Category Archives: Message

Tone of voice in learning: curating the experience

When i look along my bookshelf, i see academic textbooks, graphic novels, fiction, autobiography, books i’ve read multiple times, books i’ve never touched since they landed, every flavour and style you can imagine. Each one presented with it’s own tone … Continue reading

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How do we communicate? A song about the languages of learning

I’m editing my new book on ‘music in learning‘ and trying to draw out my thoughts into some practical models around the subject. Part of this involves trying to characterise how we use different the different languages of learning to … Continue reading

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Music and learning: drawing my conclusions

Today i’m finishing the first draft of my book on ‘music in learning’. In this chapter, i’m drawing the ideas together: in many ways, it’s the most fun part to write. This is the first draft of that chapter: This … Continue reading

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Heading North: Painting in perspective

I realise that i’m grumpy when i paint. It’s not that i’m in a bad mood, it’s just that i’m very focused. The thing about watercolours is that they’re alive, or rather, they are until they dry, so you’re on … Continue reading

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A picture is worth a thousand words. Exploring how images can enhance our messages.

I got sent a link to a great infographic: http://www.onlineuniversities.com/digital-classroom. It’s a visual representation of the battle between e-books and real books, using icons, clever layout and simple, pithy text to get it’s point across. It engaged me, captured my … Continue reading

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Finding your voice. Discovering a coherent social media tone and strategy.

We talk about ‘tone of voice’ in writing, meaning the way in which you pitch your messages, the language that you use and the ways in which you express things. You can take a conversational tone of voice, an authoritarian … Continue reading

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The medium and the message. Understanding the role of Twitter in the London Riots and why we shouldn’t shoot the messenger.

Now that comparative calm has returned to the streets of our major cities, the process of reflection and rationalisation is well underway. Initial unity and political solidarity in the face of lawlessness starts to fracture into recrimination, blame and thoughts … Continue reading

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