Audience insight – where to get it and what to do with it

browningyork Communication audiences, Communication lessons, General communication, Public sector

Last week I attended the Public Sector Communications Conference. It was a great day, with really interesting speakers and useful conversations with my fellow delegates to develop ideas further. It was the sort of day where you go home with a spring in your step and ideas buzzing round your head! As you might expect, there were distinct themes that …

Effective, planned communication solves problems

browningyork Browning York News, Communication lessons, General communication, Planning

After taking the 6 week summer holiday off to spend time with my daughter, this week I’m getting back into the swing of things. One of my first tasks was to order some new business cards, as I have several conferences and networking events coming up this month. I haven’t ordered new ones for a very long time and so …

Presenting with confidence – where to start

browningyork Communication channels, Communication lessons, General communication

So far this year I have presented to groups large and small about how to communicate effectively with their target audiences. These sessions have ranged from a large presentation to 70 people at a sector conference to smaller, targeted workshops for teams of 15 people and an information session for 15-17-year-olds on a citizenship scheme. I really enjoy presenting and …

Retro post: The importance of getting it right when you write

browningyork General communication, Retro post

I love writing and during the summer holidays I get to spend more time than usual writing in my journal. Last summer I published this blog piece about writing as a core skill for communicators…. Over the last few years I have attended a number of careers events to talk about my profession and raise awareness of internal communication as …

Are you planning for your summer communications?

browningyork Browning York News, Communication lessons, General communication, Retro post

My original beginning for this blog piece was going to be something along the lines of ‘it’s summer, isn’t it lovely when the sun shines, let’s think about effective communication over the summer’. Then 2 nights ago we had an extremely heavy rain and thunder storm where I live – the garage flooded, the porch roof sprung a leak, water …