Summer drinks – two locations, one date

We’ve got two summer drinks receptions for internal communicators. Both on Wednesday 26 August after work, one in Manchester, one in London. We do hope you can join us. It’ll be a great opportunity to meet other internal communicators, chat, share ideas have a drink and enjoy a summer’s evening. Full details below and links […]

Leadership buy in – four tips for internal comms success

As a group of internal communicators, the committee members have a wealth of experience and exertise between them. They each share somethoughts and ideas with us on a regular basis. This latest post is from Paul Summerhill who works at Lockheed Martin, where he develops, plans, co-ordinates and conducts internal communications, employee engagement and community outreach […]

FIR #819: The ad-blocking revolution is just months away

Tweet Intro: Two new FIR Interviews coming this week; Quick News: A steady percentage of Americans continue to stay offline according to Pew, LinkedIn starts building a syndicated content network, what Millennials expect from employee communications, Snapchat tweak boosts traffic for publishers; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: The ad-blocking revolution is […]

3 Tips to Destroy the Presenter’s Number 1 Enemy – Waffling

Reading slides, reciting bullet points, fidgeting and incessant ‘umming’ and ‘erring’ are amongst the top bad habits we see each week in our presentation skills workshops and coaching sessions. The number 1 spot though is always proudly taken by the same menace – waffling. If you haven’t come across the term before, waffling in a […]

Top copywriting tips strictly for PR professionals

Copywriting remains a vital tool in the PR professionals’ armory – with the many outside the industry judging a communicator on the quality of their writing. Here CIPR trainer Lorraine Forrest-Turner shares her tips for writing killer copy. Google ‘copywriting tips’ and you’ll find hundreds of great blog posts and websites full of practical advice on […]

Getting the most out of our network

We often find we get into the routine of our work and sometimes forget to look too far outside for advice and ideas. Trudy Lewis one of the committee members shares with us her thoughts on networking and why pushing yourself to get out and network is good for you. Over to Trudy:   For […]

PR Interviews: Michael White Lansons

I have been interviewing PR practitioners from all over the world as part of my interview series called 20:20 Vision. The concept of these interviews is that I ask each practitioner 20 questions about themselves and they give us a brief glimpse into their working lives and what makes them tick. Most of the people […]

Tweeting a joke can be no joke

Tweet Reports emerged late last week that Twitter is deleting tweets that copy another tweeter’s jokes. The Verge reports on a writer’s request to Twitter to remove a tweet that used her content (a joke) without permission and thus infringed her intellectual property rights: I simply explained to Twitter that as a freelance writer I […]

What’s on this week for comms pros

There are just five days left to get your application in to be considered for a PR Academy bursary towards a professional diploma in IC or PR. What else is happening over the next 10 days for comms pros? Here’s my regular Sunday look at events, courses and awards, so you can plan your diaries. I […]