Inside The Arts Turns 11

Inside The Arts is celebrating its 11th anniversary!. One of the collective’s longest running sites, Joe Patti’s Butts In The Seats, enjoyed a refreshed design this past year and Frank Almond is back in action at non divisi. The blog features an updated look and new features to help celebrate Frank’s return to blogging. Holly Mulcahy’s Neo Classical continues to break traffic records drawing in new drawing in a wealth of new …

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2019 #NAMPC Slide Deck: A Content Manager’s Guide To Website Accessibility

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As always, #NAMPC was a great time and the Content Manager’s Guide To Website Accessibility workshop was a real hit. Before I forget, I wanted to take a moment to make the slide deck available. The slide deck is available at Google Slides and open to all: I’ve always felt speaker notes are an integral component to a good presentation. My colleague, Joe Patti, summed it up nicely when he wrote “one of …

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Off To Miami And #NAMPC 2019

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I’m en route to Miami for the 2019 National Arts Marketing Project Conference (#NAMPC) where I’ll be presenting A Content Manager’s Guide To Website Accessibility. Date/Time/Room Saturday, November 16, 2019 – 11:00am to 12:15pm ET in the Biscayne Ballroom Session Description If web accessibility isn’t already on your radar, it should be.  At the heart of accessible design are the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), a central element of a series of …

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Emojis: The Body Language Of Social Media

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a dozen times, the ability to engage with readers on social media is a double-edged sword. Case in point, yesterday’s article about Jeremy Reynolds’ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on conductor body language produced a thought-provoking discussion thread yesterday…on my Facebook wall. That means even though the comment section at the blog post was digital crickets, things were hopping on my wall. Fortunately, I keep …

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A Body Language Expert Offering Feedback On A Professional Orchestra? Yes Please.

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The 11/11/2019 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a terrific article by Jeremy Reynolds, who came up with the idea to have a body language expert examine orchestra conductors and provide feedback. It’s as interesting as you can imagine and a few steps short of what I would love to see next: observations of musicians and patrons during a live concert. While I get why something like this begins with music …

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