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 …

Sing while you work

browningyork Organisational culture

Yesterday evening I was entranced once again by the latest episode of choir master Gareth Malone’s current show, The Choir. Ostensibly about Gareth’s drive to create workplace choirs at 5 different organisations across Britain, for me the show is really about communication and engagement. From the nursery rhymes Gareth asks them to sing at audition, to the way choir members …