In this podcast Nancy Chambers talks to Dave Harries about the crucial role of communications in modern fundraising. Whether by internet and social media or more traditional methods, effective fundraising requires a deep understanding of what motivates a potential donor. At the heart of that understanding is effective communications, an absolute cornerstone of any fund-raising campaign.
In this episode we meet Steve Bewick, Senior Vice President UK, Ireland & BeNeLux, Access Solutions EMEA, for Dormakaba. Steve started his career in sales and marketing and has worked his way up to run an international security solutions company producing everything from hi-tech airport scanners to humble padlocks. In this interview Steve talks about his belief in the value of trust in an organisation both internally and externally, and how this governs all his decisions and the resulting communications at Dormakaba.
Teresa Harris has worked as a marketing professional for over 30 years and has witnessed some extraordinary changes and opportunities brought about by the development of modern digital communications. Teresa owns and runs Second Opinion Marketing, an independent communications consultancy and in this podcast, offers her insight into the fast evolving business communications world.
In this episode Dave Harries meets David Babington, a fully qualified veterinary surgeon who stepped aside from his animal practice to create an international training company providing CPD for vets and veterinary nurses. Wiltshire based Improve International was established by David in 1998, so has witnessed huge technological change in how training can be delivered. We hear from David how effective communications are at the very heart of training and that adapting to changing technologies is essential to survive and flourish in the modern training world.
Faye Hatcher is a BBC broadcast journalist, presenter and producer. Her career at the BBC spans many of the most important developments in modern digital communications. In this podcast she talks to Dave Harries about how broadcasters have managed to embrace the internet and social media despite its potentially disruptive influence on the hegemony of the big broadcasting companies.
Website designer and builder Paula Dagnall, is the co-director and founder of Swindon Design and Development Ltd. She's been in the website business for 15 years and has seen a great deal of change in that time, not only in the design of websites but more fundamentally their purpose and their functionality. She joins Dave Harries for this podcast episode to share some insight into the ever changing world of the web.
Our guest in this edition is Martin Davies the co-founder of NRG Networks, a professional business networking organisation dedicated to building relationships between it's members, based on trust. We learn from Martin that whilst communication is clearly at the heart of all networking, old-fashoned face to face contact is still the most effective way of building a relationship, even in our always-connected, on-line, social media era.
In this edition Dave meets Angela Roach, the CEO of The Hotel Nanny. Angela started the organisation from scratch when she saw a gap in the market for looking after the children of guests at up-market hotels. Angela, who was a teacher before she became an entrepreneur, has faced a number of communication challenges along the way, especially as this was a unique and unknown service in the hospitality industry when it first started.
In this episode Dave meets Beth Alden, the Chief executive of New Brewery Arts - Based in Cirencester in the heart of the Cotswolds, New Brewery Arts is a charity focussed on craft and visual arts and comprises galleries, artists’ studios, café and a shop in addition to an extensive programme of courses and workshops. Like most CEO's Beth faces many communication challenges, not least of which is accessing a wider, more inclusive audience for the work of the centre.
Chris O'Riordan is the managing director of sales strategy, training and implementation company Firestarter Business Solutions. In this interview he shares with us his thoughts on communications in the sales process and how the advent of digital communications, whilst hugely important, hasn't really changed the fundamentals of selling.