Here are my snap stories for the week of 20 March…
Wednesday 22 March 2017 – Work Out Loud Wednesday
Today I talked about the concept of an ‘internal influencer’ or intrapreneur or change agent. I had been talking to a colleague about the concept of ‘influencer’ which seems to be a term that is thrown around in the Marketing world. For me, there are influencers who are inside the company and they’re the people who are highly networked and connected across departments and usually connect people and resources or point out synergies or potential collaborations. They’re silo busters. They’re the type of people I’d want to be connected to and make friends with because they’re tapped into all parts of the business. Most of the time, these key influencers are found when an enterprise social network is used because we can see their work, we can read their posts, view their profiles and see their connections. Too often companies miss opportunities to get their key internal influencers/intrapreneurs/change agents involved simply because their managers and teams are not on the social networks themselves therefore have no visibility of their connections and relationships. Pity really. Big loss to the company.
Thursday 23 March 2017
In this snap, I briefly talk about my new job and then take you to an eLearning Instructional Design Meetup group that was run by David Swaddle. David holds these events in Melbourne and Sydney. This was a ‘Show and Tell’ event where learning designers could show and share their work to the group. I couldn’t take as many snaps as I would have liked because I was one of the presenters where I talked about a guided social learning program I developed. I also took various video shots to pull together a story for LearningNow TV over the coming months.
Saturday 25 March 2017
Today I interviewed Kerryn Powell from Your Time Matters on the benefits of networking. This was for a story I wanted to submit for LearningNow TV. Kerryn has been running networking events in the local area for business professionals and as we were talking, I couldn’t help but feel that how I network online is exactly the same way we network in person. That is, there was perfect alignment with our own respective behaviours. However, what struck me is that many people believe that online networking is not as effective as they believe face to face to be. Personally, I know that this is not something I share because whether it’s online or face to face – I’m still connecting with the person. If I do it via a Skype meeting and after having known the person’s work and trust what they share, I feel that networking is just as effective online. In this snap, I show the tools I use to capture video footage and how I decided to work out loud (share and show my work publicly) to be able to open myself up to new personal learning experiences. What I got out of it were opportunities that would never have come to me if I didn’t work out loud!