Upcoming business breakfast on communications

Published by Tony Quinlan on

Melcrum business breakfast


Date: February 21st, 2008
Venue: Brewery, Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD
Time: 8.15am-11.15am
Cost: FREE attendance (exclusive only to Hub members)

Presentations from:

Mike Love


Communications Director, Major Programmes Executive, BT
speaking on ‘Helping leaders be more authentic’

Melcrum’s research shows that contrary to popular belief among many practitioners, CEOs care passionately about internal communication and are quite clear about the benefits of being persuasive and effective communicators – that’s usually how they got to the top!

But they’re also aware that with trust in traditional authority figures dwindling, and widespread scepticism for anything that smacks of “spin”, now more than ever internal messages need to be delivered with authenticity and sincerity. How can communicators apply their coaching, drafting and crafting skills to help deliver messages that deliver on this growing internal demand for authenticity?


Bill Quirke


Resident Hub expert,
Managing Director, Synopsis Communication Consulting Ltd.
speaking on ‘How can communicators mobilize management?’

The CEO is frequently viewed as the clear and recognizable figurehead of major multinationals. It’s hardly surprising then that professional communicators make use of the CEO whenever possible. However what many CEOs say they want is for their senior management to play their part, and to step up to their own communication responsibilities.

Communicators have to engage their senior managers in the job of communicating, and coach and equip them to do it well.

Drawing on Synopsis’ recent work with global leadership teams in AstraZeneca R&D, Bill Quirke will discuss how communicators can engage leaders in their roles, help them understand their impact, and coach them to be more effective.


Tony Quinlan


Chief Storyteller, Narrate
speaking on ‘How to use narrative and stories to create effective engagement, feedback and change tools’

As narrative and stories become more effective tools in all forms of communication, Tony Quinlan, founder and Chief Storyteller of Narrate, demonstrates how they can be used to create effective engagement, feedback and change tools. With a dash of theory, some interactive exercises and plenty of practical examples, this will be a session to challenge your preconceptions about communication.


More information from coralie.thomson@melcrum.com

1 Comment

Coralie · 14 January 2008 at 12:03 pm

Hi Tony,
Thanks for posting details of the upcoming Internal Comms Hub breakfast briefing. We’re really looking forward to hearing presentations from you, Mike and Bill on February 21st.
We’ve currently got over 150 Hub members and Strategic Communication Management subscribers registered to attend.
If you’re a Hub or SCM member and would like to register for the event, or you’d like to know more about joining in order to attend, simply email me at: coralie.thomson@melcrum.com.
Looking forward to seeing you there Tony!
Coralie Thomson
Internal Comms Hub

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