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    Internal communication

    When it’s just you…

    Great advice from one our newcomers to the CIPR Inside committee this year, Martin Flegg. Martin has recently started a new role, and he shares some top tips for working on your own or part of a small Internal comms team here.   Over to Martin:   As I write this, I’m just over 6 weeks into a new organisation and role. After working in big internal communication teams for many years, mostly in management roles, my new job is an entirely different experience. Basically, responsibility for the internal communications for our large and complex change programme is more or less down to me… working on my own… flying solo… […]

  • IC Pros. Let’s kill the Town Hall.

    Face-to-face communication, Internal communication, Workplace

    IC Pros. Let’s kill the Town Hall.

    We love hearing from you and sharing your insights. This is one great example. Sarah just dropped us a DM on twitter about a blog post she had written, we got chatting and et voilà, here’s a fantastic post from Sarah Mullins. Sarah is a hands on comms professional working at Telefónica, she’s a straight-talking, down to earth, hard-working IC Pro just like you. So over to Sarah for her take on killing the town hall… __________ Don’t panic. I do not mean the concept. I mean the name. Like ‘you said, we did’ this label is a throwback to the 1970’s yet so many of us still use it. I […]

  • Storytelling: make it personal, emotive and inclusive

    Ask the Guru, Employee Engagement

    Storytelling: make it personal, emotive and inclusive

    Last Thursday (19 May) we held one of our popular #asktheguru events at the offices of Ruder Finn UK. As one of our lead sponsors the team hosted the event for us in their fantastic new offices in Finsbury Circus, London. Their team space is adorned with this fabulous wall art.   We invited three gurus from our crop of #insidestory award winners 2016 to come and share their experiences of storytelling in their organisations. They did just that, no powerpoint in sight they practised the principles of great storytelling.   Our gurus were: John Townsend, Internal Communication Manager at The Children’s Society and this year’s winner of the acclaimed […]

  • Urban Reef, Boscombe beach

    Leadership, Workplace

    Be human

    As internal communicators one of our roles is to support leadership in the way they communicate. Some leaders are natural communicators finding it easy to connect with employees, but others may find it more difficult. They need the tools and courage to communicate more naturally. Katie Marlow, one of our committee members shares some tips she recently gleaned from an inspiring leader she met at an event recently. Over to Katie:   I recently attended a Once Upon a Time event in Bournemouth. It’s always a good event, held in the beautiful Shelley theatre (once home to Mary Shelley) and organised by the indomitable duo of Mark Masters and Matt […]

  • Engaging a workforce through effective storytelling

    Ask the Guru

    Engaging a workforce through effective storytelling

    Everyone seems to be using the word storytelling to describe their work in communicating at the moment – you could be forgiven for thinking it’s some kind of fad to call what we do storytelling. After all, humans have been telling stories since the dawn of time. But like Nick Leonard, MD at Ruder Finn points out: “Every business has a story to tell, but there’s a big leap between having a narrative and embedding it across the entire company. Done well, storytelling can be a motivating and galvanizing force, and we want to learn more about how communicators are achieving this.” For many of us working in Internal Communication […]

  • Experience ‘All About People’

    Employee Communications, HR, Workplace

    Experience ‘All About People’

    There are HR conferences, communication conferences and workplace conferences, but All About People, brings all of these disciplines together, putting people at the heart of all of our work, in an event experience that goes beyond a conference. Taking part, sharing ideas and experiences, and being a part of the experience is all part of the thinking of ‘All About People.’. This is the second All About People event, and it takes place in Bournemouth on 8 & 9 June. We are supporting this year’s event and are pleased to offer our members and wider community a 10% discount. Just use the code CIPRINSIDE when you go to book your ticket. You […]

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When it’s just you…

Great advice from one our newcomers to the CIPR Inside committee this year, Martin Flegg. Martin has recently started a new role, and he shares some top tips for working on your own or part of a small Internal comms team here.   Over to Martin:   As I write this, I’m just over 6 weeks into a new organisation and role. After working in big internal communication teams for many years, mostly in management roles, my new job is an entirely different experience. Basically, responsibility for the internal communications for our large and complex change programme is more or less down to me… working on my own… flying solo… […]

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IC Pros. Let’s kill the Town Hall.

IC Pros. Let’s kill the Town Hall.

We love hearing from you and sharing your insights. This is one great example. Sarah just dropped us a DM on twitter about a blog post she had written, we got chatting and et voilà, here’s a fantastic post from Sarah Mullins. Sarah is a hands on comms professional working at Telefónica, she’s a straight-talking, down to earth, hard-working IC Pro just like you. So over to Sarah for her take on killing the town hall… __________ Don’t panic. I do not mean the concept. I mean the name. Like ‘you said, we did’ this label is a throwback to the 1970’s yet so many of us still use it. I […]

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Storytelling: make it personal, emotive and inclusive

Storytelling: make it personal, emotive and inclusive

Last Thursday (19 May) we held one of our popular #asktheguru events at the offices of Ruder Finn UK. As one of our lead sponsors the team hosted the event for us in their fantastic new offices in Finsbury Circus, London. Their team space is adorned with this fabulous wall art.   We invited three gurus from our crop of #insidestory award winners 2016 to come and share their experiences of storytelling in their organisations. They did just that, no powerpoint in sight they practised the principles of great storytelling.   Our gurus were: John Townsend, Internal Communication Manager at The Children’s Society and this year’s winner of the acclaimed […]

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Urban Reef, Boscombe beach

Be human

As internal communicators one of our roles is to support leadership in the way they communicate. Some leaders are natural communicators finding it easy to connect with employees, but others may find it more difficult. They need the tools and courage to communicate more naturally. Katie Marlow, one of our committee members shares some tips she recently gleaned from an inspiring leader she met at an event recently. Over to Katie:   I recently attended a Once Upon a Time event in Bournemouth. It’s always a good event, held in the beautiful Shelley theatre (once home to Mary Shelley) and organised by the indomitable duo of Mark Masters and Matt […]

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Engaging a workforce through effective storytelling

Engaging a workforce through effective storytelling

Everyone seems to be using the word storytelling to describe their work in communicating at the moment – you could be forgiven for thinking it’s some kind of fad to call what we do storytelling. After all, humans have been telling stories since the dawn of time. But like Nick Leonard, MD at Ruder Finn points out: “Every business has a story to tell, but there’s a big leap between having a narrative and embedding it across the entire company. Done well, storytelling can be a motivating and galvanizing force, and we want to learn more about how communicators are achieving this.” For many of us working in Internal Communication […]

by ×
Experience ‘All About People’

Experience ‘All About People’

There are HR conferences, communication conferences and workplace conferences, but All About People, brings all of these disciplines together, putting people at the heart of all of our work, in an event experience that goes beyond a conference. Taking part, sharing ideas and experiences, and being a part of the experience is all part of the thinking of ‘All About People.’. This is the second All About People event, and it takes place in Bournemouth on 8 & 9 June. We are supporting this year’s event and are pleased to offer our members and wider community a 10% discount. Just use the code CIPRINSIDE when you go to book your ticket. You […]

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