Mental Health Awareness Week

There is no doubt that our lives have been disrupted in unimaginable ways. We’re missing so many of the things we perhaps used to take for granted. The impact of weeks on end of isolation and monotony are leaving many of us feeling anxious, sad, lonely, and overwhelmed. It’s ok to not be ok. This is a pandemic, not a productivity contest. We’re pressing pause this week to reflect on how we can be kinder to ourselves and to others. It’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek – here’s a little summary of our reflections…

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Speaking in a Virtual World

Are you going live in five? Whether you’re hosting a video call with your team, leading a virtual sales pitch, or broadcasting your brand to the masses, you’ve got to be ready to speak easy into that camera. The problem is, no matter how captivating your online content, you’re only one glitch away from losing your audience. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back, your front and your best angle. Enjoy this quick read sharing our top tips for presenting your best self on line.

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How to humanise your online events

For many of you, business as usual has become business as UNusual. For events and communications professionals, the current crisis has meant an inevitable shift to online events, digital comms and virtual engagement. But where do you start? Right here. Check out our latest white paper: How to Humanise your Online Events: a step-by-step guide to creating content-rich, virtual communications.

Click here to view the full white paper.

An Easter message from Brands at Work

It’s been a tough few weeks and it’s far from over. But with the sun no longer being a stranger, the evenings getting lighter and the chicks cheeping we hope you’re all managing to keep focussed on the day this is all over. When this is behind us let’s make sure we all do the things we’ve missed so much (socially distancing measures allowing!). From all of us at Brands at Work we wish you a very happy and peaceful long weekend.

19 creative ways to engage your audiences during COVID-19

For many of us, ‘business as usual’ has become ‘business as unusual’ recently, in light of the Coronavirus.

COVID-19 is having a significant effect on the meetings and events industry, even though most authorities (including the WHO) are saying there is currently no need to cancel face-to-face gatherings.

But, what if your event has already been cancelled? What if your company has enforced a travel ban, and you’re stuck at home and banished from the office? Keeping your people close is now more important than ever so how do you continue to deliver compelling communications and purposeful content to encourage conversation and collaboration in your people communities?

There’s more to life than webcasts

Look, no offence to webcasts, but they tend to turn people off. Why? Because they’re mostly one-way. Instead, why not transform your virtual meetings into live TV broadcasts, task your people with crowdsourcing your content and really make the most of your virtual conference platforms? The key is to dial up your comms to create a two-way digital dialogue.

Bring it home

Just because your people are at home doesn’t mean they can’t do things they would normally do at the office. From wellbeing programmes to learning sessions and knowledge shares, you can help your people to stay healthy, interact with others and to flex their intellectual muscles by sending a simple series of support tools – that you might even already have!

Intelligent imagination and interactivity

If your face-to-face event has been cancelled, how much of the content could you repurpose for online? Most meeting platforms allow for virtual collaboration such as video calling, screen sharing and even digital whiteboards. From inviting keynote speakers to present online, to running interactive workshops supported by collaboration apps such as sli:do, you can still make an impact on your people, with some intelligent imagination and interactivity.

When business is unusual, try unusual tactics

Working at home can be lonely – most remote workers will miss the daily contact and conversations with their colleagues. Finding ways to surprise them with a fresh piece of learning content, some creative comms around your strategy or even posting printed event materials and toolkits to their home can really raise engagement levels and bring people together. Be brave and try something new!

Want more detail?

Even though we still live for live events, we’ve created a document: 19 creative ways to engage during COVID-19’. It’s packed full of clever ways to engage your people, aside from face-to-face events.

Click here to read the full document

Blueprint into action: Are you really ready to launch your strategy?

 

Our own Karen Kadin was recently asked to write for Simply Communicate about the importance of purpose and strategy for any organisation, but equally importantly, how you then bring it to life so that it becomes something that everyone in the business can understand, relate to, put into action and ultimately create success from.

Click below to see the full article.

Blueprint into action: Are you really ready to launch your strategy?