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  • Barn to Boardroom

    Barn to Boardroom Join The Surgery and our Mike Lantzy who will be will be giving the gift of a new channel idea at Barn to Boardroom – the BIG Christmas Give-Away on Weds 1 December from 4 pm. This is the seventh year of Barn to Boardroom where we give away small Soundbite sized … Read more

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  • What can be better than email?

    What can be better than email? Email engagement is at an all-time low as consumers continue to shift to preferred methods of short-form communications. While email tools might make life easier on your team, it doesn’t necessarily help you realize better engagement with your employees and front-line team members. Even surveys from most email providers … Read more

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  • Interview: Rick Shanley

    Help people engage with information by writing great stories. Rick shares with us how.

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  • What next? Have Fun with Calls to Action!

    What makes a good call to action in audio? Here we cover what can help you increase engagement for your employee announcements with calls to action.

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  • Audio is More Engaging than Video

    Corporate stories don’t let themselves well to email, so instead we tend to jump to video. Yet recent reserach published in Nature shows that humans respond more strongly to audio.

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  • Soundbite Brings Microsoft Viva to Life

    Soundbite Brings Microsoft Viva to Life Microsoft introduced Viva in February 2021, Microsoft Viva currently consists of four individual employee experience apps that all live within Microsoft Teams. Viva Connections and Learning is the most interesting in the context of Soundbite. The other two, Viva Topics, and Viva Insights, certainly have related touchpoints, but Topics … Read more

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  • 4 Signs Your Current Internal Communications Strategy is Not Working

    The development of email and texting has enhanced our ability to communicate. But, based on research into how human communication works, it’s easy to see a downside to our over-reliance on emails and texts. 

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  • HR Technology Conference

    Join Soundbite in Las Vegas from September 28th-October 1st at the world-famous HR Technology Conference.

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  • Why Audio

    Is being human what is missing? Is this why our internal communications emails are not read?

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  • PRSA Dallas Virtual UnSummit: The Whole PR Practitioner

    This half day virtual event will feature 7- to 10- minute talks featuring some of the top PR and marketing minds across the country, helping you look at all aspects of your career as a Whole PR Practitioner: Physical, Mental, Work, Financial, Family, Social, Leisure and Spiritual.

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  • Employees Don’t Read Announcements

    In 2021, email is still the most commonly used channel for internal communications. This is out of step with the consumer world, where short-form and microcontent win out.

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  • James Tyer: 3 ways to shake up your enterprise strategy

    Simply Communicate caught up with James Tyer to find out about the enterprise strategies he’s most excited about.

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  • Silicon Reef Announcement

    ANNOUNCING A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH INTERNATIONAL AUDIO MESSAGE PLATFORM – SOUNDBITE.AI

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  • Why Diversity over Tolerance

    Why Diversity Over Tolerance? Celebrating Juneteenth in 2021 One-hundred fifty-six years ago, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas. He informed the public about the end of the Civil War in April and the emancipation of all slaves in Texas from that day forward. After the passage of the 13th amendment in December of … Read more

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  • Nailing Niche Communications

    Register at PRSA. Great marketing and communications are not always about achieving the widest reach – sometimes organizations make a strategic decision to keep marketing and communications small and personal, with really niche audiences. Learn to incorporate niche audience targeting into your marketing and communications.

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  • Is Microsoft Teams Ready?

    Since its introduction in 2017, Microsoft Teams has quickly become the go-to communications and collaboration solution for hundreds of millions of people. And with Microsoft Viva, is Microsoft Teams poised to be the winner for internal communications?

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