Story telling

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Capture how you help people and turn their stories into data.

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In various forms of social media, including the principal and the culture, plus specific skills to solve the problems you need to solve.

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Working with government, housing and the third sector since 2005


Open Data

We teach you practical ways to use open data and data skills to help with funding, report on needs and demonstrate value.

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Safer Communities

Working with communities and partners to improve perceptions of safety across neighbourhoods.

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Social Media Surgeries

Boost digital skills and network public servants with each other and active citizens in communities.

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Consultation to Conversation

Moving old methods of consultation to a more inclusive, conversational approach.

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Latest News

Growing the civic conversation online – a platform for healthier local democracy and healthier communities.

Bit by bit we’ve been doing something strategic in Birmingham.   Every social media surgery that happens in the city helps in a number of ways: Provides new skills to individual active citizens Creates a place where people can meet each other Helps community groups and the public sector use the web to talk to … Read more

The benefits of story telling – or why you should spend your training budget on stories.

  I had planned to blog a little more about #Beingthestory – the wonderful event staged by Jude Habib last week.  I thought I would describe more of the astonishing stories I heard that day but instead I want to try and organise some thoughts. Being told stories or telling stories often seems a little … Read more

A dog called Guinness and some thoughts on stories and social good #beingthestory

I’ve spent today in London at #beingthestory – a days of stories brought together by Jude Habib from Sound Delivery. Thank you Jude. Here are some thoughts on stories picked up today (this doesn;t cover the whole day – I’m still digesting other bits) Telling someone’s story helps make them real. Lawyers tell stories – … Read more

#FacesofCHADD – Telling the stories of the people behind the services.

Over the last few weeks we have been working on a storytelling project with CHADD: Churches Housing Association of Dudley & District I (Steph) have been visiting the various services that CHADD offer and shooting the staff and residents. This has included a Domestic Violence Refuge, their Foyer accommodation for 16 – 25 year old’s and their … Read more

“Podnosh are huge fun to work with. If you get the chance, grab it.”

 – Kate Cooper, New Optimists Forum

“Educating everyone from my Director to officers in the team…  Podnosh helped us with the training to know what social media was and also how to create conversations with people.”

– Richard Brown, Birmingham City Council

“Nick is not only deeply knowledgeable about social media but he is an expert communicator who inspires, enthuses and compels people to act.”

– Kate Hughes, Marketing and Communications Manager, OGL Housing