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Communication lessons from Meghan and Harry’s exit (Megxit)

  Fire them! Absurd! Ridiculous! unstately! "good for them" the headlines have all but screamed since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their intention to step back from their roles as "senior royals".   While the media and indeed the global public focuses on what could have finally pushed the hardly… Continue reading Communication lessons from Meghan and Harry’s exit (Megxit)

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Intercultural Communication: understanding and engaging-the Mayan experience

  During a recent supervisory mission to Belize, our team of Community Engagement, Monitoring and Evaluation and Project Management specialists assesed a project around Climate resilience in  Mayan communities in the southern region. The occasion provided the opportunity to experience a time hop and experience first hand the benefits and significance of Intercultural Communication. Intercultural… Continue reading Intercultural Communication: understanding and engaging-the Mayan experience

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The power of the YES Manifest

Happy New Year! Cheers to new communications goals and new communications targets! So I wanted to share a slightly different post today which is the perfect feel good vibe to kick off a new year with a tip or two on how to live the very best version of your life. So here's the thing,… Continue reading The power of the YES Manifest

C4D, Communication, Communication for Development, Development Communication, Fatherhood, MenCare, Social and Behaviour Change Communication, Uncategorized

The Global MenCare partnership & what it could mean for Jamaica

By Shanoy Coombs  Back in April 2018, while a delegate at the International Social and Behaviour Communication Change (SBCC) summit, I sat engaged, involved and ever so active as presenter after presenter spoke about the varied Social and Behaviour Communication Change projects they were implementing in their countries.  You see, I was generally intrigued about… Continue reading The Global MenCare partnership & what it could mean for Jamaica

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The Social and Behaviour Change Communication mandate and the Caribbean Voice

By: Shanoy Coombs The recently concluded International Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) summit in Bali, Indonesia brought together well over 1200 delegates from 429 organizations and 92 countries across the globe to interact and engage around all things SBCC.  Under the theme: Shifting Norms, Changing Behavior, Amplifying Voice What works? with a focus on Entertainment-Education,… Continue reading The Social and Behaviour Change Communication mandate and the Caribbean Voice

C4D, Communication, Communication Practitioner, Communication Tips

IT’s NOT THE WORKSHOP, IT’s YOU: How to maximize your benefits everytime

  By: Shanoy Coombs I started writing this post a while back and initially intended to cover the more negative aspects of workshops along the lines of "Why workshops don't work in your favour" but now I'm sitting at the Social and Behaviour Change Communication summit here in Bali, Indonesia, soaking up so much knowledge… Continue reading IT’s NOT THE WORKSHOP, IT’s YOU: How to maximize your benefits everytime

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

Caribbean, Communication for Development, Communication Tips, Intercultural Communication, Second Language, Uncategorized

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…