Category: CPD

How CEOs create their own crises. And what can you do about it?

Your CEO is the face, voice, and personality of your business. Along with the rest of the C-Suite, their words and actions can rapidly reinforce or ruin a reputation you and your communications team have worked tirelessly to build. Your

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August #ICBookClub Review: Black Box Thinking, by Matthew Syed

This month’s review comes from our former CIPRInside Chair, Steve Murgatroyd, who shares his thoughts on Matthew Syed’s book Black Box Thinking,which was the book of choice for August: “I’m always keen to find the next book to read that

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Because working in communications isn’t just a job

Earlier this year I set up my own consultancy and I honestly don’t think I would have had the confidence to do so without first investing in my professional development. Since joining the CIPR in 2012, I’ve been a huge

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Introducing #SummerofCPD ‘seventeen

The #SummerofCPD is back for 2017, with better learning content and bigger rewards than ever before. For the third successive year, our campaign will spotlight the importance of continuing learning and encourage PR practitioners to invest their summer downtime in

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How to stop procrastinating

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By Dannie-Lu Carr We are more overloaded than ever before. Many of us manage portfolio careers or several roles within the same job title. We must meet tight deadlines, and satisfy the speed and relentlessness of social media. It can

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5 ways to ‘do’ your time (and not just manage it)

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By Dannie-Lu Carr It’s ironic but how many of us actually spend valuable hours planning our time instead of just getting stuff done? I’d say it’s a lot of people. Don’t get me wrong, some healthy organization ahead of time

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Hitting new career heights – #CareerWins with HMRC’s Michelle Coulthard

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HMRC hit the headlines again this week after the offices of Newcastle United and West Ham United football clubs were raided, following investigations into the clubs’ transfer dealings. Increasing demand for business transparency means tax is never far from the

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Controlling interviews with core messages

Controlling a media interview is vital if it’s to work for you. Bridging, closing off and positive messaging are all brilliant ways to ensure it’s your message that gets transmitted. Yet probably the most effective, and simplest, interview control technique

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Understanding, knowledge and problem solving 

Earlier this month I blogged about the importance of speaking to customers and service users (Get out and listen). I am still doing that and finding it one of the most useful things I have done. But there has been

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Strategy – the one word that counts

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By Kerry Savage As a young agency PR professional, no sooner had I read a client brief than a thousand tactics were whirling around in my head, most of which would generate a slew of media coverage for the client

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