Weekly Roundup: “If you listen, you can hear it.”
A thoroughly haphazard selection of things that have caught my interest:
- BrowserShots to test your site layout in any browser.
- Press Release Grader to… um, well, grade your press release. Duh.
- Relatedly, Twitter Grader to… well, grade yourself. ( @sarahmorgan = 93. Not bad.)
- A template for a social media press release . Very useful to explain what one is and what it does.
- Unspeak – a two-year-old Telegraph article, but so relevant during political season.
- PollEverywhere for audience quizzes by text message, instantly updated while giving a presentation. Bar none, the coolest new technology I’ve seen all year.
- World’s Best Presentation Contest winners . (Relatedly, I’m thoroughly crushing on Presentation Zen .)
- The David Hasselhoff social network . Yes. Oh yes.
- Vacation ideas in France . Avid travelers like me… who have just bought homes and cars and dishwashers and phones and other expensive things… read articles like this.
- How do you remember the differences between Sarah Bernhardt and Sandra Bernhard. Also, while I’m at it, between nectarines and tangerines?
Several things to look at, all of which invite the question, “did they just…?” And yes, they seem to have. (Not G-rated, but SFW):
- A Belgian commercial for a sex-ed website
- A modded taxicab number
- Amazing Pets Love ‘N Licks stuffed animals
Assistance was required, isn’t anymore:
- I did find my copy of Jon McGregor ‘s If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things , which is good, because I was going crazy after getting one of my favorite passages stuck in my mind.
And to close, the passage which made me the abovementioned crazy, so you will know why this book is one of my favorites.
He says my daughter, and all the love he has is wrapped up in the tone of his voice when he says those two words, he says my daughter you must always look with both of your eyes and listen with both of your ears. He says this is a very big world and there are many many things you could miss if you are not careful. He says there are remarkable things all the time, right in front of us, but our eyes have the clouds over the sun and our lives are paler and poorer if we do not see them for what they are.
He says, if nobody speaks of remarkable things, how can they be called remarkable?