Different challenges, different tools: add free writing to your toolkit
By March 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Different challenges, different tools: add free writing to your toolkit

If you haven’t tried free writing, you may be denying yourself an incredibly effective problem-solving tool.

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Digital channels and public affairs/politics
By November 16, 2010 5 Comments Read More →

Digital channels and public affairs/politics

Chris Brogan issued permission, yesterday, for bloggers to make mistakes (see How to write three blog posts a day). Listen up: you are hereby granted permission to write imperfectly. You are hereby granted permission to write clunkers. You are hereby granted permission to write posts that you don’t think are finished, and push publish anyway. […]

Dave Fleet and the 2010 social media ecosystem
By February 28, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Dave Fleet and the 2010 social media ecosystem

Third Tuesday Ottawa, a gathering of social media enthusiasts (creator, consumers and observers), rarely happens on Tuesdays. Case in point, last week’s Thursday gathering to hear Dave Fleet speak about the 2010 social media ecosystem. Knowing Dave to be a natural in front of a mic, I cornered him at the bar (he was ordering […]

What type of engagement are you looking for?
By October 27, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

What type of engagement are you looking for?

In a blog entry published on September 25, Dave Fleet offered a great summary of his experience with different types of audience engagement based on how he shares his ideas (see Different Types of Engagement). Partly to bring attention to his post, partly to show that older content maintains relevance over time and partly to […]

Facilitating conversation in print and online
By August 23, 2008 7 Comments Read More →

Facilitating conversation in print and online

Thank you, Dave Fleet, for drawing my attention Christie Blatchford‘s comments on blogging and online conversation. The general public has had the ability to join the conversation at newspapers (and magazines) for years through letters to the editor even if the online community believes this to be a new phenomenon, exclusive to themselves. To their […]

Congratulations to the PodCamp Toronto 2008 team
By February 24, 2008 2 Comments Read More →

Congratulations to the PodCamp Toronto 2008 team

Andrea and I are on our way home from PodCamp Toronto 2008. It was another great unconference. We had a chance to connect with old friends and make new ones. As is always the case at these events, we didn’t have time to hang out with everyone. We’ll have to continue that at the next […]