December 2005

Pick a fight, anyone?

by Lee Hopkins on December 29, 2005 · 4 comments

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Just before Christmas the rather splendid Doug Johnston posted a review on ‘Tinderbox‘, a brainstorming/writing tool that Doug has found extremely useful on one of his projects. Someone decided to ‘flame’ him, saying that the review smelt fishy because there was also an advert for a business related to Tinderbox on Doug’s site. Doug’s comment […]

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These are a few of my favourite things

by Lee Hopkins on December 28, 2005 · 7 comments

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I’m here at BetterComms Towers, just taking a moment from cooking a barbeque whilst gazing out at the glorious Adelaide hills, drenched as they are by a deliciously warm late afternoon sun, to consider what I am grateful for. Gosh, it’s been a phenomenally fast year. It was only in March that I first started […]

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Merry Christmas, everyone

by Lee Hopkins on December 22, 2005 · 6 comments

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I’m shutting down my notebook and bouncing off for the Christmas celebrations that start tonight at BetterComms Towers — see you in a post-bubby haze next week! Whatever your beliefs, may your God go with you. Kindests, Lee

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Do you take calls on the loo/john/potty/dunny?

by Lee Hopkins on December 22, 2005 · 8 comments

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That doyenne of Canadian Comms, Donna Papacosta, points to a conversation she had recently with a Type-A personality who pointed out he definitely keeps his mobile on 24/7 so that clients can do business with him. Donna quite rightly asks if he answers the phone whilst driving with a mouth full of tuna salad. I […]

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From ABC News: Something I have been saying for a long time but been politely smiled at whenever I mention it to clients. Perhaps now ears will be more open once the piece below hits the main papers… A new study has revealed the true cost of early retirement to Australia’s economy. The study by […]

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I understand the logic behind it, but having read of so many ‘challenges’ with typepad recently, I can only say: Good luck, mate!

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How secure is secure?

by Lee Hopkins on December 22, 2005 · 0 comments

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Two incidents, reported in a cross-linking bloggy sort of way by IT BlogWatch, highlight how flimsy is our delusion that the defeat of the Clipper chip was the start of us regaining a sense of privacy

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Slightly better nuanced – part deux

by Lee Hopkins on December 14, 2005 · 0 comments

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Following on from John Wagner & Todd van Hoosear’s discussion of my original post.

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Melcrum’s Senior Leadership Comms report

by Lee Hopkins on December 14, 2005 · 0 comments

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Melcrum are giving away an Executive Summary of their report “Delivering Effective Senior Leadership Communication”. Grab it while you can — these free offers don’t last long at Melcrum. They are also reviewing the top five trends that they believe will influence communications in 2006 – including combining marketing and comms roles, and crisis preparation.

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Typoglycemia

by Lee Hopkins on December 14, 2005 · 2 comments

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I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid! Aoccdrnig to rscheearch taem at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The […]

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