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Don’t spend any money on NHS Jargon Busters – it’s sorted! Download the Apps.

Chris Bolton wrote about jargon in his previous post – Jargon. A tool of exclusion, efficient technical language or just the ‘cheeping of birds’? and considered the need to explain it. This time, he looks at various articles, tools and apps

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A church app and a martyr to excessive sensibility

Louise Brown comments in passing on an ecclesiastical app on her way to telling us the intriguing and tragic story of “a martyr to excessive sensibility.” I find myself wondering what happened to the villain in the story. A church

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Posted in apps, cultural heritage, history, mental health, storytelling, Third sector, tourism, women

Doodle for charities

Louise Brown explains how useful Doodle can be for charities, and explains how to use it to arrange meetings. Doodle for charities by Louise Brown.

Posted in apps, charitable trusts, communicating, software, Third sector, websites, working practices

Inspiring youngsters + research, resilience, randomness

It became clear when going through the Week 11 contributions that inspiring youngsters was a theme that had emerged over the previous few days. Sometimes themes emerge organically, with one post sparking off an idea for another one. This one

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‘Wired to share’ – but not educated to

Do you think you are ‘wired to share?’ Is collaborating with colleagues second nature? Lorna Prescott writes about sharing notes of meetings. ‘Wired to share’ – but not educated to by Lorna Prescott.

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What Quora says about how to market an app

Janet Harkin writes a very useful post on how to market an app if you lack a fortune to spend on marketing, and lack an influential celebrity friend who loves your app. What Quora says about how to market an

Posted in apps, Business, communicating, private sector, social media, working practices

Facilitation Essentials #1. From a clockwork cat timer to a countdown /stopwatch app

This week Chris Bolton shares why a clockwork timer is a core piece of equipment in his facilitation toolbox, and how delegates interact with it. Chris has recently gone digital and upgraded from a clockwork cat timer to a countdown

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