What will you be reading today? #WorldBookDay

browningyork Browning York News, General communication, Inspiration, Story-telling

**spoiler alert** This piece contains a reference to something that happens in the book ‘Anne of Green Gables’ by L M Montgomery. If you haven’t read it yet and you don’t want your enjoyment spoiled, look away now! Today is World Book Day. It’s a day to celebrate authors, illustrators, books and, most importantly, reading. It happens every year and …

Identifying how to take internal communication forward

browningyork Case-study, Change, Communication audiences, Inspiration, Organisational culture

Last summer a not-for-profit organisation approached me for help in identifying how to take their internal communication activity forward during a period of change. A campaigning organisation that had grown rapidly in a short space of time, they had never had time to review the way they were communicating with each other, but they knew something wasn’t right. Methods and …

Avoiding the pitfalls of misunderstood language

browningyork Communication audiences, Communication lessons, General communication, Inspiration, Organisational culture

Recently I watched a feature film in German for the first time in about 20 years. And I understood it! And I laughed at the jokes! As a German graduate from the University of York, I really shouldn’t be so surprised, but when I left university I moved away from using my foreign languages and never really went back. Instead …

No such thing as right or wrong communication

browningyork Collaboration, General communication, Inspiration, Planning

This morning I attended a local networking session, the Woodley Business Club, for the second time – I had enjoyed the first session so much last month that I wanted to go along again. I have lived in the town of Woodley for 12 years, but only discovered that it has a thriving business community last year. It’s a great …

New ideas from #charitymeetup

browningyork Charity, Collaboration, General communication, Inspiration

Who inspires you? What new skill would you like to learn? If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be? What legacy do you want people to remember about you? These are just some of the questions I found myself answering on a dark Thursday evening last week. Not your average winter night out, but no less …