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Top 5 Tips for Planning Your Internal Communications Program


A key element of successful organizations is an effective internal communications program. Internal communication ensures that all members are up-to-date on key company information, increases morale and helps to motivate employees. When creating an internal communication program, consider the following tips:

1) Set measurable goals and objectives.

Your internal communications program should have clear and measurable goals. Be as specific as possible. For example, instead a generic goal such as “raise awareness of the company’s 401(k) matching program,” change the goal to “get 100 employees to enroll in the 401(k) program before July 1.”

Top 5 Tips for Presenting to Your Virtual Audience


Webcasts are everywhere. They are in corporate meetings, virtual events and 365 communities. They’re also a critical component of hybrid events, as a window to the live sessions for remote audiences.

This post provides tips for presenting to your virtual audience. The best presenters are “put through their PACES”:

  1. Plan
  2. Audience
  3. Content
  4. Engagement
  5. Socialization

Presenting to a virtual audience is tough and requires incredible attention to detail. Once you lose virtual attendees, it is difficult to regain their attention. When you are preparing for your next virtual presentation, remember the PACES. This model will help you break through the glass ceiling and become a sensational virtual presenter.

Top 5 Ways Internal Communications Programs Are Like Halloween

top 5 ways internal communications programs are like halloween


Happy Halloween.

In thinking about our favorite October holiday, we found a few similarities with internal communications programs. Without further ado, here are the top 5 similarities.

1) Get to know your “neighbors” better

How often are you able to leave your house and ring the doorbells of all your neighbors? If you’re running for political office, I suppose you do this quite often. But for most of us, Halloween is a great “excuse” to take the kids, head into the neighborhood and see the faces of the families behind doors number 1, 5 and 7.

How the Self-Service Model Benefits Clients of One Smooth Stone

We have a certification program for the INXPO VX Platform. Partners and clients who wish to “self-produce” their event will need to achieve and maintain certification. This is the first in a series of profiles that shares insights from clients and partners on their VX Certification experience.


One Smooth Stone, an INXPO Channel Partner, is an event and communication agency that helps clients “build relationships critical to the success of their business through exceptionally crafted programs and events in both physical and virtual environments.”

Andrea Huntzicker, Assistant Project Coordinator at One Smooth Stone, was their first employee to achieve INXPO VX Certification. Andrea received her certificate in August 2011.

Top 5 Benefits to Doing Internal Communications Online

top 5 benefits to doing internal communications online


Organizations are trimming travel and expense budgets. At the same time, however, those same organizations are growing via acquisition and supporting flexible work arrangements. I know of several large corporations for which entire teams have never met each other in face-to-face.

As a result, it’s more important than ever to keep employees informed, engaged and motivated. If you “miss” on any one of these three key elements, your organization could suffer. While I’m a firm believer in the value of face-to-face interactions, I believe that online platforms provide numerous benefits for internal communications.