Posts Tagged: communication

Why We Comment

Commenting is an honor and a privilege. What readers often don’t realize is how much they can add to a post by commenting.The old model was “broadcast.” Your radio, television, or newspaper communicated “at” you. The result was lowest common denominator news, education, and entertainment.In 1999, the Cluetrain Manifesto started with “All Markets Are Conversations”Read… Read more »

Measuring Success by Your Reflection

Most discussions I’ve been part of about measurements usually involve identifying a desired outcome and looking for a numeric representation of that outcome. This makes perfect sense and there’s loads of research and supporting evidence that having metrics and measurements are an important part of most outcome-based projects. Over the years, however, I’ve come toRead… Read more »

Navigating the Social Media Landscape

“Social Media” is a squishy topic to a lot of people, and particularly to decision makers within many organizations. The gurus seem to know what they are talking about — mostly — but even the concept of “social media expert” is riddled with fallacy. The problem, as I see it, is that social media hasRead… Read more »

Do you need an eXtreme MarCom 2.0 makeover?

Well, below are some tips for strategic consideration. Public relations and marketing is about the conversation. Right? And, depending on which camp you are in; communications, marketing or both, you can more effectively enable “conversation” by shaping opinion, and opening the door towards selling the products, services and information you offer with MarCom 2.0. MarComRead… Read more »

Fighting Internet-based Capabilities: Irresponsible and Ineffective

It’s the latest buzz, the Department of Defense (DoD) announcement that it had finally issued policy on Internet Based Capabilities early afternoon on February 26, 2010. I’m excited to see it finally arrive, but in some sense it’s a surprise left cold and waiting like a ragged banana peel discarded last fall and finally uncoveredRead… Read more »

On “The Game-ified Life”

Kevin Kelly is one of those old-time Internet institutions. He’s the founding executive editor of Wired magazine and a former editor/publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog. His Cool Tools blog is one I follow regularly through the RSS feed. I was recently referred, however, to his Technium blog and the post “The Game-ified Life”. InRead… Read more »

The Audacity of Humility: Leading by “All Too Human” Example

Just before the start of a “Stress, Change and Creative Teaming” workshop, I was testing out my microphone. The program was for managers of a global engineering company. Most of the 50 + particpants were ex-military, now contractors working with commands and brigades based at Ft. Hood, TX or presently stationed overseas. As I calledRead… Read more »

You Can’t Separate the ‘Social’ from Social Media

This post originally appeared in Federal Computer Week on Feb. 17, 2010. With all the media coverage of internal, behind-the-firewall social — excuse me, professional — networking platforms, such as NASA’s Spacebook, the Defense Department’s milBook and even my company’s internal tool, one might think we’re in the midst of fundamentally changing the way weRead… Read more »

But we’re Facebook Friends, don’t You Trust Me?

I found this great little article though a Linkedin group I belong to on the decline of trust across news and information sources, including social media. Right off the bat as I read, “The Social Impact of Friendships and Lies” I thought to myself: is trust in social media breaking down, or are we gettingRead… Read more »