Just the right amount of storytelling help.
You have a big idea to share. Your story is somewhat clear in your head. But, you need help translating it for internal and external consumption, and figuring out the best way to share it.
As communicators, we’re often not so good at communicating. We’re pretty smart (most of the time), but that doesn’t make us wise all the time. So, we cut off our clients before they have a chance to completely lay out an issue.
Today I am putting structure and form to my desire to help others move forward. Let’s call it the “100 Communicator Conversations Project.” While I may not have all the answers, I’m hoping that some of the lessons I’ve learned over my 29-year career might help you.
When do you flex your strategic muscles as a professional communicator? While all of our work can be strategic, there’s a specific pivot point when we all make a decision about whether or not a request for our services requires further communication planning, specifically, the creation of a communication plan.
Just how much of your work is above the waterline? Not everyone will completely understand or appreciate all the tactical work that is seemingly invisible. But clients and leaders should understand the communication planning process. This is the above waterline stuff where you can shine and make a meaningful difference in the organizations you serve.
You have to put your own oxygen mask on first. My goal is to help as many communicators as possible. That’s why I created my online course, Communication Plan Blueprint. But that’s just one way. Another way to help is to connect with you directly and have a one-to-one conversation. These kinds of calls were exactly the kind of oxygen I needed earlier in my career. Perhaps I can help you. Let’s get the oxygen flowing.
My mission and why I believe communication professionals can move the needle toward success and less struggle, one communication plan at a time.
The communications environment in today’s workplace is faster, technology-laden and connected to a world well past the walls of your organization’s headquarters (if it even has walls). There’s big opportunity for communicators — but it can be lonely.
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