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Thursday
Aug302012

Twitter Etiquette: Tips & Tricks III (#SWChat)

Introduction

There are many different approaches to using Twitter, some work and some don't. This event shared tips & tricks of how brands should use Twitter to engage better.

 

Event Questions

Q1) For business use what should your #Twitter Avatar be - Brand logo or human face?
Q2) What's your policy on following back people that follow you - autofollow, review first, never?
Q3) What 3 things do you look for to follow someone on #Twitter?
Q4) What 3 things stop you from following someone on #Twitter?
Q5) Is #Twitter a listening, broadcasting or engagement tool?
Q6) What #Twitter tools do you use to help listen, broadcast and engage with others?
Q7) <not asked>
Q8) <not asked>

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Spreecast Social Video Channel

Participants (confirmed): Jenn Emerson, Colin Hope-Murray, Andrew Sim, Steve Cassady, Greg Lowe, Mark Moehlert

Producer: @LizCpher

Playback: (see below)

 

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Friday
Aug242012

Social Leadership Deconstructed (#SWChat)

Thanks to everyone who took part in this weeks Social Workplace event.

Social Leadership Deconstructed

 

Introduction

On January 12th we had Lisa Petrilli and Steve Woodruff as guests on #SWChat discussing Social Leadership which was a fantastic and very popular event.

Seven months on we returned to the topic to see if and how things have changed.

The Social Workplace
A socially connected company where collaborative working across geographical locations, lines of business and management chains is second nature, enabling innovative solutions to every day business challenges
Social Leadership
Ambassadors of The Social Workplace. Leading by example the necesssry change in behaviours required to improve communications, learning, productivity, and all round engagement through the better use of social tools

 

Event Questions

Q1) Can Social Media help leaders to become better leaders [ref: http://on.wsj.com/HCGnTx ]?
Q2) Is there a danger to focus on the tech side of Social Leadership, forgetting the soft skills of being a great leader?
Q3) "Social flattens company hierarchies" - Who are the winners and losers here?
Q4) What are the main barriers Social Leadership faces today in helping people to become better leaders?
Q5) All managers can become great Social Leaders - Agree / Disagree?

 

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Twitter Channel

Hashtag: #SWChat

Guest: n/a

Moderators: @DavidChris (host) ; @lttlewys (co-host)

 

 

Spreecast Social Video Channel

Participants (confirmed): Colin Hope-Murray, Lesley Price, Jamie Notter, Jenn Emerson, 

Producer: @LizCpher

Palyback: (see below)

 

 

 

 

Useful #SWChat Links

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Thursday
Aug162012

What's Hot In Social Media II (#SWChat)

Thanks to everyone who took part in this weeks Social Workplace event.

What's Hot In Social Media II

 

Introduction

The previous What's Hot in Social Media event was such a popular one that we have decided to make this a monthly event.

This event is discussing what is hot right now in the world of Social Media (from social technologies / platforms to conferences, to mobile apps to the very latest acquisitions etc...).

Event Questions

Q1) Why are B2B Social Media firms so hot right now? [ ref http://on.mash.to/LDeam2 ]
Q2) App.net raises $600k to build ad-free alternative to Twitter [ ref http://on.mash.to/Olq5WU ]. Can they really compete?
Q3) Olympics 2012 - Will Social Media be the catalyst for encouraging future Olympians [ref: http://on.mash.to/NkOVXb ]
Q4) What's hot in social media legislation. Is freedom of speech dead ?
Q5) <not asked>

 

Twitter Channel

Hashtag: #SWChat

Guest: n/a

Moderators: @DavidChris (host)

Stats: 925 Tweets; 202k Reach; 2.7 Mil Impressions

 

Spreecast Social Video Channel

Participants (confirmed): Mark Moehlert; Andrew Sim; Colin Hope-Murray

Producer: @LizCpher

Playback: (see below)

 

 

 

Useful #SWChat Links

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Sunday
Aug122012

Enterprise Gamification (#SWChat)

Thanks to everyone who took part in this weeks Social Workplace event.

Enterprise Gamification

 

Introduction

 Gamification has the potential to greatly optimize the way humans are connected to and go about their work. Like social media, and usually closely integrated with it, gamification is an emerging new field that's still difficult to broach in many management circles because of its perception that it's not an appropriate or serious enough business topic. Yet a growing number of impressive outcomes as well as a burgeoning set of supporting tools and technologies are making it increasingly likely that gamification will find its way into a workplace near you over the next couple of years.

Extract from Enterprise Gamification: Will It Drive Better Business Performance?
by Dion Hinchcliffe

Event Questions

Q1) Can Gamification enhance the learning experience and help to incentivise employees?
Q2) What if you earned badges at work instead of job titles?
Q3) What if all salaries were aligned to the badges you earned?
Q4) What are the requirements for developing Gamification in the workplace successfully?
Q5) What are the barriers for Gamification in business?

 

Twitter Channel

Hashtag: #SWChat

Guest: n/a

Moderators: @DavidChris (host) ; @lttlewys (co-host)

Stats: 1.0k Tweets; 123 Contributors; 317k Reach; 2.2 Mil Impressions

 

Spreecast Social Video Channel

Participants: Mark Oehlert, Tim McDonald, Andrew Sim, Lesley Price

Producer: @LizCpher

Playback: (see below)

 

 

 

Useful #SWChat Links

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Friday
Jul272012

Social Learning Deconstructed (#SWChat)

Thanks to everyone who took part in this weeks Social Workplace Twitter Chat event (#SWChat).

Social Learning Deconstructed

Social Learning is the shiny new toy of the e-learning world. But what exactly is Social Learning and why has it become so popular?

This event delves deeper into the ethos behind Social Learning and why we need to evolve from owning knowledge to sharing it.

Event Statistics

  • No. of Tweets = 1900     (NEW RECORD)
  • No. of Contributors = 232   (NEW RECORD)
  • Reach = 554,000
  • No. of impressions = 6,700,000   (NEW RECORD)

Summary

Full Transcript Report via @hashtracking

 Great blog post here by Living in Cyberspace on this event

Questions Asked

Q1) What does the term 'social learning' mean to you?
Q2) What benefits can the use of social media bring to learning? 
Q3) When orgs use technology to support business processes why do they resist SoMe to support learning?
Q4) Organisational culture is the biggest barrier to using SoMe to support learning. Agree/disagree?
Q5) L&D traditionally 'own' learning. SoMe crosses all boundaries. How can other groups support learning? 
Q6) What needs to change so we stop talking about using SoMe for learning and make it happen?

Shared Reference Material

 

Useful #SWChat Links

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