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Good news for modern man has seeped out from Psychology Today — a man’s mid-life crisis is all his wife’s fault. Phew! That’s a relief. “Many middle-aged men do go through midlife crises, but it’s not because they are middle-aged. It’s because their wives are. From the evolutionary psychological perspective, a man’s midlife crisis is […]

Guardian angel Jon Hoel from the PR Junction podcast has pointed out that a really horrible security breach is doing the rounds of WordPress blogs. Says Jon, Hi Lee,The PR agencies may not have come around yet, but the spammers are certainly giving blogs plenty of attention. Site hack issue as discussed:  HTML appears in […]

G’day! I’m very proud to announce the birth of my newsletter, better Social Media communication results. And to celebrate, as a special offer for the readers of my blog, I offer it to you at over 50% off each issue! The ‘regular’ price of the newsletter is AUD$24.95, but for my friends and blog subscribers, […]

Fresh news for business communicators

by Lee Hopkins on February 12, 2008 · 2 comments

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Got an email yesterday from Mark Ragan, CEO of Ragan Communications, alerting me pre-launch to a great initiative of his. You can now pop a widget on your blog or main website that pulls in the latest stories from the various Ragan web properties. As Mark explains, it is a way of getting some of […]

light blogging ahead – i have man cold

by Lee Hopkins on February 11, 2008 · 2 comments

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currently in bed, feeling yuch, typing this out on my new asus eee pc. normal service will be resumed as soon as possible

Christopher S Penn: braniac and top bloke

by Lee Hopkins on January 16, 2008 · 6 comments

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A recent private discussion amongst some members of our illustrious community focused on how to cope with the potential damage to one’s reputation if idjuts start posting negative and inflammatory comments on your blog. There are historically two things you can do if you start receiving the attention of the ill-informed and barking mad: Ignore […]

New articles on business communication

by Lee Hopkins on January 15, 2008

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Courtesy of Carol Kinsey Goman and Philip Yaffe comes a bunch of new articles: 171. The power of optimism by Carol Kinsey Goman 170. Yaffe’s Law vs. Murphy’s Law by Philip Yaffe 169. Laugh your way to persuasive communication by Philip Yaffe 168. Techniques of persuasive communication by Philip Yaffe 167. Counterbalance by Carol Kinsey […]

IE vs Firefox/Flock

by Lee Hopkins on January 15, 2008 · 18 comments

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Bizarre happenings here at BetterComms Towers this morning. Not only did I accompany Mrs BetterComms on her morning walk at 6.15am, but even more bizarre than that the browsers I use are behaving badly. Internet Explorer 7 shows my blog looking all nice and tidy. But look at my blog in Firefox or Flock and […]

Online business in 2008

by Lee Hopkins on January 4, 2008 · 10 comments

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As I mentioned in my interview with Shel Israel, living and working in Adelaide is tough; if there was only Adelaide that I could ply my trade to I would starve to death. Thankfully I have grown my consultancy to the point where I no longer need to rely on Adelaide business to support my […]

It’s flattering, but…

by Lee Hopkins on January 1, 2008 · 24 comments

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Flatteringly, I’ve been invited to n number of conferences in 2008, all around the globe. I’m happy to go — but just pay my business class airfare, accommodation and expenses and I’m very happy to present. Otherwise please find another luminary. No disrespect, but I’ve had enough of “this will be wonderful for your profile” […]