10 tips from the public sector comms conference

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Yesterday I attended the public sector comms conference and came away with my head buzzing with ideas. It was a packed agenda, with speakers from a whole range of organisations, and sessions covering a variety of topics. A key theme was using effective communication to support behaviour change and here are some takeaways from the day. 1. Give people easy …

Too small for internal communication?

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I have often heard it said that small organisations do not need to think about internal communication. I disagree. Whilst it may be true that smaller organisations have different internal comms needs and challenges to larger ones, as soon as you have more than one person in a room you will require some level of communication with each other. It’s …

Becoming an IC Trusted Adviser

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With the summer holidays drawing to an end, offices and workplaces will start to fill up again and it’s time to start (re)building working relationships. This month’s guest post comes from internal comms expert, Advita Patel, who shares some tips for becoming a trusted adviser. If you’ve ever worked as an Internal Communications professional you will understand how challenging it …

Retro post: 8 tips for an effective presentation

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Last summer I shared some tips for communicating effectively if you are called upon to give a presentation at work. If you will be doing something similar in the autumn, why not take a look and see how you can up your game. So far this year I have presented to groups large and small about how to communicate effectively …

Retro post: how to understand culture through tea

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Since I work with a lot of different organisations, I get to work with many teams and in a variety of environments – the best way to understand their culture is to suss out the tea and coffee making facilities. Back in 2014 I wrote a blog about the things I’d learnt from the humble workplace cuppa…. I’ve just started …