Top tip for communication this year

browningyork Communication lessons, General communication, Uncategorized, University, Voluntary sector

Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! This is the time of year when we are traditionally inundated with advice to make New Year’s resolutions to change things AND with advice not to make resolutions as they only set us up to fail. So I’m not going to advise a resolution to change your communication approach in your organisation, I’m …

An internal comms plan for Santa

browningyork Christmas, Communication audiences, Communication lessons

I liked this post from last December so much, I decided to share it again this year! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it….. Santa’s Internal Comms Plan I’m not sure of the exact employment status of the elves – does Santa pay them a living wage or are they volunteers, working at the …

It’s good to talk

browningyork Communication lessons, General communication

Last month I went on a day trip to London with my Dad. Now approaching his 70th birthday he wanted to revisit his old haunts from the late 60s when he lived and worked there. We had a great day with lots of reminiscing and memories. Inevitably after more than 40 years, some things had changed and some places weren’t …

Keeping your internal comms simple

browningyork Charity, Communication audiences, Communication lessons

I attended another great CharityComms event yesterday; this time a seminar on the changing face of internal communication, with case studies and tips on integrating internal and external comms, engaging your staff with a new organisational strategy and launching a new campaign with all your staff on board. As is often the case with events like these, there was a …

Why do we celebrate cultural events?

browningyork Communication lessons, Organisational culture

A few years ago, my sister lived in America for a while. She and her husband moved to San Francisco Bay for his job in the tech industry. They made some good friends, loved the area and enjoyed the Californian sunshine. But one thing they found tricky was when their new American friends asked them what Fireworks Night is all …