What is effective communication?

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I often talk about ‘effective communication’ in my presentations, comms strategy conversations and training workshops. But what does that phrase actually mean? A good friend asked me this question after reviewing some text for me. And I thought ‘If Pat wants to know what effective communication is, then other people will probably be wondering the same thing’. Simply put, I believe …

Comms training for Small Charities Coalition

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Last week I ran an Effective Communication for your Charity training masterclass on behalf of Small Charities Coalition. With attendees from a range of different organisations in the room we had lots of discussion, lots of practice of communication skills and techniques and some laughs too. They may have come from different organisations with a variety of charitable purposes and …

Guest post: Internal comms for remote workers

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My first guest post of 2019 comes from copywriter, Holly Head, and gives some really helpful ideas for communicating with remote workers. As someone who works from home full-time, this topic has some personal relevance for me. But I’m certainly not alone. Despite the recent focus on it, remote working, is not a new phenomenon. Community outreach workers, fundraisers and …

Are you getting communication right?

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“How do I make sure that people read my newsletter?” “How do I make people look at my website?” “How do I make sure that people listen to me?” These are questions which I regularly hear from charities and universities that I work with. And I usually have to answer with another question – how sure are you that you …

Need help with your communications in 2019?

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If so, I can help you to solve problems by communicating more effectively and motivating people to take actions. Communication is, apparently, the root of all evil – it is almost always cited in staff surveys and individual conversations at the water cooler as needing improvement. But there are always things you can do to make it better. As I …