James Piecowye thinking out loud

Ideas, inspiration and a bit of random.


I think we underestimate the power of the communication tools we have available to us. All too often it is about the medium and not the message. Maybe we need to think message first and not medium first? Here is a great example of a message first thought project.

Find Your Inner Creativity

I am always surprised at the places we can see creativity in exhibition and how people take something and morph it into something else. Flex Dance, this is a fantastic display of expression. The story here is simple. Be yourself. Trust yourself. Dream-Do-Be  

Public Speaking/Talking Tip

When we speak I am always saying be sure to move your lips, you would be surprised at the number of people who are lazy when it comes to facial cues. Here is why. We don’t speak consistently well by chance. We speak well because we take advantage of all the tools available. Always consider […]

Brian Eno Master Motivation!

I happened on this and I have one thing to say, WOW! 4 minutes of brilliance. Is Eno talking Art or Business? Is Eno talking directly to you? WOW, watch and share with any young/old/middle-aged person you know who is questioning what they are doing.

Simple Works.

This is a MUST READ. I have many internship students telling me that they are doing things on their internship placements that are outside what they perceive as their field of study. This is a failing of modern education, we educators build big walls around our disciplines and do little to show how PR, Art, […]

Employees May Be the Best Brand Advocates

We know this but are we actually believing it? I am fortunate to work in education and media where I see leadership actively working at providing employees with the tools to be brand advocates. The challenges are huge especially when you have full-time, part-time and freelance employees all coming together. And there is the issue […]

Get Obsessed!

All too often we spend a lot of time trying to figure out what we do well and ignore those things we are obsessed about. But it is our obsessions that point in the direction of those things that we may do well and it is those things that can point to our career options. […]

Sometimes you just have to do what you think is right!

I love the look of this video and I love the message!   The Brazilian Musician That Makes the NYC Subway Commute a Little Bit Better Mar 27, 2014 | 21-part series Paul Rosenfeld Zooga Malaga explains the ups and downs of leaving his home country to make a new life in New York City. […]

The Jukebox

Just in case you missed it here is the link to your weekly dose of Indie Music from the Middle East. And there is a lot more at www.triplew.me. This week it was all about Museland Records in Bahrain and the festival coming up. I think this is easily the best bit of radio in […]

Another Story.

Ads are all about telling a story. Ads are about connection. A great ad allows you to fill in the blanks in a way that you can imagine you in the frame of reference. Here is an ad that really has a great message and is worth sharing. I think we often forget that what […]

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