Having been in non-government organisation (NGO) management roles now for six-ish years (with a period of speechwriting in between my first and second gigs), a comment I had from a colleague the other day stunned me. It was a relaxed, note-swapping chat over a coffee; a relatively young NGO head talking with a far more
Is it me or do people in management roles often miss the point of social media? Let me explain after that extremely broad generalisation. In the past few months as I’ve made my way through various meetings, one of the things that’s struck me is that people are either aware of social media and embrace
This week marked six months since I came back to Melbourne, having left the city to move to Canberra 15 years ago (with a three-year stint along the way in wonderful Wellington). As time goes on, I suspect you see things differently; appreciate them more; and reflect on a city that revels in its sport, its
Earlier this week, I attended a function here in Melbourne where I got to meet a bunch of people I follow on Twitter; many of whom I’ve chatted with online, but also a number who I hadn’t but knew of them. In the year now that I’ve been on Twitter, I’ve gone from following journos
It’s not every day you get to meet someone whose tweets you enjoy reading, and whose blog you regard as one of the best around. It’s not every day you also get to see them with an accidentally spilled coffee in their lap; laugh it off; and continue to infuse you with their passion for social media.