EE Voice
By Sharon McIntosh and Sharon Phillips
About this podcast
The Sharons -- Sharon McIntosh and Sharon Phillips -- explore the internal communication implications and effects on employee engagement.

Episodes (Total: 27 / Page: 1)
July 18, 2017 · 00:19:07
Hard to believe, but we made it to podcast #20! (Sharon and I want to thank all of our listeners for sticking with us this far.) In this episode, we talk to David Cronin, chief technology officer of DevFacto, about how we can better measure our digital communications.Continue Reading → The post Episode 20: Taking the Mystery Out of Digital Measurement appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
July 1, 2017 · 00:14:22
This month, we handed the podcast reins over to Selbe Dittman, And Then Communications summer intern. Selbe talks to Professor Holly Hill about internal social media and aspects within it. Holly is the director of Web and New Media Services as well as an adjunct professor in communications for Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla.Continue Reading → The post Episode #19: How Flagler College uses internal social media appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
May 21, 2017 · 00:25:43
Lessons we can learn from United, J&J, Steve Harvey (and others) Andy Gilman has had a busy spring. He has been a frequently-quoted source by journalists covering the recent crises, including United, Uber, the Oscars and American Airlines, and most recently, Steve Harvey’s internal note to employees, among others. As president, CEO and founder of CommCore, Andy and his team have helped senior executives, officials and spokespersons achieve their organization’s communications goals and often help them respond to a crisis.Continue Reading → The post Episode #18: How to lead internally in a crisis – with Andy Gilman appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
April 24, 2017 · 00:28:37
“Mark my words,” Shel Holtz said in a 2016 blog, “Bots are coming to the workplace, to media relations, to public relations. They are coming just as surely as the web was going to completely disrupt the way communications was done a quarter century ago.” When we read that, Sharon and I knew we wanted to know more about chatbots – and how they will affect employee communications. Soon after, we met Chris McGrath, and knew we wanted to discuss chatbots. Chris is a veteran digital workplace consultant with extensive experience designing delightful enterprise software — like Tangowork, which he founded, and ThoughtFarmer, which he co-founded. Tangowork is his new company dedicated to chatbots for internal communications.Continue Reading → The post Episode #17: Chatbots will change employee communications. Are you ready? appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
March 15, 2017 · 00:23:28
Nearly every organization is currently undergoing some type of transformation. But are internal communicators changing as well? In this episode, we discuss the evolving role of internal communicators – and what training and focus areas they should be developing today to serve the company of tomorrow. We also hear from three experts in the field: Shel Holtz, principal of Holtz Communication + Technology; Jeff Herrington, who runs Jeff Herrington Communications; and Mark Dollins, current head of executive and global internal communication at DuPont. They share their views on how communicators need to evolve and change (and why Jeff thinks all of us deserve a new car!) Take a listen, and let us know what you think!Continue Reading → The post Episode #16: The Changing Role of the Internal Communicator appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Feb. 19, 2017 · 00:23:24
In our 15th podcast, we were delighted to welcome Victoria Lewis-Stephens and Alys O’Neill of Instinctif Partners, an international business communications consultancy that specializes in reputation, influence and engagement.  The topic: How to lead change from inside the organization by identifying your employee influencers.Continue Reading → The post Episode #15: How employees can lead change from inside your organization appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Feb. 19, 2017 · 00:23:24
In our 15th podcast, we were delighted to welcome Victoria Lewis-Stephens and Alys O’Neill of Instinctif Partners, an international business communications consultancy that specializes in reputation, influence and engagement.  The topic: How to lead change from inside the organization by identifying your employee influencers.Continue Reading → The post Episode #15: How employees can lead change from inside your organization appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Feb. 2, 2017 · 00:25:31
Welcome to our first podcast for 2017. In this episode, we welcome back Tamara Snyder, leader of Edelman’s Chicago Employee Engagement team, to chat with us about mergers and acquisitions (M&A), an area that has seen increased activity over the last year. She also shares a few findings from the recent Edelman Trust Barometer, which was just issued in January.Continue Reading → The post Episode #14: Survival tips for communicators during mergers and acquisitions appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Feb. 2, 2017 · 00:25:31
Welcome to our first podcast for 2017. In this episode, we welcome back Tamara Snyder, leader of Edelman’s Chicago Employee Engagement team, to chat with us about mergers and acquisitions (M&A), an area that has seen increased activity over the last year. She also shares a few findings from the recent Edelman Trust Barometer, which was just issued in January.Continue Reading → The post Episode #14: Survival tips for communicators during mergers and acquisitions appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Dec. 7, 2016 · 00:14:48
