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 …

Writing an effective Christmas shopping list

browningyork Christmas, Communication lessons, Planning

I’m rather a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas shopping. I may pick up a small thing or two in October, but I like to wait until December before I get started in earnest. So now the festive month is upon us I need to get serious and work out what I am going to buy for my friends and …

Communicating during December

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, Engagement, General communication, Planning, University, Voluntary sector

With just a couple of weeks to go to the ‘big day’, many organisations are facing the twin pressures of lots to do before the end of the year and employees who in many cases already want to be winding down for Christmas. Offices are full of chocolates gifted by suppliers and the tinsel and baubles that are stored in …