A special tribute
THOMAS DAVID THOMPSON (1932-2012) – A CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE!
Tom was the great grandson of an entrepreneurial Irishman and merchant seaman, Captain David Thompson, who developed Clifton Gardens as a vast recreational area with picnic grounds and dancing pavilions and built the Marine Hotel in the late 19th century on the foreshores of Sydney Harbour.
Tom Thompson took the same spirit into his own business endeavours and forged a name for himself in the Australian PetCare Industry and established 4 major retail outlets called PetCare 2000.
He became known to many Australian pet owners by developing a more nutritional and natural food for dogs and cats, marketed under his own brand, ‘Uncle Tom’.
Tom’s final resting place is now with Captain David in Sydney’s historic cemetery at Gore Hill in the North Shore suburb of St. Leonards.
He had left instructions for his family and friends to celebrate his life and this video of him that I filmed in Nyngan was one of his favourites:
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ANOTHER HUGE SAVING!
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Les Thompson’s ‘HELLO EGO’, the book that has taken readers on three continents for a walk through the world of wireless, is now UPDATED & EXPANDED with photos from a broadcasting career spanning 35 years. Now at an affordable price as an eBook.
The 2013 edition contains new information and examines the role that radio stars and their managers and producers played in the success and failure of Australasian radio stations
Who was the real Patriarch of the 2UE Lamb Family Radio Dynasty?
The story behind the 2UE Nightwatch program achieving more than a quarter of a million listeners in one marketplace.!
Presenters, producers, journalists & support staff – how they mesh & clash in Talk Radio.
Alan Jones’ slow rise to ratings success.
The rise and fall of Kerry Packer’s 2UE – the CBC disaster seen from the inside.
Why Brian White failed as the C.E.O. and was a major success as a broadcaster.
How 2KY shocked Sydney in the Ratings Game!
What the Broadcasting Tribunal inquiry into Ron Casey failed to ask!
2UW becoming “Tragic Eleven” – where did the magic go?
Singo’s 2GB – changing fortunes by trial and error.
How Radio Hauraki helped to bust the Asian Drug Syndicate wide open.
The freeing of an innocent N. Z. prisoner - Arthur Alan Thomas.
Plus station intrigues and the mess made by egocentric managers.
It’s all in this eBook – AVAILABLE NOW for USD3.99 ONLY at AMAZON.COM
Listen to Les Thompson’s radio files! Click here
As a special offer, the HOW-TO eBook companion volume to Hello Ego – a Media Skills Handbook – is now being sold for just USD 2:99 – ONLY AT AMAZON.COM
The secrets of professional speakers and writers revealed!
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW IS CONTAINED IN THIS BOOK!
Australian & International award-winning broadcast journalist Les Thompson has produced a handbook for speakers, writers and programmers seeking success in mainstream & social media
MEDIA & COMMUNICATION SKILLS MADE EASY
In his book, Les gives some invaluable advice as to how to improve one’s communication skills. Although the book is mainly aimed at people who want to try their luck in broadcasting and media, it proves virtually universal. Being an EFL teacher, I generally read methodology and linguistic books, but Les’s volume shows that one can also find useful answers outside the field. Les has convinced me how important it is to make people listen to what one needs to say (e.g. that certain ways of communicating are better than others, and that lazy speech will not be tolerated, while a foreign accent will). Les argues that good speech habits are easy to learn and apply – this is good news for everybody who was not born a great speaker/writer. Finally, the motto: “People who do what they enjoy are the most successful in the long term” will certainly appeal to everyone who likes doing things passionately and enthusiastically.
Hana Tichá, EFL teacher, Šternberk, Czech Republic
This is an eBook that can make a difference!
Details of another bargain-priced Ebook!
NOBODY BELIEVED ME – A true story! Click here
2014 European Music Tour:
Les Thompson’s Classical Music Trails of Europe Tour! Click here
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