Category Archives: work

The real thing

I don’t want to comment on the death of Max Clifford as I know there will be family and friends grieving their loss. One thing we do need to talk about is the reputation of the PR and communication business. … Continue reading

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At the heart of the matter

Effective communication needs to be at the heart of any organisation or business. We would say that we are professional communicators but that is exactly why we can say that. Communicators have a unique position and can see across the … Continue reading

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Welcome the festivities

It has been a difficult year. I have lost track of the amount of times I have said or written that in recent weeks. The first of December is the start of advent with calendars, candles and decorations everywhere. So … Continue reading

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Waiting for the call

I don’t do it very often but when I do I really feel under pressure. When I moved into public relations it was the first time that I did it. In the last 10 years I have done it infrequently. … Continue reading

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An honour and a responsibility 

I am feeling in a reflective mood for many reasons including that we are heading towards the conclusion of 2017. It has made me take stock of a few things and particularly from the past week or so. Last Thursday … Continue reading

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All ears 

If there is one skill that is underused and undervalued it is listening. It is often said that we have two ears and one mouth for a reason. But the modern life is more about us all broadcasting than consuming … Continue reading

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Reports, reconnecting and a thank you card 

I feel in a reflective mood after a busy week with plenty of ups and downs. There have been long days and a distinct lack of sleep. It started on Monday with work related frustrations that drained my energy and … Continue reading

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