I recently had the pleasure of travelling throughout the Surat Basin in south west Queensland with a client of Articulous for a week, facilitating community information sessions. There were a few key lessons that I took away from that week that I thought were worth sharing, purely from a practical perspective.
The level of animosity in public discourse seems to be at an all-time high. So how can we ensure than we communicate effectively, yet steer away from inflammatory rhetoric?
There are workshops that conjure up images of a dreary room full of disinterested people, negative attitudes, poor outcomes and bad coffee. I’m going tell you how to avoid running one of these workshops, ever again.
Some people thrive on blank slates. Others respond better if they are given context, background and solutions. Either way you need to know your objectives and stimulate the conversation.
"Backflip". It's become the ultimate criticism of Government, an easy, almost flippant attack wielded by media, oppositions and disaffected interested groups.
New York is intricate, alive, passionate, and evolving. What became clearer to me on this journey was how the decisions of the community can have long-lasting and positive effects on a city’s identity.
There are times in most projects when participants can simply be tired. This can sometimes be referred to as a cycle of negativity.
If you’re running an SME, your story, your point-of-difference, your services need to be instantly ready to roll off the tongue.
Pokemon GO has turned the world nuts. It’s officially the biggest online craze to hit the real world. And has brought the augmented world to the mainstream public.
Planning for next financial year’s communication program. When it comes to choosing the right strategies and tools that will deliver value for money, consider these trends...
It draws people in without any visible signage or rules, it somehow intuitively speaks to people about how to participate.
The online disinhibition effect is a loosening of social restrictions and inhibitions that would otherwise be present in normal face-to-face interactions.