4 ways to contribute to comms when you’re not in the comms team

browningyork Communication channels, Communication lessons, General communication, Organisational culture

Every single person at an organisation has a role to play when it comes to communication. You don’t have to be in the comms team to make a difference. Here are some steps you can take. Be proactive in keeping yourself informed In most organisations there will be a number of ways to find out what is going on. These …

Great communications from 2019

browningyork Browning York News, General communication, Guest post

Once again I decided to finish the year on my blog by asking some lovely people about the communications that meant something to them during the last 12 months. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, there is a political feel to several of the choices. There are also representations of how we can all do something for others and develop ourselves to do better. …

CharityComms Inspiring Communicator Awards 2019

browningyork Charity, General communication, Inspiration, Story-telling

The CharityComms Inspiring Communicator Awards and Winter Social is one of my favourite evenings of the year. In recent times we have become used to hearing a lot of negativity about our sector (and many other things). So it’s nice to take time to learn about some of the amazing people doing their level best to make the world a …

Internal communication – is it a magic answer?

browningyork Communication lessons, Engagement, General communication

It’s an interesting point that in so many cases once a manager ‘sees the light’ and realises that communicating with internal stakeholders is central to the success of their work, they seem to think that’s enough. They believe they have found the magic answer they were looking for. “We’ve ticked the internal communications box, job’s done.” Well, no, not quite…. …

Do you have a communication culture?

browningyork Communication channels, Communication lessons, General communication, Organisational culture

Being an independent communications specialist with my own limited company, I wear many hats, often several at the same time. I am employer, employee, communications expert, finance director, accounts clerk, marketing team, social media manager, facilities manager, business developer, tea maker… the list goes on! Personally, I enjoy the variety (most of the time) and love how much I am …