January 2006

As anyone who has been unfortunate enough to be in one of my writing classes can attest, I am a strong advocate of the idea that ‘story’ is crucial to the eventual success of your communication. It’s just that we business communicators don’t have the luxury of 400+ pages to tell that story. So what […]

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Your email is not read how you write it

by Lee Hopkins on January 27, 2006 · 0 comments

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I’ve mentioned before the importance of reading your email out loud before you send it (the link is on my old blog which seems to have gone down as I type this). Reading your email out loud serves several ends: It enables you to have a final ‘check and balance’ pause It enables you to […]

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Demotivation – despair.com ROCKS!

by Lee Hopkins on January 27, 2006 · 8 comments

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The ever-wonderful Kathy Sierra points off to despair.com and makes my day! Go to this page and click on the menu items on the left — ‘Beauty’, ‘Compromise’, etc — and marvel at the images presented before you. Fantastic! [Update] Go to this page and see more posters like this: Sheer genius!

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Telling stories for fun and profit

by Lee Hopkins on January 27, 2006 · 0 comments

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If we accept that story telling has been the main way of communicating with each other since when Adam and Eve first decided to fill up their time making babies and that our brains are hard-wired to create and receive stories — and I think we should — then we should ask what the main […]

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Lounging around in cyberspace

by Lee Hopkins on January 27, 2006 · 0 comments

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Obviously a man with a well-stuffed couch, the Copenhagian Connoisseur of Collectable Detritus, Monsieur Jenkins, has once again uncovered a cracker. Digging between the cushions for some spare change, he has uncovered a stunner of a newspaper article from 1995. In the article, Carsten Graff waxes lyrical about how effing useless the internet is, the […]

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Australia Day

by Lee Hopkins on January 26, 2006 · 0 comments

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Today is Australia Day. Yes, I’m proud! Related Technorati posts: Australia, Australia Day

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Impressions of Dubai

by Lee Hopkins on January 26, 2006 · 4 comments

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Dubai with a blue sky — this was rare while I was here   Well, my training course is over — I gave them the best information I could; now it’s up to them to do something with it. They seemed to like the material and my presentation style, which is nice. After all, one […]

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Allan Jenkins, where are you?

by Lee Hopkins on January 25, 2006 · 9 comments

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I know he said he was taking some time off to rethink his online strategy. I know he had a burst of posting activity a couple of weeks ago. But does anyone else miss his style, his wisdom, his panache and his humour? Where are you, Mr Jenkins? Related Technorati posts: Allan Jenkins

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Uses for RSS

by Lee Hopkins on January 25, 2006 · 0 comments

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Courtesy of Rubel, a great page on RSS ideas

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You know you’re old when…

by Lee Hopkins on January 24, 2006 · 0 comments

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…you remember every single one of these Top 10 web fads as if it were yesterday. Oh, I have been around too long… But this is still my favourite, after all these years.

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