Welcome to our special holiday episode, where Sharon and I offer five fast tips to improve your CEO’s end-of-year letter for 2016. We reference a blog I wrote on this topic a couple of years ago, but many of the same recommendations still apply.Continue Reading → The post Episode #13: Five tips to improve your end-of-year CEO letter appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Dec. 7, 2016 · 00:14:48
Welcome to our special holiday episode, where Sharon and I offer five fast tips to improve your CEO’s end-of-year letter for 2016. We reference a blog I wrote on this topic a couple of years ago, but many of the same recommendations still apply.Continue Reading → The post Episode #13: Five tips to improve your end-of-year CEO letter appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Nov. 15, 2016 · 00:36:56
Welcome to episode 12, where we discuss how to engage your millennial workforce. Sharon and I interview Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky, a millennial workplace expert, internationally renowned keynote speaker, and bestselling author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough: Invent Your Own Path, Find Meaningful Work, and Build a Life That Matters.Continue Reading → The post Episode #12: How are you engaging your company’s millennials? appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Nov. 15, 2016 · 00:36:56
Welcome to episode 12, where we discuss how to engage your millennial workforce. Sharon and I interview Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky, a millennial workplace expert, internationally renowned keynote speaker, and bestselling author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough: Invent Your Own Path, Find Meaningful Work, and Build a Life That Matters.Continue Reading → The post Episode #12: How are you engaging your company’s millennials? appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Oct. 23, 2016 · 00:19:59
Welcome to episode 11, where we are delighted to interview Stephanie Bickel from Speak by Design, a team of executive coaches and trainers who are committed to helping clients elevate their impact and increase their influence through better communication skills.Continue Reading → The post Episode #11: Is it time for you to speak up? appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Oct. 23, 2016 · 00:19:59
Welcome to episode 11, where we are delighted to interview Stephanie Bickel from Speak by Design, a team of executive coaches and trainers who are committed to helping clients elevate their impact and increase their influence through better communication skills.Continue Reading → The post Episode #11: Is it time for you to speak up? appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Sept. 7, 2016 · 00:25:21
Whether you love them or hate them, for most internal communicators employee town halls are an expected part of the job. In this month's podcast, we share our town hall war stories (the good and the bad) and what energizes us most as we prepare for these leader-employee dialogues. We suggest practical tips that will assist in preparing and planning for your town hall, executing day of, and following up to ensure lessons are learned.Continue Reading → The post Episode #10: The yin and yang of employee town halls appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Sept. 7, 2016 · 00:25:21
Whether you love them or hate them, for most internal communicators employee town halls are an expected part of the job. In this month's podcast, we share our town hall war stories (the good and the bad) and what energizes us most as we prepare for these leader-employee dialogues. We suggest practical tips that will assist in preparing and planning for your town hall, executing day of, and following up to ensure lessons are learned.Continue Reading → The post Episode #10: The yin and yang of employee town halls appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
June 27, 2016 · 00:31:21
Have you considered starting your own communications business? If so, we invite you to take a listen to this month's podcast, where we share our personal experiences and provide tips on how to make your own journey an energizing and successful venture.Continue Reading → The post Episode #9: Are you ready to hang out your communications shingle? appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
June 27, 2016 · 00:31:21
Have you considered starting your own communications business? If so, we invite you to take a listen to this month's podcast, where we share our personal experiences and provide tips on how to make your own journey an energizing and successful venture.Continue Reading → The post Episode #9: Are you ready to hang out your communications shingle? appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
May 23, 2016 · 00:24:07
Welcome to episode eight, where we welcome our friend and colleague Kim Grieser for a great discussion on change management. Since retiring from PepsiCo in 2014, Kim launched her consultancy, Grieser Communications, working with a variety of clients in the consumer products, pharmaceutical and hospitality industries.Continue Reading → The post Episode #8: Change is in the air…and how to assist your organization through it appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.