Archive for April, 2012

Twitter confessional

Keith April 30th, 2012

I am talking about Twitter at the First Tuesday Blog Club tomorrow night.  This may be an odd format for a blog post, but here are some of the ideas I may or may not talk about, depending on how the session goes, with links to the places some of the ideas are derived from:


  • Why do you use Twitter?
  • Do you want to use Twitter for business or pleasure?
  • What to you want to achieve with Twitter?
  • Does it matter?

 I won’t be telling you how to get 300,000 followers; but I can tell you how I have got to 1,400!

Why I use Twitter

  • Working on joint project – questions and answers.
  • Offering tech help – stuck volume control on iPad.
  • Retweeting observations: “If only they enforced bank regulations like they do park rules, we wouldn’t be in this mess.”
  • Reading thoughts: “Closed networks are ignorance amplifiers”.
  • News: The world’s lightest material has been created – a nanotechnology metal grid 100 times lighter than polystyrene foam.
  • Sharing domestic activities: Making Christmas pudding.

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Comms, KM and Conversation

Keith April 25th, 2012

Seems I’ve been featured in IABC Victoria online properties three times recently.

I was interviewed in March on The link between comms and knowledge management for the chapter blog, and I was profiled in the February Connect newsletter.

Now I am the subject of an article published on the main web site – Tweak your business conversations to achieve more, highlighting the topic that has been discussed on this blog before, and mentioning my upcoming appearance at KM-UK in London in June.

A series on Social Media

Keith April 3rd, 2012

I recently wrote a series of three articles for Star News Group’s Business West magazine on Social Media. One of these is mentioned in the previous post here – now I can upload all of them here in a set.  They are:

Let’s talk Social Media (Nov 2011)
Social media is not only something you can no longer ignore, it’s part of a bigger shift that is changing everything…

To tweet or not to tweet (Dec 2011)
Let’s first dispel the myth that it’s all about telling people what you had for breakfast…

Time to face facts (Feb 2012)
The real power of social media is in opening the shop or factory walls, and letting the customers in – making them part of the business…

Do these reflect your experience of social media? I would love to hear your thoughts…