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browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, Education, General communication, University, Voluntary sector

[getty src=”185233364?et=oUbK_02DSexPH687ST2izw&sig=llYApuUbbXiR2pKy8H9rQnhIDl0c0omrGkqJ5FX6KCA=” width=”463″ height=”370″]After a fabulous summer recharging my batteries, I’m now back in the office and raring to go. Lots of new thoughts, ideas and plans are flying around my head, ready to be honed, perfected and released. These are exciting times! The first thing on the list is to continue my work helping a leading university to engage …

Engaging lessons from sport: round 2

browningyork Communication audiences, Communication lessons, General communication, Story-telling

Anyone for tennis? Continuing the topical sport theme, this time I’m turning my attention to tennis and the Wimbledon championships. For me, Wimbledon fortnight is a fabulous example of a compelling, engaging story. There are many reasons for that and, as always, for those of us who are looking to develop these kinds of stories in organisations, there’s plenty to …

4 communication lessons from the Football World Cup

browningyork Communication audiences, Communication lessons, General communication, Inspiration

World Cup fever has well and truly set in at my house. The sticker book is almost complete, the wall chart is up and the relevant match times have been written on the calendar. There is much excitement and anticipation as we await kick-off of the first game. As usual, my thoughts are turning to the communication lessons we can …

Nuts and bolts of effective communication

browningyork Communication audiences, Communication channels, Communication measurement, General communication, Planning

A few months ago I was asked by the Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) to write a piece for a new series they were developing of practical guides for communicators. As regular readers of this blog will know, I have a passionate belief in the power of effective planning when it comes to communicating well and so that’s what I …

Use your voice

browningyork General communication, Inspiration, Voluntary sector

I attended a really inspiring meeting of my local voluntary sector forum this morning. We were talking about coproduction, the term for involving service users and their experiences in the design and commissioning of the services they need and want. This isn’t in itself a particularly new concept, but in these difficult financial times, when every penny has to be …