Monthly review: February 2009

The key thing I learned in February 2009 is that delegation is something I can learn and something I can benefit from. I hired a number of virtual assistants through oDesk, including a couple of computer teachers and an assistant who’s my age. In the process of delegating tasks, I learned more about the processes I use and how to make them better. I look forward to continuing to explore this.

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I also spent some time thinking about presentations. I gave a lecture on Enterprise 2.0 and knowledge management at the Schulich School of Business:

and I spent some time thinking about the use of a backchannel, what could help me become a better presenter, and how to get better at meetings.

I learned a little bit about events, too: Lessons from LifeCamp and plans for the next one. I also volunteered to help organize DrupalCampToronto.

At work, I developed custom code for the Drupal-based Transition2 system, improving its content management and community features.

In March, I plan to:

  • Sort out my paperwork
  • Finish this phase of Transition2
  • Further integrate virtual assistance into my processes