Kick in the Pants Award 2013 goes to Leicester City Council

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The Plain English Campaign singled out Leicester City Council today for its celebrated Kick in the Pants Award 2013. The council won the award for its woeful use of plain English. The special recognition was for its public notices on dog Continue reading Kick in the Pants Award 2013 goes to Leicester City Council

TV explores speech-making: the ‘art of persuasion’

Simon Armitage

Speech-making is the art of persuasion, says poet Simon Armitage in his one off-documentary on Speeches that Shook the World. For internal communications professionals and public relations practitioners alike the rhetorical principles used to persuade are as relevant today as Continue reading TV explores speech-making: the ‘art of persuasion’

Could marmoset monkeys hold the key to successful conversations?

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Could marmoset monkeys hold the key to successful conversations? Scientists from Princeton University have been exploring the evolution of human conversation and have turned to the marmosets for inspiration. It’s often thought that our conversation evolved from gestures, as evidenced Continue reading Could marmoset monkeys hold the key to successful conversations?

Launch of Government Communication Service

Aiken

A new government communications service has been launched today by Alex Aiken, the Executive Director of Government Communications at the UK’s Cabinet Office. It is being called the Government Communication Service (GCS) and is described by Mr Aiken as, “a Continue reading Launch of Government Communication Service