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Entries in #SWChat (46)

Friday
Oct122012

Next Generation Innovation (#SWChat)

Introduction

Innovation & technology have always walked hand in hand, but with the explosion of social media and social networks in recent years, how has this impacted innovation in business?

This event debated how the evolution of technology, and people's mindset to adopt these new technologies, has changed the very fundamentals of Innovation.

Event Questions

Q1) 90% of businesses believe Innovation is a priority. But where is the real value in investing in Innovation?
Q2) How important is failure to be a successful Innovator?
Q3) Should Innovation be taught better through our education system?
Q4) How has social media and social networks impacted Innovation today?
Q5) Due to the introduction of collaborative networks, has innovation now become part of our daily work culture?

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Spreecast Social Video Channel

Panelists: Terri Griffith, Colin Hope-Murray, Greg Lowe, Jenn Emerson, Mark Oehlert

Producer: @LizCpher

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Friday
Sep282012

How Social Media Is Changing HR (#SWChat)

Introduction

When it comes to the corporate world, HR is often one of the last to adapt to change. Mostly because they are the keepers of policy, procedure, order, and the employee. They were the keeper of the employee until social media changed the game.

(extract from Jessica Miller-Merrell)

This event looked at how HR needs to change and adapt to Social Media and the barriers to overcome in doing so.

Event Questions

Q1) What role should HR play in Social Business Transformation?
Q2) When it comes to change, HR is generally the last to adapt. Why is this?
Q3) How is Social Media changing HR to benefit its employees?
Q4) What benefits does social media have in recruiting the right people compared to more traditional recruiting methods?
Q5) Should HR be checking out potential candidates social profiles and streams before hiring?

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Participants (confirmed): Tbd

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Saturday
Sep222012

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

Introduction

The previous What's Hot in Social Media events have proved to be very popular, so we have decided to make this a regular occurrence on #SWChat.

This event discussed 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...). No topic is taboo....

Event Questions

Q1) Prince Harry deletes Facebook account over nude photo scandal http://on.mash.to/PMEl7R - Is FB a security risk for Royals+Celebs?
Q2) Man Arrested For Racist Tweets To Soccer Star http://on.mash.to/PMExnx - Should people be arrested for what they say?
Q3) How To Complain About Your Boss on FB And Not Get Fired http://on.mash.to/RRdGMp -How should people protect themselves?
Q4) Winklevoss's invest $1M in niche SM Network for prof investors http://bit.ly/NCfKVX -Are niche SM networks the future?
Q5) How has social media changed in the last 12 months and how have you adjusted to this change?

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Spreecast Social Video Channel

Participants: Jenn Emerson, Colin Hope-Murray, Greg Lowe, Mark Moehlert

Producer: @LizCpher

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Friday
Sep142012

SEO Deconstructed (#SWChat)

Introduction

SEO is the abbreviation for Search Engine Optimization. This is the process of structuring a web page so that it is found, read, and indexed by search engines in the most effective manner possible. This makes your web site and its content attractive, relevant and visible to search engines and web searchers.

Combining Social Media with SEO provides a very powerful social media presence. This event looked at the why and how of SEO for your business to give you the edge over your competitors.

Event Questions

Q1) Why does SEO really matter for your business?
Q2) Increase in clicks is great, but can good SEO actually turn clicks into paying customers?
Q3) Who in your company should be in charge of SEO?
Q4) What is a good ranking for your website and how do you go about improving it?
Q5) What simple SEO tips & tricks should every business be aware of?

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Spreecast Social Video Channel

Panelists: Kevin Mullet, Jennifer Sable Lopez, Lars Eriksson, Colin Hope-Murray

Producer: @LizCpher

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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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Hashtag: #SWChat

Guest: n/a

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

 

 

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

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