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6 02, 2024

Top LinkedIn trends to be aware of in 2024

By |2024-02-06T07:40:17+11:00February 6, 2024|Blog|Comments Off on Top LinkedIn trends to be aware of in 2024

LinkedIn has and continues to establish itself as the ultimate platform for CEOs, business owners, consultants and professionals. Given that it’s difficult keeping up with every change or trend on the platform, I will give you the top 5 insights you should consider weaving into your daily or weekly LinkedIn activity or practices. Create more authentic content. With the massive uptick in AI-generated material, expect to see a growing demand for genuine content that enables authentic human interaction. So rather than always handing over to generative AI to develop that ‘polished gem’ on your behalf, focus instead on sharing >>

5 12, 2023

Hottest B-B communications trends in 2024

By |2023-12-05T07:13:10+11:00December 5, 2023|Blog|Comments Off on Hottest B-B communications trends in 2024

Top communications' trends for 2024 The world of public relations and communications is more dynamic  than ever before. The past year alone has witnessed the entry of many new and fresh approaches to the way we connect and converse, the kinds of stories we share, how we deal with the media and why we need to better manage risk. So, what can organisations and individuals in the business-to-business arena anticipate this year! (These are a compilation of what Parker Public Relations is witnessing first-hand and what other PR pundits around the world are saying.) A humanised and >>

26 09, 2023

Is LinkedIn a worthwhile investment for law firms?

By |2023-09-26T07:11:22+10:00September 26, 2023|Blog|Comments Off on Is LinkedIn a worthwhile investment for law firms?

It is and has become even more so post-Covid. Despite initial push-back, law firms are now beginning to embrace LinkedIn with much greater gusto. We’re not only seeing these firms creating more compelling and dare I say, digestible, content but we’re also seeing them actively encouraging their lawyers to roll up their sleeves and get involved. They’re rapidly cottoning on to the fact that LinkedIn is vital to building visibility and connecting with clients but also to driving revenue and supporting the overall growth of the company. And why LinkedIn you may ask? For starters it is the world's >>

8 08, 2023

How to incorporate storytelling in your personal branding and social media

By |2023-08-09T08:43:30+10:00August 8, 2023|Blog|Comments Off on How to incorporate storytelling in your personal branding and social media

I’m often asked by CEOs, executives and academics attending my workshops how they should include storytelling in their personal branding and social media so figured it was high time I got around to doing this question justice. Firstly, let’s deal with the WHY of storytelling. People relate to stories. We have since the beginning of all time. Stories allow us to connect and engage with people at a deeper and more emotional level and in the process build trust. Another great thing about stories is that people remember them. Often, they’ll remember a story ahead of the actual detail >>

23 05, 2023

Why CEOs should be on social media

By |2023-05-23T07:40:44+10:00May 23, 2023|Blog|Comments Off on Why CEOs should be on social media

But hang on, isn’t that the job of the public relations and marketing team, is the typical response I get from CEOs when I query why they’re not active on social media? The other top responses to my pesky question: I could end up saying something I shouldn’t. What if an unhappy customer uses my posts to voice their dissatisfaction with the organisation. I’ve got too much on my plate I’m way too tired to even be bothered… I fully understand this logic and reasoning but sadly the world has changed and so have the expectations of our leaders. >>

2 05, 2023

Should you as a researcher or scientist bother with building your personal brand?

By |2023-05-02T07:18:05+10:00May 2, 2023|Blog|Comments Off on Should you as a researcher or scientist bother with building your personal brand?

Surely, you’d be better off beavering away in your laboratory, hunched over your computer, heading off on another field trip or pressing ahead with that thesis? Fraid not! The world has changed and so have the expectations of modern-day researchers and scientists. Now that you’re increasingly expected to demonstrate the ‘impact’ of your research beyond academia, comes the pressing need to communicate and engage with those critical to the future success of your work … as well as those likely to benefit from the big outcomes of your work. Here I’m talking about potential industry partners, fellow collaborators, funding >>

21 02, 2023

Why personal branding matters to executives and why their employers should cheer them on!

By |2023-02-21T07:11:53+11:00February 21, 2023|Blog|Comments Off on Why personal branding matters to executives and why their employers should cheer them on!

Why personal branding matters to executives ... and why their employers should support their efforts. Personal branding has long been the chosen weapon in the communications’ arsenal of entrepreneurs, speakers, authors, influencers and entrepreneurs. Although a tad late to the party, executives and the C-suite are now beginning to harness the power that personal branding provides. They’re cottoning on the fact that it is one of the best mechanisms for positioning themselves as visible and credible experts … and that this is not only good for climbing the corporate ladder but more importantly, bringing in new business! >>

24 01, 2023

Top PR and communications trends for 2023

By |2023-01-24T07:40:36+11:00January 24, 2023|Blog|Comments Off on Top PR and communications trends for 2023

What are the top PR and communications trends for 2023? Making public relations and communications predictions can seem a pointless exercise in our current rather topsy turvy world … but I’m going to have a stab anyway. While 2023 will continue to be unpredictable, here are some of the key trends you can anticipate this year. (These are a compilation of what Parker Public Relations is witnessing first-hand and what other PR pundits around the world are saying.) A more humanized approach to communication This is a trend which emerged during lockdown and continues to grow apace. >>

22 11, 2022

What makes a business book truly great?

By |2022-11-22T07:45:36+11:00November 22, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on What makes a business book truly great?

What gives YOU the author the confidence, conviction and certainty that you have written a fabulous business book that you should be proud of and excited to share with your clients, colleagues and friends. What does a great book actually look like? This question was uppermost as I worked my way through a bundle of wonderful books as a judge for this year’s Australian Business Book Awards. (Yep, that’s me on my beanbag, in my ‘girl cave’, yellow highlighter in hand and looking oh so studious!) What is it that separates a great book from something that is mediocre? >>

27 09, 2022

Should I keep my executive brand separate from my brand as an influencer?

By |2022-09-27T07:12:16+10:00September 27, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Should I keep my executive brand separate from my brand as an influencer?

Should you separate your executive brand from your brand as an influencer? I already have strong recognition as an influencer in the positive body image space on Facebook, Instagram and elsewhere. Should I combine this with my executive brand as change management professional on LinkedIn? I was asked this question at a recent personal branding workshop I ran for Executive MBA students at RMIT. (I’ll refer to the person asking the question as Jennifer.) And my response to Jennifer’s question: keep your brands separate but DO provide some overlap and connectivity between the two. We now live >>

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