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Participant numbers versus participation quality

What exactly defines quality? And how is one person’s participation measurably more valuable, and presumably of higher quality, than another? It’s a question that practitioners and academics, particularly those with an interest in the “deeper” deliberative dialogue have been pondering for well over a decade. Over the last few weeks I have facilitated four Round […]

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Adapting 90-9-1 for online citizen engagement

Regular readers of this blog will have seen a presentation I delivered in a couple of different forms a number of years ago about the application of the 90-9-1 principle to online community engagement. You’ll find the presentation slides, Getting more people involved: Keeping more people involved, here. The presentation was based on the thinking […]

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Disability Employment & Social Media

Australia’s disability employment services sector is going through a revolution. Is the online “social” space a key to survival? Today, I was privileged to present to the Annual Conference of the Australian Disability Employment sector. Some 500 plus people gathered together in Melbourne to talk about the future of the sector. I was approached by […]

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EHQ WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility compliance tick

Our online community engagement platform, EngagementHQ, was recently given a tick of approval by Vision Australia for complying with the globally accepted accessibility standard, WCAG 2.0. The Australian Government formally adopted WCAG 2.0 as the definitive standard for government website accessibility in early 2010. The Australian Government Web Guide site states: In November 2009, the […]

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Big Bang 2012: Big Issues #5 – Integrating social media with online engagement

Note: This is the fifth post in a series of posts reporting on the outputs from Bang the Table’s Big Bang 2012 client conference. You can read about the conference and how we uncovered the Big Issues here. The notes for “integrating social media with EngagementHQ” discussions can be downloaded as a PDF here. Linking EngagementHQ […]

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Big Bang 2012: Big Issue #4 – Creating organisational “buy-in” and a culture of “engagement”

Note: This is the fourth post in a series of posts reporting on the outputs from Bang the Table’s Big Bang 2012 client conference. You can read about the conference and how we uncovered the Big Issues here. The notes for the “creating organisational ‘buy-in” and a culture of “engagement”” discussions can be downloaded as a […]

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Big Bang 2012: Big Issue #2 – Integrating offline and online engagement

Note: This is the second post in a series of posts reporting on the outputs from Bang the Table’s Big Bang 2012 client conference. You can read about the conference and how we uncovered the Big Issues here. The notes for the “integrating offline and online engagement” are available as a PDF download, in HTML below, […]

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Big Bang 2012: Big Issue #1 – Promoting online consultation

This is the first post in a series of posts reporting on the outputs from Bang the Table’s Big Bang 2012 client conference. You can read about the conference and how we uncovered the Big Issues here. Promoting Online Consultation to download or HTML below. It is also replicated in “tips sheets” section of this website under […]

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Stop general staff sabotaging accessibility

Guest post by Rachel McAlpine (third from left) and Alice Hearnshaw, Directors of web content specialists and accessibility trainers, Contented. Great: you upgraded your CMS so that software and existing content now complies with WCAG 2.0 AA. Problem: accessible technology does not guarantee accessible content. Your staff continue to sabotage accessibility by uploading content that […]

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Are online engagement processes prone to hijacking?

  Many organisations which are new to engaging their community online harbour understandable fears that the process will be ‘hijacked’ or stacked by vocal minority groups.  Actually this is a perfectly normal phenomenon.  People are more motivated to contribute on an issue if they are passionate about it.  Whilst passion can be positive or negative […]

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BIGBANG 2012 went off with a KABOOM!

Thanks to all the Superheroes in attendance at our very first Bang the Table Client (and Friends) Conference on the Gold Coast! We have been overwhelmed with great feedback so we think we can safely declare it was a big success! We’ve included a few photos below but you can see more high res images […]

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Opportunity to join the Bang the Table team

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/ACCOUNT MANAGER Bang the Table is a fast growing business offering online community engagement services to clients in both Government and Private Sectors.  We are the market leaders in Australia and have worked with over 140 clients. We are seeking an Business Development/Account Manager to play a leading role in the future growth of […]

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