October 2006

Yippee! Zoundry Tech Support save the day

by Lee Hopkins on October 14, 2006 · 6 comments

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Thanks to the fantastic guys at Zoundry, my copy of their blog editor is working again. There is peace in the my world at last! Well, at least as far as blog editors goes… But ‘hats off’ and many thanks to the Support team at Zoundry; it was a very baffling problem that no one […]

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How much do you let go of the message?

by Lee Hopkins on October 13, 2006 · 6 comments

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We have all, for the last few years, been espousing the obvious fact that we, as communicators, no longer control the message. We have been gently and not so gently telling our clients the same. We nod our heads sagely and congratulate ourselves on our ability to grasp the incontrovertible truism that “the audience controls […]

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Chat #19: Network your way to success

by Lee Hopkins on October 10, 2006 · 2 comments

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We know, we know… It’s been a long time between drinks. Our only excuse is pitiful — we have been frightfully busy. Pathetic, isn’t it?! But despite the long break, Lee and Allan are still full of venom, bile, spite and nasty poisonous stuff. Well, Allan is (for which he is on medication); Lee is […]

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Many moons ago Robert French, a lecturer in PR over at Auburn University, decided that this new ‘social media’ thingy was going to become important. He decided to ask a few friends, also business communicators and bloggers, to help out by posting the occasional article for his students. I was fortunate and very flattered to […]

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The A to Zed of Employee Comms

by Lee Hopkins on October 9, 2006 · 0 comments

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The fabulous Shel Holtz recently agreed to be interviewed by yours truly on the subject of ‘employee communication’. As one has come to expect with Shel, he was amazingly generous with his wisdom, his insights and his sense of humour — hear for yourself what the ‘Four B’s of employee communication are! Ross Monaghan over […]

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RSPCA launches new blog

by Lee Hopkins on October 9, 2006 · 0 comments

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I am very proud to announce that a fantastic client of mine, the RSPCA here in South Australia, has just launched their first blog. They have been considering moving into the social media world for a little while now and it has been my privilege to help them bring it to fruition. Please feel free […]

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Who’s now on first?

by Lee Hopkins on October 9, 2006 · 3 comments

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A new variation on a brilliant old sketch. George: Condi! Nice to see you. What’s happening?Condi: Sir, I have the report here about the new leader of China.George: Great. Lay it on me.Condi: Hu is the new leader of China.George: That’s what I want to know.Condi: That’s what I’m telling you.George: That’s what I’m asking […]

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The call is out for REAL men!

by Lee Hopkins on October 6, 2006 · 0 comments

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Only REAL men should apply…  

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I wish I could make this up…

by Lee Hopkins on October 5, 2006 · 21 comments

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I wish I could make this up, but even with a fervently creative mind I never would have had the gall to publicly produce a sign like this  

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What does Strategic Planning mean?

by Lee Hopkins on October 4, 2006 · 13 comments

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Look, I don’t mean to get all ‘heretical’ or nuffin’, but what does ‘Strategic Plan’ actually mean? Can you have an un-strategic plan? When does a plan cease to be ‘strategic’? So too, what is the difference between a ‘tactician’ and a ‘strategist’? Surely the one must involve some element of the other — I […]

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