Three years on

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It’s my third anniversary of working for myself this August. It’s been an exciting time and I’ve learned a lot freelancing from my home office in Bournemouth.

I posted a while ago about three little things that stood out for me from 2012. They were: Trusting your instinct, Getting the balance right and Taking satisfaction and rewarding yourself for a job well done. (more…)

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Winning awards

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I promised I’d write about the #insidestory awards for internal communication back in my last blog post in February. It was an extremely busy month, culminating in the awards ceremony on 28th February. As a freelancer working in a range of communications it was great to be asked to work on this national project for CIPR Inside, the internal communication sectoral group of the CIPR. (more…)

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Learning more

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One of my three things for 2013 was to trust my instinct. I’ve been freelancing in Bournemouth for a little over two years now and as a qualified professional with lots of different experience from my employed work across public and private sectors I’ve been able to attract some exciting work and interesting clients. But I wanted to give my business and myself some focus – a direction for my career. I’ve felt for a little while I wanted to add a specialism to my skills and that I wanted to return to some study to get a deeper knowledge. (more…)

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Why?

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Why, is one of my favourite words. Why? Because, it’s small, and yet so powerful.

WHY???

It’s a word we use effortlessly as a child. My two children are relentless in their questioning. Why this, why that… I can get quite frustrated, but not because they are inquisitive, but rather that it means I have to find and explain the answer.  This can sometimes be quite difficult when you’ve lived with that fact for so long you just accept it. Does anyone know why the sky is blue? (more…)

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Give a gift for life this Christmas

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On Thursday 15th,  I worked with Life Education Wessex and invited a reporter from the Daily Echo (Bournemouth) along to a local school to sit in on an education session. It’s featured in today’s Daily Echo.

It was a group of year six children (aged 10 & 11) who learned about how their bodies work, and cope with alcohol, tobacco and drugs (including both medicines and illegal drugs). It’s amazing how much the children already know about their bodies and and how receptive they are to this education. (more…)

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Pop-up at The Cow

We're off to The Cow, Parkstone, for our next Pop-up PR and a pint. After a little 'research' this pub fits the bill for our gathering on Tuesday  25th September. If you want to join us to hear Mike Leese, ex Daily Mail and Evening Standard journalist share his knowledge and experience,…

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Pop-up PR and a pint

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I’m really pleased to share ‘Pop-up PR and a pint’ with PR professionals working in Dorset. It’s a new group for local professionals to meet on an informal basis to share ideas, challenges and initiatives. It’s free and flexible. (more…)

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Get engaged

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I attended the follow up workshop for ‘Bournemouth By Night’ on Tuesday 24th April. I always enjoy public consultations. Maybe it’s my public sector experience that drives me to have my say, or perhaps I just like to know what’s going on and get involved.

It’s not for everyone I guess, sitting at a table with strangers, talking about your aspirations for your town, but for me it’s really inspiring. I meet people from walks of life I wouldn’t get to meet ordinarily, I find out what’s going on in the town I’ve adopted as my home, I have a chance to have my say on its future and feel inspired and proud of where I live. (more…)

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