How I help my clients put together communication strategies and plans

browningyork Communication audiences, Communication lessons, Engagement, General communication, Leadership communication, Planning

We’ve all heard the old cliché “Failing to plan is planning to fail”. Personally I’ve always found it a bit smug, but like most clichés, there is a truth at the heart of it. Regular readers of this blog will know that it has become my mission in life to inspire organisations to be more strategic and planned in their …

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 …

How much does internal communication cost?

browningyork General communication, Planning, Strategy communication, University

To be honest, there are no hard and fast rules about what it will cost. You might as well ask how long is a piece of string. But it is useful to think about what to include for internal communication when you are putting your comms budget together. A recent CharityComms report found that communication budgets are increasing, but at …

Effective communicators listen to understand

browningyork Communication audiences, Engagement, General communication

One thing I have noticed coming through again and again in all the post-referendum Facebook posts, tweets and blog pieces is the sense that so many people don’t feel listened to. This has been picked up in newspaper articles and comment pieces too. It seems that many Leave voters were motivated to put their cross in the second box because …

No such thing as right or wrong communication

browningyork Collaboration, General communication, Inspiration, Planning

This morning I attended a local networking session, the Woodley Business Club, for the second time – I had enjoyed the first session so much last month that I wanted to go along again. I have lived in the town of Woodley for 12 years, but only discovered that it has a thriving business community last year. It’s a great …