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2006 Public Speaking

  • Delivering The New PR – How Blogs, Podcasts and RSS Can Work For You - Manchester, UK, February 15, 2006

    New Communications Forum 2006 - Palo Alto, USA, March 1-3, 2006

    Blogging for Business - London, April 4, 2006

    Summit for the Future on Risk 2006 - Amsterdam, May 3-5, 2006

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  • Les Blogs 2.0 - Paris, December 5-6, 2005

    IABC EuroComm 2005 - Paris, Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2005

    Melcrum workshop on New Media - London, November 29, 2005

    Making the News: Blogging, Really Simple Syndication and The New PR - Sunderland, UK, November 18, 2005

    Emerce E-Day - Amsterdam, October 12, 2005

    Global PR Blog Week 2.0 - September 19-23, 2005

    PodcastCon UK - September 17, 2005

    The Communication Directors' Forum

    New Communications Forum 2005 - Napa, USA, January 26-27, 2005

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30 June 2005


John Wagner


Nice post ... and I'm glad to see that your project is off to such a good start.

On a much smaller scale, I've recently had a similar experience where my blog helped me professionally.

I recently signed on a new client who first found me through my blog. After reading my posts and learning my philosophy of marketing and PR, he felt comfortable enough to call me and ask if I could help his company.

And because he knew my writing style, there was none of the awkwardness of showing samples or sending clips through the mail.

In other words, my blog not only helped improve my visibility, but it also helped cut through much of the upfront "sales" process of gaining a new client.

I agree completely that blogs build trust across distances. I would feel completely comfortable referring work to -- or collaborating with -- my favorite bloggers.

Neville Hobson

Thanks John. Your example is a great one. I know there are others, too, who could illustrate how blogs have helped them create and build new relationships.

More to come!


Hi Neville,
Your success with actually using a blog for project collaboration is very inspiring indeed.
Are you still looking for writers?
Are you also looking for a particular skill set or domain knowledge? Like, good MS Office skills, or knowledge of the Insurance industry and so on...
Do let me know.

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