What if we believed ordinary people had the power to do extraordinary things

browningyork Guest post, Inspiration, Kindness, Story-telling, Volunteers

During 2021 I’m sharing stories of kindness. Speaking up about the things that people do to help others and make their day better. Each month I’m going to publish a ‘What If…’ blog to inspire us all to think about how we already make the world a kinder place and ideas for things we could do. My first ‘What If’ …

5 ways to be kind to your colleagues

browningyork General communication, Inspiration, Organisational culture, Story-telling

I believe in the power of kindness. Of doing things that make other people smile, that make them feel better. Even if that’s only for a brief while. And this year I’m making it my mission to talk more about kindness and to share stories of kindness as much as I can. Kindness in the workplace Times are hard, we …

Finding meaningful measures

browningyork Browning York News, Charity, Communication measurement, Inspiration, Planning

Following on from Adeeba Hussain’s excellent guest blog on measuring the success of communication, this week I have decided to write about the importance of meaningful measures. Whatever organisation you are part of, the way you evaluate your success and impact has to mean something to you. Simply copying the things that someone else measures will not add value to …

What communication skills have you used today?

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

I first wrote this piece a few years ago. This week is half-term at my daughter’s school. Although she’s now older than when I wrote this and our activities are different, I think a day like this is a great way to illustrate the comms skills we all use, often without realising it. I was trying to think of a …

10 quick and practical tips for communication that works

browningyork Communication channels, Communication lessons, General communication, Inspiration, Resource article

For this week’s blog I asked on my Twitter and LinkedIn pages for practical tips for communicators in a hurry. The results cover a wide range of areas, from planning and strategy to intranet and message suggestions. I particularly like the ideas in relation to sign-off, an area that can easily slow us down as communicators! 1. Be clear and …