Warning: I’m about to make what could be a career-limiting public announcement. I don’t like presenting or public speaking. I’m not great at it. There, it’s out there. And I’m not alone. Glossophobia, or a fear of public speaking, is said to affect around 75% of people. In fact, it’s such a big deal that it’sContinue Reading Do you dream of public speaking or is it your worst nightmare?
School’s out in the UK now until early September. What does this mean for businesses, internal communications and freelancers? We’re all impacted by this big summer break, whether parents or not. On the plus side, if you travel to work by car the roads are generally quieter. But if you’re one of the five millionContinue Reading School’s out
Make staff part of your internal communications story! With more tools and technologies at our fingertips than ever before, how can you bring your internal communications to life through human-focused strategies which capture workers’ hearts and minds, project your company values and boost results? Join 30+ internal communications giants from Nestlé, Britvic, Aegon UK, LloydsContinue Reading The Internal Communications Conference
With the theme Think Forward and an eye toward the latest trends, solutions and ideas, the 2019 IABC World Conference will explore new challenges and opportunities facing the communication profession. The IABC World Conference is a long-standing, global professional development event designed for communication practitioners. The only major conference of its type, the event draws over 1,300 attendees fromContinue Reading IABC World Conference
It’s World Book Day – an initiative set-up to get the UK sharing stories. If you’re managing internal comms in your organisation, why not take 10 minutes to share a story on your company intranet or social media groups? Tools and resources are available online (mostly aimed at schools and children) to inspire you and helpContinue Reading My top 10 books for internal communicators
If you’re like me and love a good story, you’ll be looking forward to National Storytelling Week – 26 January to 2 February. It’s a great reminder for those of us in the internal comms profession to sharpen our pencils and use this age-old practice to build a connected, engaged and purposeful organisation. I’m aContinue Reading Storytelling for internal communicators
2019…where did that come from? Happy New Year! I’m Pauline Foster and I’m celebrating 20 years as an independent internal communication consultant. To commemorate this wondrous event, I’ve produced a desk calendar (details on how to grab a copy are at the end of this blog), which focuses on themes of interest to internal communicators,Continue Reading My first blog