Talking the Walk - A Communication Manual for Partnership Practitioners

Talking the Walk is a toolbook for partnership practitioners from all sectors, to enable them to understand the importance of good communication to their work, and to help them develop techniques to improve their communications – both inside, and beyond, the partnership.

The book has contributions in the form of case studies, think pieces and tools from more than fifteen practitioners and covers communications as a continuum from the very first partnering conversation to a PR blitz of a successful partnership. Topics include: Richer Conversations, Hearing Unheard Voices, Inter-cultural Communications, Use of Images, Communications Planning, Assessing Effectiveness and more. It begins by examining the realities of communicating in partnership. field and concludes with an analysis of future challenges that partnership practitioners will face, and how communication skills can be used to meet these challenges.

Talking the Walk was written by Ros Tennyson and Sue McManus, and supported by ANZ Bank, The Enviromental Partnerships for Sustainable Development and Nike.


Further information


Partnership types

Standards and guidelines development

Regions / countries / territories

Europe: United Kingdom

Global issues

Education and training

Business sectors

Finance; Leisure, hospitality, tourism and sports