Tag: communication skills

5 Ways To Improve Communication Skills and Marketing Plan

5 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills and Marketing Plan

Who do you trust to tell your story? 5 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills and Marketing Plan By Communication Expert Nicole Hanratty     Watch via Google Slides or read the blog post below.   Media • Publicity • Interview Preparation   1. Who do you trust to tell your story? Having a hired…
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January 8, 2017 0
Darren Kavinoky, founder of 1.800.NoCuffs, turned into a hologram movie by Nicole Hanratty

Spectre Projector Puts Hologram Movies in the Palm of Your Hand

A few weeks ago, I began working on a hologram movies case study for my Syracuse University Emerging Media Platforms class.  I asked the question, “Will hologram video be the next step in journalism?”  I set out as one journalist with limited tools, (a Spectre projector, an iPhone, a black screen, a green screen, professional lights,…
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December 18, 2016 0
careers in communication

Future Careers in Communication as Tech Emerges

How are careers in communication developing as technology emerges? I remember about 17 years ago when I began learning how to edit video and create photo montages. It was not an inexpensive venture to take on as an independent contractor, the software was expensive at the time as was the hardware and the backup drives.…
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December 11, 2016 0

Aerial footage and drone capture data transform storytelling

Today more than ever with the ease of obtaining aerial footage and drone capture data this media can transform storytelling. Near where I live in Agoura Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains, there is currently a controversial story making headlines and drawing heated town debates about a mountain lion dubbed P-45 that is on a…
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December 2, 2016 0
Spectre Hologram Technology on top of a smart phone viewing a hologram video

Will hologram video be the next step in journalism?

  Will hologram video be the next step in journalism? In the next few weeks, I will be challenging my communication skills by testing out the ease of creating hologram content for viewing on smartphones. Using technology from Spectre that brings hologram videos to your smartphone with an inexpensive acrylic device, I will test just…
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November 27, 2016 0

Sensor Journalism Empowers Public to Tell Important Stories

Sensor journalism is empowering the public in new ways to tell data-driven stories that are important to their community or brand. Data-driven journalism is not new, but the online availability at reasonable costs of sensors to measure everything from air pressure to speed and motion now puts data journalism in the palm of the public’s…
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November 18, 2016 0

Scanning Takes On a New Dimension

The Autodesk 123D App is palm of your hand free scanning technology which will change the way you store memories, archive valuables, and tell stories. With the quick download and opening of a free app on your smart device, you can be ready to create your first capture project in minutes. This week I went…
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November 4, 2016 0

Technology is the Future of Communications Careers

Have you ever thought about the future of communications careers? Do you worry that Automated Intelligence (AI) will have your job one day? It might, but that shouldn’t frighten you. It should inspire you. I recently told Forbes in an interview, “There is a real opportunity for communications professionals to pave their own road with…
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October 27, 2016 0

Tell Your Story in Gaming Engine

  Have you ever thought about telling your story with a gaming engine or in virtual reality? Above is a screenshot from a virtual music festival I created in Unity to showcase how a brand or journalist can utilize the power of virtual recreation to represent their product. While this virtual reality demonstration is simplistic,…
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October 20, 2016 0

Big Data or Big Daddy: Same Premise Different Day

Remember that Adam Sandler movie “Big Daddy” (1999) about the guy who adopts a small boy to impress a girl then later realizes how much responsibility he has just undertaken? The girl is pretty, the kid is cute, the idea is fun, and the good hearted intentions of adopting an orphan are impressive. But Adam…
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March 4, 2016 0

3 Cool Apps That Will Rock Your World

  Whether it’s Yelp, BeMe, Peach, or my three favorites: FireChat, Evernote, and Postmates, cool apps can change your world. In the digital age of communication, social media apps are constantly revolutionizing the way we interact. Usually free to download, most new apps are not reinventing the wheel. But the good ones make the ride…
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February 5, 2016 0
Flavor Flav, Coolio, Wade Martin, Katy Cappella, Nicole Hanratty

5 Reasons There’s No Nirvana On The Internet

My digital communications class had a 90s theme this week and–no real surprise here–I showed up with my NIRVANA “With The Lights Out” four disc edition which I refuse to actually open up and play.   I keep the coveted collection hermetically sealed by the plastic wrap that it came in as if to preserve…
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January 29, 2016 0