Presentation Skills Survey – how good is UK PLC at presenting?

My Friend Steve Trister is runnng a short (4 question) questionnaire about the present state of communication in UK PLC He writes I’ve launched a White Paper Report on the state on communication and presentation skills within UK plc and I want your opinion please. I think its pretty poor across the board. There’s a ...

Inside the Secret World of the Data Crunchers Who Helped Obama Win | TIME.com

See on Scoop.it – Communication in Business How Obama’s Team used data to drive its use of Facebook and email to get the vote out where it mattered. Brand Obama 1 Republicans  0 See on swampland.time.com

The Role of Silence in Selling

We tend to think that the most important thing about what we say is the content of the words. However the spaces around them are equally as important. The silences that you hear in religous liturgy or in the call to prayer are in some ways as effective as the words. And in music, it’s ...

Social Media for Small Business

Last week I was invited to present at the Creative Digifest at Southampton University. This brought together some interesting presentations on privacy in social media, the setting up of a web observatory plus some more artistic applications of using multiple photographs to reproduce art objects with a 3D printer and a really interesting mobile music ...

New Aggregation tools – there’s so much potential!

One of the things that we’ve been experimenting with here over the summer is the plethora of tools that are available for aggregating, curating and disseminating content. This has become clear as being an important plank in the proposed digital business community we have been studying. For some time we have been using paper.li as ...

Leap! by Dudley Lynch – the psychology of communication.

Leap! by Dudley Lynch - the psychology of communication.
To communicate effectively you need to understand the psychology of the person you’re talking to.  Our mentor in this has been  Dudley Lynch, best selling author of Strategy of the Dolphin. He  has now released his first new book since Mother of All Minds nearly 8 years ago. Much of his work has revolved around ...

Digital Business Forum – Research Project

Please take our survey to help design our Digital Business Community. I’m running a research project for a major London University to help companies use digital techniques to improve performance. Your input to our survey thatexplores which topics interest you most and how you prefer to acquire know-how would be really helpful. We all know ...

The expanded version of Growing Jobs now published

Last year we did some work for SEEDA looking at what it would take to build a world class workforce for the horticultural industry. This meant talking to 30 or so growers, finding some good case studies of simple but effective practices and distilling out some basic principles of good practice suitable for smaller businesses. ...

Social Media for Real Businesses

I’ve used Completely Novel to create some new books. The first one to be properly published complete with ISBN number is Social Media for Real Businesses. This book developed out of a combination of our own experiences in developing and promoting businesses and the research projects I’ve carried out over the years for people who ...

What makes us trust web-sites? 1

I’m currently doing a research project into what makes people trust websites. Here’s a questionnaire that asks you to look at 2 pairs of sites and give your opinions on what you like and what you don’t like. Probably will take around half an hour. The first 200 people to complete it will get a ...

Growing Jobs report now out in Paperback

One of the projects we carried out last year was a horticultural workforce project that looked at what is needed to build a first class, sustainable workforce to take the industry forward. It was funded by SEEDA (South East Regional Development Agency) and basically involved interviewing growers from all the main sectors of the roduction ...

Social Media for real businesses – 3

Here. at last, is the final part of the mini course. It follows up the story telling and toolkit parts and looks in detail at how you get to identify and get close to the key 50 people that can make all the difference to the success of your business. We look at how you ...

Building your online library

Social Media for Real Businesses Most of us get business by face to face sales and networking activity. However in today’s connected world it’s important to create a body of work which shows off what you can do and which can be readily find by people who want to go on line to check you ...

Using Social Media in the real world

We’ve been experimenting with various ways of getting your message across over the last few months. One that’s quite powerful is Camtasia. It allows you to put voice overs onto power point slide presentations to produce good quality flash movies that can be embedded into blogs or other web pages. You do this by creating ...

Why you should take facebook seriously

A fundamental characteristic of the internet (like life generally) is that nothing stays the same for long. While most folks have been focusing on twitter, Google and linked-in to build their online story, Facebook has been quietly stealing their lunch. According to Robin Goad’s brilliant blog “Hitwise Intelligence” Here in the UK, it’s now second ...

Another great business communication tool

Thanks to a tip off from my old chum Tom Evans I recently checked out a new self publishing site called CompletelyNovel.com As part of my last couple of projects I’ve created a couple of workbooks and it’s always been a long term project of mine to tickle up some of my earlier e-books, get ...

Leadership is about telling the truth

One of the challenges of running a business is to be clear about what you’re doing to anyone you meet. Sometimes its hard to come up with a concise answer – because you have to get so much stuff to balance and there are always new opportunities coming along. Be too opportunistic and your brand ...

Communication – What business depends on 1

Communication - What business depends on
Communication is the heart of  business. Your business is  your big idea – your vision –  made tangible as products and services, processes and people interacting with other people called customers. Your success depends on how clear and  powerful your vision is – and how well you communicate it. You need to create the right ...