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Wait … is that a rule? Ten everyday grammar mistakes you might be making

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Before their workshop at the NGV Art Book Fair in Melbourne, writing studio the Good Copy shares some tips
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10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED's in-house expert

10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED's in-house expert | All things communication | Scoop.it
Want to make a great slidedeck? A TED staffer shares some big-picture things to think about, and some helpful tactical tips.

Want to make a great slidedeck? A TED staffer shares some big-picture things to think about, and some helpful tactical tips.

 

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, February 1, 5:58 PM

What you need to know to make a compelling presentation:

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The Importance of Linguistics in Business Networking

The Importance of Linguistics in Business Networking | All things communication | Scoop.it
Having trouble connecting with the right people? Take a look at how linguistics can help you communicate and connect better in your business networking methods.
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How to Find Guest Blogging Opportunities (+189 Email Addresses to...

How to Find Guest Blogging Opportunities (+189 Email Addresses to... | All things communication | Scoop.it
About a year ago, I was casually assigned a task to write one guest post per month in the name of the Process Street blog. "What on Earth?" I thought. Only the
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Masterclass 3: The journalism of now, using Snapchat and Periscope for reporting | Andy Bull

Masterclass 3: The journalism of now, using Snapchat and Periscope for reporting | Andy Bull | All things communication | Scoop.it

This tuition is about using Snapchat and Periscope for journalism

 

It supplements material in the new 2nd edition of Multimedia Journalism Chapter 6, on live blogging.

I’ve called it the journalism of now simply because both these platforms are designed to carry live news and information. It typically disappears within 24 hours, although there are ways to keep it live for longer.


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20 Most Beautiful Websites of 2015

20 Most Beautiful Websites of 2015 | All things communication | Scoop.it
Web design has a big influence on internet presence, affecting things like how traffic interacts with a website (bounce- and conversion-rates)  to how effective the site is in the context of SEO and branding. While content is obviously crucial to any site, the aesthetic presentation of that content is equally important. To get a feel for good web design and visually arresting content, here are 20 of the most beautiful websites in 2015.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 9, 2015 11:29 PM

Creativity with your coffee and a great collection of website design inspiration. Recommended viewing. 9/10

PARKJH's curator insight, December 10, 2015 4:33 AM

Inspiration of websites's  good online for the enterprice planning  

Cheryl Chng's curator insight, January 8, 3:44 AM

Creativity with your coffee and a great collection of website design inspiration. Recommended viewing. 9/10

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5 Storytelling Techniques to Boost Business Communications

5 Storytelling Techniques to Boost Business Communications | All things communication | Scoop.it

How often does an interaction under the business communications umbrella lend itself to a full-blown story, the type with a beginning, an end and something going amiss in the middle that must be overcome? Maybe 10 percent of the time, and that’s probably high.

That’s why we use the term storytelling techniques in describing how the concepts of storytelling can be applied to business communications. It turns out that within the classic story arc, those who entertain like novelists and movie directors depend on certain techniques to bring their material to life....


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Poppy Skarli's curator insight, October 1, 2015 1:49 AM

Inspirational

Jane Gardner's curator insight, October 2, 2015 7:21 PM

Storytelling is King (not just content)!

Since the time around the ancients fires, we are a storytelling people and entrepreneurs should keep that in mind when they send out their messages to potential audiences.  It creates a connection as we engage and relate to each others stories. 

1300 Numbers Australia's curator insight, December 9, 2015 6:23 PM

Know how the concepts of storytelling can be applied to business communications. 

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PR 2015: Top 100 Influencers & Brands – Onalytica

PR 2015: Top 100 Influencers & Brands – Onalytica | All things communication | Scoop.it
At Onalytica we have been looking closely at the transformation of PR as we know it. Our vision is to evolve media relations into influencer relations professionals by managing relationships with hundreds of key influencers rather than just journalists.

 

Think about the numerous analysts, politicians, bloggers, thought leaders, industry professionals, stakeholders and influential consumers that all have big audiences that you want to reach. Influencer relations is a truly essential part of modern PR (we also offer a B2B influencer relations platform for PR practitioners)

One of the most time consuming parts of influencer relations (or influencer marketing) is identifying the right thought leaders. What if you just wrote a new blog and you have no idea what influencers would be interested in your content?

