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How to spur reluctant bloggers

“Why won’t they blog?”
That’s a lament I hear from community managers, social media practitioners and communications directors who are begging, cajoling, coaxing and wheedling coworkers, trying to get them to post something to their organization’s or c…

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When social creations take flight

Five years ago this summer, in a boardroom at Vancity, William Azaroff was unveiling a new online community to an audience of Vancouver-area bloggers — a community we had worked with Vancity to conceive, build and launch. Also in attendance (maybe ex…

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10 things they do for you on your blog’s 10th anniversary

Tiffany's gives you jade-and-ruby-encrusted "Previous" and "Next" buttons. Comment spammers begin to leave actual Spam™. Six Apart upgrades you to Seven Apart. (Damn... missed out on this by a few months.) You get invited to glitzy, celebrity-packed closed betas....

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Social Change Institute: June 8-12 at Hollyhock

I won't be able to make it this year—and actually, it's been way too long since I've been able to make my way up to Hollyhock—but there's an annual event happening there this June that anyone should consider, if social change is their bag. It's the Social Change...

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What’s the strategy behind your communication vehicle?

Ever feel like you’re working for a firm called Weneda Communications?
You know what I mean. You have an endless stream of people knocking on your office door and saying, “Hey, Weneda Facebook Page.” Or “Weneda blog.” Or “Weneda YouTube channel.”
(At l…

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Public speaking and speechwriting: the essential guides

(photo of books with text) Leadership communications: the essential guides

Looking for advice on public speaking, speechwriting and leadership communications? Here are some of my most comprehensive posts, on topics that people ask me about most often.

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