2nd annual Media Relations Summer Camp for nonprofits

Mohawk College and the Hamilton Spectator are hosting the 2nd Annual Media Relations Summer Camp. The camp's free for nonprofits, community groups and social entrepreneurs who have a great story to pitch to the press and share with the world. The 2-day camp includes a media relations primer, hands-on mentoring by PR pros, a media relationsContinue reading “2nd annual Media Relations Summer Camp for nonprofits”

Book review: Talent is overrated (and deliberate practice is hard)

Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else By Geoff Colvin Portfolio $28.50 When he's not conducting the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, the brilliant Benjamin Zander is inspiring business types on the lecture circuit. During his talks, Zander asks if anyone's celebrating a birthday. The birthday boy or girl gets called on stageContinue reading “Book review: Talent is overrated (and deliberate practice is hard)”

Book review: Why your world is about to get a whole lot smaller

Why Your World Is About To Get A Whole Lot Smaller By Jeff Rubin Random House Canada $29.95 Could some serious pain at the pump be Hamilton's best shot at a whole lot of new jobs? Brace yourself for record-high gas prices. We're already paying almost a buck a litre as we reel through theContinue reading “Book review: Why your world is about to get a whole lot smaller”