16 episodes

Talking Comms is a podcast for the modern professional communicator, reflecting the industry we work in, sharing best practice, and telling the best human stories.

Talking Comms Adrian Stirrup

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Talking Comms is a podcast for the modern professional communicator, reflecting the industry we work in, sharing best practice, and telling the best human stories.

    16. Vaccination comms and finding your narrative

    16. Vaccination comms and finding your narrative

    In this episode, we talk to Sally Northeast from the NHS about the comms challenges of embarking on a massive vaccination programme.

    We also chat to Dawn Reeves who's masterminded a new free book and resource called One Story - Councils, covid and better futures.

    And there's the usual waffle at the end including TV recommendations (And yes, I now know Bridgerton was set in the Regency period not the Victorian era). If you want to get in touch, email us at talkingcommspod@gmail.com.

    • 36 min
    15: NHS coronavirus comms special

    15: NHS coronavirus comms special

    In this episode, we're honoured to have a couple of NHS comms titans onboard for a chat: Ross Wigham and Jude Tipper.

    They're very honest about how the last few weeks have been for them, their colleagues and families.

    We cover why video calls are exhausting, share some lessons learned and, of course, get some top distractions from them if all this coronavirus stuff is getting too much.

    • 42 min
    14: how the pandemic is impacting internal communicators, lockdown twitching, and getting deep on consumerism

    14: how the pandemic is impacting internal communicators, lockdown twitching, and getting deep on consumerism

    In this internal comms special, we talk to Kevin McDougall and Andy Macleod from Gatehouse, who surveyed practitioners worldwide on the huge impact the pandemic is having on the industry - and what the future looks like for IC.

    And there's a bit of business about the sorts of things we're doing that the pre-virus us would never have done!

    We've also got a few more recommendations for stuff to watch, we get a bit deep on shopping, and there's a 'sweet' little Easter egg right at the very end.

    • 33 min
    13: Talking Co(ronavirus)mms: consultants, ideas to liven up Zoom meetings, and TV recommendations

    13: Talking Co(ronavirus)mms: consultants, ideas to liven up Zoom meetings, and TV recommendations

    Just what you need right now – another podcast recorded over Zoom!

    We were delighted to be joined by fab comms consultants Shavaun Glen and Ben Capper who share fascinating insights on how they’re coping with the Current SituationTM.

    There is also some advice on how to liven up that boring video conference call, and we give you some TV recommendations for after you log off for the day.

    Tell us what you want to hear @TalkingCommsPod or at talkingcommspod@gmail.com

    • 34 min
    Mental wellbeing, comms team organisation and elections

    Mental wellbeing, comms team organisation and elections

    Recorded at the 2019 LGComms Academy in Manchester, we have highlights from a panel discussion on comms and mental wellbeing, featuring Jane Fordham, Leanne Ehren, Helena Hornby and our very own Darren Caveney.

    We also chat to comms legend Peter Holt about how the digital organisational tool Trello has helped relieve the pressure on his comms team.

    At the end, we chat about elections and donning our gay apparel. And there’s a tiny little post-script at the very end!

    • 34 min
    11: Cricket, countdown to Academy and speaking truth to power

    11: Cricket, countdown to Academy and speaking truth to power

    We're back! In this episode, LGcomms chair Simon Jones tells us why we should go to this year's LGcomms Public Sector Academy event in Manchester.

    We also speak to change consultant Amanda Buchanan to get her perspective on how comms pros can speak up and have potentially difficult conversation with senior leaders.

    And, as always, there's a little hidden gem at the end...

    Get in touch: talkingcommspod@gmail.com and @talkingcommspod. Some lovely ratings and reviews would be lush too!

    • 22 min

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Adrian is one of the industry's doers and thinkers and knows everyone who is anyone in public sector comms. He is adding to the gaiety of comms nations in this lovely little podcast.

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