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.
If you’re running an SME, your story, your point-of-difference, your services need to be instantly ready to roll off the tongue.
The key for business is to add value to logos and visual branding. That value comes from communication which transforms a logo and brand into reality.
In our work it is clear that the disaster story is switching focus from recovery to preparation. When it comes to the behaviour of individuals, being prepared also saves lives. From a communication perspective it has its challenges.
Presenting your hard work can be daunting, especially when it’s to senior management, but it’s also a great opportunity to demonstrate what you have achieved and the value of your findings.
I have been fortunate to work with some very clever employee communications and engagement experts in my career and one key lesson that has stuck with me is – If you aren’t saying anything meaningful then don’t say it at all.
Some people believe that to be a good presenter or public speaker, you have to be charismatic and outgoing, but this simply isn’t true.
If you work long enough and achieve a certain amount of seniority then it is almost inevitable that you will need to discipline somebody who reports to you.
Here are three key tips that I have learned along the way that I find very useful to keep in your back pocket next time you are having conversations with another.
What struck me was that given that all of the commenters were men, did they really understand what it was like for a female jockey in the Australian racing industry and did they even ask?
Have you ever provided an opinion on a topic or contributed to a project and been unaware of what happened to the information?
According to media reports, The World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued a press release stating that the risk of processed meats such as bacon is as high as smoking when it comes to causing cancer.
Knowing when to engage can make the difference between getting a great turnout of people who wish to engage and getting a big turnout of people who are angry at the lack of time they have to participate in the process!
In both engagement and communications the word sorry is one that is greatly under utilised.
I see engagement and communications as two sides of the same coin. Allow me to explain why.