Need more charisma? Here’s how


Charisma. Who has it and how do you get it? Harley Street therapist Richard Reid knows the answer. Interviewed in The Times yesterday, he says Boris Johnson and Tony Blair have it, and it’s not a problem if you don’t have Continue reading

How to find interim communications work

Looking for interim communications work

Over the last week on LinkedIn communications professionals have been discussing the best ways to find interim communications work. While some people prefer to use recruitment agencies, others prefer to work their personal contacts, or approach communication agencies and try for ad Continue reading

Practical help for creating humour in communications

Timothy Claypole

There’s lots of advice around about how humour can help improve your marketing and communications. This post on Social Media Today shows how being funny can help with social media marketing, while this post by 3 Monkeys Communications explains how humour can help Continue reading

How to avoid making awkward phone calls


I was inspired by a cheesy infographic I found on HubSpot this week to comment on how we can be more effective at making phone calls. You may have experienced those slightly awkward moments during a phone call when your words just didn’t seem Continue reading

5 steps to succeeding in your new communications job


So you got the communications job you were after. Now you face the reality of actually doing it. The first few weeks are critical. Will you use the opportunity to establish yourself and create momentum, or flounder around and sow Continue reading

Wellington, the Battle of Waterloo and the role of communications


To coincide with the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo this week, I’ve taken a very brief look at what role communications may have played in the success of the Duke of Wellington’s campaigns. Target audience Three of the Continue reading

Derren Brown offers inspiration for communicators

Derren Brown 1

If you look carefully (and I mean very carefully) at this photograph taken by Derren Brown, you can spot me in the audience. I’m watching Derren deliver a show as part of his current ‘Miracle’ tour. As usual, it was Continue reading

How to move communications up the meeting agenda

Meeting agenda

Communications is often one of the last items on the agenda when it comes to project meetings. This may be because in many people’s minds communication is the thing you do after you’ve done everything else. Last place on the Continue reading