8 great tips for conversation and listening

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Last week I enjoyed having conversation with a room full of my fellow internal communications professionals at the Public Sector Internal Communications Conference. I came away inspired with ideas and tips to use with my clients. I liked this quote from Mandy Dryden, Head of Internal Communications at the Department of Health and Social Care, because it sums up the …

Communicate what you love

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Many years ago when the large charity I worked for was launching a particular employee initiative, I wanted to contact other organisations who had done something similar and ask for their advice and learning about the communications. Because I was in a junior role and felt inexperienced, I decided to ask a more senior colleague to cast an eye over …

Guest post: The importance of consultation in redundancy

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In this month’s guest post charity HR consultant, Sonia Wilson, shares some advice on communication and consultation during redundancy situations. If you manage a small organisation and it begins to grow you may need at some point to consider restructuring. This can often result in some roles changing or even becoming redundant. One of the most important parts of organisational …

4 Communication Lessons from the Football World Cup

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Once again World Cup fever has well and truly set in at my house. The sticker book is out, the wall chart is up and each match is analysed. My thoughts have turned to the communication lessons we can learn from the world around us. The winning and losing teams in Russia are yet to be revealed – although there’s …

Guest post: The power of listening

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In this month’s guest post, we learn from trainer and coach, Stephanie Smith, about the powerful, but often under-rated, communication skill of listening. One of my favourite workshop exercises uses a picture. It’s a complex image; one of those where the longer you look, the more you see. I show participants the picture for 3 seconds, remove it and ask …