A few weeks ago, I traveled to Boston for what is truly one of my favorite events of the year – ALI’s Strategic Internal Communications Conference. I’ve joked that it’s sort of like summer camp for internal communicators, but it’s not far from the truth! It’s an opportunity to reunite with colleagues, friends and partners for three days of workshops, presentations, networking,
As communicators we can also support the HR department in phrasing their professional jargon into simple sentences. Keep asking ”why” so many times that you will help the whole organization understand what they should know and what they should do differently in the future. You can ask any professional to explain their complex facts as if they were talking to their mother or their 10-year-old child.
For a young, or rapidly growing company, the need to articulate their Mission, Vision and Values is even more urgent. Taking a beat to think about your culture and values may seem like a luxury, but the most successful companies know that there are some very real reasons why this matters to their business.
Joining us at 2019’s Storytelling & Content Strategies for Internal Communications Conference are over 20 prominent communicators who will be leading interactive workshops and engaging sessions over the 3-day event. A few of them sat down with us to answer some questions on why they are passionate about communications and the benefit to employing storytelling tools to increase employee engagement.
I’ve seen a lot of talk around the interwebs about artificial intelligence, how AI will impact internal communications, and what internal comms teams need to do now to prepare for its inevitable rise. As of 2018, 40% of communication professionals around the world were leveraging AI tools in their work, and many others just like you are preparing to embrace
We wanted to understand the current state of employee communications. What are today’s biggest challenges? How do budgets compare to just a few years ago? What are the most pressing concerns from CEOs? Partnering with Branded Research Inc., an independent market research organization with an active proprietary global panel of over 2 million respondents, we surveyed 400+ U.S. internal communicators
ALI Conferences hosted The 2nd Annual Executive Communications & Speech Writing Conference on May 6-8, 2019 in historic Boston near Fenway Park. Communicators from around the country met in Boston to benchmark best practices and hear from leading professionals at top organizations, including American Cancer Society, Abbvie, Oracle, and ASPCA. Attendees overall enjoyed the interactive workshops and engaging sessions, offering
Jennie Bledsoe is the Director of Internal and HR Communications at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and she will be joining ALI as a speaker at the 6th Annual Strategic Internal Communications conference, July 23-25 in Boston. Bledsoe sat down with us to answer a few questions on what’s new in internal communications. Can you tell us a little bit
Internal Communicator, Dave Cordero, is the Director of Internal Communications at PGA Tour and a speaker at ALI’s 6th Annual Strategic Internal Communications conference. He sat down with us to discuss the challenges of internal communications and his advice for overcoming them. Can you tell us a little bit about your background? I love sports and I love to write,
Jason Greenspan is the Senior Director, US Strategy and Internal Communications at McDonald’s USA and is one of ALI’s 6th Annual Strategic Internal Communications conference speakers. He sat down with us to answer a few questions on the biggest challenges and growing communication trends. Can you tell us a little bit about your background? I’ve been at McDonald’s for 20