Speaker for ABC Ottawa Chapter
By April 3, 2007 1 Comments Read More →

Speaker for ABC Ottawa Chapter

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed and/or my free Digital Public Affairs Newsletter. Thanks for visiting.I will be speaking as part of the Parent Coffee Talk series of the Association for Bright Children (ABC) of Ontario, Ottawa Chapter, on April 14th. The talk will focus on the Just […]

Opt out? How Web 1.0!
By April 3, 2007 0 Comments Read More →

Opt out? How Web 1.0!

I thought we were past insulting and trapping customers by using opt-out clauses. Apparently not. This image is brought to you by Microsoft‘s software licensing site, eOpen.

Posted in: Rambles
Less is more
By April 3, 2007 23 Comments Read More →

Less is more

I’ve been thinking – a lot – about the proliferation of networking and community based tools, lately. For a while it was exciting that so many great tools were being developed even if some were very specific in the purpose they served. Now, it seems that each day, a new tool appears that does everything […]

Catching up
By April 1, 2007 0 Comments Read More →

Catching up

The last few weeks have been incredibly busy and I’ve fallen behind on emails and blogging (both reading and writing).  I’m finally starting to catch up. Wait… maybe this post should have been a Twitter.

Posted in: Rambles
7 Songs – I’ve been tagged
By March 30, 2007 1 Comments Read More →

7 Songs – I’ve been tagged

Considering I was originally blog-tagged four days ago by Bill Deys (and then two days ago by Charles Cadenhead), I would say that I’m decidedly late getting this post out.  I will spare you the excuses.  However, since I’m so late on the game for this one, I’m reluctant to tag anyone else since I’m […]

Posted in: Rambles
CrowdAbout.us – Podcasts go interactive
By March 30, 2007 1 Comments Read More →

CrowdAbout.us – Podcasts go interactive

Bob and I have both lamented about the ever growing spread of social media tools geared towards expanding and engaging one’s community. I’ve dabbled in some of them, each of which addresses a specific need for community building. Today, Carter Harkins introduced us to a tool that I think I will be spending a lot […]

Posted in: Social Media, Tools
Oh yeah… don’t have dairy
By March 29, 2007 6 Comments Read More →

Oh yeah… don’t have dairy

This evening — before settling in to conduct two interviews —  I broke a rule known well to singers, public speakers and on-air personalities: don’t have dairy before your performance.

Posted in: Production, Rambles
Do you have sloppy mouth?
By March 23, 2007 11 Comments Read More →

Do you have sloppy mouth?

Daryl Cognito has coined a new, industry term: sloppy mouth. It’s a highly technical term that Daryl explains as the host sounding drunk. For me, the term describes a radio host here in Ottawa that I can’t listen to because I can clearly hear tongue, cheek and lip movements — not the kind of thing […]

Posted in: Production
Is three days in a row, higher than normal, or unresponsive
By March 19, 2007 7 Comments Read More →

Is three days in a row, higher than normal, or unresponsive

For three days now (Saturday March 17 through Monday March 19), I have been trying to get through to Rogers Wireless technical support. For each of the six times I have called, I have navigated their voice automated phone system and consistently end up at a message that they are “currently experiencing higher than normal […]

Posted in: Rambles
Just One More Book interviewed by Microsoft Home Magazine
By March 16, 2007 5 Comments Read More →

Just One More Book interviewed by Microsoft Home Magazine

Andrea and I were just interviewed by Jennifer of Microsoft Home Magazine. We’ll post details when the article is published.

Posted in: Media
When something feels real
By March 16, 2007 1 Comments Read More →

When something feels real

When Bob Goyetche and I first started working on Podcasters Across Borders 2006, there were a lot of reasons to be concerned — mostly relating to financial commitments and community interest. Okay, concerns may not be the right word. Let’s say Stress, with a capital ‘S’. We took a big gamble, committing personal funds to […]

Posted in: PAB Conference
Podcasters Across Borders (PAB2007)
By March 15, 2007 1 Comments Read More →

Podcasters Across Borders (PAB2007)

Registration for the 2007 edition of Podcasters Across Borders is officially live. If you want to attend, act quicky. There are only 160 seats available!!! Be sure to use the tag PAB2007 on all posts, photos, videos, etc… relating to the event.