A slight favour for a good project


I have a favour to ask. Before you get too worried I’d just like to say that it’s not too difficult I think. It involves clicking on something once a day up to August 23rd if and when you’re online.

Let me explain.

I don’t know if you’ve heard of “Guinness Project Grants” – it’s a new thing from Guinness where they will award a projects in 4 categories (Arts, Food, Music, Sport) up to E50,000. But there’s a twist on how it works. Rather than just put in an application like the arts council or something like this, you put up the details of the project on their website, and people vote on it. On August 23rd the top 10% by votes in each category go forward for judging.

A friend of mine has been developing an idea on and off for the past 2 years or so. They managed to get the domain name www.story.ie – and with this they want to start a magazine and website dedicated to new Irish writing. There are a few writing magazines out there, but they all tend to be very “literary” – i.e. not that accessible, containing pieces that “real people” are not that interested in reading. What They are aiming at with STORY? (sample covers attached, and you can read more athttp://www.story.ie) is good thumping stories in genres people are interested in – such as Thriller, Romance, Noir, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery etc.

The magazine will be distributed for free.

The catch is – by the time they had discovered all the details on the Guinness Projects, projects had already been up there and voting for the last month or so – so they are already c. 900 or so votes behind.

However, here’s the thing. Everyone can vote once per day. So I think you can see where this is going?

What I’d like to ask is if you would vote for the project once per day if and when you’re online?

The link to vote at is here


You can log in with Facebook, or set up an account with email. You only have to register the first time, and then just login thereafter.


About Geoffrey Cooling

my name is Geoffrey Cooling and I am the author here at Just Audiology Stuff. I have been involved in the Hearing Healthcare Profession for several years now. I initially worked as a Hearing Healthcare Professional for a large national retailer in Ireland. After several years in Practice I was approached to work for a manufacturer, where I was employed for five years. I am now the Co Founder of a business called Audiology Engine. We design websites, undertake content marketing and generally look after everything digital for audiological practices. I am also a contributor to many hearing profession periodicals and websites. I have written two commercially available books, The Little Book of Hearing Aids which is written for hearing aid consumers and Audiology Marketing in a Digital World which is written for Audiology Practice Owners. They are both available in Paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon. I also write for consumers on the website Hearing Aid Know, which is a website with the mission of demystifying hearing aids, their types and their technology. I have a great interest in commercial strategy as it applies to Healthcare in general and specifically to Hearing Healthcare. I also have a great interest in the psychology of sales and human interaction. I have been involved with social media for some time, both personally and professionally. I find the engagement and discourse on some social media channels fascinating. I instituted social media strategy for the company I worked for as an experiment. That experiment soon spread throughout the company and I am proud to say that the company is probably one of the most active in the industry. I would like to point out that all views, opinions and thoughts here are mine own. Unless of course they have been planted by the pod people, you just can’t take your eyes off the pod people. Those views do not necessarily reflect upon any views or opinions held by my employer, if I ever get another one. I think that our industry is in the middle of a time of huge change, I think that the change will be forced by both internal and external pressure. I think that private Independent Healthcare Practices will have to be smart and lithe of feet in order to meet these changes. I hope that some of my blatherings are of benefit to those Practices, Independent Hearing Healthcare Practices need to survive. I believe that if that occurs it will be of real benefit to Patients. I hope that I, and my writings will play a small part in their continued success.

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