September 2005

Update on the Podcasting Syndrome post, where the Podcast Institute‘s Canadian research fellow, Dr. Papacosta, has confessed to a debilitating and as yet untreatable disease.

A question from Christine points to a new phase for business communicators. Christine asks how to start blogging. A simple enough question, one would think; as Nike says, “just do it!”. But it led me to consider the more fundamental issues behind a deservingly respectful response from me, rather than a churlish “go figure it […]

Words CAN change our perceptions

by Lee Hopkins on September 27, 2005 · 2 comments

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News from over at the BBC shows quite clearly that the words we use DO have an effect on how we perceive our environment and experiences. According to research by an Oxford University team, a label was enough to make research participants imagine a smell even when they were sniffing clean air. Tim Jacob at […]

Headline of the Week

by Lee Hopkins on September 27, 2005

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This snappy headline over at podcasting news just cracked me up: Oregon Scientific Delivers iPod Sound with Balls Tell me you didn’t want to go and have a look!

A fantastic post by Steve Gillmore on the disruptive power of RSS and the fear the blogosphere can engender in normally rational people. But equally importantly, it touches on a nerve I have about how RSS can change the way we communicate, share knowledge and grow our knowledge bases collectively. All at the same time distancing further the digital haves from the have-nots (the RSS-savvy versus the RSS-unsavvy).

Petrol price finder: Australia

by Lee Hopkins on September 27, 2005 · 4 comments

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Courtesy of my friend Domenica, here’s a handy cheap petrol price finder for Australia. It doesn’t work for every site (for example, there are two petrol stations in Stirling, near where I live, but neither show up in a search) but it’s definately worth a try. Not sure where the figures come from, but give […]

Edition 19 of Better Communication Results the podcast is now ready for your downloading delight. In this edition I share with you three devices to help you communicate better. Download the show directly right now, or else subscribe to my webfeed and have each and every sparkling edition delivered automatically to your podcatching software next […]

Podcast mental health issues: updated

by Lee Hopkins on September 26, 2005

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Due to popular demand and ever more research becoming available, there is both further evidence of mental health issues related to podcasting, as well as photos of the dusky handmaidens working at the Podcast Institute now available on the updated Postcasting Syndrome post

Allan Jenkins gets well-deserved kudos

by Lee Hopkins on September 24, 2005

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My man Jenkins gets invited to the prestigious MarcomBlog – onyer, mate!

Communicators in Adelaide

by Lee Hopkins on September 24, 2005

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I had the opportunity to meet up with a couple of my IABC colleagues on Thursday evening. Catriona Byrne, Stuart Symons and I met up for a drink and an introduction at a local bar and a great time was had by all. Unfortunately, another colleague, Stephen Marlow, wasn’t able to be there due to […]