Your perception is your reality

browningyork Communication audiences, Education, Engagement, University

One day some time ago when my daughter was much younger, we were discussing colours on the school run – to be more precise, we were discussing the colours of the autumn leaves that we kicked through on our way to the playground. Soggy weather had really highlighted the bright colours of the leaves and I commented that I liked …

Communication from a volunteer’s point of view

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It’s Volunteers Week 2020. The in-person celebrations and thank you events have not taken place, of course, but many organisations have been thanking their volunteers in other ways. They simply wouldn’t be able to do what they do, make the difference they make, without the people who voluntarily give up their time and skills to make things happen. Services would …

Internal communication – is it a magic answer?

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The last few months have given internal communicators many opportunities to demonstrate the importance of the work that they do. They have supported their organisations to rapidly change the way they work and to connect with employees in unimaginable circumstances. This is a good thing for our profession. However… It’s an interesting point that once a leader or manager ‘sees …

Tips for communication that motivates in difficult times

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As lockdown continues and organisations think about how to operate in these challenging times and into the uncertain future, a central challenge for communicators is how to keep their people moving forward together. I’ve pulled together some tips for keeping your communications motivational, genuine and human during this time. If you would like to talk through any of these tips …

Beware content overwhelm

browningyork Communication audiences, Communication lessons, Engagement, General communication, Planning

I would guess that I am not alone in finding that my brain has struggled with all the information and advice available currently, on all sorts of topics. After fighting the overwhelm for a while and telling myself that I needed to just get on with it, I realised that actually I need to be kinder to myself. To just …