Canadian blogger Mark Evans has a thoughtful post about how to communicate better. He talks about the tools - phone, email, SMS, IM, etc - and concludes that face-to-face is the be-all and end-all of communication between people. I don't disagree, for some of the reasons Mark mentions: [...] The ability to read body language, facial expressions, intonation, etc. makes person-to-person communications work and work well. It can also change the tone of a relationship. Think about how a long e-mail … [Read more...] about Push the distributed communication envelope
Archives for April 2007
Yesterday's Dilbert strip. Amusing yet eerily reflective of what actually does happen in some companies. Scott Adams is wickedly perceptive about organizations. … [Read more...] about Dear God, no!
Content summary: Luke Armour's virtual PR murder mystery; Shel's Toronto experiences; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; CIPR asks if PR qualifications are a necessity; are we taking too narrow a view about social media?; Gartner predicts 80% of internet users will use virtual worlds; voice coming to Second Life; Blue Cross pet charity launches petcasts; Dan York reports on landscaping, Ustream and podcast download statistics; Eric Schwartzman interviews Jeanette Gibson, Cisco … [Read more...] about The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #235: April 26, 2007
As a long-time member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) with a strong belief in the value of connecting communicators on a global basis, I was very interested to learn that IABC has partnered with the Shanghai Public Relations Association (SPRA) to bring IABC’s accreditation programme to China. In a press release yesterday, IABC said: [...] Leaders of both associations signed an agreement today in which IABC will conduct a formal accreditation completion … [Read more...] about IABC brings professional development opportunities to China
During last night's PR Unspun event in London, I kept noticing business cards scattered on various tables at the venue. The cards were promoting PR Darlings, a social networking service that describes itself as "Socialising for the PR Industry. Meet PR people, get industry news, find jobs, share photos and blogs." I rarely sign up for such things, but I have for this one. I just like the sheer irreverence: [...] PR Darlings is about making new friends, learning about people’s lives … [Read more...] about Are you a PR darling?