Happy Friday the 13th! You’re not superstitious, are you?
Here is my totally subjective list of interesting communications-related items spotted online in the past week.
Many of us were totally charmed by this video. Watch as an amazing young man’s dream comes true, thanks to a thoughtful new friend and social media. (Bonus: More than $125,000 has been raised for a scholarship fund for Caine.)
Music at the heart
This video demonstrates the powerful influence of music on memory, emotion and behaviour. You can’t help smiling as this senior citizen comes alive upon hearing his favourite tune.
Learning from Ze Frank’s return
I’m an unabashed fan of Ze Frank, and I’m delighted that he’s returning to the online video world. In this post, Robert Bruce outlines lessons learned about creativity, thanks to Ze’s return.
Curation within communications
Here is a point I’m fond of making: corporate communicators need to learn how to curate content! And now, here is IBM, in a Forbes article, agreeing with this point.
To pin or not to pin
Here’s a nice outline of some of the ways in which businesses can trip up using Pinterest. Read it and learn.
New app of the week
Ah, we iPhone users love our new apps. This week I grabbed Nightcap, but I haven’t had time to put it through its paces. It’s supposed to vastly improve low-light photography and give you control of shutter speed, admittedly a weakness of the iPhone camera.
How to record a phone call
Here’s my video on how to record a phone call for a podcast, customer testimonial or other use.
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