While out running this morning, yes for anyone who knows me, I know that is quite a shocking opening line, but with Sarah Millican’s gentle geordie voice reassuring me, ‘you are doing well flower’ in my ears as I take on the couch potato to 5k app, I got to thinking about my CIPR CPD goals for this year – one of them was to start a professional blog, so here it is.
We recently visited a client to present our response to a campaign they wanted us to run for them and it reminded me of the old British Telecom line, ‘it’s good to talk’. The presentation was well received, it gave the client the chance to ask questions throughout, conversations threw up new ideas and it… Continue reading It’s good to talk
On July 8 2017 I set myself the challenge of writing 52 blogs in 52 weeks, and here it is blog number 52 on Charlotte’s Sidekick Blog posted today July 8 2018 – I did it! Anyone who has followed the blog will see that I started out well with regular posts, lost momentum in… Continue reading Blog 52 of 52
Today I rowed! I got into a boat, with nine other people who were also rowing and one who was beating a drum. This is nor something I would have normally done, nor is it something that I had ever done before. I found myself volunteering at a client meeting when they said they were… Continue reading Exit comfort zone
I’m a talker, I come from a family of talkers, in fact when my husband first met me he used to rock back and forth after and hour with me, my mother and sister in a room. We’d all talk, all at the same time, no one listening to what the other was saying. We… Continue reading I’m all ears! The Art of Listening
I’ve just logged another five points on this year’s CIPR Continual Professional Development programme, she says blowing her nails! I watched a really interested session on the value of creative, and boy oh boy it couldn’t have come at a better time, as I’m heading off with my business partner to get creative for a… Continue reading The Value of Creative
My nine year old son attended a creative writing workshop at the weekend and he came back so enthusiastic about what he had done. Each of the children had put their hand into a bag of crystals, selected a crystal and create a story using their crystal for inspiration. His involved a Phoenix, who was… Continue reading Getting creative with crystals!
While logging my latest batch of CIPR Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points – taking this year’s up to 45 so far – I scrolled down to see how long I’ve been doing this and if the computer record is correct I’ve been at it since 2004! That is 14 years of professional development, which… Continue reading Continuous development since 2004