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Toonblogging on the iPad

I've posted my final cartoon from BlogWorld 2010. It was my most ambitious toonblogging session yet: three straight days of wall-to-wall coverage. (You can check out the results here.) Nearly all of it was on the iPad, using a Griffin stylus and Autodesk's SketchBook...

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Scary key card… or scariest key card ever?

I'm all settled in here in Las Vegas for tomorrow morning's launch of BlogWorld. And loving it. With... one... possible... exception. Here's what I'm using to get into my room at the Luxor: I'm double-bolting the door.

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Podcast: Strategy for a small organization

We’re coming up to the fifth anniversary of the Social Signal blog. So it’s fitting that this Bedtime with Rob and Alex podcast looks at the heart of what we do: developing strategies for participation.
And this time out, we’re looking at strategies fo…

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Cavalier about the lavalier

If you've never delivered a speech, presentation or workshop with a lavalier microphone attached to you, then friend, you've missed out. The lav is a little microphone, about the size of a bumblebee, that clips to your lapel. A black wire runs from the mic to a little...

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Five ways to work on your blog when you aren’t online

Originally posted on BlogWorld Expo.
Flaky wireless connections are a fact of life for bloggers on the move. If it isn’t tortoise-slow downloads, it’s a password that never seems to “take”. If it isn’t a connection that keeps dropping, it’s…

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Can you resuscitate your dead blog?

It’s official – I’m the cartoon blogger for BlogWorld Expo, coming this October in Las Vegas. And as part of my duties, I’m running a weekly cartoon on their blog. This post originally accompanied one of them.
It can be hard to admit, but blogs have a …

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My entry in Fast Company’s Influence Project

The social media world has been chewing over Fast Company’s Influence Project lately. And the initiative has sustained heavy fire from critics who point out that their method for determining who in the online world has the most influence…

Create a u…

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Join us at OSCON – and catch the session on Open SoSi!

Later this month, we’re packing up the tents, band instruments and trapezes, and taking the show down south to Portland, Oregon for a week to attend OSCON 2010.
I’ll be cartoon-blogging the event – and Alex and I will be presenting a session on our Ope…

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Is it ambush marketing, or conversation?

Last week saw much gnashing of clothes and rending of teeth over the fact that Nike (which is not a World Cup sponsor) is outdoing Adidas (which is) in Twitter mentions, blog references and a few other social media metrics.
Nike isn’t alone. Coke is…

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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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