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GovComms: The Future of Government Communication


Through conversation with industry greats, experts and innovators from around the world, GovComms delivers the latest insights and best practice in government communication. We provide the resources to help you, the government and public sector, communicate policies, services and regulations with impact.

A podcast by contentgroup, leaders in government communication.

Jan 15, 2018

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! To kick the year off while our host Mr. Pembroke is enjoying his time off we're going to be playing our most popular podcasts of 2017. This week, hear from Gillian Field, an internal comms professional throughout the public sector, discuss building trust with your internal communications.

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Gillian Field has considerable experience in the Australian federal government, managing corporate and internal communications at the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Defence and Centrelink. Before her career in communications Gillian was a journalist. She is now at contentgroup consulting for government clients, and joined David Pembroke for this podcast.

In this episode they discuss:

  • reporting and writing are two different skills
  • the secret to getting an audience’s attention
  • why internal communication is important
  • building trust with consistent communication content
  • getting the story in the right sequence
  • setting manageable communication goals
  • testing your internal comms strategy
  • getting your management on board