Tuesday, 24 March 2009

viva indifference

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 with 1 comment
Monday's training saw Alan, Bronwyn, Cathy, Ewen, Helen, Jodie, Joel, Mick C, Miranda, Neil, Rae, Ruth, Suzie, Tim, Yelena, Yili, with me supervising, run a 20 minute relay in teams of two which included a smaller lap recovery jog where runners couldn't "hang around" or they wouldn't get back in time. A very hard session. Some uphill attrition sprints after the relay, this time Tim was again the quickest but Joel just held him out on handicap in the final sprint.

Been thinking about how we promote the group and whether to do a bit more work marketing it. But no, I dislike mis-representation, which is what most marketing does, or would do if it needed to. And I tire of biased sports reporting in our media, particularly of the type "we are the best"/"we were hard done by"/"we deserved to win" which has its us/them mentality and under-rates the efforts of the "them". So I will continue simply to hold out for public scrutiny who we are and what we do, and people can choose whatever. We're free, but!

And I will freshen up this template some day soon. And I will get some "business cards" run off professionally. Can you think of any other simple things you and I can do to "improve our image"? (Short of plastic surgery, although in my case that is probably a very good idea.) But it's not super-important to me, whatever will be will be.

On Marketing:
"An interoffice softball game was held every year between the marketing and support staff of one company. The support staff whipped the marketing department soundly.
"To show just how the marketing department earns their keep, they posted this memo on the bulletin board after the game: 'The Marketing Department is pleased to announce that for this year's softball season, we came in 2nd place, having lost but one game all year. The Support Department, however, had a rather dismal season, as they won only one game.'"

After all, we are all stars. No proof required.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! Plastic surgery for all of us on the wrong side of 48. And name changes (Sri Chinmoy-style) to youthful ones like Jack, Cooper, Ethan, Mia, Emily, Sophie...