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Watch the results with the digerati

Darren Barefoot is gathering the clans for drinks on election night, Jan. 23: Last week, I suggested that we have a little get-together to watch the election. After careful consideration, we’re going to meet at the Library Square Public House. Here are the details:...

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Introducing Confeederation

There are a surprising number of blogging candidates in this election... but how to keep on top of all of them? Here's one answer (and the latest Social Signal project): Confeederation. Confeederation is your one-stop source to read blog posts from candidates in the...

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Next issue of SpeechList coming out soon — sign up now!

Late last year, I asked SpeechList readers for their suggestions for topics in upcoming issues. The response was terrific, with a wide variety of ideas. The next issue is coming out very soon, with a feature article -- suggested by a reader -- on how to use a...

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Links in lieu of writing

I'm on the job in Montreal this week, so there hasn't been a lot of time for actual blogging. But here's some of the stuff that's turned up in my late-night surfing ... and no, don't panic; it's all office-safe: Spy vs. Spyware: Over at, my brother (I...

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The cut-and-paste politician: John Sprovieri

The issues page on John Sprovieri's web page is blank now, and that's a pity. The Bramalea-Gore-Malton Conservative candidate had a comprehensive round-up of the issues facing the voters. The voters of Surrey, that is. As reported yesterday by the incomparable Sean...

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Digital gaffes, political and otherwise

Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz have been kind enough to run my audio comments in several editions of For Immediate Release, their outstanding podcast (subscription link) on the intersection of public relations and digital communications. Here's a transcript of my...

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Put your blogging to good use: be a mentor in 2006

By way of Beth Kanter at the Net2 blog, a cool blog mentoring project from one Katy Pearce: Interested in developing the worldwide blogosphere? Like working with young people? We are looking for bloggers from around the world to be a blogging mentor for 1 week...

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For bloggers, it’s a happy holiday

It's shaping up to be a shiny, happy holiday for all the excited girls and boys of the blogospheriverse. the official release of version 2.0 of their blogging software. They were going to allow us to open our presents a little early, naughty devils, but more mature...

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Gaffe-o-Meter: this election has a “tilt” light

I spent the 2004 campaign in the belly of the beast (friendly beast, very comfortable belly, no complaints from this end), and I was able to pay only passing attention to the Revolutionary Moderation Gaffe-o-Meter. This time, though, it's my go-to place whenever I see...

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Public speaking and speechwriting: the essential guides

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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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