My communication resolutions for 2017

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Happy New Year! As a general rule, I don’t tend to make new year’s resolutions. Like a lot of targets, they seem to me to often be setting yourself up to fail. They’re usually full of things I think I should be stopping or doing more of and not the things that I really want to do. But this year …

3 tips for internal communication of awareness months

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. April is Autism Awareness Month. March sees Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal. Time-specific campaigns can be a great way for charities to raise awareness of their work and the difference they aim to make. They can also be an opportunity for different organisations doing similar things to work together. From a communications perspective, a …

Effective communicators listen to understand

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One thing I have noticed coming through again and again in all the post-referendum Facebook posts, tweets and blog pieces is the sense that so many people don’t feel listened to. This has been picked up in newspaper articles and comment pieces too. It seems that many Leave voters were motivated to put their cross in the second box because …

3 tips for connecting with hard to reach audiences

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Just about every organisation I know has groups of employees that are hard to reach, so as an internal communications professional you are not alone. But who are these groups? Their exact make-up will vary from organisation to organisation, but there are some characteristics that we can all identify with. Many of these groups are hard to reach out to …

#GE2015 – too obvious a topic?

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I thought long and hard about whether to jump on the General Election bandwagon for my latest blog piece, but I’m afraid I couldn’t resist. It is such a big topic in the country right now (and is looking to stay that way for a wee while longer) and there are such clear communication lessons to learn, that it had …