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Their hard skills included:           writing; media management; business/financial literacy; understanding customer focus; business knowledge; strategic insight; change management; internal branding; presentation skills; creativity. When asked what skills and knowledge they needed to develop further their credibility and effectiveness, respondents included:          20 influencing and negotiation; organizational change/change management; psychology of communication; organizational development; understanding the business; training, coaching, consulting; leadership communication and behaviour; process/best practice; political skills.

Communication and communicators need the backing of the CEO. Creatives and specialists should be handled sensitively. Take account of diversity (age, gender, race, culture, etc). 31 4 Theories into practice Very few of the many internal communicators involved in the production of this book even casually referred to the ‘T’ word. Theory, certainly as it relates to communication, did not appear on the radar until purposefully put there by the author. Perhaps there is no time in the average jam-packed working day for the in-house communicator to even think about communication theory let alone begin to apply it to existing practice, or even better use it as a framework or aid to help shape their future plans and activities.

The practitioner’s role is most like that of ‘the hospital chaplain with no power base but highly influential throughout the organization’. 23 Setting the scene KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER       24 Credibility is essential. Internal communication often plays second fiddle to external communication in the boardroom. Internal communicators need to build business skills as well as their specialist knowledge and skills. An advisory or coaching role is increasing in importance. Communicators need diplomacy, listening skills and tenacity.

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