8 essential placement interview tips for students
Last month I spent the day at Lancaster University, helping first year students in the management school with interview practice for their placements. I did this as part of my contribution as an Honorary Teaching Fellow for the university. I interviewed
Is the PR/comms industry dying while we still discuss press releases?
Over the last year, I have increasingly felt the traditional PR and comms industry is dying – I believe our sector must recognise this and help practitioners to adapt. Ten years ago, we were at a similar cross-roads as social media invaded the PR space.
The 4 risks of mergers & acquisitions: can you avoid them?
This blog first appeared on influenceonline.co.uk Mergers and acquisitions are typified by power games – everyone wants to be on the ‘winning’ side – and excitability about the potential for increased profits. In this blog I want to look at the
Leaders are failing their PR teams – agencies and corporates alike
Over the years, I have trained communications teams and professionals in everything from internal and crisis comms to social media and presentation skills. I must have trained hundreds in the last few years – and gosh, what insights. My big conclusion?
The BBC gender pay gap – can women negotiate as well as men?
Last week the BBC published its list of ‘star salaries’ and caused a furore on the shocking gender pay gap. In all the discussions, however, no-one is looking at one aspect of women at work – their ability to negotiate pay and believe in their worth.
How to moderate (facilitate) a panel of diverse cultures
Working in Dubai, perhaps now the global hub of conferences, you can see first hand the challenge of creating a great event with very diverse cultures and managing issues from language to presentation styles. For a moderator (or facilitator) it can be