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Employee engagement and internal communications interviews, ideas and best practices. Every other Tuesday we will be exploring industry best practice and hearing from leading practitioners. We will hear how they are making internal communications, employee engagement and related areas a strategic priority. We will cut through the gloss and get to the down-to-earth, practical issues we face when raising the profile of this essential profession. Craig Smith from The Big Picture People (formally BigPicture Learning) is your host for the show.

Engaging Internal Comms Craig Smith

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Employee engagement and internal communications interviews, ideas and best practices. Every other Tuesday we will be exploring industry best practice and hearing from leading practitioners. We will hear how they are making internal communications, employee engagement and related areas a strategic priority. We will cut through the gloss and get to the down-to-earth, practical issues we face when raising the profile of this essential profession. Craig Smith from The Big Picture People (formally BigPicture Learning) is your host for the show.

    Using games in internal communications | S3 E13

    Using games in internal communications | S3 E13

    We create games for organisations that are learning games, communication games that we provide to our clients to help them to facilitate conversations around lots of different topics. These conversations could be around health and safety, company values, vision, strategy, all of those different types of areas. My guest reached out to me because he's someone who is interested in board games, it's his passion. When I got into a conversation with him I found out that not only was he interested in playing board games, he was actually bringing them into the workplace to create culture change, but he didn't call it that.

    • 40 min
    The role of IC in clarifying roles and responsibilities | S3 E12

    The role of IC in clarifying roles and responsibilities | S3 E12

    An area we've not covered on the show before is about internal communications within charities. Charities are really interesting organisations in that a lot of people who work in charities are employees, but there are also a significant number of volunteers. I was really interested to find out what it's like to be an internal communications manager or leader within an organisation that is a charity, and what challenges that brings in terms of communicating with people who already have a very deep sense of purpose, which is often why they work with the charity or volunteer for the charity.

    • 39 min
    Neuroscience for organisational communication | S3 E11

    Neuroscience for organisational communication | S3 E11

    It's long been known that the use of emotion in communication is a very powerful device. It's not always been used to the best ends and we have a history of people who have used emotion to manipulate people. But actually what we need to recognise is that emotion in communications is a really powerful way of getting our messages across and used appropriately can be highly effective. Now, what's happening when people are using emotion is that we're using something called neuroscience. I'm sure you've probably heard of neuroscience. It's the science of the brain and the activity within the brain. But how can internal communicators use neuroscience principles to make their communications more effective.

    • 50 min
    Personal branding for internal communicators | S3 E10

    Personal branding for internal communicators | S3 E10

    How do we build a brand as an internal communicator and as a professional internal communicator and employee engager, and how do we represent that brand? To find out how to do that, I'm going to be talking to someone who, although they are working within an organisation, has a really strong professional brand that I think is very worthy of recognition and also someone we can learn from. So this interview is all about how we develop personal branding as internal communicators and develop trusted advisor status.

    • 55 min
    Talking about menopause and mid-life | S3 E9

    Talking about menopause and mid-life | S3 E9

    Menopause is not just a gender or age issue. It impacts colleagues both directly or indirectly and should therefore be considered as an organisational issue. All managers and employees need to know about it and understand how they can support their colleagues. In this interview, Craig is joined by Carolyn Hobdey and Dave Algeo. Together, they will be exploring the impact of organisations and managers ignoring the menopause and mid-life issues their employees are experiencing.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Connecting employees to the big picture | S3 E8

    Connecting employees to the big picture | S3 E8

    Connecting employees to the big picture - How do we connect our employees at a local level to the corporate bigger pictures of corporate values and corporate messages whilst recognising their local needs and their local requirements? This is what we're going to be looking at in today's interview and we hope you'll find this a really interesting conversation.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

FarrahBlair ,

Highly recommend to any comms pros

It was such a pleasure joining Craig to record an episode earlier this year. I was already a regular listener thanks to the mix of topics and themes covered - great insights and lots of practical takeaways. Craig is a skilled host, I would definitely recommend the podcast to anyone working in the comms space.

cveggvole ,

Good content - needlessly long intros

I do enjoy the actual content, but I find myself skipping at least the first 10 mins before we get into things! Would love it to be snappier at the start.

Collins123 ,

Great podcast for internal comms

I throughly enjoyed being a guest on this podcast. Craig is a fantastic host who creates really insightful and relaxed conversations packed with tips and advice for IC pros. Define one to put on your podcast list.

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