FIR Live #12: March 18, 2009

Content Summary: Wide-ranging discussion with suggestions, tips and advice on how to be effective in your role as a communicator when you are the sole person (sometimes literally so) responsible for the full scope of organizational communication that might include PR, advertising, marketing, employee communication, financial communication, and more.

Discussion participants were FIR co-hosts Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz, together with listeners who called in to the live show with commentary on their experiences and with advice (thanks especially to Michael Sommermeyer and Peter Brill), as well as those in conversation in the FIR Live chat room at BlogTalk Radio.

Additional perspective on the discussion: partial conversation and questions (plain-text file, opens in new tab/window) from the FIR chat room at Blogtalk Radio (unfortunately, the system only enabled us to capture a segment).

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(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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