That’s why I attended the Institute of Internal Communication (IOIC) social gathering in Bloomsbury, London this week.
Internal communicators from across the sectors caught up over glasses of Pimm’s and to the sounds of a cool jazz band, to see out the summer.
Usually, communications ‘networking’ events have a formal learning component as the key attraction, and granted, that’s normally a good way to learn and is a focal point for people.
This was a social event which dispensed with the formal learning bit, but was still a really good way of connecting with colleagues across the industry, discussing ideas, and getting inspired.
Communications professionals don’t need a lot of help when it comes to breaking the ice and diving into conversation, so these events can really work – for both new and long-term members.
It was great to have the rich mix of thought leaders, key recruiters, corporate, public sector, agency and freelance folk coming together to chat and discuss all things communications.
If you feel that your online communications conversations are not giving you what you need, then consider coming to one of these IOIC events. Keep an eye out for future IOIC events during the year.
Visit the IOIC website