Communicating Change

This post is an extract from another one of my past training modules for communicators. It focuses on the subject of Communicating Change. The themes covered here are … People and change Telling the story Inside Out Communication Communications Planning Communicating change and Changing communications Leading change and Changing leaders Nothing is quite as upsetting …

Continue reading Communicating Change

A few thoughts on networking (making contacts – not building telecomms!)

If you work in "communications" (PR to you) I wonder if you’ve ever tried to explain to friends and family what we do for a living? For me I’ve always thought it one of the best examples of how sometimes communicators aren’t so good at communicating. When telling my late Mum about something or other …

Continue reading A few thoughts on networking (making contacts – not building telecomms!)

History repeating itself in Haringey

In the 1970s and 80s hard left socialists and crypto-communists dominated the Labour Party in local government in many towns and cities around the UK. In 1981 I became the Conservative Party agent for the London Borough of Haringey, or as it was known by most pepple - The Peoples' Republic of Haringey. The Labour …

Continue reading History repeating itself in Haringey

A few thoughts from a very minor princeling of darkness on the dark arts of PR.

I had what I thought to be quite an odd Twitter conversation with some respected Communications practitioners yesterday on the subjects of to whom a practitioner has a debt of duty and the probity of PR, particularly with crisis communications. I said something which seemed blindingly obvious to me, but seemed to upset them. As …

Continue reading A few thoughts from a very minor princeling of darkness on the dark arts of PR.

The Theatre of Communications

The business of persuasion, (or communications/PR if you prefer) is a performing art. A sense of theatre is crucial. Without it we are left with something which inevitably fails to be memorable, fails to persuade and change minds and behaviour - the objective of all communication. When you’ve seen a good dramatic play, musical, opera, …

Continue reading The Theatre of Communications