find it useful.
There was plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to network afterwards, which is always great, and it was lovely to see some familiar faces as well as lots of new ones.
Thank you to IC pro Dawn Robinson @Dawnieskitchen who kindly made me some cupcakes – I regularly comment on her photos on Twitter as she produces beautiful cakes, and I was honoured that she brought me some as a treat, thank you.
If you missed last night and would like to find out more about the group in Milton Keynes, do contact Susie or Richard because I’m sure they would love to add you to their mailing list and keep you updated with any future plans.
Happy weekend all,