We’re here to help! We built a new tool to do this. Before it took up to an hour to find 10-20 relevant influencers, now you can do it in less than a minute…


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 8, 2015 12:56 PM

Useful list of influential PR brands and individuals on Twitter by London-based Onalytica. Oh, did I mention #17? ;-) 

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Steller Storytelling App Gets A Huge Makeover

Steller Storytelling App Gets A Huge Makeover | All things communication | Scoop.it

Steller is a story-telling app that has been around since the beginning of 2014, but today the company has announced a huge overhaul of the app’s UX to make editing and creating that much simpler.


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Andy Bull's curator insight, March 27, 2015 6:06 PM
Worth checking out
Janet Vasil's curator insight, March 28, 2015 9:51 AM

Looks like a fun app for creating  and sharing mini-movies quickly and easily with your phone. Check it out

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Adobe Slate | Make a beautiful visual story. In minutes.

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Great way to visually communicate information across a variety of platforms. "No design skills needed"!

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Should I Post This? Your Guide to Social Media [Infographic]

Should I Post This? Your Guide to Social Media [Infographic] | All things communication | Scoop.it

Social media is often used for personal expression; to show special interests, proud moments, something informative, and personal statements. Social media accounts can be an extension of who were are. We live in a time where we can reach more people than in person. It can be tempting to tell everyone everything...


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Chris Gower's curator insight, March 5, 2015 11:06 AM

Some valuable e-safety thoughts :) 

Owen Kim's curator insight, March 7, 2015 4:48 AM

Social media is something that almost everyone uses and can give significant impact to people. Some people cannot differentiate what is and what is not appropriate to upload or publish hence it is good that everyone knows what and when to upload. Some people now days leave negative comments because of inappropriate posts which may lead to conflicts between people or hurting one's emotion. I feel that people should be sensitive when uploading a post so that negative impacts of social media will not worsen.

Sze Min's curator insight, March 8, 2015 6:20 AM

Almost everyone has social media accounts nowadays. But it stills narrow down to whether you are using it appropriately or not. Especially when the social medias are linked together, you would have to be careful on how you use it, as once the photos or status are online, everybody in the world would be able to see it.

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36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without

Are you wanting to create more visual content but don’t know where to start?I asked 19 visual social media experts about their favourite, go-to, can’t-live-wit…
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Top Useful Tools for Communication Professionals: An Experts Mini-Catalog

Top Useful Tools for Communication Professionals: An Experts Mini-Catalog | All things communication | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, February 5, 2015 1:30 PM


This is a great curated collection of tools for journalists hand-picked by top communication and publishing professionals.


By accessing the catalog you will first get to know the contributors and then, by hovering your mouse on any expert card you will be able to uncover the three most useful, innovative and *hidden gem* tools that he has suggested for his field of expertise.


If you are a journalist or an online independent publisher producing online content, you will certainly find at least some truly useful tools that you probably have never heard about before.

 

This collection has been created to celebrate the 10,000th follower of @JournalismTools on Twitter. What a fantastic way to celebrate.



Handy. Resourceful. Nicely presented. 8/10



Check out the full catalog: http://experts.journalismtools.io/






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You are such a good model for content curation!
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Wait … is that a rule? Ten everyday grammar mistakes you might be making

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Got a Minute? How Our Use of Communication Apps Changes by the Hour

Got a Minute? How Our Use of Communication Apps Changes by the Hour | All things communication | Scoop.it
79% of wireless subscribers in the U.S. say they text in general, and U.S. smartphones users 18 and older spend 4 hours and 39 minutes on communication apps each month. So the question today isn’t if you can reach someone with a mobile message. It’s when and where.
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Masterclass 5: How to bring gaming into your news reporting and compete with Candy Crush | Andy Bull

Masterclass 5: How to bring gaming into your news reporting and compete with Candy Crush | Andy Bull | All things communication | Scoop.it

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Masterclasses in using Buzzfeed, Snapchat and Periscope for your journalism

This Masterclass area is designed to complement the print and ebook versions of the 2nd edition of Multimedia Journalism.

Masterclasses will focus on new developments in journalism – new ways of doing things, new software or hardware that we can use in our work.

Masterclasses will contain detailed, up-to-the-minute video and text tuition, information, analysis and views – as appropriate to the particular subject – from the author and/or experts in the particular fields covered.


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Andy Bull's curator insight, December 19, 2015 11:33 AM

Introducing the latest tuition from Multimedia Journalism, including: writing for Buzzfeed; using Snapchat and Periscope as reporting platforms; and a practical guide to doing data journalism, with step-by-step tuition throughout.

