nonverbal communication

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Some days I follow Pauline Collins’ lead and start having a conversation with the wall in front of me. “Hello wall,” I say. It never talks back, which is a good thing probably. Shirley Valentine: Hiya Wall.[to the camera]Shirley Valentine: Well what’s wrong with that? There’s a woman three doors down talks to her microwave. […]

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When will Apple stop self-immolating?

by Lee Hopkins on October 4, 2006 · 14 comments

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My good friend Shel Holtz is the latest in the long line-up of folks who are discovering that all that is Apple is not gold. Like Ben, I was thinking of investing in an iPod (60gb for my music and video collection) but perhaps Creative might get my business after all — why support a […]

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Are you a ‘flasher’?

by Lee Hopkins on October 4, 2006 · 0 comments

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The very wise and erudite Andrea Weckerle (‘rhymes with ski’) has been wondering if some bloggers’ propensity to share part of their personal world on their business blog is a good or bad thing. Regular readers of my own blog know that I am no stranger to sharing some of the more ‘personal’ aspects of […]

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A good friend of mine, John, is the brains behind GearPlus. GearPlus is a site full of gossip and great info about the Australian pro audio scene, in which John has been a significant player for many, many years. John and I first met in 1985 when I was in the Australian Air Farce and […]

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Neville Hobson has taken Steve Rubel to task over Steve’s recent consideration that Second Life is more escapism than reality (and to which Steve has graciously linked). As Neville says, I think Second Life presents an alternative reality – a parallel place, if you will, where you can construct a viable approximation of a real […]

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Do you offer different modalities?

by Lee Hopkins on July 31, 2006 · 0 comments

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I have started a new semester at college and as anyone who has had even a passing glance at the Bible can attest, some of the books are not the most riveting reading you’ve ever had. ‘Numbers‘, for example, is a book that I could easily use as a cure for insomnia. So I picked […]

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Why I adore Shel Holtz

by Lee Hopkins on July 31, 2006 · 5 comments

in miscellaneous

Okay, I’ll ‘come out’ and admit it — I’m a Shelaholic. The man could go and make Jeffrey Dahmer look like a kindergarten teacher and I’d still read him. Shel has the most amazing set of credentials: he is prescient — he is able to read the winds of change he is a prophet — […]

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How to alienate an audience

by Lee Hopkins on July 24, 2006 · 10 comments

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Maestro Cook Ben Haslem points to a massive faux pas over at Australia’s leading nationally-distributed newspaper, The Australian (a Murdoch-owned paper). The Australian is published and produced in Sydney, a city which whilst somewhat beautiful (well, the harbour at least) also has a reputation for being somewhat self-absorbed. In a recent advert/editorial feature, drop-dead gorgeous […]

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My previous post on the possibility of a female PR calendar obviously ruffled a few feathers. That was certainly not the intention of the post and I unreservedly apologise to those who were offended. The post was very much a tongue-in-cheek one, however there was a section of my audience (and some who probably will […]

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