Episode 103 – Say the thing now: Candid conversations at Reddit
The Internal Comms Podcast
by AB Comm
4d ago
On a platform where the candid and the curious are king, how do you make sure what’s inside reflects what’s on the outside? Meet Sean Langston, Jr., Head of Internal Communication at Reddit, to find out. Sean turned to internal communication following a formative experience at college, in which he realised that there was real value in helping organisations become “mess-proof” from the inside. As he explains in this episode of The Internal Comms Podcast, it’s his ethos of radical transparency, and a ‘say the thing now’ attitude, which has helped Reddit stand the test of time as the communities ..read more
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Episode 102 – The sound of success: IC at Spotify, Mastercard and beyond
The Internal Comms Podcast
by AB Comm
2w ago
Ever been curious about how some of the biggest brands in the world tackle their internal communication challenges? Well look (or listen) no further. Kerri Warner, this week’s guest on The Internal Comms Podcast, held the reins at both Spotify and MasterCard. Kerri has a huge range of IC experience spanning the consulting, agency and corporate world. Starting out in social science and psychology, she offers a unique view on how building trust and connection are really the building blocks of any change programme, and offers some really insightful advice on applying her principles in your work ..read more
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Episode 101 – From complex to clear: Elevate your presentations
The Internal Comms Podcast
by AB Comm
1M ago
As internal communicators, empowering leaders to clearly communicate business strategy, important updates and company values is a valued skill. How can we inspire colleagues and leaders alike to make the complex simple? This week’s guest and founder of Present Your Science, Melissa Marshall, has built a career educating scientists, engineers and technical professionals about how to present their insight. “The work matters,” she says, but as is discussed in the episode, so often we hear people say they’re simply no good at public speaking. Melissa says that there’s a toolbox that will help even ..read more
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Episode 100 – Meet the super-connector behind #CommsJobs
The Internal Comms Podcast
by AB Comm
1M ago
After years running an internal communications team, Daniel Mendez emigrated from Chile to the U.S., where he faced a host of barriers to success. A language barrier. A small or non-existent professional community. The difficulty in proving himself. And yet, he emerged as a hugely successful communicator and connector. Daniel is the brains behind the #CommsJobs hashtag, one of the most impactful job search functions in the communications profession. So how did he get here? Where did the idea for #CommsJobs come from? And just how important are human connections when securing your next role? Th ..read more
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Episode 99 – The communicator’s communicator
The Internal Comms Podcast
by AB Comm
2M ago
In this episode of The Internal Comms Podcast, host Katie Macaulay is joined by Linda Zebian. The very first Director of Communications at PR management platform Muck Rack, Linda spent a decade in various comms roles at The New York Times during its transformation from print ad-supported newspaper to the most successful digital subscription business in the world. Linda has put her unique experience of communicating with journalists into action at Muck Rack, a remote working company with colleagues across the world. As you’ll hear, there are plenty of lessons from the newsroom that help inform ..read more
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Exclusive reveal: Katie’s IC masterclass
The Internal Comms Podcast
by AB Comm
2M ago
Join us for a special episode of The Internal Comms Podcast as host Katie Macaulay announces the imminent launch of her unique on-demand masterclass. With more than three decades at the forefront of internal comms, including leading the world’s first internal comms agency, AB, Katie has developed a masterclass programme that promises to elevate the capabilities and boost the impact of in-house internal comms professionals. Katie explains how she dedicated a year to designing a self-paced learning journey for internal comms folk seeking to accelerate their career growth. She gives an overview o ..read more
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Episode 98 – How to build a powerful personal brand
The Internal Comms Podcast
by AB Comm
3M ago
This week on The Internal Comms Podcast, host Katie Macaulay is joined by serial entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker and business mentor Chris Ducker. Chris is a renowned expert in building powerful personal brands – taking solo entrepreneurs and leaders to new levels of success and transforming them into the go-to leaders in their respective industries. Chris and Katie cover a lot of ground in this conversation. Chris has a fascinating take into the importance of what people say when you’re not in the room, and how you can use your own USP to become a successful ‘you-preneur’. As someone wh ..read more
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Episode 95 – Mastering your approach to strategic communication
The Internal Comms Podcast
by AB Comm
4M ago
This week on The Internal Comms Podcast, host Katie Macaulay is joined by award-winning marketing and communications expert Danielle Bond. Recently retired from corporate life, Danielle has held the CMO role at many leading professional services firms throughout her career. Most recently, she led the brand, corporate comms and marketing function for consulting engineering firm Aurecon, where she led on comms for 14 years. Katie met Danielle when the latter was serving on the board of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). This episode is a must-listen for any marketers ..read more
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Episode 94 – The stories that shape us
The Internal Comms Podcast
by AB Comm
5M ago
In this episode of The Internal Comms Podcast, host Katie Macaulay is joined by leadership communications coach and co-founder of Engage Kenya, Agatha Juma. Agatha credits an embarrassing experience as a speaker at a conference for igniting her interest in comms and public speaking. That grew into what Agatha calls a deep passion for developing leadership capabilities. But it’s not just corporates and executives that Agatha helps to tell their stories. Today, Agatha’s work at Engage Kenya brings together people from all walks of life to share their stories. Entering its eighth year, Engage bri ..read more
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Episode 93 – The sound of success: Why it pays to listen to employees
The Internal Comms Podcast
by AB Comm
5M ago
We’re back for Season 11 of The Internal Comms Podcast! And kicking us off with a very special episode, this week host Katie Macaulay is joined by not one, not two, but three guests. Kevin Ruck, Mike Pounsford and Howard Krais are the three authors of a brand-new book called Leading the Listening Organisation: Creating Organisations that Flourish. They are all internal communications aficionados, and with this book they have dialled in on one of the most important attributes of any skilled communicator: the art of listening. It is often said that the best communicators, and certainly the best ..read more
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