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Messaging – more important than ever

In a world where our colleagues have access to so many channels, clarity about messages is essential if we can hope to have impact says author and consultant Liam FitzPatrick. I recently did a simple audit of comms channels for an international organisation and was struck by the massive volume of channels available.When I started in PR and Comms a ...
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#AskFutureNet – how to shine online

Lyn Roseaman, public speaking expert, joined us at June's #AskFutureNet session to share her top tips for making an impact when speaking online. Here are a few highlights… 1. Prepare and practiseDon't leave your set up to chance on the day. Lyn says: "Before the talk or presentation think: is my setting right for the purpose? And check in advance w...
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How to Tackle Communications Concerns Brought on by Remote Work

We are living in unprecedented times. COVID-19 has made life as we know it come to a grinding halt. Social distancing has paved the way for companies with old and outdated communication methods to upgrade and get innovative with cyber communication. What was once a trend only afforded to a few working individuals is now everyone's reality. A quick ...
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How to Hold a Spotless First Video Call with a New Team Member

Adding a new member to your team can be a challenging experience for everyone involved, as it can and will directly affect the way every member of the team works. The best thing you can do is to work on incorporating these new employees into the team seamlessly so they are able to start working alongside others immediately. The first video cal...
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Image is Everything: The Value of Visuals in a World of Flexible Working

We hear a lot about a shift towards a "gig economy" and a world in which work is more fluid and working patterns more flexible. While a more elastic workforce brings advantages for both workers and employers, it also poses some challenges, not least when it comes to workplace communications. As the world of work changes, we must rethink the way we ...
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Now you’re talking: why conversation in the workplace matters

For internal communications professionals, using everyday conversations to drive employee engagement can be a powerful tool. It sounds simple, but in my experience talking doesn't come naturally to everyone, for lots of reasons: they're too busy. They're shy. They may not be used to interacting with people outside their own team, or they may just b...
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Do you want to use video content to engage with your internal audience - but have so many questions to ask and nobody to answer them?

The visual image is one of the most important emotions we experience. It's why we look at a Rembrandt, take a selfie. Watch TV. We are programmed to respond to the visual image and correctly used it can inform, educate and entertain.And we all love the visual image because it tells stories. I've been telling stories for over 30 years – with my vide...
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Your next best comms channel is your out of office

In a world drowning in email, praise be for the break in the clouds that is a quirky out of office. You won't be the only person in such a rush go on holiday that you dash off a generic run-of-the mill out of office signposting all urgent enquiries to your already over-worked colleague. But would you ever write a humdrum and forgettable article for...
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  • 28th June 2022
    Head of membership at CIPD and former IoIC board member Oli Howard has recently joined our impressive list of internal communicators who have received Fellowships. Here, he shares some valuable...
  • 21st June 2022
    Our latest IoIC Fellow Joanna Parsons, head of internal communications & culture with teamwork, discusses overcoming a case of imposter syndrome, being a “silo surfer” and the impact...
  • 14th June 2022
    After over 20 years of working in internal comms, Jo Bland, head of strategic engagement and internal communications at NHS Digital, has received a Fellowship in the profession. She tells us why...
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