What makes a good story?

browningyork Browning York News, Communication lessons, Engagement, Inspiration, Kindness, Story-telling

I’ve just spent half an hour watching a Facebook live video of the bachelor chimp group at Monkey World in Dorset. I couldn’t tear myself away! And although this morning’s session wasn’t billed as a story, it strikes me that actually the team at Monkey World do a fantastic job of story-telling. Across their social media (as well as the …

5 ways to be kind to your colleagues

browningyork General communication, Inspiration, Organisational culture, Story-telling

I believe in the power of kindness. Of doing things that make other people smile, that make them feel better. Even if that’s only for a brief while. And this year I’m making it my mission to talk more about kindness and to share stories of kindness as much as I can. Kindness in the workplace Times are hard, we …

Guest post: Personal communication skills

browningyork Communication lessons, General communication, Guest post, Training

As we near the end of 2020 (thank goodness!), we all face continued uncertainty. As well as being unsettling, this also makes the communication we can plan for uncertain. In my last guest blog of the year, trainer Rhian Morallee shares her thoughts on the personal communication skills we will all need next year, no matter what happens. In today’s …

5 tips to communicate dry subjects

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, Organisational culture, Planning, University

Today I am blogging about something that we know we will need to communicate about in 2021 and beyond – dry subjects. Topics such as procurement, data compliance and health and safety. (I say this with love; I have worked with enough procurement teams over the years to believe that you are a truly misunderstood group.) My recent blog posing …

Guest post: Measuring the impact of communication

browningyork Communication lessons, Communication measurement, General communication, Guest post, Planning

For this month’s guest post, we turn to our old friend, measurement and evaluation. I’m delighted to welcome freelance communicator, Adeeba Hussain, to share with us her tips for demonstrating that you have achieved your organisation’s ‘ideal state’. In today’s uncertain world of Covid-19, delivering effective communication is more important than ever. We, as communications practitioners can only determine effectiveness …