Internal Comms Talk

Internal Comms Talk

It’s time to stop talking about the challenges of internal communication and instead, start focusing on achieving results! Through this podcast, we strive to improve the workplace environment so organizations recognize employee value, improve engagement, boost morale, and encourage innovation through enhanced dialogue and communications methods. More than ever, employees crave to find fulfillment in the workplace and to be treated as an integral part of the organization. Companies desire to build trust and loyalty with their employees by creating value in and enhancing their internal communication. More importantly, they invest in their people. Good leaders seek to be mentors. They are pillars in times of change and crises. They listen to their teams and inspire change. Leaders lead by example and model the values and culture of the business. Leaders and managers also need to balance empathy and compassion with focus to engage their people and grow the business and brand. All three elements – employees, leaders, and the organization – work together to bring the human element back into the workplace with an emphasis on relationships. For executives, leaders, human resources managers, and communications professionals. To find out more, visit jmlacey.com.

Episodes

May 26, 2021 81 mins

Jen Grogono, founder and CEO of uStudio, joins me for this episode of Internal Comms Talk. Jen leads company vision and strategy for a new generation of media technologies for the enterprise transforming employee communications and learning experiences with podcasts, on-demand video, and live streaming.

Organizations are creating mediums to add to their internal communication, including podcasting. Podcasting is one way to quickly r...

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Dr. Alaina Szlachta, owner of By Design Development Solutions, joins me for this episode of Internal Comms Talk. A learning experience designer and mission-driven entrepreneur, she helps transform subject matter expertise into consumer learning products.

Organizations are reexamining their learning and development for their employees. Virtual onboarding has created new challenges for companies. Businesses desire to establish better ...

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April 28, 2021 24 mins

Video conferencing sends a message to our listeners that we can either be trusted and respected, or that we are not professional. Virtual meetings are an opportunity for us to shine as leaders or help us achieve our professional goals if leadership is in our view. What does our audience see when they see us? How do our behaviors affect trust? What messages are we sending people through video?

Stanford University report on ...

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April 14, 2021 24 mins

Many are using video to conduct meetings, make sales calls, and connect with others. With more businesses maintaining the work-from-home model and using video to their financial savings advantage, leaders and employees should fine-tune their professional presence. Video has become a way to connect with others emotionally, and to shine as a leader. Why is professionalism on camera important? And what are some ways to build trust thr...

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Rachel Miller of All Things IC joins me for this episode of Internal Comms Talk. An internationally recognized authority on internal communication, she advises professional communicators as a consultant, through training and mentoring. She is also the host of her podcast, Candid Comms.

 As businesses move forward in their goals, communication can become misunderstood and cloudy. Having a communication strategy in place with goals, o...

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Elisabeth Wang, executive director of brand building and communications for Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia, joins me for this episode of Internal Comms Talk. We talk about how communications have changed over the last year, especially in healthcare, one of the most challenged and tested industries.

Organizations have been thrust into a new way of delivering communications when information changes rapidly, especially when it...

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Sophie Oberstein, author, coach, adjunct professor, and L&OD consultant, joins me for this episode of Internal Comms Talk. She is the author of “Troubleshooting for Trainers” and “10 Steps to Successful Coaching,” which we discuss in today’s episode. How do questions make leaders’ and managers’ roles easier? Leading and managing teams of various personalities presents many challenges. How do you know if your people are on the s...

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February 17, 2021 16 mins

Many people are trying to navigate a different work environment while making decisions that affect how they move forward. Caught in the middle, employees hold back asking for help. What are some ways employees can approach their manager for help? When asking for a raise or change, how can they ensure the meeting is effective? How can you have a successful conversation with your boss to help you move forward? 

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Victoria Dew, founder and CEO of Dewpoint Communications, joins me for this episode of Internal Comms Talk. We delve into her “Insights Report: The New Rules of Employee Experience and Communications in Late 2020 and Beyond.”

Leaders need to shift their focus toward the human element to make better decisions. As the boundary between personal and professional worlds shifts, what do companies, leaders and managers have to co...

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Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of Hint Inc., joins me for this episode of Internal Comms Talk. Kara’s first book, “Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters,” was released this past October. She also hosts the podcast: The Kara Goldin Show. Leaders set the example in company culture, work atmosphere, trust and communication. Practicing emotional intelligence is a way to be effective communicators and build and strengthen loyalty with...

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Today’s Internal Comms Talk episode is a conversation with Sally Helgesen, premier expert on women’s leadership; best-selling author; and international speaker, and author of, “How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion or Job." There exists a language barrier between men and women in communications which causes us to build a wall to block success. How do we break it down? How importan...

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December 16, 2020 16 mins

Companies desire high-performing teams. Leaders and managers who communicate effectively have teams who outperform competitors and help organizations achieve their bottom line. The heart of effective communication is the ability to lead with emotional intelligence. What is emotional intelligence? How does it tie into communication? And why should company leaders desire better emotional intelligence? 

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December 2, 2020 54 mins

This year has impacted the level of trust within organizations and businesses, and among leaders, managers and teams to a great degree. Covid has brought a lot of issues to light that many businesses probably didn’t realize they had. Why is trust so important? How does trust impact the bottom line? How does listening and taking risks contribute to building trust? This episode is a conversation with Ron Harvey, vice president of ope...

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November 18, 2020 47 mins

Communications are important within organizations. During crises, it’s more important to communicate clearly and consistently with every person. How can internal communications be managed effectively? What can leaders and management do to strengthen communications? And what challenges to onboarding new employees need to be addressed in this remote working environment? Join me for my conversation with David Zalesne, president of Owe...

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November 4, 2020 55 mins

Leaders have faced new challenges with coronavirus upsetting all operations of the business in 2020. Working from home is now part of work environments and leaders have to manage employees virtually. What challenges have they had to overcome with what results? And how are leaders managing their teams in a virtual world? This week’s podcast episode is with Ann Melinger, CEO of Brilliant Ink

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October 21, 2020 44 mins

Leaders are navigating rough waters and making tough decisions during this era of change. And when they lead a company that requires them to be engaging with people while social distancing is emphasized, their innovation and creativity are challenged. What are some tough decisions they have had to make? How has this affected their role as a leader? This week’s conversation is with Henry Rischitelli, president and CEO of Next Market...

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The manufacturing industry has met with challenges since not everyone can work remotely. How has this industry addressed safety, health and well-being? What changes have they made in communicating with their employees? And how have they been able to engage their employees to keep operations moving forward? I talked with John Kramer, CEO and owner of Cambridge Air Solutions, and Meg Brown, vice president of human resources, about wh...

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September 23, 2020 18 mins

Organizations want the best communications methods to engage and inform employees and leaders. Internal company newsletters are a powerful, effective communications tool to motivate and educate employees. Consider your goals and objectives to make this piece a valuable asset to your communications. (Report: A simple, cost-effective tool to boost employee morale - and the 9 steps you can do to make it work and Article: Why companies...

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September 9, 2020 15 mins

Communicating with employees during a crisis is imperative to earn their trust. Whether dealing with a global pandemic, economic downturns, or safety concerns, organizations should strive to unify their executives and leaders to communicate clearly with their employees. How can you produce a solid communication plan to allay employee fears? And why should you incorporate strategy days into the process? (Articles mentioned in episod...

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August 26, 2020 13 mins

Asking why is critical to motivating ourselves and others. We have to be convinced that what we communicate is important in order to move others to take action. Here are several “whys” to ask to boost productivity. 

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