What will you be reading today? #WorldBookDay

browningyork Browning York News, General communication, Inspiration, Story-telling

**spoiler alert** This piece contains a reference to something that happens in the book ‘Anne of Green Gables’ by L M Montgomery. If you haven’t read it yet and you don’t want your enjoyment spoiled, look away now! Today is World Book Day. It’s a day to celebrate authors, illustrators, books and, most importantly, reading. It happens every year and …

Don’t embarrass your mother and other thoughts on effective communication

browningyork Browning York News, Communication audiences, Communication lessons, Planning, Voluntary sector

This afternoon I am talking to the local Women’s Institute (WI) group about ABC to read, the literacy charity of which I am a trustee. It’s a chance to spread the word about the work we do to change children’s lives by supporting them to develop their literacy skills. As with many small organisations, we rely heavily on volunteers to …

Putting your plan into words

browningyork Planning

I recently became a trustee for a local literacy charity, ABC to read. We train volunteers to go into schools and work one to one with children who are struggling to read. Supporting them in this way builds their motivation to read and increases their confidence and life skills. It’s a genuine honour to be part of such a fabulous …