Tips for conference bloggers (December 14, 2007, 1) - Conference reports are a great way to help share knowledge and justify
the expense of conference travel, but attendees are often so busy
learning and networking that they don’t have the time to send detailed
conference reports from the road. Postponing the report-writing to the
plane trip back could mean many lost insights and lost momentum.
Liveblogging can help. With
The Incoming University Student’s Guide to Web 2.0 (May 16, 2008, 3) - Read extensively. The university library’s an amazing resource. Yours might come with access to online research libraries, too. Combine that with Internet resources such as Wikipedia, blogs, and so on. Speed-reading can help you browse through information quickly so that you can focus on the good stuff.
Write. Writing is a great way to remember what
ITSC guide to conference awesomeness (February 21, 2011, 7) - Darren Hudgins liked my Shy Connector presentation a lot, so he asked me to put together some quick tips to share with the ~400 people at the Instructional Technology Strategies Conference. Here’s what I came up with:
ITSC Guide to Conference Awesomeness
They’re going to play it live at the conference at 12 PST. =) I’ve kept
Tweaking fun and nudging myself out of procrastination (January 25, 2011, 0) - Using rational economics to analyze what I do for fun seems to have paid off. By changing the costs and benefits of different activities, I’ve managed to nudge myself out of (excessive?) reading and writing, finally tackling some projects I’ve been procrastinating for a while.
Increasing the cost of reading: I decided to be
Imagine success for social media (February 16, 2011, 0) - I was talking to an independent consultant who wanted to get better at using social media to expand his network. I suggested that he put together articles and presentations that he can share with his contacts (mostly executives) that are useful and that they would probably share with the right people in their companies.