Sunday, July 23, 2006

Huntington Flood Publicity Works...

Looks like the pro bono publicity conducted on behalf of my neighbors for the Huntington Floods worked out. I received a letter from Virginia Secretary of Transportation Pierce Homer indicating that Governor Kaine has ausked VDoT and the Woodrow Wilson bridge project conduct an investigation on the project’s impact on the flood, and report the results to an independent panel for review. Copies will be made available to the public.

In addition, the media have picked up on the story and also believe the cause of the flood was man-made. Check out today’s Washington Post story.

My Board meeting was outstanding. I got some great feedback from them, and some interesting direction to partake in the next couple of months. From partnership to marketing focus, from resolving some eisting issues to suggested vendors, this was a great meeting for me, and I am very grateful to have these folks in my life.

Now all I have to do is listen and execute. It’s one thing to hear things, it’s another to listen and actually do it.

An interesting deal is brewing in a blogging sort of way. It involves generating advertising revenue for a popular portal. My buddy WineSmith will be working with me on this, and it should be a great opportunity. Meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss.

BTW, WineSmith brought to my attention a great Pew study on the blogging community. We’re growing quickly, and becoming an increasingly larger part of the Internet world.

This week’s quotes are on listening, and yes ladies and gentlemen, there is a Listening Association, which lists these quotes.

“The contrast between hearing and really listening can be as different as night and day. And in a business environment, not listening effectively to customers, employees, and peers can mean the difference between success and failure.” — Ken Johnson

“We listen in order to learn and retain information. If we are speaking, we are not listening or learning anything to add to our sum of knowledge. This is why the first step to effective listening is to stop talking!” — Ken Fracaro

“Listening well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.” — John Marshall


Blogger Winesmith said...

Thanks for the shout-out. And congrats on getting some tangible results for all of your pebilicity efforts.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another listening quote: God gave you two ears and one mouth, so you should listen twice as much as you speak.

I'd also recommend you read some of the innovation titles. Not nearly enough Washington-based businesses have bought into the innovation way of thinking. That's a shame.

8:52 AM  

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