There are a couple of things my friends would say make me an obvious communications and engagement person. Firstly, I enjoy talking to people and secondly, I like attention to detail – annoying as it is I'm well known for never keeping my nail varnish on for long because after one day it isn't perfect.
Both these examples happened recently when I was working with a CCG to help engage with non-English speaking people about proposals to change interpreting services at GP and dentist appointments. My colleague and I identified our need to speak directly to people who would be affected. Our first point of call was the local Migrant Centre – they support new entrants into the area and were happy for us to present during their regular update session. They also had volunteers willing to translate the information on the day.