Post-Digg: Implications for business communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now there is Digg.  There are those moments in time which are viewed as when something shifted - that is, something big.    That moment was the disappointment over Facebook's IPO. 

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50 great examples of data vizualization

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Scott for sharing this link to 50 great examples of data visualization and tools for creating your own visualizations, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Another source that I blogged about back in 2006 is Gapminder. As I said at the time “A picture sometimes [.].

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50 great examples of data vizualization

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Scott for sharing this link to 50 great examples of data visualization and tools for creating your own visualizations, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Another source that I blogged about back in 2006 is Gapminder. As I said at the time “A picture sometimes [.].

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50 great examples of data vizualization

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Scott for sharing this link to 50 great examples of data visualization and tools for creating your own visualizations, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Another source that I blogged about back in 2006 is Gapminder. As I said at the time “A picture sometimes [.].

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Podcast: Political Messaging

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious With the Presidential campaign in full swing, we thought we’d look at the messages that are being sent out by different parties. With the Presidential campaign in full swing, we thought we’d look at the messages that are being sent out by different parties. Share this!

Podcast: Political Messaging

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious With the Presidential campaign in full swing, we thought we’d look at the messages that are being sent out by different parties. With the Presidential campaign in full swing, we thought we’d look at the messages that are being sent out by different parties. Share this!

Is communication killing your business?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Digg this! I just gained a new client because her current service provider takes too long to get back to her. Not because my product is better, or because I am more skilled. It was simply because I am a better communicator than her previous supplier. How effective is your communication? What business are you losing because of your communiucation skills? How can you improve your communication with your clients? Share this on del.icio.us. Share this on Facebook. Post on Google Buzz.

A few lessons from Gary Bailey

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Digg this! Gary Bailey. Some tips I picked up from Gary (ex goal keeper for Manchester United) at our Toastmasters conference. Enjoy! Manchester United: Is a $1 billion business. Has 300 million customers. Delivers weekly to its customers.

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Use your customers to improve your product

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Digg this! I have been using Microsoft Office 2010 for a few months now. When I closed Word the other day, the following dialogue appeared on the screen.

Podcast: Using Social Media to find your Client’s Pain Points

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Social media can be an effective way to uncover what ails you (or your clients). Social media can be an effective way to uncover what ails you (or your clients). Tim and Roger take a look at the ways you can use Twitter, Facebook, et al to diagnose those ills. Share this! Tim and Roger take a look at the ways you can use Twitter, Facebook, et al to diagnose those ills. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Podcast: Using Social Media to find your Client’s Pain Points

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Social media can be an effective way to uncover what ails you (or your clients). Social media can be an effective way to uncover what ails you (or your clients). Tim and Roger take a look at the ways you can use Twitter, Facebook, et al to diagnose those ills. Share this! Tim and Roger take a look at the ways you can use Twitter, Facebook, et al to diagnose those ills. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

An unexpected gift

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Digg this! Last week, I ordered a couple of cases of wine from Getwine.co.za. When the wine arrived, Getwine alse gave me a free 100g slab of Lindt chocolate. They didn’t tell me about it when I ordered, they didn’t tell me in the delivery note, the driver didn’t mention it. It was just tucked quietly away inside one of the boxes. That is also not the first time they have done this. How do you give unexpected gifts to your customers? How do you keep your customers loyal?

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Podcast: Our Favorite Stand-up Comedians

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious The recordings of our favorite stand-up comedians were a big influence when we were growing up. The recordings of our favorite stand-up comedians were a big influence when we were growing up. On this podcast, we discuss who those comics were and why and how they influenced us. Share this! On this podcast, we discuss who those comics were and why and how they influenced us. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Podcast: Our Favorite Stand-up Comedians

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious The recordings of our favorite stand-up comedians were a big influence when we were growing up. The recordings of our favorite stand-up comedians were a big influence when we were growing up. On this podcast, we discuss who those comics were and why and how they influenced us. Share this! On this podcast, we discuss who those comics were and why and how they influenced us. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

11 Tips for free PRO for your Toastmasters Club

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Digg this! Do you want free publicity? Then use these tips. Website –crucial; keep it simple. Community adverts in newspapers; consistent. Call the editor and ask him for lead times; make friends! Facebook page. Community papers – tell them success stories. Advertise at venue (do they have a newsletter); leave back issues of the magazine at the venue (with contact details)? Members – advertise at businesses. Speak to district and see what they can give you.

