In this 13-minute podcast, you’ll hear five tactics that may help you to communicate better in the new year. No bold predictions, just practical advice. You can download the MP3 file for this podcast directly by clicking here, or you can subscribe through iTunes. Or you can listen via the Blubrry player on the right side of the Trafcom News Podcast home page.
Here are the show notes:
Comment line: 212-624-0209
00:01 Intro and welcome
02:01 Tip #1: Get social. This is the year to get on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, if you haven’t already. Refer to the many resources online to help you get started, including:
LinkedIn Guide for New Users
33 Ways to Use LinkedIn for Business
Mashable Guide to Twitter
Mashable Guide to Facebook
04:02 Tip #2: Bookmark smartly. Try using Delicious, which lets you tag, save and share bookmarks. See my own bookmarks at http://delicious.com/trafcom.
More and more people are accessing the Web via mobile devices; this trend will grow in 2010.07:43 Tip #4: Learn online. Take advantage of the generosity of communication leaders who freely share their knowledge, such as Shel Holtz, Todd Defren, Mitch Joel, BL Ochman, Joe Thornley and others.
09:01 Remember that podcasts are another way to learn. My favourite is For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report.
09:45 Tip #5: Keep creating content. Remember multimedia as one way to execute your communication strategy – photos, audio and video in addition to text.11:05 Upcoming IABC events in Toronto:
January 21, 2010 Engaging Employees panel discussion
January 27, 2010 Secrets of Successful Freelancers (not on the IABC site right now; will be soon at http://toronto.iabc.com/events/default.asp).12:00 Where to send comments: email to Donna AT Trafcom DOT com, call the comment line at 212-624-0209 or post a message to the Trafcom News Podcast blog.
Look for the Trafcom News Podcast on Blubrry.com. Theme music is "Beneath Your Surface" by the Elisabeth Lohninger Quartet from the Podsafe Music Network.