On the outside of a crisis

To be on holiday during the rapidly changing landscape of COVID-19 provided me with an interesting perspective both as a communicator and employee during the start of the crisis.  For the first time in 18 months, I took an overseas holiday and went to New York just as COVID-19 was starting to gain momentum in Europe. The speed at which…

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My first year with the CIPR Inside

Just over a year ago I nervously approached the CIPR Inside committee to explore the possibility of joining although perhaps a bit like you might be feeling now, I wasn’t sure I had the experience under my belt to add much value. Yet here I am, on the way back from the 2019 annual general meeting (AGM) sharing my experiences…

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Introducing Horizon Comms

Like many of us, I stumbled across internal comms whilst working within a customer service role and at that time I didn’t really know what it involved. Seven years later and I’m already reflecting back on my journey to date and what information and support was missing during those early years and the result, Horizon Comms was launched. Early on…

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Meeting overload?

Many of us can relate to starting a new role and finding ourselves in various meetings, struggling to keep up with the background story, learning new acronyms, figuring out who is sat around the room and asking why yourself why you were invited. This doesn’t even include the horror of seeing various formats of the corporate brand in use, presenters…

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Mental wellbeing and the role of internal comms

After reading the Spring edition of Voice, the Institute of Internal Communications magazine it struck me how open we have become in talking about mental health in the workplace. I’m going to rewind back a little to the end of 2018. I was looking for a new opportunity after suffering from Generalised anxiety disorder and after some help and guidance…

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Taking the first step on your CPD journey

It was a good two years into my first internal comms role before I came across CPD and perhaps like you are now, I didn’t really know where to start or what to do. Looking back 7 years later, I wish I knew more about CPD and had some practical tips and suggestions to help get me going. Continuing Professional…

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#ChangingTheConvo 2019

This time last week I was sat on the train, heading to Birmingham to meet up with the CIPR inside committee for the #ChangingTheConvo conference and what an event! Not only did I have the chance to be involved backstage but I got to absorb all the takeaways from the amazing speakers. So, for any #ICnewbies reading this blog post…

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