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Podcast: The Attention Economy

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious The Attention Economy…it’s not the Information Economy. The Attention Economy…it’s not the Information Economy. Tim and Roger take a look at how to get people attention when they’re drowning in information. Share this! Tim and Roger take a look at how to get people attention when they’re drowning in information. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Podcast: What to do in the Hour Before You Speak

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious In the hour leading up to your presentation or speech, there are a number of things you can do to prepare yourself (and your audience) for the presentation. In the hour leading up to your presentation or speech, there are a number of things you can do to prepare yourself (and your audience) for the presentation. Yes, the rehearsals are over, the prep is done – so what’s left to do? You might be surprised. Share this!

Podcast: What to do in the Hour Before You Speak

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious In the hour leading up to your presentation or speech, there are a number of things you can do to prepare yourself (and your audience) for the presentation. In the hour leading up to your presentation or speech, there are a number of things you can do to prepare yourself (and your audience) for the presentation. Yes, the rehearsals are over, the prep is done – so what’s left to do? You might be surprised. Share this!

Podcast: Why Blog?

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Blogging isn’t for wimps. Blogging isn’t for wimps. But it could be one of the best things you do for your business and branding. Tim and Roger take a look at several reasons to blog, and what to watch out for. Share this! But it could be one of the best things you do for your business and branding. Tim and Roger take a look at several reasons to blog, and what to watch out for. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Podcast: Why Blog?

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Blogging isn’t for wimps. Blogging isn’t for wimps. But it could be one of the best things you do for your business and branding. Tim and Roger take a look at several reasons to blog, and what to watch out for. Share this! But it could be one of the best things you do for your business and branding. Tim and Roger take a look at several reasons to blog, and what to watch out for. Share this!TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Truth or dare

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Digg this! I am often asked for my views on keeping the stories in a speech completely accurate as to what happened, as opposed to embellishing the story to make a great speech. My response is that while you need to be true to your stories, you must also be true to your message. Make sure that your audience remembers your message. But it can be a fine line between embellishing a story to make it a great story, and telling an outright lie.

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Ben Zander in Cape Town

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Digg this! If you want to see a brilliant and inspirational speaker, you have to get tickets to see Ben speak. I have been twice, an it is an incredible inspiring presentation! He will be in Cape Town and Johannesburg in Jan 2010. It is worth every cent.

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Podcast: PR Troubles with Ozzie Guillen

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Ozzie Guillen, manager of the Miami Marlins, stuck his foot in his mouth this week by saying he ‘loved Fidel Castro’ and caused a rumble in the Cuban Community in Florida. Ozzie Guillen, manager of the Miami Marlins, stuck his foot in his mouth this week by saying he ‘loved Fidel Castro’ and caused a rumble in the Cuban Community in Florida.

Podcast: Pinterest!

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious What is Pinterest? What is Pinterest? Well, it’s the hottest and fastest-growing social media site in years and it’s bullying its way into the conversation. Tim and Roger take a look at what it is and how how might be able to use it. Share this! Well, it’s the hottest and fastest-growing social media site in years and it’s bullying its way into the conversation.

Podcast: Pinterest!

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious What is Pinterest? What is Pinterest? Well, it’s the hottest and fastest-growing social media site in years and it’s bullying its way into the conversation. Tim and Roger take a look at what it is and how how might be able to use it. Share this! Well, it’s the hottest and fastest-growing social media site in years and it’s bullying its way into the conversation.

Directing the message - Tiger finally speaks

Dahle Communication

We've seen how certain videos can go viral within hours on youtube , something can take over the trending topics on twitter within minutes and sites like stumbleupon , Digg , Technorati and others spread news at such a fast rate that everyone finds out about it within hours.

