Monday 12 June 2017
Well, it was the Queen’s Birthday public holiday.
Usually, on weekends and holidays, I don’t snap. Just as well because they’d be really boring. They’d be of me doing one of three things: reading books, knitting or cleaning the house. Enough said.
Tuesday 13 June 2017
In today’s snap story I talk about how we manage the amount of information that comes to us every day and how not to get overwhelmed by it all. I do a long introduction about what I do and the questions I can answer for people and organisations because sometimes, people mistake me for a social media marketer. I’m not. I like to use social tools to experiment with how I show and share my work and learning publicly as well as tap into and connect with people inside and outside my field. I talk about the need to be agile (there goes that word again), in how we learn. I also talk about the lovely surprise when someone (whom I hadn’t even met in person) from the previous organisation I worked for wrote a personal email to the head of IT requesting that the organisation find me some work to stay on as he liked the articles, posts and thoughts I shared on their enterprise social network. It was such a lovely gesture that admittedly, it took me by surprise and was totally humbled by it.
Wednesday 14 June 2017
Today was my last day at the organisation I worked for in the last few months. I had been away from the corporate environment for the last three years independently consulting and I talk about the differences I noticed (and the similarities) of how the workforce technology has changed. In particular, I talk about the change in technology and collaboration systems and the diversity of the workplace. I also talk about what I did in the Learning and Development team there around helping the team and business understand and value curation as a critical workplace skill for any role. In the end, I provide some last minute observations of my final day. I also realise that this is the FIRST video in my life where I have captured the LAST day of my work. In case I ever need to refer to it…maybe…okay, maybe not.
Thursday 15 June 2017
The first day of independent consulting and I start the new day with some happy music because I’m feeling happy and excited for the days ahead. Today I share how I’m creating a Snapchat for Education presentation to the National Conference of Vocational Educators later this year. I also talk about the tool I’m using called Reflector to project the image of my presentation on the screen to demo Snapchat at the conference. I like presenting to this group because they make me consider, reflect and apply how these tools can be used for educational and classroom purposes – and for the educators themselves. They also teach me to consider the use and application of the tool from the student perspective too. I love considering applications and uses of tools but having the audience in mind because most of these tools are totally flexible in how, why and when you can use them. They’ve opened up my eyes that there is never a “one size fits all”. If anyone tells you how you must use a tool or that it’s to be used in a specific way – look at them with suspicion. In all cases I’ve come across – it’s not the case at all.
Friday 16 June 2017
Friday was a lot of fun.
I did an interview with Social Chefs for #SocialChatter hour with Christian Karasiewicz (@ckroks) and Nick Rishwain (@NickJRishwain) I had the pleasure of meeting them on Snapchat and Nick had asked me to be part of their panel and I agreed. We did have some technical glitches but a great host made sure that the show kept going on. You can read the blog post of my reflections in What’s Learning Got to Do With Marketing?
After the show, I was invited to attend “Coffee in the Lobby” an informal group of people who once attended a Social Media Conference in the USA and met in the lobby.
The idea started by writer, director and storyteller Joe Wilson (@JoeWilsonTV) who said, “hey why not meet up online once a week and have our own coffee in an online lobby? We don’t need a conference to meet!!” So the idea was borne that through Zoom, we all have a natter for an hour or two – or until people tire – and it’s an informal catch-up. I got to meet (in real time) many of the Snapchatters I follow and learn more about them and their work. It was a lot of fun and it was great to hang out with a new group of friends during a Friday lunch hour.
In this snap story, I didn’t capture any snaps about Coffee in the Lobby although if I ask the group, I know that they won’t hesitate to agree for me to snap about them in the future. I did, however, talk about the different communication styles as well as my new obsession of reading about Australian maritime history….
So what did you get up to this week? What did you learn and work on?