When I joined the team, our senior leaders were sending out all kind of messages – business updates, local business news and big organisational changes… the sort of messages that you would expect to hear in any organisation of a certain scale. We took some time to step back and figure out if that was [...]
Nothing screws up your copy like the human voice. When somebody else reads your copy aloud, the structure and impact can change completely. I know that sounds dramatic, but let me show you what I mean.
Do you ever cringe at the thought of something you once did? Something you wish you could forget? Once, I gave a presentation to several hundred people that went disastrously wrong. Here’s what happened (in excruciating detail) and what I did afterwards to make sure it would never happen again…
Most people never read what you’ve written. People skip and skim – never really absorbing your copy. With stories and anecdotes, you can force readers to pay attention. In this post, we explain where to find a ready supply of powerful stories and anecdotes so you’re never ‘stuck for a hook’. Read full post.
Hiring continues apace over on Gatehouse Jobs. A mix of fresh 100 full-time, part- time and contract type jobs were posted this week. Among them are Ernst & Young, Barclays, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Capita Resourcing Limited, Network Rail, Thames Water Utilities Ltd, AstraZeneca and more.
Gatehouse has just launched the Journal of Internal Communication – and you can get your first issue for £5.The Journal of Internal Communication is the best way to stay current in our industry and make sense of the latest developments. Click through for your discount coupon. Read full post
Internal comms hiring seems strong again this week on Gatehouse Jobs. We’ve had plenty of roles from large companies – among them are RBS, Ladbrokes, Accenture, Comcast, Ralph Lauren, Volkswagen and more!
Have you heard the saying: “Go big or go home?” 2013 looks like being the year a lot of communicators plan to ‘go big’. They’re going to force their organisations to take internal communication and employee engagement seriously. That means: The best way to guarantee you take your internal comms (and your career) to the next [...]
True story… There’s another Ian Harris in New York. His email address is similar to mine. Last week, he ordered an ebook called “How to Rap – The Art & Science of Hip Hop” – and it was delivered to me instead. Even though I hate rap, this weird book has me hooked. There’s a [...]
It’s been a month since we ran the very first Accelerate course, the new flagship development programme we run in conjunction with the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC). Although we received rave reviews immediately after the course, the acid test for any learning is whether it makes a difference to how people operate back at base [...]
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