Multimedia is an up and coming way to get ideas across. Here’s a link to a Internet radio interview in which I describe how my five key principles work – from ThatRadio.com, a Toronto Internet radio start up.
You can listen right now by clicking the “play” button” (the triangle) in the player below. (For IE7 there is not need to download Quicktime, but you will need it for Firefox and others.) If you prefer to save it or listen later, you can “right click” on the link above, click “save target as” and make sure to pay attention to where you save it so you can find it later. This group impressed me with their business-like approach and the progress they’re making. The show is about 50 minutes, but the advantage of an archived version is that you can skip around, stop and come back, all without much difficulty.
I was lucky that a friend, John Klotz, has expanded his TorontoTalks.org small business presenters line-up to this i-radio format. I think it really works and have listened to several earlier archived shows. I’ve found Internet radio to be so superior as a medium I find myself listening to far more than I ever expected I would. When you can’t listen live, it’s completely straight forward to download and listen later. That way you can access topics when you need them or even download them to listen to while commuting or working out via iPod or MP3.
The point I’m trying make both in this blog and on the radio is that the same principles of success apply to every situation – work or personal, front-line worker, family member or executive officer. They also work in any medium and any business or non-profit. Sometimes it helps to read, hear, see and try out things in various ways so you get a complete overview. I wouldn’t try to communicate solely by any one medium because each contributes things you can’t get from the others.