My Process for Presentations

Over the last couple of years, I’ve delivered a number of presentations. I am a huge skeptic of my own presentations, but I get asked about my process by many people who really like them. ┬áThis is my effort at trying to explain what I do (not necessarily defend it). Most of the presentations I’ve […]

How I Roll: Ideation

I’d like to peel back the curtain a bit on how I do about producing ideas. As I tend to be a creature of habit, I tend to participate in certain rituals that result in new projects, new writing or new directions for existing efforts. I make the act of Ideation a pretty enjoyable habit […]

What are the risks of starting an internal community without thinking through effective community management? [Quora]

The question on Quora is expanded to ask: When launching an internal community platform, it’s often quite tempting to get lost in the technology implementation. Now it’s definitely quite important to provide an attractive first release of collabware, but what role does community management play in making the roll out effective? Or is community management […]

How can e-Learning, or computer based training, be more effective? [Quora]

The question expanded was the following:

“Most of the people that I’ve met are not happy with eLearning / CBT applications. The only time an employee goes online is when something is mandated for appraisal, and that’s true especially for IT/Software companies. Any guesses why? How can eLearning, something that has been touted as a saviour, be really made somewhat and/or more effective?”

In my opinion, E-Learning, as a means for making educational resources accessible to learners, is still ripe with promise.

In practice, the complaints are generally around a devolution of something noble (learning) and how its been commoditized (the e-learning your people might be complaining about).