Credit where credit’s due …..
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I’ll be writing occasional updates and thoughts on what I get up to, both working and otherwise, on this page. And my first thoughts are about giving credit.
Not in the financial sense, but in the sense of acknowledging when people do something that deserves a thank-you. I’m very pleased to say that quite a few smart people in radio – from BBC social-media expert Jem Stone @jemstone and trainers Sue Llewellyn @suellewellyn and Claire Wardle @cwardle to independent-radio guru and Bauer news chief Justin Kings – have said nice things about the way I use Twitter alongside my radio shows. One thing they’ve highlighted is the Show Credits. Every day, at the end of each show, I tweet a list of the Twitter users who’ve contributed to that day’s edition. The list – which can run to four or more tweets – is tagged #showcredits.
I think it’s a good way of acknowledging these people’s contributions to the show. It gives a little glow of mutual appreciation, and underlines the point that although it’s my name in the Radio Times, the show is made by and for the people who listen and take part in it. It’s got to the point where some people who feel they deserved a credit but who I miss off the list, tweet to remind me!
The point is, people feel good if you give them credit. So if someone helps you out, tell other people how cool they are. Tweet about them, big them up on Facebook, blog about them. You feel good, they feel good, everyone wins.
And pulling the two threads of this post together: I want to credit the people without whom this website, and indeed Jim Hawkins Ltd, wouldn’t have happened. Feel free to read the next bit aloud, in the style of an awards acceptance speech!
My first photography client, and provider of invaluable business advice and peerless social-media wisdom: Jan Minihane @janminihane
Wise and insightful business- and life-coach, brilliant at helping people to achieve – as she calls it – life/work balance: Michaela Hardwick of Beyond Expectation @MichaelaBeyond
Design, logo and branding so delicious you could eat it with a fork, and creator of the wonderful fortune-teller business card: Nicola Brown @intheshed
Visionary and inspirational website design and build: Kirsty Burgoine @kirstyburgoine
Thanks to Helen Porter @helenporter1 for being present at the birth of the company, and introducing me to ace accountant Paren Morarjia of DRE
So, that’s my list of credits. Who do you want to say thank-you to today?Top