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STOP. Yammertime. How to smash your Yammer launch

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It’s fantastic when we learn from others who are producing award worthy, super successful, creative work.

Here we share some practical takeaways, cheeky tips and lessons learnt.  ..


What IC pros don’t do

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Communicators are well-versed in answering the age-old question, “what is it you actually do?”. But rather than reeling off a list of skills, knowledge and accomplishments, should we be explaining what it is we don’t do?  ..


Supporting line managers: nurturing the chimp within

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Have you read The Chimp Paradox?

If you haven’t, you should. It’s a game changer. 

As comms pros, we have a responsibility to support others with their communication skills. 

We're always on the lookout for creative and interesting ways to do this.

And this model is a winner.  ..


The Elements of IC has arrived

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‘An excellent tool, engaging and insightful…. a phenomenal resource… ingenious and elegant… ..


Supporting line managers: cascade confidence, not communications

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Here’s something we could all probably admit to: from time to time we like to fit in. Whether it’s professionally, socially or with that must-have outfit, finding something to be a good fit can be a vital component of getting on and getting ahead.  ..


Dusting off the DeLorean – how IC pros can become time travellers

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Ever wished you could time travel? Chances are if you work in internal communications, you already do. And when you spend your days zipping back and forth from the CEO’s vision of the future, to the employees living in the here and now (not forgetting the ones still living in the past), the old comms DeLorean racks up quite a few miles….   ..


A lesson in marketing – what IC pros can learn from their glamorous communication cousins

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There’s a great quote that goes “Don’t envy what people have, emulate what they did to have it”. Never a truer word spoken, especially when it comes to internal communicators, who often find themselves in the shadow of their more glamorous marketing colleagues. So, rather than covet their bigger budgets, should we be uncovering the secrets of their success?  ..


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