4 communication skills for leaders

browningyork General communication, Leadership communication, Story-telling

The recently-released State of the Sector report from Gatehouse comes to some rather alarming conclusions about the internal comms skills of line managers (and the support they receive). Whilst I agree that line managers are a key group, we also need to remember how important our leaders’ communication skills are. There are many different skills which leaders need to develop …

Choose the right words to change the world

browningyork Browning York News, Communication lessons, General communication

Actions speak louder than words, they say. But I’m not sure that’s always true. It is an area that I have been pondering recently, since it seems that every time I switch on the news or open a newspaper, I’m faced with ever-more dispiriting stories of things that are going wrong in the world. I started wondering how – or …

Are you getting communication right?

browningyork Charity, Communication audiences, Communication channels, General communication, Organisational culture, Planning, University, Voluntary sector

“How do I make sure that people read my newsletter?” “How do I make people look at my website?” “How do I make sure that people listen to me?” These are questions which I regularly hear from charities and universities that I work with. And I usually have to answer with another question – how sure are you that you …

Great communications from 2018

browningyork General communication, Inspiration, Resource article

Whichever way you look at it, 2018 has been quite a year. There have been countless examples of communications, good and bad, that have influenced opinions and changed behaviours; helped people to live their lives and just plain entertained them; made them angry, made them laugh and made them cry. I asked some lovely people I know to share communications …

3 key stages of an internal comms audit

browningyork Browning York News, Case-study, Charity, Communication lessons, General communication, Voluntary sector

This week I submitted the final internal comms audit report to one of my charity clients. They had approached me earlier in the year, knowing that internal communication wasn’t working for them, but not sure exactly what the problems were. Or how to solve them. Following my research and analysis, they now have a clearer picture of what is going …