I joined Aaron Kim and Bernie Michalik's team in IBM last week, and I *love* what I'm doing. It's such a terrific fit with what I'm interested in and what I want to get really good at. I'm helping people discover the benefits they could get out of emerging technologies, and I'm looking for good practices we can share with other people. And it's amazing just smoothly sliding into the role, with my network already in place... =) Happy happy happy.
It's a little bit scary sometimes, too, this being a little bit famous. I dropped into a Lotus Connections workshop earlier because I was curious about who might be there. I liked the story Kathryn Everest told about how she came to appreciate Dogear, and I wished I could explain things as clearly as she did. <laugh> Then she went on to say that in organizations, there are usually people who are avid whatever-ers, people who bookmark thousands of sites and whose bookmarks are useful. And then she cited me! That makes me feel warm and fuzzy. And it challenges me a lot, too. There are many opportunities just waiting for us to step up to them. That's the scary part, but it's also the fun part.
So here's what I want to get *really* good at:I want to find or make good practices, and I want to spread them to the people who can make the most of them.
I love sharing cool tips that solve people's problems or help them imagine other things they can do. I can find cool tips by coming up with them on my own, but the best and most fun way for me to do this is to catch other people doing good stuff. I can bring out their experiences with my questions, write about and spread their advice, and bring them other ideas as well.
I can spread good practices through articles, tutorials, podcasts, and presentations. I want to know my audiences well, and to be able to customize this content to address their particular concerns.
I want to do this for both internal and external people. For external clients, I can bring the good practices we've found within our company and at other companies, and I can help them adopt the ones that make sense for their organization.
Hey, that's interesting... Maybe I'm not a technology evangelist. I'm a practice evangelist! (Gotta find a better way to describe that.)
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