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20 Oct
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(Image taken from the Etched I2I blog.)

I ran into PR man Tony Ahn a few┬ánights ago while having dinner with a friend. Tony’s a pretty good PR person with a fairly unique perspective on marketing comms, so he gets invited to speak at things quite often. I know he was at the recently concluded IMMAP Summit, so I asked him about it.

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(Image taken from totalesl.com)

“Sir Manny, I need your POV. Can you give me any tips for talking to a non-technical audience?”

I stared at the Facebook Messenger chatbox for a few minutes. I don’t really think much about speaking style. I’m of the opinion that putting too much thought into how I speak in public messes me up profoundly, so I avoid it like the plague. But this was a colleague reaching out with a genuinely legitimate concern. Technical people aren’t terribly comfortable talking to non-techies.

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(Image taken from Mashable. Quite a nice short article on what’s possible for business computing in the cloud.)

It’s been a hectic past couple of weeks, which explains the lack of posts. I apologize to the two or three of you who are actually reading this blog; I literally have no idea how you’re coming upon these posts. (That’s not quite true as I can see it in my Google Analytics dashboard, but you get the picture.)

I’m currently swamped with work owing to several developments. I can’t talk about one of them yet as we’re currently scoping that and sorting out what’s needed and by when.

As for the other – I’m under a lot of pressure to accelerate the pace of a project we’ve pipelined for late next year, and that’s got me researching the latest trends in enterprise computing.