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How to be more effective when you speak

  http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNw7H0OXEwY When you speak, whether at a meeting, or making a presentation, or on the phone, do you ever hear yourself diluting the impact of what you are saying or asking? Are you using words like "just" or "maybe" or...

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THE ART OF HYMNSHEETING

THE ART OF HYMNSHEETING March 3rd 2021 Recent examples of shambolic communications by the government around Covid-19 restrictions make a very obvious point: when you are speaking to the public, it’s really important to get your message clear and accurate. More...

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WHO CAN HEAR YOUR CHARITY VOICE?

When you speak, is your charity voice heard? Or is it the voice of your organisation, rather than the authentic voice of your cause? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-sStWS0eOI

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Speak the language of the heart

The President, Michael D Higgins, has exhorted the not for profit sector to use the language of the heart. Do you? It’s far more powerful, especially if you are speaking on behalf of a cause, or on behalf of a voluntary group working on behalf of people, especially people who are not heard. Sometimes, we forget how. Need help? Contact me: kathleen@kathleenomeara.ie.

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WHO IS GETTING HEARD IN THE COVID NOISE?

December 8th 2020 Did you know that the voluntary sector and not for profits have been the least effective in accessing government and political power during the pandemic? This is one of the key findings of research presented by Dr. Michele Crepaz, Lecturer in Public...

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MAKING SUBMISSIONS: IS IT WORTH YOUR WHILE?

Colleagues working in advocacy and public affairs in the not for profit sector were recently bemoaning the amount of time they spend consulting, compiling and completing submissions to a myriad of government agencies inviting them to share their views on a range of...

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CASH STRAPPED CHARITIES SUBSIDISING THE STATE

It was great to see Minister of State for Charities, Joe O’Brien TD announce that the government is finally planning to introduce multi-annual funding for charities: https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40071266.html. It is a real pity it took the impact of a...

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The Voluntary Sector Must Lobby For a New and Secure Future

The next number of months will see the resilience of the voluntary sector in Ireland tested to the limit. As interest groups line up in front of the new government seeking financial support, voluntary service providers who have also been financially impacted, must...

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