My communication resolutions for 2017

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Happy New Year! As a general rule, I don’t tend to make new year’s resolutions. Like a lot of targets, they seem to me to often be setting yourself up to fail. They’re usually full of things I think I should be stopping or doing more of and not the things that I really want to do. But this year …

Guest post for the Directory of Social Change

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Next month I will have the great pleasure of running a session at the Directory of Social Change (DSC) Charity Writing and Communications Training Days 2016. This is the third year I’ve done this and I’m very much looking forward to doing it again – it’s a great opportunity to meet new people from charities who are getting to grips …

How can I help you with your communications?

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My clients are busy people, with lots to do and lots to achieve. They recognise that communication at their organisation needs improving – often because other people have told them so – but they don’t know where to start, haven’t got enough pairs of hands or they don’t feel confident enough in their own communication abilities to be sure that …

Don’t embarrass your mother and other thoughts on effective communication

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This afternoon I am talking to the local Women’s Institute (WI) group about ABC to read, the literacy charity of which I am a trustee. It’s a chance to spread the word about the work we do to change children’s lives by supporting them to develop their literacy skills. As with many small organisations, we rely heavily on volunteers to …