Lose the Lingo with a Freethinking Freelancer

This video from Avaya is hilarious! That said, there was a time when I would not have found it nearly as funny as I do today. Within seconds, this video transported me back to my jargon-laden corporate days. Without exception, every company I’ve worked at had its own culture and accompanying organisation-wide vocabulary, every industry Read more about Lose the Lingo with a Freethinking Freelancer[…]

IABC 2010 world conference thoughts, themes and take-aways

In addition to the fabulous people, professional sessions, terrific networking opportunities and heaps of fun,here are a few of my views about this  year’s conference… The future looks fabulous! As communicators we’re a lucky bunch! Our future looks fabulous. It promises to be dynamic, challenging and rewarding. But, to take advantage of the opportunities that Read more about IABC 2010 world conference thoughts, themes and take-aways[…]

An interview with Shel Holz from FIR about the UNconference

TorontoTalks is grateful to Shel Holz for this recent blog post and podcast that explains a little more about how the UNconference came to be and what you can expect. Christopher Swan and I were interviewed by Shel just yesterday. Have a peek and a listen! Questions of the day Have you attended an unconference? Read more about An interview with Shel Holz from FIR about the UNconference[…]

An Invitation from the TorontoTalks Crew

For all you IABC-ers out there…As outlined in the IABC 2010 World Conference program, there’s an “UNconference” session entitled  Emerging Communication Channels scheduled for Sunday, June 6th from 2- 5pm. We want as many of you to join us as possible. Your facilitators, aka The TorontoTalks Crew (TTC) are Jeremy Schultz, Christopher Swan, Bryan Person Read more about An Invitation from the TorontoTalks Crew[…]

Social media and Marketing – When to jump in, creating brand ambassadors and the power of four…

Robert Scoble, blogger and entrepreneur  discusses how ideas spread. The public session was part of the Stanford GSB marketing course, the Power of Social Technology. While his presentation style is undeniably understated, his observations and insights are powerful. Question of the day: In the last bit of the video he refers to an intimate dinner Read more about Social media and Marketing – When to jump in, creating brand ambassadors and the power of four…[…]

What TED can teach Conference Organizers

What’s the consummate conference experience? TED of course.  TED has become synonymous with innovation, inspiration. It thrills and inspires audiences around the world to join in the conversation. As stated in their history, TED was born in 1984 out of the observation by Richard Saul Wurman of a powerful convergence between Technology, Entertainment and Design. Read more about What TED can teach Conference Organizers[…]

What Matters Now (A Montage of Ideas from 70+ Great Minds)

What Matters Now is the latest free  e-book from Seth Godin and friends -it’s provocative, insightful, inspiring and just plain powerful! Download it, read it, live it….just trust me on this…this IS what matters now.