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Engagement In Action

Engagement In Action

Paul Summerhill, Vice Chair for CIPR Inside, shares his view of how we all work together to do what we do as a group for the profession. Over to Paul:   I had been really looking forward to last week’s CIPR Inside Conference for internal communication and it didn’t disappoint. There have already been a number of articles, blogs and posts in the build up to the event itself, but I wanted to share a ‘behind the scenes’ perspective. A sell-out, it’s one of the many events that we as the CIPR Inside committee organise throughout the year to bring internal comms folks together to celebrate successes – and often share our […]

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Closing the internal communications ‘generation’ gap

Closing the internal communications ‘generation’ gap

There is just a week left to get your tickets at the early bird rate and save up to £100 on the conference tickets. So get them now and join the day for great discussions, lessons from others in the profession and a brilliant chance to meet other people working in internal communication and employee engagement. Since we launched the conference different committee members have been sharing some stories about the gaps they experience in their organisations. This week we hear from Martin Flegg, over to Martin:   Which generation are you from…..Boomers, X, Y or Z? Does the generation you were born into shape your preferences for how you […]

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Rarely Impossible Roof top garden

What can we learn from a tech start up about being a social business?

Our committee members often share posts with us here. This latest one from Katie Marlow, followed an interview with a founder of a tech start up about their social business. Over to Katie:   Rarely Impossible is a Mobile app development studio based in Bournemouth. I have met Lee Mallon, the MD at different events like Silicon Beach and most recently All About People in June 2016. Lee has a great approach to business and is never afraid to try something new. He takes inspiration from other successful businesses he’s learned about on his travels. We have great conversations about work and people doing their work over coffee at these events. Lee’s most […]

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Leadership buy in: one of the biggest challenges to your ESN

Leadership buy in: one of the biggest challenges to your ESN

Kevin Ruck from PR Academy has recently shared his research, Implementing Enterprise Social Networks (ESN) via the report and slides below and a webinar to guests on Wednesday 20 July 2016. You can read the full report and access the slides below. Ahead of that launch we had a conversation with Kevin to find out more and to invite him to share some of the very specific findings and insights with us at our conference, Closing the Gap in London on 4 October 2016. We’re glad that he said yes to both. Access the recorded webinar, report and slides here So, here we will discuss just one of the core […]

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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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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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