A pair of hands holding a pen and writing a shopping list

5 tips for writing an effective shopping list

browningyork Christmas, Communication lessons, Planning

Towards the end of the calendar year I have to get serious about using a shopping list. Several important people in my life have birthdays in November and December. And then of course we’re into the festive shopping period… I’m rather a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas shopping. I may pick up a small thing or two in October, …

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. …

Cutting through the Christmas noise

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

At Christmas we often find ourselves surrounded by noise. But I’m not talking about sleigh bells or those irritating novelty decorations that sing a tune and make a racket. I mean the multiple messages that come our way. Here are just some of the things we come across at this time of year: Adverts from stores such as you-know-who, telling …