Each day, millions of smart communicators struggle to increase employee engagement. There are too many tactics and not enough time.
“Internal Comms Pro: The Podcast” aims to change that. We want to make your corporate communications or internal communications job easier. We are bringing together the best in the business to give you real ideas on how to improve engagement and retention at any organization.
We will show you how to elevate your position, improve your stats, and make your workplace a happier one.
Influential Internal Communication: The Must Have Book for Every Internal Communicator in 2021 -5.18
Jenni Field, Founder of Redefining Communications helps listeners go from chaos to calm with her new book "Influential Internal Communication." We’ll review highlights from the book that help to redefine internal communications in a way that will affect the true evolution of your organization and in the end, expand your sphere of influence.
Change Communications and the Future of IC - 5.17
We talk with two trailblazers from the midwest, Jessica Bauer and Amanda Atkins. They share how Slack handled their recent change of being acquired by Salesforce and how their internal communications responded. Their talent, attitude, and planning helped keep Slack employees in the loop every step of the way.
Building an Internal Comms Department from the Ground Up - 5.16
Patrick Holmes gives us his strategy and step by step process along with all his learnings from building an internal communications department from the ground up. Even if you have a large or established team, his tips are still applicable for those needing to go back and perhaps collect data on a new initiative or project you are sharing. We also discuss how to find new insights to refresh your comms blueprint as well as how to go about rebuilding your entire comms strategy.
Meetings That Matter - 5.15
Tony Kihl, Director of Corporate Communications at the Cleveland Clinic shares his process on how he enhanced his company’s meeting structure. If you find yourself in a new role, like Tony, consider enhancing your company’s meetings. Learn how to increase productivity and time savings for your employees - 2 key factors for showing your ROI. If you want to help your employees make meetings that matter, this episode is for you.
COVID Reshapes IC: How to Remain Relevant with the New Normal - 5.14
Steve and Cindy from Crescenzo Communications empower you to keep your communications relevant and provide your employees with a greater sense of belonging like never before. We cover it all from the one thing your channel strategy is missing to the first step to listening to your audience.
Pull People Into Your Comms with Gratification - 5.13
Blair Bloomston, Partner and Vice President of Business Development at Game on Nation walks us through the MILE method giving us 4 secret elements that help double down on the fun while creating meaningful moments for our employees. This episode teaches listeners how to pull your employees closer to your content and virtual events by using gamification.
Love the stories!
Sara definitely knows how to tell a story! Appreciate the real-life situations as it applies to everyday comms as well.
Amateur in Every Way
As an internal communications professional for a large, Fortune 500 company who also happens to listen to a LOT of podcasts, I am disappointed to say that this podcast is largely amateurish and unprofessional. I have listened to every episode for the past year, and while I was relieved that the format changed in 2020 to shorter episodes, Sarah Jackson's cadence and tone of voice sounds as if she's reading a children's book. On a podcast that is supposed to be for professionals? Conversely, more than one guest in the fall 2020 season used foul language. As I said, I listen to a lot of podcasts, and I have no problem with cursing, but it comes out of left field here and just seems inappropriate. Coupled with the childish copy reads, and Sarah's somtimes overblown reactions ("I LOVE that!"), the podcast seems incredibly immature for one that is exclusively focused on the workplace. Finally, the interviews and content have done little more than confirm the things we are already doing at my company, so I have not gained much insight or helpful advice. It may benefit those who are just starting their internal comms careers, but I doubt that more seasoned professionals will get much out of it.
The best IC storytelling
I love the way this podcast is produced. The host is such a great storyteller and I love how she is so honest with us. The format is cool with the intro and then cut-ins throughout the show. The realness of this podcast is what sets it apart from others.