3 things I love about my job

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As a freelance communication specialist, I’m lucky enough to work with fascinating teams and for amazing organisations. Although all my work shares a communications theme, there is plenty of variety in the detail of my projects that is enjoyable and rewarding. Recently I’ve been reflecting on some of the most enjoyable, fun and proud moments I get to be involved …

On bagels and feedback…

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Whilst preparing my breakfast bagel this morning (served lightly toasted with honey, if you’re interested) I noticed this message on the wrapper. This brilliant example of demonstrating how the company have listened to – and acted upon – customer feedback, immediately struck me as being worthy of writing about here. Gathering feedback is an important part of any communication strategy. …

3 things communicators can learn from the great outdoors

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I often choose to work outdoors, relishing the fresh air in my lungs and the feeling of space around me. Obviously, I don’t mean that I have become a landscape gardener or a tree surgeon – letting me loose with a chainsaw or strimmer would be a mistake for all concerned – but instead of sitting indoors at a desk, …

4 communication lessons for 4 decades

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Yesterday was a big day for me – my 40th birthday! To celebrate the occasion, I have decided to write today about 4 communication lessons I have learnt during my 4 decades. (Don’t worry, I’ve also eaten cake, drunk champagne and spent lots of time with my lovely family and friends to celebrate – it’s not all work, work, work!) …

What’s love got to do with it?!

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I mentioned last month that one of my values is integrity. This month I’m going to talk about another of my values – love. (I know, it’s Valentine’s Day, this is a corny topic, but at least it’s knowingly corny and do ‘bear with’, because I think I have a point!) My clients and the work that they do are …