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Tune in as we interview leading industry experts on how to elevate communications within companies. A collection of insightful conversations about shifting communications into strategic business advisors.

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Tune in as we interview leading industry experts on how to elevate communications within companies. A collection of insightful conversations about shifting communications into strategic business advisors.

    Hybrid Workplace: Is It Here to Stay? | Natasha Nicholson

    Hybrid Workplace: Is It Here to Stay? | Natasha Nicholson

    Internal Communications is a field that’s changing all the time. But what’s the most important trend impacting the profession today?

    Brad Whitworth continues his conversation with Natasha Nicholson, content strategy and production lead at Kantola Training Solutions. What's the new trend in internal communication today? The pandemic and technology have created a new paradigm — Hybrid Workplace — and comms professionals need to be at the forefront of that trend.

    If you are looking for a reliable communication platform to help you reach all your employees with targeted communications, check out Smarp: https://smarp.com/

    • 3 min
    Content vs Channels | Natasha Nicholson

    Content vs Channels | Natasha Nicholson

    Content and channels: you can’t really have one without the other, but which is more important in the communications process today?
    In today's Comms Minute we look at this balance between content and channels and how to make sure they support each other.

    Our guest today is Natasha Nicholson, who led the content and communication team at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and is now a content strategy and production lead at Kantola Training Solutions.

    If you are looking for a reliable communication platform to help you reach all your employees with targeted communications, check out Smarp: https://smarp.com/

    • 2 min
    Navigating Cultures in Global Comms | Diana Bonczar

    Navigating Cultures in Global Comms | Diana Bonczar

    In today's episode of Comms Minute, Diana Bonczar, Co-Founder of Inko Club, reflects on the nature of internal communications as a global profession.

    To be good at employee communications, you've got to master the cultural lens and apply the right perspective to the right audience. Diana shares a real case example from her career where she needed to translate local context for a global corporation.

    If you are looking for a reliable communication platform to help you reach all your employees with targeted communications, check out Smarp: https://smarp.com/

    • 4 min
    Scale-up Companies Need Internal Comms Professionals | Diana Bonczar

    Scale-up Companies Need Internal Comms Professionals | Diana Bonczar

    Mike Klein continues his conversation with Diana Bonczar, Co-Founder of Inko Club.

    In today's episode, Diana shares her view on entrepreneurial opportunities for internal comms professionals today. One of those opportunities is scale-up companies that grew out of the startup phase. These fast-growing companies quickly start to feel the need for internal communications. There is one challenge, however. The role of internal communication in those companies is often substituted by people in marketing or HR that cannot provide quality and strategic communication support.

    • 3 min
    How to Kick-Start Your Career in Internal Comms | Diana Bonczar

    How to Kick-Start Your Career in Internal Comms | Diana Bonczar

    Diana Bonczar, Co-Founder of Inko Club, shares a piece of advice for all young professionals looking into communication career opportunities.

    First of all, start with basics: join webinars, read free resources, connect with other comms professionals to get a sense of breadth and learn the vocabulary.

    Then look for a junior role or internship in an international company that has an established internal comms function that you can learn from. That would allow you to see what good looks like and take that knowledge to the next level when you eventually change your career.

    • 2 min
    One Thing Every CEO Should Know About Internal Communications | Shel Holtz

    One Thing Every CEO Should Know About Internal Communications | Shel Holtz

    What’s the most important thing that a CEO needs to know about communication?

    The comms industry guru Shel Holtz shares his number one thing every CEO should understand about communications. Internal comms is not a one-way stream of messaging, it's not a distribution of content. To get internal comms, you need to think in a multi-directional dimension.

    If you are looking for a reliable communication platform to help you reach all your employees with targeted communications, check out Smarp: https://smarp.com/

    • 1 min

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