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Top Stories for Friday

TJ Walker Interactive

Digg Sells for Only $500,000 HD. Could Romney Select Condi Rice for VP? July 13, 2012 8:17 AM. Edit. " />. 0 0 0 0. July 13, 2012 8:16 AM. Edit. " />. 0 0 0 0. Gov Paul LePage Still thinks US Government Worse than Nazis HD. July 13, 2012 8:15 AM. Edit. " />. 0 0 0 0. Ronny and Bain: Is Romney Lying to Ame… HD. July 13, 2012 8:13 AM. Edit. " />. 0 0 0 0. Republicans Vote To Repeal Obamacare 1… HD. July 13, 2012 8:12 AM.

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Speaking off the cuff – a resource

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Digg this! You often hear me speaking about the value of impromptu speaking, and why learning to speak off the cuff is as important as learning to speak prepared. Here is a great resource ; an entire website dedicated to the art of “table topics&# , or speaking impromptu.What I like about the site is that he gives you a lot of templates, or outlines you can use for practising unprepared topics. Here is an example: Split Personality. Number of participants: Two.

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Podcast: Creating Your Platform

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Speakers and authors will benefit greatly from creating and building a platform from which to launch their careers. Speakers and authors will benefit greatly from creating and building a platform from which to launch their careers. What exactly is a platform and how can you build it? We mention Suzanne Falter-Barns in the podcast as an expert on platform-building. Here are her websites: Get Known Now. How Much Joy. Get Known Now Blog.

Podcast: Creating Your Platform

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Speakers and authors will benefit greatly from creating and building a platform from which to launch their careers. Speakers and authors will benefit greatly from creating and building a platform from which to launch their careers. What exactly is a platform and how can you build it? We mention Suzanne Falter-Barns in the podcast as an expert on platform-building. Here are her websites: Get Known Now. How Much Joy. Get Known Now Blog.

Podcast: State of Social Media 2012

Communication Steroids

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner (one of our favorites!) Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner (one of our favorites!) and Kipp Bodnar of Hubspot (ditto!) held a great webinar this week discussing the State of Social Media for this year. In the webinar they revealed interesting results from the surveys they did of over 3800 marketers.

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The Top 5 Reasons Why You Love Bullet Points

More than PowerPoint...

Many blog readers cannot help but click on these "Top 10" type headlines when they see them on Digg or on Twitter or in their favorite blog reader. So nobody likes bullet point presentations anymore. Really? Horse hockey.

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9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

The power of a voice, hope, and second chances

Presentation Zen

I first saw the video of Ted Williams via Digg and Reddit before it turned into one best feel-good stories of the year (so far). If you have even only peeked at the media over the past two days you have surely stumbled upon the Ted Williams story this week. At first I was going to put the link on my other blog, but this inspiring story actually does relate very well to many aspects of presentation. It first begins with this amateur video shot by a young man in Ohio.

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Facebook Page Updates

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Regards, Gary G Share this: StumbleUpon Digg Reddit Like Be the first to like this post. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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Current speakers and their books – I: David Meerman Scott

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  If you’re a social media maven, but you have a dark secret, like, you really don’t understand Digg, then this book will allow you to catch up without feeling stupid. For my next blog series, I’m celebrating some top speakers who have recent books.   I’m beginning with David Meerman Scott, who has just updated his 2007 bestseller, The New Rules of Marketing and PR ( [link] ). 

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Enhancing the Quality of Your Visual Presentations with PowerPoint.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Remember, you saw it first here Your Friend, Gary G Share this: StumbleUpon Digg Reddit Like One blogger likes this post. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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How to Model After & Make the Most Out of Every Public Speaking.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

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Why Communicate? – Reason #1 Love Beyond Affection

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS! NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!:

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[Quotable Quotes] On Life and Learning « The Shy Speaker's Guide.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

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PowerPoint, Propaganda, and You

More than PowerPoint...

They're creating and commenting on blogs, and voting on Digg or StumbleUpon. This is Your Brain on PowerPoint. Our brains have 2 lobes. Loosely speaking, the left handles data, facts, and analysis. The right handles emotions, art, and intuition.

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Finally, Something to Hold on To!

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Best Regards, Gary PS: Follow the blog for quick updates on Facebook too at Share this: StumbleUpon Digg Reddit Like Be the first to like this post. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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