Thank you for coming to The Big Yak

We came. We saw. We yakked about comms.

Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s The Big Yak, we had a brilliant day and enjoyed seeing you all having fun, networking and learning about internal communication.

We were joined by 160 internal communication professionals and thanks to our 21 sponsors and facilitator Benjamin Ellis, were able to enjoy a whole day together.

IC pros travelled from near and far to be in London on 9 June, including Cynthia from the Netherlands, Emanuela from Italy and various flights from Dublin and Belfast.

Thank you to our volunteers, headed up by Advita Patel, for helping everything go smoothly.

The topics are below:

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5
Measurement Creating a forward-looking culture through open and honest communications IC role in innovation How do we show the ROI of IC Newsletters, do they still hold value?
Change Comms Reviving intranets, O365 Growing comms champion network

Helping Line Managers become better communicators

How do we develop our own capabilities?

Crisis Comms Comms career progression Working smarter (agile) Getting executive buy-in Connecting people to purpose
Culture Change Coaching leaders Operationalising values and behaviours Storytelling CEO comms and corporate reputation
Remote workers with access to comms channels Comms strategy Tackling tech takeover and saturation Community management and ESN strategy Internal comms and diversity
Engaging people who resist engagement Remote workers (no access to comms channels) Remote workers – using line managers Connecting global organisations M&A


The conversations will continue on Twitter @theICcrowd.

Rachel, Jenni and Dana.