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#44Presents: What we know now

Can you juggle? Whose tribe are you in? And do you have a favourite child? These were just some of the intriguing topics that created a thought-provoking PechaKucha-style event for 44.

44 brought together comms specialists for an evening of thought-provoking and fun conversation.

“Last night was a great opportunity for us to get together with our clients and partners to share experiences and industry insights,” said Corin Ashby, Partner at 44.

“Often, working in Internal Communications can mean you are a team of one. So we set up these events to give people the chance to network with their peers, have a good time and hopefully take some helpful ideas away with them.”

No death by PowerPoint here

The format was based loosely around ‘PechaKucha’ (from the Japanese for ‘chit-chat’). This is a snappy presentation format, where each speaker has 20 slides, and 20 seconds per slide to get their points across. The areas covered by last night’s speakers addressed culture change and digital maximisation through to storytelling and gamification.

“44 would like to thank everyone who attended the event and especially to those who took up the challenge and presented their learnings!” added Corin.

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You could also take a look at what we learned from our first event, which tackled the theme of ‘Extreme IC’!


The topics from our recent event included:

‘Different tribes’

How well do you know your audience? How do you create open conversations that everyone feels they can get involved in? Do we listen enough?

‘IC: A novel approach’

On the cusp of finishing his second book, 44’s Alan Coates looked at how writing novels is making him a better communicator.

‘Do you have a favourite child?’

Some employees might be easier to communicate with, so embrace the challenge of engaging all – including those harder-to-reach audiences.

‘The changing face of online marketing’

Taking into account the changing social media landscape and our changing technology habits is a juggling act, but a necessary one.

‘Motivation magnet’

The human instinct to play runs through all of us, and winning can get our brains the dopamine hits they crave. The team that plays together, stays together.

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