“How long before we’re all using solar-powered cars,” asks Del Arani, ABC TV’s morning show presenter, of a UNSW student who’s played a role in building one. It’s a simple question intended to glean just how far the technology is from being mature, but there are a couple of logic issues at play here that underlie (or should underlie) effective communication.
The beloved bloodsucker from True Blood (beloved, at least, by my missus Jess) has nothing to do with this post, but it was Jess who gave the thought its life, so here's a picture of Bill.
After fielding yet another annoying marketing call Jess observed that we should have a government bill that says, as is the case with vampires, telemarketers can only come into our home if we invite them.
Imagine you’re a morning TV program. Overnight there’s been another terrorist attack. Quick! Cancel all the scheduled segments and get ready for continuous live coverage from any journalist who happens to be in the area and whatever expert you can summon who hasn’t already been nabbed by a rival network!
Serious stories about communication
told in a silly voice.
Me: Bruce Ransley
I dig a little deeper than most comms folk. From science at university, to a cold-and-wet career as a commercial diver, to working underground, and for the past 13 years as a communicator-at-large, I've had my fair share of weird experiences in all sorts of situations. It's given me a fair-to-middling grounding in all things explanatory.