My colleague-in-arms Leesa Barnes (author of Podcasting for Profit) has organised the first Telesummit on Social Media for 2008 (that I am aware of). Leesa has kindly given me access to it so that I can ‘live blog’ some of the sessions. Thanks, Lisa! The Telesummit will take place between 20th and 28th Feb, […]

My ooVoo Day

by Lee Hopkins on February 8, 2008 · 6 comments

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My ooVoo Day is where you can meet and chat with bloggers on video, starting in one day, three hours, 42 minutes and 43 seconds as I type this, and going for a week (so why is it a ‘Day’???). My ooVoo Day is a week-long experiment in blogger-to-fan interaction. Notable bloggers (aka ‘bloglebrities’) from […]

My report for FIR #314

by Lee Hopkins on January 29, 2008

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And in this week’s report: On a new portable digital recorder for podcasters, Dave Fleet’s Social Media Training wiki and the REAL meaning of ‘Twitter’ (and a tip of the fez to Luke Armour for uncovering a cracker of a Twitter profile) All in all, five minutes and 16 seconds of audio enlightenment [4.3mb]. Download […]

Olympus LS10 Recorder: nice looking beast

by Lee Hopkins on January 28, 2008 · 4 comments

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The motley crew over at GearPlus (the site for aussie recording studio/live PA gear heads) have pointed me to the new offering from Olympus. Says the sales blurb: Straight out of the box, the intuitive and easy-to-use LS-10 delivers the high fidelity of a portable professional recording studio in an extremely light, go-anywhere body. No […]

Joe hits 100 – way to go, mate!

by Lee Hopkins on January 18, 2008 · 2 comments

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  Another of our brethren in the PR/Marcomms/Advertising corner of the blogosphere has hit a milestone. Mr Jaffe hit 100 episodes a few days ago. As Joe says, Ta-da. It’s here. The 100th episode. It’s a special one (you’ll have to listen for more). Much thanks to the brilliant people at USPS and Deliver Magazine […]

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 […]

Win a copy of the Podcasting book of 2007-2008

by Lee Hopkins on January 8, 2008

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Those fine folk over at For Immediate Release, the handsome Shel Holtz and the equally handsome Neville Hobson recently announced a contest. Not wishing to upset anyone, they announced that the judges of the contest would be themselves and the regular correspondents to FIR — including yours truly! As Shel says, Contests on podcasts aren’t […]

FIR reports 302, 304, 306 & 308

by Lee Hopkins on January 7, 2008

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Ooops! I’ve been slack in posting my FIR reports. To rectify that here’s the last four, including the one you won’t hear on FIR until it gets posted tomorrow, Australian time! 302 I remind us all that just because Shel and Neville haven’t said much about Second Life lately doesn’t mean that nothing is happening […]

Interviewed by Shel Israel

by Lee Hopkins on January 3, 2008 · 4 comments

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As part of his pan-global research on behalf of SAP, I was recently interviewed over email by the legendarious (I love creating neologisms*) Shel Israel. True to form, I don’t pull any punches on what I see happening in ‘Business Australia’ regarding social media… Please note: Shel inadvertently put my very old blogspot url up […]

Interviewed by Jon Hoel

by Lee Hopkins on January 3, 2008

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A couple of months ago I had the very flattering pleasure of being interviewed by Jon Hoel from the PR Junction podcast. Jon split the interview into two parts, and here they are: Part One: In this episode of PR Junction Podcast, Jon Hoel interviews Aussie online communication expert Lee Hopkins. Jon caught up with […]