Guest post: How communication can empower us through change

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I’m delighted to welcome charity leadership and change specialist, Caroline Doran, as my first guest of 2020. It is a cliche but true that the only thing we can be certain of these days is change. Here, Caroline talks about how getting communication right at times of change can be hugely empowering for all concerned. Hands up who’s been through …

4 ways to contribute to comms when you’re not in the comms team

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Every single person at an organisation has a role to play when it comes to communication. You don’t have to be in the comms team to make a difference. Here are some steps you can take. Be proactive in keeping yourself informed In most organisations there will be a number of ways to find out what is going on. These …

3 steps to encourage connections

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This week I began a project with a new client. I also had a telephone call with another new client to discuss a workshop I’m running for them. During conversations with both of them I talked about the difference between formal and informal communication and why both are important. To be clear, I was not talking here about the tone …

Great communications from 2019

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Once again I decided to finish the year on my blog by asking some lovely people about the communications that meant something to them during the last 12 months. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, there is a political feel to several of the choices. There are also representations of how we can all do something for others and develop ourselves to do better. …

Internal communication – is it a magic answer?

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It’s an interesting point that in so many cases once a manager ‘sees the light’ and realises that communicating with internal stakeholders is central to the success of their work, they seem to think that’s enough. They believe they have found the magic answer they were looking for. “We’ve ticked the internal communications box, job’s done.” Well, no, not quite…. …