Entries by Jennifer Kammeyer

Required for Every Job

Picking up a prescription yesterday I was reminded that communication is required for every job.  The ability to communicate well with others is a must (or at least an asset) in almost every job I imagine.  After I had purchased the medication, the very friendly sales person told me that the pharmacist would ‘consult’ with […]

Students 2 Students

Check out the recently launched website, Unigo.  http://www.unigo.com/ The site’s purpose is for college students to share the low-down on their university with other students. Students directly communicating with other students.  According to an article in the Sunday New York Times Magazine, the Unigo editors let pretty much anything fly.  Students post thoughts, pictures, video […]

Remorse Communicated

From PEHub today: “There’s a WSJ report this morning that Bob Willumstad has rejected a $22 million severance package from AIG, where he served as CEO for the past few months. If accurate, this is an exceptional decision, in multiple senses. My hat’s off to the man, although it would be further off had he […]

Hey, you’re ok

Here is what we all need to hear.  Song to remind us to chill out. http://www.zefrank.com/zesblog/archives/2008/09/childrens_songs.html If only this could play continuously in our minds then we would all feel better and communicate more kindly to one another.

Surfaces More Content Faster

That is the claim to fame for the new website of the Wall Street Journal.  You can reach more items from the home page to get what you want faster.  That is such a reflection of our current media consumption culture.  The Internet gives it to us faster and easier and then we want it […]

Talking About Going Green

Bill Green, partner at Vantage Point Venture Partners interviewed Mayor Reed about how San Jose is leading the charge to go green. S.J. Mayor Chuck Reed has created a Clean Green Roadmap http://www.sanjoseca.gov/mayor/goals/environment/GreenVision/GreenVision.asp See his talk at AlwaysOn Going Green conference. http://alwayson.goingon.com/ Though his body language is still and formal, Reed speaks articulately and gives […]

Wearables as Nonverbal Communication

A wearable is a clothing garment that has a technology element to it — like conductive thread or an LED.  Since I love the intersection of technology and communication I think this is the ultimate in cool.  Talk about nonverbal communication through what you wear.  One of these clothing items can light up and really […]

Imitate Steve Jobs’ Presentations

The month’s MacLife magazine has an article by David Biedny on using Keynote to build killer presentations (www.maclife.com).  While the article has some interesting examples of using Keynote features, my favorite part is the side bar on imitating Steve Jobs.  The words “minimalism”, “multimedia stage”, and the phrase “clear, intelligible sequence of ideas” are what […]

Communication from the Hospital

When someone you love is sick and in the hospital you want to know how they’re doing every single minute.  But that’s impossible.  The immediate family by the sick person’s side is really busy and doesn’t have time to make a million calls.  I just experienced a technology that helps this entire process.  It is […]

Hillary Communicates Unification

Wow. That was one compelling speech by Hillary Clinton at the DNC. Of course, you can catch part of it on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pUFuzaRdNU Not only were her words just what Democrats needed to be assured the party was unity, but look at her body language. She is very confident and self-assured. There is no hidden […]