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Communication for Development, cyberbully, Social Media

Social Awareness initiatives and the stand against cyber bullying

Cyber bullying can affect anyone, unprovoked so its heartening to see such positive awareness initiatives in the local space.

Communication, Communication Tips, Flexibility, Uncategorized

The Millennials: Understanding and communicating with them

By: Shanoy Coombs While the discussions around millennials (those born approximately between 1982 and 2000) and some communication challenges have been ongoing, recent conversations in the local space shows that the challenges continue. This again brings to the fore the need to highlight how best to communicate with "the millennials".  Indeed a Jamaica Gleaner article dated… Continue reading The Millennials: Understanding and communicating with them

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Bridging the Multicultural Divide: Why Caribbean Nationals NEED to learn a second language

To boost their competitiveness globally, Caribbean Nationals NEED to learn a second language.

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Communicators know: The “General Public” isn’t so “General” after all…

By: Shanoy Coombs A few weeks ago, I was invited on a panel to assess a series of University behavior change campaigns. I sat, intrigued and engaged as varied final year students went into the strategies and tactics they intended to use to reach their different audiences. As one group presented, they went into how… Continue reading Communicators know: The “General Public” isn’t so “General” after all…

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Misconceptions of Communication: What Colleagues, Clients and Customers need to know

By: Shanoy Coombs A few years ago,  a colleague of mine in the Information Technology field bemoaned daily that just about no one in his organization seemed to know the full capability or capacity of an Information Technology personnel.  He grumbled through several rounds of requests to service the office's printer, to layout a greeting… Continue reading Misconceptions of Communication: What Colleagues, Clients and Customers need to know

Communication, Communication Consultant, Flexibility, Remote work

The Modern Communicator + the case for balance and flexibility

the labour landscape has evolved in line with Information, Communication Technologies (ICTs), their attendant flexibilities yet there is the sometimes blurred lines between work and personal space.

Communication, Communication Consultant, Communication Tips

What Messages Am I Sending? Inspiring Teenagers to communicate with clarity.

            In late 2016, I spoke to a group of teenagers during a Flourish Mentorship programme session under the theme "What Messages Am I sending?" During this presentation I sought to highlight several aspects of communication in a 'teen friendly way'.  In addition to firstly defining Communication, I broke down… Continue reading What Messages Am I Sending? Inspiring Teenagers to communicate with clarity.

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Tis the season’ and some communication lessons

I love the Christmas season for more reasons than one! Commercialization aside, this festive period  is indeed the most wonderful time of the year for persons like me who are big on family.   Importantly too, the Christmas season remains special because it is a time when I get to utilize one of my favourite… Continue reading Tis the season’ and some communication lessons

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Re-discovering Paper.li for collating themed news

I have long known of Paper.li but recently reacquainted myself with the platform.  This time I decided to focus on topical issues that were more in line with my career interests of Development Communication / C4D and other advances in the Media and communication arena. If you are not in the know, Paper.li, A snippet… Continue reading Re-discovering Paper.li for collating themed news

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What is Communication?

Having been exposed to several Communication definitions, one has particularly stood out to me, been tested and found solid over all these years