Is sending an email the best way to solve this particular communication problem? Steve Kryger, writing on the Sydney Anglicans blog has 10 situations to avoid email.
As much as a “hi” or a “thinking of you” can be helpful, there are times when a silent, physical presence with someone is more comfort than being in touch electronically. One thing that’s missing from online interaction is the ability to just be present with someone, without talking.
Blog post the importance of deliberate practice shows – via the example of would-be black cab drivers getting the knowledge – one approach for improving your writing style.
Karen linked, on twitter, to this NYT article – Lead Us to Tweet, and Forgive the Trespassers and thought I might be interested. The article poses the question “How can social media tools like twitter impact religious ceremonies for the better?” Various Christians have weighed in on this debate. One somewhat famous pastor has signed […]
Really thorough set of ideas on Audio Recording, and without a massive budget.
A brief blog post on parental expectation and becoming the best designer you can be.
In a lengthy guest post on mumbrella, Renai LeMay defends journalism’s honour – with twitter. Twitter is the greatest tool humanity has yet discovered for facilitating relationships between people who have never met, yet have a common interest. The only currency it recognises is valuable information.
Lawrence Lessig at TED – the man seems one with his powerpoint deck: it backs him up at every point. His speech is well rehearsed, clear, and yet he’s in the moment with his audience. You can learn a lot by watching him work, quite apart from the content of his presentation.
The ever insightful Tim Noonan tweeted a link to this piece by MIT lecturer Patrick Winston. A lecture on how to give a lecture – if you have to do any spoken communication in a structured way, this lecture, broken up into short video segments, is worth watching.
My latest batch of (personal) business cards are from Moo, and I’m really happy with them: they have my twitter ID on them (@cafedave) as well as the usual website, email and phone details. Though I don’t necessarily like the specific design chosen, this is a reflective post on the how and why of business […]