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August 2011

WE’RE ON THE cusp of a major shift in business transformation, the interest in companies wanting to adopt social business is on the rise. Businesses are using social networking concepts to transform their business into a ‘social business’. According to IBM’s 2010 CEO Study, 57% of companies who have invested in social business tools have […]

MY GREAT friend Shel Holtz interviewed me recently about what I’m up to with my doctorate. Here’s what I said… Lee Hopkins on Symbolic Convergence Theory and Twitter   For Facebook fans, you’ll find the video over on YouTube. Technorati Tags: shel holtz, symbolic convergence theory, twitter, business communication, lee hopkins

MASTER BUSINESS communicator Shel Holtz, ABC, shares with us his views on why content curation is the ‘next big thing’ and why we should be paying attention to it right now, whether we are a SoHo consultant or an organisational communicator. Shel Holtz, ABC, on content curation   The video is over at YouTube (why […]

I’VE LONG been a fan of the freeware AudioShell as a wind0ws shell add-in, allowing you to add significantly more detail to your .mp3 and other types of audio files than the bog-standard Windows Explorer ‘Properties’ pop-up does. My podcasting colleague Neville Hobson put me onto AudioShell waaaay back when, some time around 2005. Here’s […]

Effective graphics clarify messages, simplify them for easier and quicker consumption, and convey specific messages for specific purposes. The next time you are compiling a report, pick the right graphic tool for the job.

How social media can help grow your business

by Lee Hopkins on August 12, 2011

in marketing,strategy

Businesses are simply not going to grow without social media interaction. It’s now the way that people are doing business, so you had better get your business on board, too.

As communicators we need to step up and influence those above us that the seismic shift of communication that evangelists like myself and others keep trumpeting about is very real, very now and very important.

Is auto-posting to Facebook a bad idea?

by Lee Hopkins on August 9, 2011 · 2 comments

in Uncategorized

  MARSHALL KIRKPATRICK over at the esteemed ReadWriteWeb argues that auto-posting your blogposts via WordPress’ brand new integration feature to your business’ Facebook Page is a bad thing to do. Tests by ReadWriteWeb’s new Community Manager Robyn Tippins showed that manually posting (a ten-minute chore) versus auto-posting (a ten-minute one-time setup then no time involvement […]

Nip on over to Ragan.com and get the inside skinny on the 12 essentials of internal communication for yourself.

Check out the video at the top of this post to learn more and visit the CTK Foundation’s page to apply, but hurry up because the grant closes August 15.