The first TOUCHtalk is tonight, 7pm at Pressed Ottawa. The Ottawa Fire Department’s Public Information Officer, Marc Messier, will speak about his approach to relationship-building online communication. His human use of Twitter has made him effective at community and media relations, both proactively and during an emergency. Please take a moment to sign up for free.

TOUCHtalks is a new monthly speaker series. It features local “digital folk” who have injected humanity in their online activities. The speakers and topics are selected because they tie nicely to themes addressed in TOUCH: Five Factors to Growing and Leading a Human Organization, a book I co-authored with Tod Maffin.