Category Archives: Communication Best Practices

Use Award-Winning Programs to Benchmark Your Employee Communications Efforts

Don’t let financial limitations serve as a barrier to your benchmarking efforts. Collecting best practices research is as easy as reviewing the list of communication award winners from local and national programs and reaching out to the winners. Continue reading

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Tips for Writing an Effective Communication Award Submission

Creating an effective communication award submission is a process that should not be rushed. These tips will help you stay focused and on track as you prepare your entry. Continue reading

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Helpful Hints for Submitting Your Communication Award Program Entry

For a first-timer, submitting an entry to a professional awards program can be an overwhelming prospect. Continue reading

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Five Tips for Working with a Professional Photographer

Veteran photographer Tony Ridder has some helpful tips for internal communicators who want to get the most out of a photo session. Continue reading

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Deliver Us from Bad Stock Photography

After countless hours searching through affordable stock photography from a variety of sources, I’ve come to the conclusion that the creative directors and photographers responsible for “business” images have never actually worked in an office environment. Continue reading

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Communicating with Generation Z

The next wave of employees — Generation Z — will bring to the workplace an entirely new approach to information gathering, sharing and assimilation. Is your organization ready? Continue reading

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Why I Mentor Young Communication Professionals

Mentoring communication students and entry-level communicators provides us an opportunity to give back to our profession. But there are other reasons to be a mentor. Continue reading

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Employee Communications in the Global Economy

Communicating in a global economy means that employee communicators must train themselves to be culturally and linguistically sensitive to their employees in other countries. Continue reading

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Getting the Word Out to Your Employees

Getting the word out about key company events and upcoming product offerings is one of the most important elements of employee communications. Continue reading

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It’s OK to Match Your Communications and Your Culture

The best, most effective employee communications messages, products and processes are those that reflect the organization’s culture.
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