What makes a good story?

browningyork Browning York News, Communication lessons, Engagement, Inspiration, Kindness, Story-telling

I’ve just spent half an hour watching a Facebook live video of the bachelor chimp group at Monkey World in Dorset. I couldn’t tear myself away! And although this morning’s session wasn’t billed as a story, it strikes me that actually the team at Monkey World do a fantastic job of story-telling. Across their social media (as well as the …

Tips to articulate your kindness stories

browningyork Communication audiences, Communication lessons, Kindness, Voluntary sector

At a time when charities are #NeverMoreNeeded, expressing the impact you have in the world is more important than ever. As a sector we need to show how we remain relevant in a rapidly-changing world. Your organisation is making the world kinder: how you express that will depend on your audiences. You need to identify how you make the world …

Hopes for communication in 2021

browningyork Christmas, Collaboration, General communication, Guest post, Story-telling

At this point in a ‘normal’ year I would be asking people to tell me about their favourite piece of communication from the year, to publish as a ‘best of’ blog during December. But this year I just can’t bring myself to do it! I decided instead to publish a more hopeful list. So I asked my guest bloggers and …

Guest post: Personal communication skills

browningyork Communication lessons, General communication, Guest post, Training

As we near the end of 2020 (thank goodness!), we all face continued uncertainty. As well as being unsettling, this also makes the communication we can plan for uncertain. In my last guest blog of the year, trainer Rhian Morallee shares her thoughts on the personal communication skills we will all need next year, no matter what happens. In today’s …

5 tips to communicate dry subjects

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, Organisational culture, Planning, University

Today I am blogging about something that we know we will need to communicate about in 2021 and beyond – dry subjects. Topics such as procurement, data compliance and health and safety. (I say this with love; I have worked with enough procurement teams over the years to believe that you are a truly misunderstood group.) My recent blog posing …