I have a problem with blogging. I do really enjoy it when I do it, and I know it's important, but making it happen amongst busy work / business / family life is hard. I have an endless list of ideas, but often I find myself going too deeply into…
What is neurodiversity and what does it mean for people in work? I went to an event in September 2018 where this was the topic. We were all challenged to ‘hack the world of work. The aim was to envisage a world of work that is more open and welcoming…
Commsunplugged is an event like no other. That's not PR fluff, but fact. It's not for profit and it's organised by a collective of brilliant minds from the public sector. It delivers a super balance of professional learning, short camping break, copious coffee, great food and lovely company in the…
After six glorious weeks of school holidays, this week we got properly back to work and back to the routine. August is a special month for me. Beyond the holidays, it’s my birthday month and it’s my company anniversary. Little Bird first hatched in August 2010. Working for yourself means…
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It’s refreshing to see that businesses are beginning to take a different approach to their strategic focus. On 19 March I joined 50 or so other interested folk and attended Once upon a time, an event which set out to share examples of storytelling in brands.
I aim to go to an event or workshop once a month. It feeds my inspiration and gives me a new perspective – it’s never wasted time. I really enjoyed this event and was disappointed I could only stay for the first two speakers:
What was the most refreshing thing for me was the honesty and truth from these two brands that absolutely live their values. They are both so different, yet share that passion of what they do. (more…)
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Yes it was the weekend and yes we all went to this event because we love what we do. You could not find a more motivated bunch of communicators than those willing to take a whole day in a weekend and go off and talk shop.
The format of the day was an ‘unconference’ which puts the agenda in the (hairy) hands of the delegates. (more…)
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I spent 5 and 6 June 2014 in the company of some really brilliant people in my home town of Bournemouth. The All About People
Conference, organised by Andy Swann, Head of Ideas and Mistakes at My Amazing Team @AndySwann was really inspiring. There was so much great stuff covered, my head is still buzzing with ideas to take to my clients and beyond. It was great to see Bournemouth hosting an innovative and provocative event. As a local passionate about great communication, internal comms and the way we work it was a great opportunity. (more…)
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Wow it’s been a crazy few months. I’ve been working on some really exciting stuff, and just recently enjoyed a bit of quieter time to recharge my batteries. It’s that time which has allowed me to re-focus on what’s important to me. Afterall time’s precious, none of us has enough of it, and numerous clichés remind us of time trickling away before our eyes. (more…)