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Top 10 Research Tools for Investigative Journalists

Top 10 Research Tools for Investigative Journalists | All things communication | Scoop.it
How do you research thoroughly, save time, and get directly to the source you wish to find? Editor and Cofounder of InfoDOCKET Gary Price, and Research Editor for Investigations at The Intercept Margot Williams, shared their Top 100 Data Research Tools. Overwhelmed with information; we asked Williams and Price to refine their tools and research strategies down to a Top 10.
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Sway: Reimagine the way your ideas come to life.

Sway: Reimagine the way your ideas come to life. | All things communication | Scoop.it
Sway is an intelligent app that helps you easily create an interactive web-based canvas of your ideas. Pull your content from a variety of sources with minimal effort and use the built-in layout engine to craft a cohesive look and feel that looks great on any screen.

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How 3 newsrooms are using chat apps to source and share stories | Media news

How 3 newsrooms are using chat apps to source and share stories | Media news | All things communication | Scoop.it
Experts from the Guardian, BBC and The Wall Street Journal explain their approach to WhatsApp, Snapchat, Line and more

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Is Solutions Journalism the Solution?

Is Solutions Journalism the Solution? | All things communication | Scoop.it
Journalists make careers out of covering the symptoms and causes of bad urban public schools, writing tragedies about students falling through the cracks, scoring …

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Brian Steffens's curator insight, June 11, 2015 4:04 PM

Which gets your repeated attention: A constant litany of what's broken -- big government, big business, health care, environment, economy, community infrastructure, education, etc. -- or options to address or fix what's broken? Despair or hope? Then look at your news you share with your community. Which does it more closely resemble? Then ask yourself if that's sufficient to entice your community to subscribe to your daily diet.If your once daily readers/viewers are now occasional readers/viewers ... if they escape to reality TV and celebrity news ... might it be because they're fatigued from a relentless barrage of problems with no recognizable light at the end of the tunnel? Or that they perceive that light to be another train coming?

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Why People Unfollow on Social Media [Infographic]

Why People Unfollow on Social Media [Infographic] | All things communication | Scoop.it

Fractl and Buzzstream surveyed 900 social media users to find out why users unfollow, and what behaviors companies should avoid.

Earned media and customer engagement are two of the primary uses of social media for business, but why do people unfollow or unsubscribe?


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Scott Wachtel's curator insight, March 13, 2015 3:50 PM
Interesting Data for brand amanagment
Karen Stephenson's curator insight, April 18, 2015 6:20 AM

Why do people un follow your social media pages?

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Past Volume To Value: That's How The Future of Journalism Should Be - Keynote by Jeff Jarvis at #ijf15

To hell with mass media. Journalism, properly conceived, is a service, not a content factory. As such, news must be built on relationships with individuals a...

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Robin Good's curator insight, May 2, 2015 11:25 AM


At the recent International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, Jeff Jarvis, Professor of Journalism at CUNY, gave a keynote speech that provides valuable insight and advice as to where the future of news and journalism are headed. 


While the full keynote and the Q&A with the audience is recorded in full in this 55' mins long video, I have summarised here below his key points and takeaways, so that you can get at least a good basic idea of his viewpoints in under 3 mins.


The value of this keynote for content curators is the fact that Jeff Jarvis highlights and validates a process, mission and approach where the ability to collect, vet and curate information, resources and tools, to satisfy a specific need, is going to take a much more central and important role in the development of new forms journalism and in the evolution of the business models that will support it. 



Jeff Jarvis' Key 15 Takeaways on the Future of Journalism:



1. Mass audiences don't exist. 

This is just a way to look at people that served the mass media industry model.


2. Journalism is in the service business.

We must fundamentally rethink the way we produce the news, so that they actually serve specific people needs.


3. Journalism needs to specialise. 
Do what you do best and link to the rest. 


4. Relationships and listening

Need to listen and create relationships with their community

Need to understand what the problems and needs and intercept them


5. Journalists need to become community advocates 

Need to change how we evaluate waht we do as journalists

Must help people to make sense 


6. Community.

Move from media-centric to community-centric

Go to the community first, to observe, to ask and listen, before creating content that serve their needs


7. Membership.

This is not about subscriptions.

It is about collaboration and what we do with the community we serve.

People don't want to belong to a media organisation.

People want to be part of true passionate communities.

