Do you want the comms strategy or THE strategy?

browningyork Engagement, General communication, Planning, Strategy communication

I and many of my fellow internal communication professionals will be familiar with the situation expressed in this tweet from Internal Comms Guru that I spotted on Twitter recently. More than once in my career – both in-house and as a freelance specialist – I have asked for details of the strategy or business case for a project so that …

The missing message in change communication

browningyork Change, Communication lessons, General communication

Change is everywhere you look. It is a fact of life in our fast-paced world and organisations are experiencing change on a large and small scale every day. Effective communication is a key part of ensuring that your change programme works and that your people are involved, engaged and motivated. I recently wrote a LinkedIn article about the message that …

2 words to improve your communication

browningyork Communication lessons, Engagement, Planning

During this piece I am going to share with you two words that will make a difference to the way you communicate. I know what you’re thinking. Can two words really improve your communication? Make people sit up and take notice? Create readers (and listeners) who will hang on your every word? Even, dare I say it, cause your colleagues …

Family communication lessons

browningyork Communication lessons, Engagement, General communication, Organisational culture

Today is my dad’s 70th birthday. Yesterday, to celebrate, we held a party lunch for him at a local pub. The extended family – kids, grandkids, aunties, uncles, cousins – came together for Sunday lunch and birthday cake and to raise a glass to his good health. With 25 of us in the room, all related and connected in different …

Top tip for communication this year

browningyork Communication lessons, General communication, Uncategorized, University, Voluntary sector

Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! This is the time of year when we are traditionally inundated with advice to make New Year’s resolutions to change things AND with advice not to make resolutions as they only set us up to fail. So I’m not going to advise a resolution to change your communication approach in your organisation, I’m …