All posts for “communication”


Japan Tobacco's Clever and Strange Smoking Manners Signs

Posted by: leelefever on February 23, 2008- 4:00pm


Categories: communication, humor, japan, travel, visualthinking


Japan is surely one of the politest places you're likely to visit.  If you ask someone for directions, there is a good chance they will walk you there themselves. Behaving honorably is an important part of the culture and there is never a lack of signs, often cleverly illustrated, reminding the public of what is expected. One of the most interesting and clever examples I found is produced by Japan Tobacco. In smoking areas, on trains and near ashtrays, there are often signs related to smoking... Continue Reading

The Weblog Elevator Pitch- One Year Later

Posted by: leelefever on April 26, 2005- 5:00pm


Categories: blogs, business, communication, Explanation, plainenglish, simplicity


It was one year ago that I won my first contest as a writer. The challenge was to create the "perfect corporate weblog elevator pitch". It was put on by the folks at Weblogs Inc. via the Social Software Weblog and Judith Meskill. At the very least, I hope the little contest preserves a look at what people thought was an accurate summary of how blogs could be used inside a corporation. One day, people may say "that was sooo 2004". For now though, I still stand beind the pitch 100%. Here it... Continue Reading

I Heart Dreamhost

Posted by: leelefever on April 4, 2005- 5:00pm


Categories: business, communication


I've been a customer of Dreamhost (who hosts some of my web sites) for a couple of years now and they have always impressed me with their reliability and service- but that's only part of my admiration. Perhaps the biggest part is their attitude -- they are fun. They make a real effort to create an experience around their services. The experience (even when bad things happen) is personal, authentic and usable. Their email newsletter always makes me laugh. They have added wikis to their set... Continue Reading

How to Loosen Up Your Communication Style

Posted by: leelefever on July 8, 2003- 5:00pm


Categories: best practices, communication


HBS Working Knowledge: Loosen Up Your Communication Style I thought this was an interesting article about communication styles in leadership positions. I've certainly seen the "data only" style and it served only to glaze eyeballs. Good points on symbolic and emotional communication. Via: Online Facilitation