Archive for the 'Communication' Category

Muralizing Your Pool. Part 4

Posted in Communication on July 26th, 2012 by Lance

Closures. Do you need to close the pool during painting? Wakefield’s first mural did go up while the pool was closed and other pool maintenance was going on. But for the second mural, painted three months later, the staff decided to have Grant paint while the pool was in use. “We were concerned about whether daytime hours were really the best time,” says Gibson. Read more »

Muralizing Your Pool. Part 3

Posted in Communication on July 26th, 2012 by Lance

A worthwhile investment

Although it is difficult to measure whether the murals are attracting new patrons, they are probably helping to retain existing patrons, says Gibson. In any case, revenue is up. Although Wakefield is part of Fairfax County’s Park Authority system, it is not subsidized. Read more »

Muralizing Your Pool. Part 1

Posted in Communication on July 26th, 2012 by Lance

Clients don’t need to feel enclosed in your pool enclosure. This “Undersea Fantasy” makes the pool area as large as the imagination.

If your pool area has been looking drab and needs updating, but you lack the finances to renovate, consider what the managers did at the Wakefield Recreation Center in Annandale, Va. Read more »

The Three Great Challenges of the 21st Century, Part 2

Posted in Communication on January 24th, 2012 by Lance

While most industrialized societies have a good understanding of poverty and at least a marginal understanding of ignorance, what constitutes protecting the environment is controversial. In certain countries, environmental protection advocates call themselves ecologists. One environmentalist slogan is “Support your ecology.” Most dictionaries (and the Natural Resources Defense Council) define “ecology” primarily as a branch of science whose focus is the relationship between organisms and their environment. Read more »

The Three Great Challenges of the 21st Century, Part 1

Posted in Communication on January 16th, 2012 by Lance

Poverty has been a way of life for a huge segment of the human population since antiquity. Ignorance, too — despite considerable efforts by scholars, governments and other groups — is a major, long-standing global problem. In contrast, the need to protect the environment has been recognized only recently. Although these three challenges may appear independent of one another, they have a causal interrelationship. Read more »

Spyware watching your every on-line move

Posted in Communication on January 9th, 2012 by Lance

As if people weren’t concerned enough about Internet privacy, along comes spyware.

That’s the label for software programs that secretly collect information and send it to a company via your Internet connection. And you’re not aware what’s going on.

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Learning to market at Internet speed

Posted in Communication on September 13th, 2011 by Lance

I’ve recently been working with an organization trying to create an hour-long show about e-biz to run on inflight audio systems starting in September. For various reasons, the project had to go from conception to delivery in a short period of time–literally, a matter of weeks.

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Communication It’s Everything Post 2

Posted in Communication on August 17th, 2011 by Lance

It is too easy for us, who know how homeopathy works in cure, to forget that many others haven’t a clue about this process; we have to cultivate the environment to educate them properly and up front. Melissa Weaver’s article is an excellent illustration of how not to do this. This is the way we lose patients, and many times we lose them from further homeopathic treatment, too. Read more »

CRTC Clued out when it comes to the info highway

Posted in Communication on August 10th, 2011 by Lance

In late May, I gave the opening keynote address to a conference, sponsored by the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA), concerning use of the Internet within the health care industry. In my remarks, I provided a real, practical overview of the role that the Internet is already playing in health care services today _ for example, by providing patients with access to support networks, and by permitting the exchange of leading edge medical research amongst medical professionals.

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Security Expert

Posted in Communication on July 12th, 2011 by Lance

After hearing rumors that RealJukebox might be reporting information about its users back to RealNetworks, 46-year-old Richard M. Smith decided to play a few CDs for more than their musical merits. He discovered that RealJukebox was, in his words, “too talkative” about its listeners. Read more »