It takes one person to have an idea, a second person to validate it and a third, fourth and fifth to create a movement. We take a closer look at the power and influence of first followers. We’ve all been in a meeting when someone suggests an idea that’s a little off the wall. The […]
Conferences and networking events are an opportunity to learn, share ideas and network. But for some people networking can bring on a case of the jitters. Speaking to people you don’t know. Worrying you’ll be out of your depth. And how do you start up a conversation with a stranger anyway?
It’s a few days on from IoIC Live 18 and my brain is still buzzing. As a member of the organising committee, I would of course say it was our best one yet, but I think a quick scroll through Twitter shows I’m far from alone in this view.
Measurement that demonstrates the value we add as internal communicators is essential if we’re to be credible, trusted advisers. In my blog for Poppulo, I share my thoughts on why we need to measure beyond the IC function and work with our colleagues in other departments such as HR or business development to demonstrate the impact […]
As more and more organisations try to attract diverse talent, is it time we took a closer look at our internal communications and whether they’re accessible to all? Earlier this year, the Royal National Institute for the Blind, tweeted about a setting on Twitter that describes images for the visually impaired. A brilliant idea, yet […]
Like 80s pop star Rick Astley, internal comms campaigns can often be one hit wonders. They launch with a big bang, everyone loves it, and they reminisce about it for years to come. Which is great. But wouldn’t it be better if they were less Rick and more Madonna? Able to evolve, stay relevant and […]
I recently had the exciting opportunity to take part in a Chuck Chats webinar, hosted by Chuck Gose and Banannatag, on the topic of storytelling. I was joined by esteemed internal communicators and storytellers Ali Bunin and Christopher Swan. During the webinar we chatted about the following topics and took questions from our lovely virtual […]
What IC pros can learn from comedian extraordinaire, John Oliver, about making the complex simple…
Chickens and communication don’t usually have a lot in common. But in recent weeks the KFC comms team has given a masterclass in how language can turn a crisis into an opportunity.…
This week I had the honour of chatting to the excellent Chuck Gose as part of his regular Chuck Chats series. The topic was storytelling – Chuck asked me to take part after reading my blog about how internal communication brought me closer to my grandad. Through the wonder of Google Docs, we had a […]