Monthly Archives: March 2012

Seeing Around Corners

I’d like to thank Virginia Hicks of Comma Partners for inviting me to a fascinating networking event last week entitled Seeing Around Corners – Tooling up for the Future.  The session was led by futurist and CEO of Fast Future … Continue reading

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Anonymous or Attributed? The best route for honest feedback?

I was recently involved in a debate about the pros and cons of anonymous feedback. I’m not talking about feedback on social media channels or, indeed, feedback as part of a 360 degree performance review, where there are specific arguments … Continue reading

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Authentic Communication (Part 2)

In response to my previous blog about authentic communication (Keeping it Real –posted 13th March) I received a link to an Ezine article on this subject written by training polymath Simon Roskrow in which he referred to an interview on … Continue reading

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Keeping it Real (aka Authentic)

au·then·tic  (adjective) : not false or copied; genuine; real I began considering the value of authenticity to a corporate communicator when I started to  investigate NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) with an objective of understanding how (if) it might improve my … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between jargon and legitimate business ‘shorthand’?

In my opinion, the difference is that jargon is meaningless whereas the shorthand is packed with underlying meaning that will resonate with the [majority of] the audience. For example, I love the concept and phrase “engagement” whereas my partner despises … Continue reading

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A Question of Trust

VMA’s Business Leaders in Communications Study 2012 revealed the following nuggets : 67% of participating organisations had their Head of Communications reporting to the CEO 65% of respondents considered “overall reputation management” as the comms function’s most important role; (this … Continue reading

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