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The Swear Jar Podcast2021-09-05T18:08:49+00:00

The Swear Jar Podcast

Pour a cup of tea, put your phone on stun and settle in for some great conversations with some of the smartest communicators we know. From technology to trust to diversity, we tackle it all with a bit of humour, a bit of irreverence and a lot of insight.

Communications Ain’t No F**n Soft Skill

Organizations with outstanding employee communications recognize that mastering communications requires daily effort and discipline. So, as a professional communicator, you’re not alone if your blood boils when you see communications being labelled as a “soft skill”. Grab your favourite drink and join us as we explore why communications has been saddled with this unfortunate label, the implications for your organization and what you can do about it.

All Aboard: A Technology Adoption Success Story

Let’s face it, it’s tough introducing a new technology or a new process, into your organization. And like it or not, as the professional communicator, you’re often “on the hook” for making sure these kinds of changes are embraced. That’s why Nekolina Lau’s Gold Quill award-winning story about how ATB Financial successfully launched a large-scale technology on-boarding initiative is so very inspiring and helpful.

Rolling Out a New SharePoint Intranet: A Success Story

"Intranets aren't sexy". That's the word according to Amanda Stephenson, RSA's Manager of Communications. (And, it couldn't be more true). Yet, Amanda recently won a Gold Quill Award for rolling out an upgrade of an on-premises version of SharePoint to a cloud-based version. How on earth could she have managed that --- given that this is pretty much at the bottom of the list of the kinds of projects strategic communicators want to lead?

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