was the word (so they say) but it is more likely to have been an image, a memory, a blur of the senses.......Increasingly most communication aims to find the perfect balance between words and images for the right combination is a powerful one. In a professional capacity, I offer mainly words.
The best words are used sparingly. They compete for attention. To use them well you have to know what it is you are trying to achieve in the first place, what 'mental image' you want to convey. It's a first hurdle - but many businesses never clear it with ease.
I can help with most forms of communication across media - broadcast, print and online. It can have an 'in-house' or external focus, with goals ranging from 'employee engagement' to 'brand building' to 'investor focus.' Interviews are a powerful tool, especially when you want to create role models. The art of 'story telling' lies in the use of empathy with a delicate touch - it can create ties that bind.
As it happens, I also take photographs to tell a story and the photo gallery is intended as a testament to that.
My international background began in India and spanned almost a decade on the eastern coast of the US before I claimed the United Kingdom as home. I have deep knowledge of the Indian subcontinent, have covered business, industry and the agricultural sector in the field, still speak Hindi, have an excellent network, and no visa requirement. My journalistic experience includes writing and broadcasting for the BBC (radio), writing for the Financial Times (print and online) The Economist (print) Financial News (print and online), Knowledge@Wharton (online), Barclays Capital (online), ING bank, Lyonsdown and Raconteur Media (print), Experian plc (print & online), international executive search firm Spencer Stuart (print & online), a slew of magazines and others.
I have also worked as a consultant, with clients ranging from the Dean of London Business School, who welcomed my media contacts and hands-on senior-level headhunting experience, to diverse corporates and senior executives wanting help with articles and books.
My specialist knowledge covers the UK, US and India in terms of geography, and financial services, ICT and emerging markets in terms of sector. I now focus on corporate governance and boardroom issues (see blog 'Board Talk' ) as well as HR/talent management and recruitment. But my intellectual curiosity has a wide span, and my desire for creative expression is growing. I am keen to make good use of my ability to span cultures and work particularly around issues of diversity, equality and inclusion with plcs around the world. Comfortable at very senior levels across continents and cultures , I am interested in working with companies in India and other fast-growing markets, perhaps acting as a bridge between them and UK plc at senior levels and around boardroom concerns. I hope this DIY website with a portfolio of my work gives you a flavour of what I can offer, and I am always open to new challenges.
Call me on +44(0)7778353926 or e-mail email@example.com Twitter @dinamedland