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IoIC membership has taken my communication to new heights!

Back in 2018, faced with the daunting prospect of enhancing a communication strategy with limited 'internal communication' experience, a Google search introduced me to the IoIC. Soon after, with a lot of research and IoIC training courses under my belt, I was equipped with a foundation knowledge, a membership to the IoIC community and an eagerness ...
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Internal communicators must make the transition to a ‘future normal’

After months of experimenting with the "work-from-home" approach, our attention now turns to how we will thrive in the post pandemic workplace or, as I call it, "the future normal". This phase presents an opportunity for internal communicators to rethink the employee experience in ways that respect individual differences – home lives, skills and ca...
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IoIC Masters in Internal Communication Management (2019)

Time has truly flown by since I handed in my final Masters assignment in September 2019. In fact, looking back, the entire 12-month programme passed so quickly that combining it with full time work now feels far more achievable than perhaps it did at the time! In my hybrid internal communications and employer branding role at the Italian energy com...
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There's a difference between showing what you do and evidencing what you do

According to IoIC's Covid-19 survey, internal communicators are 'confident that their work in recent weeks has increased their presence and improved their reputation'. This is a nice soundbite but jars rather with what I am hearing and reading about many IC pros being made redundant. It's true that many professions will, sadly, suffer redundancies;...
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7 Ways To Overcome Employee Resistance To Change

Change in a company is supposed to be for the greater good and or what's best for the company itself, right? Though, change may not be good for everyone in your workforce. In fact, employees have the right to question company changes, if they don't like what they're seeing; and, they have the right to suggest any alternatives that can alleviate any...
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The learning & development needs of IC newcomers

Last month, the IoIC shared a short survey asking internal comms professionals to let us know about their perspective of their learning and development needs, based on the IoIC profession map. Of the 92 respondents who completed the survey, 17 fell into the FutureNet criteria of having three years' or less experience of working in internal communic...
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FutureNet Resource List

Email Newsletter  The Water Cooler By All Things IC AB Thinks by AB Communications Monday Briefing by Wadds INC Make Work Better by Bruce Daisley The Gatehouse Team Comms Rebel Review by Comms Rebel Simply CommunicateDigital Buzz BlogHubspot's Marketing BlogCampaign LiveBuzzfeed AdweekThe Marketing SocietyCreativepool DailySocial Media TodayGo...
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Woah, Bodyform. Why authenticity is communications’ lifeblood.

If you haven't seen it, stop what you're doing, and allow yourself an uninterrupted 3 minutes 18 seconds to absorb this. Done? Welcome back. The devastation of a failed pregnancy, the agony of endometriosis, the ecstasy of physical intimacy. All the pleasures, monthly pains and milestones from the first unnerving spots of blood through to the fiery...
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Returning To Workplaces After Lockdown: The New Zealand Experience

New Zealand is the envy of the world having near-eradicated Covid-19. Our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has received worldwide praise on her 'go hard, go early' policy and distinctive communication skills. Consistent language such as 'our team of five million, and 'be strong, be kind and unite' has undoubtedly won the hearts and minds of her fell...
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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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  • 19th January 2022
    We are excited to announce the IoIC Festival 2022 Building on the success of 2021, this year is set to be bigger and better. The Festival will take place at Goosedale on Tuesday 5 and...
  • 17th January 2022
    We've listened to your feedback and hear what a busy start you have had to the year, so we are extending the entry deadline for the IoIC Central & North Komms Klub Awards for one last...
  • 17th December 2021
    Trends for internal communication profession 2022 Reflecting on the key trends that I believe will most impact our profession this coming year, my thoughts all kept coming back to one thing:...
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