Yes, it’s the winter of our discontent (or, at least, that’s the case in the Northeast, where we’ve had what seems to be a million inches of snow). And, yes, despite the fact that most of us have started 2011 at a full gallop, we’re already behind schedule. And, yes, the economy’s still shaky and the headlines are still depressing.

But, despite all that, I have a prediction: 2011 is going to be a great year for those of us who communicate for a living.

Why do I think so? Organizations have never needed good communication more. Leaders have never been more appreciative of how communication can engage employees. We’ve never had as many interesting options we can use to communicate. And we’re smarter and more experienced than ever, ready to take on whatever challenges come our way.

So I have made it my mission this year to share ideas and examples that will help you realize your potential. To start with, I’m leading a workshop on February 1 with a simple premise: “11 Inspiring Ideas for 2011,” where I’ll provide lots of examples of both best practices (we know what those are) and “next practices,” envelope-pushing ways to communicate.

In March, Davis & Company is sponsoring a Conference Board Summit (held in both New York and Chicago) where top-notch communicators from leading companies share their success strategies.

And, throughout the year, I’ll be leading workshops, speaking at conferences, sharing insights from my new book (The Definitive Guide to HR Communication), writing this blog, and finding new ways to share experiences and thought-starters.

So, go ahead, pick my brain. Let me know how I can help. I look forward to exploring insights with you, and to doing whatever I can to make 2011 a great year.  

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