Community can contribute: Content, effort, marketing, resources, ideas, feedback, customer assistance, etc.


8. Beyond articles. 

Continuous live blogging, tweeting, data, etc.

There a lot more formats that can be used to create valuable content. 


9. Mobile is not about content delivery.

Mobile is about use cases

re-organise the news around the public specific needs we would create higher value that by following our own production cycle.

What about if we broke up news in hundreds of different use cases that specifically apply to mobile? 

For example: give me all the world news that count in 2 mins. 

Or: I want to know everything that happens about this story, in real-time

or: I want to connect with members of my community and accomplish something


10. We've to re-invent TV news

TV news sucks.

There is a lot of untapped tech that we can use.

Great opportunities to do better.


11. Business Models - Digital first

Every journalist is fully digital. 

Print comes after digital.

Print no longer rules the culture of a newspaper.


12. The traditional (ad-based) mass media business model kills journalism.

By importing the old business model of mass media onto the Internet, with reach and frequency, mass, scale, volume, we have corrupted journalism.

Clicks will inevitably lead to cats.

If your goal is more clicks you will put up more cats.

We have to move past volume, to value. 

We need give more relevance to our readers.

And we can do so only if we get to know them as individual members of a true communities. 


13. Paywalls are not the way to go.

The idea of selling content online doesn't work very well. Unless you are Bloomberg or someone who sells information that is very fresh and valuable for a specific need.


14. Native advertising is not going to save us.

Rather, with it, we may giving up our true last values, as our own voices, authority and our ability to tell a story. If we fool our readers into thinking that native advertising comes from the same people who gives them the news, we have given up our last asset. Credibility.


15. Rethink the metrics. 

Views, clicks, likes are no longer appropriate.

Attention is a better metric. (see Chartbeat).

The metric that is count to count most is going to be more qualitative than quantitative and it is going to be about whether we are valuable in people's lives. I don't know how to measure that, but we need to find out how to do it. 



My comment: This is a must-watch video for any journalist seriously interested in getting a better feel for the direction and focus that news and journalism will take. 


Insightful. 10/10



Original video: https://youtu.be/RsPvnVeo1G0 
(55':30")
Keynote: 0:00 to 29:43
Audience Q&A: 30:00 to 55:30 






Gilbert C FAURE's curator insight, May 2, 2015 12:08 PM

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Ce que la ("grande") Presse a peut-être oublié à un moment donné...victime de son arrogance/abondance?

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Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips | All things communication | Scoop.it

Infographic layouts refer to the arrangement of your visual elements and your content. When you begin working on a piece of infographic, you should have a story to tell hence, you will need to select a layout that best suits your story. Using the right layout will ensure good readability and convey your message well.

 

We have put together a cheat sheet for your quick reference to the right arrangement to use, here are six common ones you can quickly work with....


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David Baker's curator insight, March 13, 2015 1:21 AM

This is a great tool to share with my seminar teachers whose final project for the year is an infographic.

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 18, 2015 9:26 AM

They show you a visual layout and explain the best use for it.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 20, 2015 11:51 PM

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL LAYOUTS TO SPEED UP YOUR DESIGNS.

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Developing the Brand Storytelling Plan

Developing the Brand Storytelling Plan | All things communication | Scoop.it

“Storytelling.” It’s the flavor of the day, whether you’re talking about content marketing, visual communications or public relations, and for good reason. Stories are how humans communicate – with each other individually, across populations and over centuries.

In fact, many organizations are pretty good at identifying and defining their key story lines. The key to success in brand storytelling is in the next step – the strategic deployment of the story. Telling the brand story effectively requires a plan.

And to be clear, we’re not talking about hanging a touchy-feely post up on the blog and then calling it a day.  No.  Brand storytelling, in this context, means developing a sustained plan to create and execute a strategic approach to telling the brand story, in a way that supports company’s objectives.  Personally, I don’t give a hoot about impressions.  Let’s gun for something a bit more meaningful....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 10, 2015 3:46 PM

Sarah Skerik offers valuable tips on how to develop your brand storytelling plan.

Bilawal Sher SEO Masters's curator insight, February 10, 2015 10:39 PM

nice

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, February 11, 2015 1:21 AM

Storytelling is definitely the flavour of the day, not just for content marketers, but also for educators and learners alike! Stories are about making emotive connections, they are about being human and not cyborgs! Making connections is also about being able to "communicate with each other," as the article states, and it is about appreciating another's point of view!