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No More Long Talk

No More Long Talk

By Andrea Mattis
The world of work is changing - but are companies doing enough to keep up? A solid salary and company car won’t cut it anymore. People are demanding more from their jobs than ever before. Belonging, connection and flexible working are no longer a ‘nice to have’ - they’re non negotiable. Join Andrea Mattis, Coach and specialist in engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Employee Wellbeing and Internal Communications, where she will talk to change makers to understand how they’re changing the world of work for the better. No corporate speak here, just real people who are change makers.
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02: Using behavioural science in internal comms, what's next for diversity & inclusion and protecting your energy - a chat with Lindsay Kohler

No More Long Talk

02: Using behavioural science in internal comms, what's next for diversity & inclusion and protecting your energy - a chat with Lindsay Kohler

No More Long Talk

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09: Employee experience vs employee engagement a chat with Abby Guthkelch
Welcome back to your weekly dose of No More Long Talk, where today's podcast is with the fabulous Abby Guthkelch from Workplace from Facebook. In this episode we chat all about employee experience (not to be confused by employee engagement)!  This episode is for anyone who works in comms or anyone who wants to focus on employee experience and how to make their processes better in their own organisation. This episode is also for anyone who works in diversity and inclusion, employee wellbeing, employee engagement, internal comms, HR, senior leaders or CEOs. You will leave this episode with: A clear understanding in how employee experience differs from employee engagement  How you can influence employee experience in your organisation  How to drive a good campaign at work Abby's bio: As Global Comms Solutions Lead, Abby Guthkelch is the Comms industry expert for the Workplace from Facebook team globally. Her focus is on advising our high value customers on Comms best practice, trends and thought leadership, as well as working closely with our engineering and product management teams specifically with our Comms customers in mind. She also leads Workplace’s Connected Executive program providing  leadership engagement coaching to C-suite Leaders and senior Comms teams who counsel them. Prior to Workplace, Abby held a number of senior level Comms & Marketing roles both in-house and agency side - most recently as the Global Head of Social Media  Engagement at HSBC, and Omnicom agency’s Ketchum’s UK Head of Digital. Abby has over 17 years' experience as a multi-industry, multi-channel content strategist and was ranked amongst the Top 25 marketing innovators in EMEA in 2017. Outside of work, Abby is an avid traveller and photographer; and visited her 46th country in Feb 2020 (before COVID-19 rather ruined her plans for countries  47 and 48..). This is the final episode for series 1 of No More Long talk, but don't worry as I'll be back in 2021 with more guests and more chat in how create better workplaces and employee experiences.  Remember to rate, review and share this podcast! Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-ann-mattis Connect with Abby Guthkelch on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/abbyguthkelch/ You can also follow Abby on Twitter and Instagram - https://twitter.com/guthka and https://www.instagram.com/guthka If you’re a change-maker or know someone who’s inspiring and has great value to share to help create positive and thriving workplaces, then reach out to me on nomorelongtalk@gmail.com or via instagram or LinkedIn.
48:58
November 30, 2020
08: Linking diversity with profit, engagement and wellbeing - a chat with Dope Black Dad Marvyn Harrison
Welcome back to No More Long Talk. In this episode I had the pleasure to speak with the founder and driving force behind Dope Black CIC Marvyn Harrison. Dope Black is an educational and healing platform designed to improve the outcomes of black people. He is also the Vice President for Business Strategy at Belovd Agency. Marvyn is dedicating his future to supporting businesses and organisations in their evolution to becoming more representative of the diverse cities. Take a listen as we talk all about diversity, inclusion and equity and have a frank conversation on what will happen to businesses who don’t eventually get on board. I’m not being biased here, but I think you will get a lot from listening to Marvyn as he shares his views. A heads up for next week’s episode. If you follow me on LinkedIn and Instagram, you’ll already know that I’m a huge advocate of self care and wellness in the work. So I’m going to take up on my own advice and take another wellness weekend break which means I won’t be bringing you an episode of No More Long Talk next week. But don’t worry, I’ll be back on Monday 19th October for another fab episode. In the meantime follow me on LinkedIn or instagram @NoMoreLongTalk. Remember to rate, review and share this podcast! Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-ann-mattis Connect with Marvyn Harrison on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marvinharrison  Visit https://www.belovd.agency  If you’re a change-maker or know someone who’s inspiring and has great value to share to help create positive and thriving workplaces, then reach out to me on nomorelongtalk@gmail.com or via instagram or LinkedIn.
48:38
October 4, 2020
07: Me, myself and I, successes & challenges and my 6 month reflection on internal comms, D&I and employee wellbeing
Welcome back to your weekly dose of No More Long Talk, where today's podcast comes with a twist as I share my own reflections of the past 6 months through the lens of internal comms, D&I and employee wellbeing. This is a really interesting episode to listen to (if I must say so myself)!  I feel that it's important to reflect over the time of successes and challenges that we've all experienced since 2020 has started.  Listen in as I share my thoughts and some key tips for each area so you can also reflect on your role and the impact you have. Listen to the end as I answer a couple of questions from the LinkedIn audience. Remember to rate, review and share this podcast! Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-ann-mattis If you’re a change-maker or know someone who’s inspiring and has great value to share to help create positive and thriving workplaces, then reach out to me on nomorelongtalk@gmail.com or via instagram or LinkedIn.
