The Public Affairs in Practice Podcast

The Public Affairs in Practice Podcast

Podcast exploring issues in public affairs, communications and reputation management based on Stuart Thomson’s blog.

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July 23, 2022 4 min

Governments love to commission independent reviews. They are launched and report back with significant fanfare. But all too often they are then immediately consigned to history. The reality is that they should be seen as the start of public affairs engagement, not an end point.

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Every public comment from an organisation can have an impact on reputation – positive or negative. That means being careful about every single word, all the time. If not, you are playing with your reputation.

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There is no denying the need for everyone to undertake professional development at all stages of a career. But too often courses aimed at senior leaders, such as MBAs, fail to consider the critical role of public affairs. They are leaving a huge gap.

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It is a basic requirement but one that is very easy to get wrong. What are the steps you should take for preparing and conducting a useful public affairs meeting?

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There can often be a need to get ahead of an issue and to lead the debate. This can help secure stakeholder attention and contribute to the process of becoming a trusted adviser. But how can you do that?

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Talk from Westminster Forum conference, 20/5/22

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The higher your level of political exposure, the more need there is to engage with government and politics. Without this engagement, you are failing to manage your risks.

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Thank to my editor, Callum Thomson Callums World.

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Keeping track of political intelligence is the lifeblood of public affairs. But having information is not enough. The critical element is what you do with it.

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Conversations are fundamental to public affairs. Not talking to people leads to narrow thinking and a failure to develop networks. We must all consider our conversations if we are to deliver good advice.

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This episode considers the issue of reputation during a crisis and uses examples from the Covid-19 crisis.

Always keen to hear feedback as we develop the podcast @redpolitics

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Callum Thomson, podcast producer.

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First episode that looks at the role that personal engagement plans can play in delivering a public affairs strategy.

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Thank to my editor, Callum Thomson.  You can subscribe to his YouTube channel, Callums World.

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