How do you define Corporate Communications?
Tricky question*, with a simple answer: You don’t. Definition is a limiting activity. Take art. Defining it limits its scope and excludes. Art is a fluid, ever changing thing. It defies definition. Can we talk about corporate communication without a definition? Certainly. Just as we can talk about art without recourse to a defining framework. So that’s that, then? Well, no… We all know that every business and organisation, large or small, is a unique combination of people, purpose and […]
Speak Easy – how to present with confidence
Mark Twain Whether you’ve got three weeks or three months to prepare, giving a presentation or speaking in public can be daunting. In fact public speaking is right up there with most people’s worst fears: dying, heights, enclosed spaces, spiders. It seems we’d rather face a mob baying for blood than deliver a short 5-minute presentation on the latest sales figures. It’s a little bit bonkers. Ok’ness is a state of mind Getting nervous is not always something you can do […]
In presentations, things don’t go wrong. They go differently.
SatNav has made complete idiots of us all. It’s true. Even though you know you should really come off at the next junction, or keep going straight on, you do as you’re told. You listen to the computerised voice of reason telling you to ‘Take the second exit…’ And you end up going the wrong way. This over reliance on a third party is not just confined to the box of tricks guiding you along the highway and byways. But, […]
Hello, this is…
The office has been getting a lot of cold calls lately. We used to get quite cross about these. There would be lots of “How did they get our number?” and “Who the hell do these people think they are?” But we seem to have become immune. It’s part of our normal day – and, to be honest, some of them phone so often I feel like we are building a relationship. Albeit a one-sided one. So, these days, our […]