Internal Communications

Ask the DEI Expert: Speaking Honestly & Leading with Heart

Communication at its root, and the actual Latin root of the word, is “finding common ground.” So, how can communicators create shared understanding in such chaotic times? We sat down with Andrew Blotky, founder of Azure Leadership, to explore how companies can speak honestly, walk the talk and lead from the heart.

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3 PowerPoint Pet Peeves (And How To Avoid Them!)

Like it or not, PowerPoint presentations are a ubiquitous internal communication tool. Nothing grinds our gears more than weird alignment or a messy table though. So, if you’re ready to clean up your PowerPoints, read on for tips and tricks!

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How to Actually Support Your Employees’ Mental Health

Leaders must create safe spaces for their people to feel comfortable speaking honestly about mental health challenges and what they need to succeed. But what does that look like and how can we achieve this?

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Becoming a “Rebel” and Champion for Change in Communications

2020 has shown us the cost of keeping quiet about DEI so, as communicators, how do we become champions for change? Advita Patel, co-founder of A Leader Like Me, shares why and how she became a comms rebel that broke the mold and created a more inclusive one.

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The Internal Communications Data Storytelling Guide

Whether you’re a master of measurement or you’re mystified by internal comms metrics, knowing how to present and tell the story of your data is the most powerful way to demonstrate the effectiveness and influence of your internal communications.

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Slack It To Me: 7 Simple Tips To Optimize Slack

Communication platforms like Slack help people around the world stay connected and collaborate. Yet, as folks lean on Slack to lessen the volume of emails, it can run the risk of becoming disruptive and counterproductive. The good news? There’s nifty tips to optimize to your Slack usage.

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When and Why We Speak Up and Speak Out

Sometimes the biggest question we face as communicators is whether to speak up or stay silent. In our cultural and political climate, it's becoming harder to ignore what's going on in the outside world and many companies have begun speaking out against issues that impact their employees.

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It's Okay Not to Be Okay

What we witnessed January 6th was terrifying. Now is a time for bravery, vulnerability and leadership grounded in your company and personal values.

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6 Brilliant Predictions for Employee Engagement in 2021

2020 has been a year unlike any other. Still, here we are 12 months later, trying to make sense of the disruption of the year while forecasting how the world of work will respond in the year to come. Read on our predictions for what trends, priorities and needs will dominate employee engagement in 2021.

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