A powerful tribute to Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo
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A powerful tribute to Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo

The opening ceremonies at the Ottawa RedBlacks game included a powerful tribute to fallen soldiers Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo and a communal singing of O Canada.

Conference Saturdays: break the patterns of hate and dogma
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Conference Saturdays: break the patterns of hate and dogma

If you do nothing else for yourself or the world today, at least watch this 10 minute TEDTalk given by Zak Ebrahim. Break the patterns of hate and dogma.

Let emotions get the better of your campaign (#prgrs14)
By March 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Let emotions get the better of your campaign (#prgrs14)

A winning campaign gets people excited about the opportunity the vision presents. It recognizes that people act more on emotion than logical arguments.

Digital must be part of the campaign machinery (#prgrs14)
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Digital must be part of the campaign machinery (#prgrs14)

A Progress Summit panel featured four digitally-engaged campaign organizers, each of whom have a collection of hits and misses to share.

Mariana Mazzucato and the ‘entrepreneurial state’ #prgrs14
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Mariana Mazzucato and the ‘entrepreneurial state’ #prgrs14

It’s not that the public sector isn’t capable of being innovative and embrace risk; that it isn’t willing to be entrepreneurial.

The future of political training in Canada at MNC2014
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The future of political training in Canada at MNC2014

On paper, this MNC2014 session seemed a shoo-in for discussion on the role of digital in the future of politics and political campaigning.

From railways to the digital highway: Minister James Moore at MNC2014
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From railways to the digital highway: Minister James Moore at MNC2014

Industry Minister James Moore spoke passionately about the railway and Internet as nationbuilding devices at MNC2014.

Keep your smartphones on (MNC2014)
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Keep your smartphones on (MNC2014)

Manning Centre Director of Communications Dave Quist asks the MNC2014 audience to use their smartphones during the conference.

Digital takes a more prominent role in the MNC2014 program
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Digital takes a more prominent role in the MNC2014 program

MNC2013 only had one digitally-focused session on the program. MNC2014 has eight. And attendees will have to make some tough choices.

Social-nuclear dynamics: a top ten list for community leaders
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Social-nuclear dynamics: a top ten list for community leaders

A keynote I delivered with Bob Goyetche at Northern Voice forced us to understand how our collaboration created community and opportunity.

Putting the ghost in the machine
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Putting the ghost in the machine

All of your communication should deepen your relationships. To be effective, practitioners need to put the ghost in the machine.

There’s something more
By May 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

There’s something more

There’s something more to communication… a ghost in the machine which makes the difference between content free speech and messages which resonate with audiences.