The Big Yak: a snapshot

My thoughts to come, but this is a really good summary from Helen Deverell.

There’s not many conferences where people happily give up their Saturday to attend and the excitement in the lead up is comparable to going on holiday or Glastonbury. The Big Yak is undoubtedly the conference of the year and last Saturday again proved why.

The agenda less day saw 130 communicators get to the heart of the issues in our organisations and discuss them with honesty, humour and frustration. Many people commented after that it was like therapy – and I have to agree!

The sessions I attended covered a range of meaty subjects that inspired a lot of debate. Some of my key takeaways were:

Are communicators the worst at communicating within their own teams?

• implement a quick five minute catch up first thing in the morning with your team and use the time wisely – don’t run through to do lists, focus on the ‘rocks’, issues that…

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