So I continue to collate my thoughts and reflections on this week’s snap stories.
Tuesday 18 April 2017
Today I talk about who I am and what I do and explain in full what working out loud is. I talk about Sarah Stahl, a digital marketer who is doing a 25 day learning out loud challenge teaching herself how to live stream on Facebook Live and then sharing her learning on LinkedIn. We planned with Sarah to be interviewed on her Day 13 (April 25) and talk about my work too.
Wednesday 19 April 2017
In this snap, I talk about how we shouldn’t even bother trying to force people to use social tools especially if we are in a learning and development team in organisations. If we don’t actively use these tools ourselves then we shouldn’t be telling people that they need to because after all, this is about behaviour change. I also share my Top 10 Learning Tools for Jane Hart’s upcoming survey.
Saturday 22 April 2017
I stumbled upon Gary Vaynerchuk’s Document Not Create video and then wrote up a post of the same name. Many people I follow on Snapchat follow Gary and his podcasts and videos. They were talking about this concept without realising that it is exactly about “Working Out Loud”.
Reflections for the Week
My biggest lessons this week is the importance of showing and sharing our work and I had my ‘a ha’ moment when I realised that what we are saying is nothing new. Sure, there are people like Gary V who articulate it in simple terms that the general public understands. My realisation is that my language is far too academic and dare I say it, too focused on “Learning and Development” language. This is setting me back big time and I need to change this asap. If I’m having a hard time trying to influence my own peers in my own field because they may not understand the concept that it is a WAY of learning and not forced down peoples throats, I can imagine what people outside my field must be thinking – they’d have to be totally confused.