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A timeline of communications

by Lee Hopkins on August 16, 2013 · 1 comment

in clippings,miscellaneous

It’s fascinating to read and delve into our history, and there’s a gem or two to be found within its walls. For example, I didn’t know the fax machine was patented by Alexander Bain just shortly after Samuel Morse invented the first long distance electric telegraph line in 1843.

I’m collecting articles that deal with social visual communication, along with the tools in the category, like Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, MixBit and others. I hope you find it useful. The magazine is called, simply, Social, Visual.

5 key elements to nonverbal communication

by Lee Hopkins on February 28, 2013

in book review,clippings

Entitled, “The Five Key Elements to Nonverbal Communication in Business” it covers, well, five key components for good nonverbal communication.

Get behind this – learn sign language on your phone

by Lee Hopkins on October 29, 2012

in tools

It is a fun way to help people learn Australian Sign Language (Auslan) and to better connect the Deaf and hearing communities. It includes a dictionary and fun games and is available for just $1.99

It’s no wonder that smart councils are working with communication experts to determine how best to enter into and maintain relevancy within the new online social world. Will your council enter this new communication world with confidence or with trepidation? Because you will enter it at some stage, make no doubt. It makes sense to plan your entrance into the social world, doesn’t it?

I’m running a workshop on the 23rd, ‘The Social Business and You’, and am part of a panel on the 22nd discussing ‘Establishing and maintaining an internal communication protocol’.

Are you a one-trick pony?

by Lee Hopkins on January 10, 2012 · 1 comment

in miscellaneous,training

This business communication world of ours is changing at a faster pace than ever before, principally brought about by the emergence of the social world. People can share ideas, philosophies, likes and hates at lightening speed, and most companies are ill-resourced to be able to match the speed of information dissemination and discussion. It is […]

Back only a few short years ago—say, a decade—if your company became the focus of attention for the wrong reasons you had plenty of time to prepare a response. You could compose your media releases, prep your CEO and organise your mainstream media response. That was then. This is now. Today the social world spreads […]

The mainstream media and traditional news sources have always had a contentious stance when it comes to reporting on political campaigns. While it is their job to report contrarian points of view, during campaign season it can seem like a series of exploitations and finger-pointing instead of real political discourse.

I have faith that here in Australia we have enough forward-thinking individuals to bring us into a global leadership position within the digital environment