Here is this month’s snap stories of personal learning for March 2018.
Every week and every month, I like to review these videos to see what I have been doing every day and it’s a great way to capture all my work and learning – and also to see my progress towards my goals.
I decided to do a monthly reflection this time again simply because I am able to allocate an hour every month to review all these videos and to take notes as to which ones I will use as references in the future – which ones I need to come back to revisit and of course, other ones which are cringe-worthy.
I use these videos as an online portfolio of my work – an online CV if you will. and here is what I worked and learned in March.
Monday 5 March 2018
Today I talk about how difficult I’m finding independent consulting and how it’s a roller coaster ride of emotions for me. I have taught my husband how to use Snapchat and just by watching him use it, I’m getting a greater appreciation for its utility and function as an excellent work out loud tool.
Tuesday 6 March 2018
Today I talk about my storyboarding process of how I plan, prepare, create, film and edit short videos for our fake news channel on Snapchat called CNT News Channel. I’m told that we have many viewers around the world tuning in to watch this program every week (the story disappears after 24 hours) but you can find the playlist on YouTube if you’re interested.
Wednesday 7 March 2018
Today I had a great chat with Organisational Psychologist David Holzmer as well as webinar rehearsal where I was taking a session on Working Out Loud. I talk about the tips and traps when working with corporate organisations and the use of KeyNote or PowerPoint Presentation limitations on webinar software. I also do a review of the book called Shakti Leadership as well as exclaim my surprise for making the Top Corporate eLearning Movers and Shakers List for 2018.
Thursday 8 March 2018
Today it’s all about Business Model Canvas and sharing some resources found on Strategyzer as I’m part of a collaboration on creating a new product and service focussed on communities of purpose and transformative learning. I also talk about my distrust of some corporate leaders and how this plays a part in how I work with them.
Wednesday 14 March 2018
Today I spent an entire day helping out a friend set up her YouTube Channel and customise it all to her requirements. YouTube is a great platform to hold, publish and create playlists of video content. There’s always something new to learn on it and over the years, I have been building my channel as a portfolio of my work.
Thursday 15 March 2018
Today I talk about a job interview I went to as well as how I’m planning a story for the fake news channel for CNT around St Patrick’s Day.
Friday 16 March 2018
Today I go to Port Melbourne because I was invited to a BNI Networking event. I went along to see what BNI is about (it’s an international business networking group) but decided against joining because it didn’t align to my own values of building wider networks as well as the strict criteria around attendance every single week and having to participate and contribute to meetings. It was also very expensive.
Monday 19 March 2018
Today I talk about my upcoming workshop in Belgium for #LearnTechDay and talk about my last minute plans to head into Brugge as well as attending an excellent exhibition on the fashions of women of the Minoan Age at the Hellenic Museum.
Tuesday 20 March 2018
I’ve spent ages trying to refine my pitch because no one really understands what I do nor my products and services so I share who I’ve been seeking out help on this matter as well as chatting with a career coach and job hunting on Seek and other recruitment sites.
Wednesday 28 March 2018
Many people think that being an independent consultant that you’re a high flier and can command ridiculous amounts of money. Truth is, many are struggling to receive or generate income from their work and need to do casual or contract jobs to get by. I temp when required as a receptionist or do casual basic level jobs to ensure some cash flow because the majority of work such as conference speaking simply don’t pay. Today I share an excellent temp job I had at Australia’s premier science facility called the Synchotron where I was the receptionist at the front desk for a day. Certainly one of the highlights of my year to date – it truly was. (It’s a massive particle accelerator and lots of Australian scientists and the greatest brains work there).
Thursday 29 March 2018
Today I share a good idea for sharing the great work of people on LinkedIn so that we can make social media human again. I’m tired of all the marketers on LinkedIn so I’m fighting this by sharing other people’s great work.
This blog post by Helen Blunden was written in Melbourne, Australia and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.