Clippings from the BetterComms garden

by Lee Hopkins on June 29, 2006 · 3 comments

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Clippings from the BetterComms garden

  • Kami Huyse sent a number of us an email the other week, asking for our insights and opinions on a range of questions. The response to Kami’s questions has been outstanding (I hang my head in shame that I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to contribute myself) and I encourage you to check it out.
  • Courtesy of the wise, erudite and all-round good egg Trevor Cook (if you don’t subscribe to his blog, you should — it’s a fantastic read every day), I have been asked to appear on a panel of social media experts for the Walkley Foundation for Journalism, who are running a series of morning seminars around the country on ‘hot’ PR issues. My appearance, at the Adelaide seminar, is on August 15th at the Holiday Inn in Hindley Street. As good fortune would have it, Ross Monaghan from Deakin University is also on the panel — I will be recording my first in a long series of podcasts for Ross’s social media project tomorrow, interviewing Stuart Symons, the Senior Communications Officer at Santos, on internal communication.
  • I’ve just released yet another social media site unto the world — I’ve updated the Stirling Family Church website to be a blog. I’m still in the process of putting all of the old content back online via the WordPress CMS (‘content management system), but normal service should be resumed very shortly, including podcasting the Sunday services again. In the interim, if you want to ensure you capture the podcasts when they reappear, sign up at the blog as the Feedburner feed will include the mp3 file. There’s a stack of articles and links to other Christian sites to go up, too.
  • Garr Reynolds takes a wonderful look at logography, and in particular the World Cup logo (which I personally find revolting and am heartened to see that others do too). As Garr concludes, “Good presentation visuals support your message, they are functional and emotional…and they are a reflection of you – and on you – and your organization.” ‘Yay!’ to that.
  • Shel Holtz has created a video tutorial on how to set up your hardware to record a skype conversation. Nice one, Shel. Of course, if you have the wonderful Skylook, it will just about do it all for you anyway…

Enough clippings for one day — I must off to bed, for tomorrow is yet another frantically busy day.

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  • http://overtonecomm.blogspot.com/ Kami Huyse

    Indeed, I am amazed at the number of intelligent and interesting links I got from this experiment. I will do it again soon and give a few more days to my busy friends around the world ;-)

  • http://overtonecomm.blogspot.com/ Kami Huyse

    Indeed, I am amazed at the number of intelligent and interesting links I got from this experiment. I will do it again soon and give a few more days to my busy friends around the world ;-)

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