Corporate Services – Storytelling Business

Business leaders are different. They are storytellers and dreamers and visionaries. They understand branding and image and reputation. They understand the power of storytelling for business. They are in the storytelling business.

Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx, said that something along the lines of a companies reputation and its brand value being the essential tasks and duties of any CEO. If every company followed that, any communications by a company would be something that would interest the boss greatly. All too often, this fundamental responsibility is delegated to departments who are only ever visited by the boss when something has gone wrong.

In every large PLC there are Marketing, PR. PA and Sales departments. I have worked in all of these departments and with bosses in board rooms. Of course, it makes life much easier for everyone if the big bosses understand how important the functions of those departments are.

I have listed some of the areas of work involved.

Case studies

Peter was the inaugural speaker of our roundtable programme and his penetrative insights into the world of political communications were fascinating. He deftly commanded the room, moving from witty anecdotes to engaging debating points, meaning all who attended left feeling both entertained and educated. All in all, he has set the bar very high!

Adam HawksbeeEvents SecretarySheffield University Politics Society

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