10 tips from the public sector comms conference

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Yesterday I attended the public sector comms conference and came away with my head buzzing with ideas. It was a packed agenda, with speakers from a whole range of organisations, and sessions covering a variety of topics. A key theme was using effective communication to support behaviour change and here are some takeaways from the day. 1. Give people easy …

4 steps for good communication when collaborating

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Collaborating with other organisations can be a great way to get more done. I went to the AGM of the local business community partnership organisation, Connect Reading, this morning and it was interesting to hear about some exciting plans to bring together charity, public and private sector organisations for projects that will make a significant positive difference to the lives …

20 questions to ask yourself for a brilliant communications plan

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There’s a lot to remember when you’re putting together a communications plan for your project. Who are you trying to reach, would a newsletter be better than a tweet series, what do you want to say and so on….. Use this handy checklist of questions to make sure you don’t forget anything. 1. What is the purpose of your communication? …

Audience insight – where to get it and what to do with it

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Last week I attended the Public Sector Communications Conference. It was a great day, with really interesting speakers and useful conversations with my fellow delegates to develop ideas further. It was the sort of day where you go home with a spring in your step and ideas buzzing round your head! As you might expect, there were distinct themes that …