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collective consultancy

Collective wisdom – working with a collective consultancy

When you’re working with lots of different organisations – from local entrepreneurs to global teams – the issues are many and varied. It’s one of the things I love about my job! Different projects or retainers demand different expertise, so we work as a collective team that has now grown to 18 talented people. Every …

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Successful business

Five things I’ve learnt about running a successful business

This is a special month for me and the Redefining Communications collective, as we celebrate five years since we launched! A lot has happened since 2017 – a year when Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You was the biggest song, Star Wars: The Last Jedi topped the box office and the iPhone X was released! During …

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Influential communicator

Four steps to becoming an influential communicator

In this article for Poppulo communications expert, Jenni Field, talks about how she describes influence when it comes to internal communication and becoming an influential communicator: “I believe that having influence is not just related to internal communication professionals, but to everyone in an organisation. We all need a certain amount of influence at work …

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Master internal communication

How to master internal communication when you’re not a communications professional

Working in communication seems to have been a calling for me from a young age. I took communication, English and business studies for A Level and my degree was in marketing. Since graduating, all my roles have been about communicating in one way or another. My career has enabled me to explore; to take risks …

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Working from home reduces productivity by 20%

Last week I shared a podcast clip from The Diary of a CEO. It’s hosted by Stephen Bartlett and in this episode, he interviews retail consultant and broadcaster, Mary Portas. The clip I shared (25.30) is the part of the conversation where they discuss remote work and the importance of the office – I agree …

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Be strategic with the tactical, and do an Adobe course if it’s where your passion lies

This week a question was asked to the IC Crowd about skills required for jobs in internal communications. The specifics were around recruiters telling someone they needed Adobe skills for a role and it has divided opinion. From some saying it makes a mockery of the specialism to others saying it is a skill they …

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The Big Yak 2018 – what internal communicators are talking about

Last week I hosted The Big Yak with my fellow IC Crowd co-founders Rachel Miller and Dana Leeson. It was our fourth event and our biggest one yet with 160 internal communication professionals gathered together on a Saturday to set the agenda for the day ahead. These were the topics they chose to discuss and …

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