Effective, planned communication solves problems

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After taking the 6 week summer holiday off to spend time with my daughter, this week I’m getting back into the swing of things. One of my first tasks was to order some new business cards, as I have several conferences and networking events coming up this month. I haven’t ordered new ones for a very long time and so …

Are you planning for your summer communications?

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My original beginning for this blog piece was going to be something along the lines of ‘it’s summer, isn’t it lovely when the sun shines, let’s think about effective communication over the summer’. Then 2 nights ago we had an extremely heavy rain and thunder storm where I live – the garage flooded, the porch roof sprung a leak, water …

Catching the ball in the procurement world

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Last month I ran a session at the LUPC-SUPC conference in London – this is a specialist conference for University procurement professionals. The full agenda for the day covered a vast range of topics including supply chain, modern slavery, economic trends and the position of the Higher Education sector. My break out session was towards the end of the day …

Communicating a charity challenge

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On Saturday my husband sets off on a week-long, 109-mile walk to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The preparations have been going on for some months now, covering everything from choosing the route to booking accommodation, setting a fundraising target and packing his rucksack with all the essentials. He has also had to tell people about what he’s doing. …

What will you be reading today? #WorldBookDay

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**spoiler alert** This piece contains a reference to something that happens in the book ‘Anne of Green Gables’ by L M Montgomery. If you haven’t read it yet and you don’t want your enjoyment spoiled, look away now! Today is World Book Day. It’s a day to celebrate authors, illustrators, books and, most importantly, reading. It happens every year and …