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Is your communication just wallpaper?

The use of well worn phrases can become as familiar as wallpaper and quickly become ignored by people. Continue reading

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When words are not enough

I have struggled with feeling unable to write a blog this week. There is so much pain and suffering whenever the TV is switched on. I can’t adequately find the words to capture the horrific scenes both in Haiti and … Continue reading

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Still remembering the faces

After 20 years in police communication I am always drawn to any relevant news stories and was drawn into the #screensaver hashtag that I noticed this morning. It relates to Derbyshire Police using images of murder victims as screensavers to … Continue reading

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A message to prospective freelancers

Many people I speak to have found themselves wanting to make a change in their lives having found themselves considering things during the pandemic and lockdowns. The past two years have reminded us all how short and uncertain life is and we never know what may be around the corner. So, we need to make changes now and not accept what we don’t want. Continue reading

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Humanity in disaster response: book review and interview with author

“Writing this book has been a learning experience combined with an emotional toll as I have dived into a large number of disasters and scrutinized their aftermath.”
Kjell Brataas Continue reading

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What is it that you do?

Another programme and another vague and dismissive definition of PR. I was channel hopping the other day when Come Dine with Me caught my eye. (Don’t judge me for that!) On it was a woman who was said to work … Continue reading

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What really is freedom?

Crisis messaging needs to be very carefully considered, reviewed, discussed and then revised or used. Continue reading

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The seeds of confusion

It may have been an oversight or a breakdown in communication but the confusion of the past 24 hours has the potential to damage confidence. Continue reading

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How far will you go?

As a young reporter I remember going for an interview for a role and being asked ‘how far would to go to get a story?’ and then being given a set of scenarios. Continue reading

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Think the unthinkable

Dealing with a pandemic was always going to be one of the biggest tests any organisation or any individuals will have to face. Learning from the experiences we have been through is vital to ensure that we build resilience and … Continue reading

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