55:54
September 27, 2020
06: Weaponise your uniqueness, better together - why diversity and comms teams need each other and you best check your biases!
Welcome back to your weekly dose of No More Long Talk, where today's podcast comes with a twist as I share a webinar that I organised and hosted as part of this series to talk all about how about how diversity and comms teams can work better together in order to advance the diversity agenda to create more inclusive workplaces with belonging. I chatted with my fabulous panel speakers Russell Norton from scarlettabbott, Catherine Grinyer from Big Voice Communications, April Williams - a D&I Champion and HR and recruitment specialist and Toby Mildon - a Diversity & Inclusion Architect and founder of Mildon, a consultancy and advisory business. This episode is for anyone who works in comms - internal, external, marketing or PR. It’s for anyone who works in diversity and inclusion, HR, senior leaders or CEOs who have a diversity remit in their job.  You may not work in any of these roles but just have an interest in this subject - it's also for you. There’s a Q&A at the end, so an opportunity to hear even more thoughts on this subject. You will leave this episode with: A clearer understanding in what you can do to advance your D&I vision What work you might need to do on yourself - self awareness is key! What you need to do to create inclusive communications and How to encourage people to share their authenticity at work A heads up for next week’s episode. If you follow me on LinkedIn and Instagram, you’ll already know that I’m a huge advocate of self care and wellness in the work. So I’m going to take up on my own advice and take a wellness break for the weekend which means I won’t be bringing you an episode of No More Long Talk next week. But don’t worry, I’ll be back on Monday 28th September for another fab episode. In the meantime follow me on LinkedIn and instagram @NoMoreLongTalk on instagram. Remember to rate, review and share this podcast! Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-ann-mattis Connect with April Williams - https://www.linkedin.com/in/april-georgia-williams-mcipd-86926743  Connect with Russell Norton - https://www.linkedin.com/in/russell-norton-employee-engagement Connect with Catherine Grinyer - https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherinegrinyer Connect with Toby Mildon - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tobymildon If you’re a change-maker or know someone who’s inspiring and has great value to share to help create positive and thriving workplaces, then reach out to me on nomorelongtalk@gmail.com or via instagram or LinkedIn. 
01:03:49
September 13, 2020
05: Puppies, employee wellbeing and mental health - all in the workplace at the same time (yes including the cute ass puppies!)
Welcome back to your weekly dose of No More Long Talk, where today I chat with Jamie Hardman from Paws In Work. In today’s episode I chat with Jamie all about employee wellbeing, what he’s doing as a changemaker at Paws In Work, how engagement and wellbeing are linked and what organisations can do to create wellbeing spaces for employees and their mental health. Paws In Work offers a specialist puppy therapy service for companies looking to improve their staff well-being, manage stress and encourage team bonding. They also offer full Mental Health Training accredited by the MHFA England and Jamie is also one of the team’s mental health first aiders. This is such an important topic in particular through the ongoing pandemic. It's a long journey but an important one that can make a difference. Take a listen as Jamie shares his story on how he used his own personal experience to  transition to employee wellbeing. Remember to rate, review and share this podcast! Follow @NoMoreLongTalk on instagram Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-ann-mattis Connect with Jamie online on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamie-hardman  Connect with Paws In Work  If you’re a changemaker or know someone who’s inspiring and has great value to share to help create positive and thriving workplaces, then reach out to me at nomorelongtalk on insta or email me on nomorelongtalk@gmail.com.
01:02:10
September 6, 2020
04: D is for diversity, better to ask for forgiveness than permission, diversity recruitment and taking action
Welcome back to No More Long Talk, where today I chat with HR & Recruitment Specialist April Williams. April has worked within the tech industry for over 8 years working with brands like Vision Direct, Tech Nation and Talentful. With a passion to champion the narrative on Diversity and Inclusion, April has educated Business Leaders over the years on the importance of creating an inclusive environment and has consulted on People strategies that are inclusive for all. She's also the Founding Partner of the Youth Development platform - My Runway Group where their mission is to provide a stage for young creatives in the BAME community to network and showcase their creativity. In today’s bumper episode I chat with April all about diversity and inclusion as we share some of our own personal challenges with diversity. April talks D&I and recruitment practices and how to improve on attraction, retention and promotion. She talks about how D&I needs to be weaved into recruitment processes and HR and provides some real valuable tips on how you can achieve diverse recruitment. Enjoy this episode and remember to rate, review and share this podcast! Follow @NoMoreLongTalk on instagram Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-ann-mattis Connect with Sam online on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/april-georgia-williams-mcipd-86926743 If you’re a changemaker or know someone who’s inspiring and has great value to share to help create positive and thriving workplaces, then reach out to me on nomorelongtalk@gmail.com. Share this podcast with your followers: Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/no-more-long-talk/id1526320622 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/70yaBdU4jpwcrbMqUSlVi6 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/nomorelongtalk Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yZGY3NDQ1MC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==
