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Can I have a copy of your comms plan?

As a senior public relations practitioner, I absolutely love mentoring and supporting other communications professionals seeking to learn and develop in their career.  It’s what I have enjoyed most of all as a communications team leader and am excited to be mentoring another PRINZ candidate for their Accreditation in Public Relations (APR). I have personally been incredibly lucky throughout my career to have had fantastic senior public relations mentors.  Now I’m determined to...

April 26, 2021

Is an elevator pitch still a thing?

Last weekend I was incredibly lucky to spend a few days in the Coromandel with my husband and his colleagues, a very generous thank you gift from his employer for the team’s hard work during 2020.  How cool is that?! As we were getting to know each other, it provided me with my first real opportunity to chat to people about my new business venture, Belle PR, and my future plans.  They’d heard I was going out on my own to consult, but didn’t know what exactly I’d be consulting o...

April 21, 2021

Listen up

How much of your day did you spend listening? Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like in the fast paced, busy, high stress world we’re living in, we’re spending less time listening to each other. We simply love talking. We often call it ‘information sharing’ to make it sound better, especially in communications and public relations.   Yet I can’t recall a time when I thought, ‘gosh, I love it so much when people talk at me.’  Listening is one of the single most important ...

April 14, 2021

Just keep it simple

If you’ve worked with me before, you’ll know I champion plain English.  I like to call it “BBQ language".  When I say that, I don’t mean talking and writing in casual way.  I’m referring to keeping it simple for the audience - like you would with a neighbour - so they know what you’re talking about and can take the right course of action.I recently had a situation in an organisation where a brochure was circulated far and wide by one of the teams.  The brochure wa...

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