It’s been a while….

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Apologies that there’s been a bit of a gap on this blog. In truth, I have had a lot of contract work over the last few months and I let things slide. No excuse, really, but there it is! Anyway, I’m back now and will endeavour to bring you my pearls of wisdom on a monthly basis again. And I’ll …

It’s all in the timing

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There are many areas of life where timing is all important. Communications is one of them. This is something that anyone who has ever had to talk to their boss about a difficult project knows very well. Or if you’ve had to persuade a 2-year-old to put their socks on! Working in a university environment has particularly taught me the …

So, what would you say to an alien?

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Following on from last time, now we’ll look at what you want to tell your audience. You might have heard this referred to as your key messages. Basically, they are the important points you want to get across. Someone once described it to me as the three things you would say to an alien who had just landed on earth …

What am I going to say?

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This week I’m going to give you my thoughts on the content of effective communications. There are two sides to this – what does your audience want to hear and what do you want to tell them. Let’s start with the first one. You may be thinking, what does it matter what they want to hear, it’s my communication, right? Wrong! …

Are you listening to me?

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Often as an internal communicator in the charity and higher education sectors I find myself needing to communicate with diverse groups of people. From fundraisers to policy makers, from researchers to HR managers, from practice staff to tutors. And many more besides! This is one of the parts of my job that I love best: getting to know and understand …