01:19:22
August 30, 2020
03: London to New York, the future of corporate social responsibility and what can internal comms learn from digital social media campaigns - chat with Sam Waterton
Welcome back to your weekly dose of No More Long Talk, where today I chat with Global Digital Specialist for UNICEF, Sam Waterton. In today’s episode I chat with Sam about what internal comms can learn from digital social media campaigns and vice versa; what the future looks like for companies giving back via corporate social responsibility; advice in moving abroad for your dream comms job and how to make it happen and what he’s doing to help change the world of work. Sam manages UNICEF's global social media channels where his aim is to use creative campaigns and UNICEF's global network of 80 million social media supporters to improve the lives of children. He has a decade of non-profit, government and public sector experience in press relations, web and social media. This includes five years of international development experience. He is also UNICEF's social media lead for emergencies and risk communication, including COVID-19 advocacy, fundraising and public health messaging. He’s currently working towards a masters in Communications for Development. Take a listen as Sam shares his story of how he used his comms and international development experience to move to New York to help improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged children and adolescents worldwide. Remember to rate, review and share this podcast! Follow @NoMoreLongTalk on instagram for advice and see what happens behind the scenes  Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-ann-mattis Connect with Sam online on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/samwaterton If you’re a changemaker or know someone who’s inspiring and has great value to share to help create positive and thriving workplaces, then reach out to me via Instagram @NoMoreLongTalk or email at nomorelongtalk@gmail.com. Share this podcast with your followers (available on all podcast providers): Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/no-more-long-talk/id1526320622 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/70yaBdU4jpwcrbMqUSlVi6 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/nomorelongtalk Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yZGY3NDQ1MC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==
47:42
August 23, 2020
02: Using behavioural science in internal comms, what's next for diversity & inclusion and protecting your energy - a chat with Lindsay Kohler
Welcome back to your weekly dose of No More Long Talk, where today I chat with lead behavioural scientist Lindsay Kohler from scarlettabbott. We talk about how you can use behavioural science in internal comms with tips for leaders, protecting your energy, self care and what the next steps are for diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace. She talks about her superpower as a changemaker, self awareness and the importance of feeling valued. Lindsay specialises in the art of motivation. She’s a frequent speaker at industry events, with recent appearances at the IC Leader Forum, Driving Change Conference, Silicon Valley Employer’s Forum, and the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference. Her thought leadership appears in a wide variety of industry publications, including HRDirector, Workforce, and Human Resources Executive.  She bridges the gap between theory and action, with over 10 years of communication consultancy experience as well as holding a MSc in Behavioural Science from The London School of Economics. She is a Forbes Contributor. Follow @NoMoreLongTalk on instagram  Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-ann-mattis  Connect with Lindsay online on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsaykohler Connect with the great team at scarlettabbott If you’re a changemaker or know someone who’s inspiring and has great value to share to help create positive and thriving workplaces, then reach out to me. Share this episode with your followers using this link
41:44
August 16, 2020
01: Being a badass at internal comms, coaching leaders and Michelle Obama - chat with Carly Murray
In my first episode of No More Long Talk, I chat with Internal Communications Director Carly Murray from The Surgery on internal comms, coaching leaders and the way she’s using her superpower as a changemaker. We talk about what it takes to create impactful internal comms campaigns and the recent challenges faced with Covid-19 and the issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement. Carly has spent many years delivering internal communications (IC) in the corporate world and her experience of working in fast-moving and complex businesses has helped her to understand the challenges her clients face as she works with them to tackle their IC problems. She’s passionate about making the complex simple, creating compelling content and campaigns that last, and making the connection for employees between what they do day-to-day and what their business is striving for. Follow @NoMoreLongTalk on instagram Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-ann-mattis Connect with Carly online on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlyrands If you’re a changemaker or know someone who’s inspiring and has great value to share to help create positive and thriving workplaces, then reach out to me. Share this episode with your followers using this link  
55:45
August 9, 2020
Trailer | No More Long Talk
Welcome to the trailer of No More Long Talk, the new podcast hosted by Andrea Mattis. This podcast is all about speaking to other change makers who through action are creating positive impact in workplaces across the world. Join me as I speak to guests on a number of areas that matter in work from engaging people through employee engagement, employee wellbeing and improving equality through diversity and inclusion. Follow us on Instagram @nomorelongtalk and remember to share and like!
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August 4, 2020