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I’ve been invited to prepare a “Technology Buyer Challenge” on Hashtag Platform for the Language Technology Industry Summit this May. (Update, 31/3/16: this project was covered, among many other things, in an interview with professional EU interpreter Alexander Drechsel in his podcast Demos ex machina? Multilingual communication with Mathew Lowry). So I dug out some… » read more

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This week NHSCitizen – one of the case studies I brought to my EuroPCom 2015 workshop on online communities – holds its first NHSCitizen Assembly, where the NHS Board meets citizens to ActionPlan the participants’ top 5 priorities. Time to summarise the Hangout-On-Air I had on NHSCitizen with the Democratic Society‘s Anthony Zacharzewski. NHSCitizen is… » read more

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This post provides the content from my EuroPCom session on online communities, plus some takeaways and extra links. I might follow it up with a Communities 101 post, as I was surprised by how many attendees had not heard of some of the fundamental concepts. In summary Firstly, a simply incredible executive summary composed by… » read more

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It’s not every day I get a new toy to play with. [Notes: Reposted from my blog on Knowledge Hub – see disclaimer, below.] I’ve been experimenting with online communities since 2002, and thought I’d seen every useful idea already implemented. Knowledge Hub (“K-Hub”) has a lot of features common to Community of Practice platforms:… » read more

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I recently had a great live Hangout with Ezri Carlebach and Charlelie Jourdan to discuss visual communications, taking risks and creating energy in conferences. [update, 21 October: skip down to ‘Risks and Rewards’ to find out more about how the ESA’s Head of Communications managed to pull off the ‘Ambition’ campaign]. In the leadup to… » read more

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  Do people really want to have a conversation with brands, or their government? [Note: At last, a chance to bury the lede in a blog post. I started this post during my 2012-13 blogging hiatus, never finished it and then forgot clean about it. For reasons that will become clear, I’ve just rediscovered it… » read more

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“Why don’t we just build our community on Facebook?”. Some thoughts after a month playing with Knowledge Hub. [Notes: Reposted from Knowledge Hub – see disclaimer, below. Join me this Thursday in a Hangout-on-Air with Ezri Carlebach and Charlelie Jourdan on the ‘Rapido’ conference technique, visual communications and whatever else strikes our fancy] A short… » read more

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How do you extract maximum value from a conference presentation or workshop, both for you, and your audience? I don’t attend conferences much. Too often, the speakers are overpaid opera stars who never show up to rehearsals, fly into town the day of the opening, are wheeled onto stage at the right moment, sing in… » read more

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Apart from the Online Hangout (24 September, 16h30 CET), a new online community just opened for public sector communicators across Europe. In preparation for my EuroPCom workshop on online communities next month, one of my speakers (Steve Clift, aka @democracy and a White House Champion of Change for Open Government) and I are getting together… » read more

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My EuropCom 2015 workshop on online communities is taking shape. (Update: view all slideshows and key takeways from the session) According to the EuropCom2015 site it’ll be held after lunch on Day 1, and will cover: Convening and managing an online community is an extremely effective way of achieving communications goals, but will probably fail… » read more

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