The Voyage: Roz Savage
Pining For A Podcast?
08 Nov 2008, Marylebone, London

If you're finding your days just aren't the same without the occasional dose of Roz-and-Leo, I can offer you a little something for your auditory pleasure. It lacks Leo, so you'll have to make do with the less glamorous half of the duo...

This is my interview with Boyd Matson (pictured above) of National Geographic, recorded in Washington DC in October. Click on my name on the guest list, and then on the link to "Listen to this segment".


(Meanwhile, I am experimenting with my own podcasts. I'm consulting my bluffer's guide, as per usual. I've written the script. Now I just need to test out the technology - oh, and interview my special guest. Watch this space!)

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Hurrah for Amazon!
08 Nov 2008, Marylebone, London

At last! A big hitter is taking a stance against excessive packaging!

Who needs it? Who wants it? Why, when we've surely all suffered serious lacerations from clamshell packaging, or fought impatiently through excessive packaging to get to our new techno-toy, are we inflicting all this unnecessary environmental damage in order to... what? Make something easier to hang on a vendor's racking system?

Has the world gone mad?!

Thank heavens - an injection of sanity., the most visited website among the top 100 retail websites with 11.52 percent of the market (ahead of Walmart, Target, etc) has chosen to say no to wrap rage.

Click here to see more about this utterly sensible initiative.

Thank you, Amazon! Let's see other big vendors get on board.

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What Can Do For You?
07 Nov 2008, Marylebone, London

This website needs a revamp - I still like its look and style, but there is always room for improvement. But it is hard for me to look at my own site with an objective eye, so I've decided to do some market research, and I'd like your help.

I'm going to run a few short quizzes that will ask you what you like and don't like about my website, and how I can better deliver the kind of content that you want.

To show you how much I appreciate your feedback, the first 20 people to submit their responses will get a free signed photo of me and my boat rowing across the Atlantic. Not worth much now, but maybe a collector's item of the future!

Click here to answer my 10 Most Urgent Questions - it should take no more than 2-3 minutes of your time.

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Elections and Web 2.0
06 Nov 2008, Marylebone, London

Yesterday I started my Masterminds course with Australis Media, to learn more about the power of social networking, or Web 2.0. If you haven't heard of it - you soon will. It is fast becoming the most powerful force for change, and if proof were needed, click here to see how McCain and Obama compared head-to-head in online relationships.

As my friend Ellen put it on Facebook (and my Australis tutors would approve), "The foundation of the vision began with people. The next level was the articulation of a shared misison, one that these people could rally behind and see as a collective destination. The third level was the creation and utilization of social tools that allowed these people to choose and use the way that they wanted to join this movement and pursue this shared mission."

Speaking of the election, a friend has suggested that it is inappropriate for me, as a Brit and environmental/motivational speaker, to comment on American politics. I may thereby estrange a proportion of my audience. This may be true.

But how can I totally refrain from comment? How can I pretend to ignore these historic events taking place in the United States that will have a profound impact on the rest of the world? However, out of due deference to my (Republican) friend, I will attempt to control myself.

So I merely put it on the record that I have noted the presidential result and am reacting appropriately from my non-American side of the pond.

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