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Take Back Control

**Guest Blog by Sandra Edwards of Sandra Edwards Consulting** Over the last three months it’s felt like we have lost control of life. Things that we took for granted were suddenly out of reach and dictates from the government were … Continue reading

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Here to help and share

We are entering week three of the ‘lockdown’ or social distancing measures whatever you would like to call it. It seems now that every aspect of life has been touched by what we are going through. Strangely some things are … Continue reading

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365 days later

A year ago I wrote an article for PR Week looking at the predictions for 2018 and it is interesting to reflect now and assess what happened. When I wrote it I was still trying to come to terms with … Continue reading

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It was nine years ago today

Nine years ago on this day I was taking my first tentative steps into social media. I established my Twitter account @amandacomms and wondered what lay ahead. It was a very different time in 2009. I had been a head … Continue reading

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The last door

As you are preparing the Christmas festivities and opening the last door of the advent calendar I thought it was time to reflect on what I have learnt during Advent. Firstly, I believe I know what the true spirit of … Continue reading

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Tales of the unexpected

I set off to work for the usual Monday at work thinking I knew exactly what was going to happen. We all benefit from some stability in our lives and more so now in such turbulent times. Of course the … Continue reading

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Word of the day 

Words are very powerful things. You may expect me to say that given that I work with words every day of the week. We rarely take the time to stop and think about it but as well as telling us … Continue reading

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Is this the right time?

I should have posted this yesterday. The time got away from me and I wasn’t able to post it. Does it matter? I will leave you to decide. But one of the key elements of communication is that it is … Continue reading

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The hardest words

This is the hardest blog I have ever tried to sit and write. I haven’t felt able to write anything for almost two weeks. Firstly, I want to remember all those people who have been affected by the events in … Continue reading

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Understanding, knowledge and problem solving 

Earlier this month I blogged about the importance of speaking to customers and service users (Get out and listen). I am still doing that and finding it one of the most useful things I have done. But there has been … Continue reading

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