The importance of getting it right when you write

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, General communication, University

Over the last few years I have attended a number of careers events to talk about my profession and raise awareness of internal communication as a future career choice. I love what I do and am keen to share that enthusiasm, particularly with university and school students who may not have encountered it before. The two most common questions I …

Summer communications and how to handle them

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, Engagement, Planning, University

I first published this post on my blog last August – with the summer break being an annual occurence, it feels apt to share it again now…… Summer can be a funny time for organisational communication in most workplaces. At any given time, many colleagues will be away on holiday and those who are in the office may find themselves …

3 vital elements for team communication

browningyork Communication lessons, General communication, Organisational culture, University

In the next few weeks I will be working the last days of a project with a university team that I have been supporting on and off for more than a year. They are a great group of people who have welcomed me and made me feel part of their team from day one. I will miss them. One of …

Don’t embarrass your mother and other thoughts on effective communication

browningyork Browning York News, Communication audiences, Communication lessons, Planning, Voluntary sector

This afternoon I am talking to the local Women’s Institute (WI) group about ABC to read, the literacy charity of which I am a trustee. It’s a chance to spread the word about the work we do to change children’s lives by supporting them to develop their literacy skills. As with many small organisations, we rely heavily on volunteers to …

Learning about leadership comms from #LCFC

browningyork Communication lessons, Engagement, Leadership communication, Story-telling

I had planned to write today about leadership communication. That’s a big topic and I hadn’t quite decided which particular aspect I was going to focus on. Should it be the importance of harnessing your leaders’ personal style? Should it be the rise of ‘wonky comms’ and the need for comms professionals to facilitate leaders’ communication without actually doing it …