November 2005

Technology can fail – make sure you don’t

by Lee Hopkins on November 22, 2005 · 8 comments

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In her post she recommends you check and recheck everything technical, right up to the point of delivery.
But if it the tech fails, make sure you have your presentation in a state that is deliverable without the tech.

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This is frustrating! Well, it’s a lesson learned: never buy any hardware that cannot be repaired or replaced locally. It’s now been a week since I handed over my notebook to the chaps at Notebook Land. They said they needed to send the dvd/cd drive to Sydney for repair/replacement. But the notebook didn’t work at […]

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Newsletters: your help appreciated

by Lee Hopkins on November 18, 2005 · 0 comments

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I need your help. There has been an increase in demand for advice on newsletters — design, content, style, and so on. My old collection of newsletters is getting a bit raggedy and most have been given away to clients as samples and idea generators. Hence the ‘call to the wild’: if you have any […]

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These guys do it so well. Only a big business needs a blog? think again…

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Weasel words

by Lee Hopkins on November 17, 2005 · 0 comments

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And to cap it off, there are nearly a thousand more gems available at weaselwords.com.au

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Dan York comes out to play — hurrah, hurrah!

by Lee Hopkins on November 15, 2005 · 4 comments

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Young Master York, known to his friends as Sir Daniel, has finally agreed to smoke the podcasting dope on a more permanent basis.

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The Got No Notebook HydraHead Octopus Blues

by Lee Hopkins on November 15, 2005 · 6 comments

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Damn! It’s happened again — the notebook has decided to have a temper tantrum and won’t behave like the well-behaved notebooks down the street. So, by way of tribute to David Baerwald, who’s wonderful album Triage inspired my post title, I am going to be a little quiet over the next week or so. Annoyingly, […]

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The blathering boss

by Lee Hopkins on November 10, 2005 · 0 comments

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Trevor Cook reminds me of a recurring theme on For Immediate Release, the nonsense management phrase. Trevor points to a Sydney Morning Herald article about Don Watson, a former writer for a very flamboyant former Aussie Prime Minister, Paul Keating. Says The SMH: To Watson, management jargon is a prime example of weasel words, which […]

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Happy birthday to the coffee

by Lee Hopkins on November 10, 2005 · 0 comments

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But still, we here at Better Comms Towers congratulate Allan and wish him another successful year’s blogging.

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You go, girl! And like one of your commenters said in a post once, “Heidi Rocks!” (and I’d still like to see what a marketing / product design person could come up with on that theme).

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