How can we make complicated things awesomely simple – an intro to Presentation Zen

In preparation to our own presentations I want to share some insights from the author of Presentation Zen “Garr Reynolds”, a look behind the scene, his talk at Google

and an overview given by him, basically to sell his book on Youtube 😉

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websensei on May 10th 2011 in Digital Products and Markets, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Public Relations

The Anatomy of a Fake Quotation – How can we avoid to be a part of social media wildfires?

As one of my best friends used the quote in her Facebook profile as well and referred to this article by Megan McArdle after spreading the news herself, I want to share this story. It made me reflect on how I perceive such information and how easily I also get involved in spreading the wildfire. In this case with less or even no harm, but in other cases …?! I invite you to reflect and discuss your own opinions and usage patterns in the comments to this post.

Anatomy of a Fake Quotation – Megan McArdle – National – The Atlantic

Anatomy of a Fake Quotation

Yesterday, I saw a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. fly across my Twitter feed:  “I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr”.  I was about to retweet it, but I hesitated.  It didn’t sound right.  After some Googling, I determined that it was probably fake, which I blogged about last night.

Here’s the story of how that quote was created.

 

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websensei on May 4th 2011 in Public Relations

3rd May 2011 is the World Press Freedom Day!

As we have discussed in our lecture on PR a free press is one of the pillars of democracy, often referred to as the fourth estate (vierte Macht) in a state. Have a look at the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers:

WAN-IFRA – About World Press Freedom Day 2011

This year’s theme is the importance of a free press for democracy, whether emerging or well established.  “Silence kills democracy… But a free press talks”.

A free press is at the very core of the right to free expression, providing a frontline defence for safeguarding access to knowledge and information as defined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
A free press provides a window through which all other abuses of fundamental rights can be revealed.
It affirms that to criticise, hold to account and call to justice those in power is the right of the many and not the few.
Put simply, freedom of expression is the right that underpins all rights.

For further information please visit http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vierte_Gewalt / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Estate or the Austrian Newspaper Association http://www.voez.at/ , who is also announcing a day for quality journalism on May 5th, 2011 alongside the World Press Freedom Day.

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websensei on April 29th 2011 in Public Relations