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 …

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 …

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 …

New ideas from #charitymeetup

browningyork Charity, Collaboration, General communication, Inspiration

Who inspires you? What new skill would you like to learn? If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be? What legacy do you want people to remember about you? These are just some of the questions I found myself answering on a dark Thursday evening last week. Not your average winter night out, but no less …

3 things I love about my job

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, Education, Inspiration, University

As a freelance communication specialist, I’m lucky enough to work with fascinating teams and for amazing organisations. Although all my work shares a communications theme, there is plenty of variety in the detail of my projects that is enjoyable and rewarding. Recently I’ve been reflecting on some of the most enjoyable, fun and proud moments I get to be involved …