Tag Archives: Communication

Persuasion

The Achilles Heel of any organisational culture is communication. I work inside local, regional and continental businesses – and my diagnostic interventions highlight this time and again.  This seems strange when you consider the exponential growth of channels now open … Continue reading

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Staff turnover

One of the many metrics management and HR  teams like to measure is staff turnover. The percentage of the workforce that has left the organisation during a certain period, and had to be replaced. Received wisdom says that turnover rates … Continue reading

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Talk straight

So much business communication is on email these days.  And so disruptive is that medium that I spend much of my time inside organisations encouraging face to face conversation. Face to face is how we were meant to communicate. According … Continue reading

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Customer Service Weak

Did you notice that last week was Customer Service week, everywhere on the planet? The Internet says Customer Service Week is celebrated annually during the first full week in October when customer-oriented organisations around the world recognise the importance of … Continue reading

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The human voice

There’s nothing quite like the human voice, is there? As our primary means of communication, nothing can engage us quite like it. It can enrapture or enrage; inspire or oppress. The composer Richard Strauss noted that the human voice is … Continue reading

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Social media in trouble

Hot on the heels of extraordinary customer service failures in the US airline industry comes news of even bigger brands attracting reputational damage. Facebook, the social media giant, now boasts 1.86 billion weekly users, with over 150 million in Africa. … Continue reading

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Social media for CEO’s

CEO’s are increasingly being drawn into social media conversations. Sometimes unwittingly, when their personal social media impacts their business reputation. More often deliberately, as part of personal brand building or corporate communication. Back in 2015 the CEO of US tech … Continue reading

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TV or not TV

Regular readers will know that Kenya recently revived its Advertising Awards after a gap of twelve years. It gave one a pretty good idea of the state of the advertising nation. Radio ads were terrible and print has gone flat. … Continue reading

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How to sound appropriate in communication

“It aint what you do, its the way that you do it. That’s what get results, “so goes the old song. The same is even truer for communication. whether internal or external, the tone you use matters more than the … Continue reading

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Employer Branding

Last week we began a conversation about Employer Branding. Employer Branding is the current HR buzzword for being able to describe why you work for a particular organisation. We defined it as the summation of the value your business offers … Continue reading

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