18 Mar 24 / Blog

The gift of your voice

In like a lion and out like a lamb – that’s what they say about the weather in March and at the time of writing we at Bespoke Communications are very much looking forward to leaving another winter behind and embracing some warmer weather soon.

March has kept us busy – anyone working in events knows this is always one of the more hectic times of the year.

Awards ceremonies, speaking and hosting and attending some of the best events around the country – whilst continuing to deliver our training to our wonderful clients old and new.

Our Director Sarah Travers has been honoured to attend a number of high profile events including: 

  • Host and Speaker at Young Enterprise NI – Financial Wellbeing Conference
  • Keynote speaker at Coca Cola HBC –  International Women’s Day event
  • CITB –  NI Women in Construction conference
  • Co3 –  Leadership Awards
  • Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council  – Mayor’s Community Awards  

She’s also been back working with the brilliant charities and social enterprises at NICVA delivering Managing the Media training helping those in the third sector prepare their key spokespeople for appearing in interviews and sharing tips and techniques to make the most of their brilliant ambassadors.   

Ambassadors are a charity’s best assets really proving their impact and helping audiences to understand about an issue or how they make a difference.  Hear from Sarah in this month’s video (below) to really understand the power of an ambassador’s story.

The gift of your voice

Our media training pushes people out of their comfort zones through carrying out mock interviews and critiquing in front of others but everyone who takes part say they’re so glad they did it – often conquering fear and imposter syndrome. Yes, it’s challenging but also empowering to stand up for what you believe in and use your voice for good and change. 

Here’s the latest brilliant cohort including a posse from Clanmil Housing Association stressing the importance of a home for everyone and pushing a positive message about ageing well (they even run boxing sessions in their care homes!) Klaudia from the East Belfast mission on opening yet another Foodbank to meet the massive growth in demand, Jade from the brilliant Mae Murray foundation enabling thousands of people and young people with disabilities dip their toes in the sea and play in our parks, Alexandra from the NI Women’s Budget Group highlighting the unfairness of the budget when it comes to gender pay equality, and Lynne from Cancer Focus on their campaign to help people stop smoking.

Bespoke Communications is so proud to work with NICVA and CO3 and many, many of our brilliant local charities who not only contribute so much social value but economic value too. We all know we simply would not survive without them.

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