- En brochette: Facebook can now translate your posts into other languages, and Google Now on Tap will translate anything on your phone without having an app open.
- Hear the sizzle: Audible, Amazon's audiobook company, has opened up its podcast Channels--short form audio content--in mini-subscription form.
- On the barbie: Twitter announced a dashboard app for businesses.
- Satay for you? Further exploring its retail potential, Pinterest now has buyable pins and a sitewide shopping bag.
- Grilled to perfection: I want this printer, but it's just a concept at this point.
- Pointed message: It's possible to use WhatsApp on your desktop as well as your mobile device. Here's a video to explain.
- Skewer or be skewered: Facebook dominates other platforms in a new index of engagement.
- Week in review: This week, my Moderating Panels blog looked at a favorite topic: 6 smart ways for moderators to interrupt speakers. On this blog, I suggested you look at your communications pros as working at the "edge of inside."
- Fireworks: Buy my ebook, The Eloquent Woman's Guide to Moderating Panels; tell your colleagues to put this blog in their feeds; sign up for my free monthly newsletter, or let me know how we can work together in 2016 with an email to eloquentwoman at gmail.com. And don't forget to register for my speechwriting workshop on using metaphor (links below)--the best discount ends on August 1.
Join me in Edinburgh, Scotland, on October 20 for a new workshop, Add Meaning with Metaphor: Improve your Speeches with the Most Powerful Figure of Speech. It's a pre-conference workshop at the Edinburgh Speechwriters and Business Communicators Conference, designed to help both speakers and speechwriters use this powerful tool. You can register here for just the workshop, the conference, or both, and you'll get the best discount if you sign up by August 1.