Before You Respond to that Email, Pause

Why are we so conditioned to respond immediately to emails? This reblog from HBR takes a look at how we can all work towards developing stronger and salient communication channels in a 24-7 world. As someone who reads about half of her email on my mobile device, I especially love these tips to pause and…

The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn’t MOOCs

HBR’s Michelle Weise offers a compelling look at competency-based learning. I see this article as another piece of good news for associations such as NSA that offer business growth and stagecraft skills based on accepted experts from the communications and meetings/events industries. What will be interesting to see is if associations can effectively compete with…

Flipping That Classroom

Beginning this week and continuing through October and November, I’m facilitating a nation-wide series of change management master classes for ICT professionals. I’m excited because we’re trying a flipped classroom approach. At the PCMA Education Conference this summer, I attended a seminar that tried this delivery method.  It wasn’t as successful as it could have…

Google+ Hangouts go HD

Today in news from TechCrunch, Google announced that their popular Hangout video conferencing system is going HD. Dave Besbris, Vice President of Engineering, also announced more mobile options, an event planning tool to aid you in your holiday fun,  and a low-bandwidth access option to stream your video. We have four remote staff, and since we’re…

Facebook goes mobile?

The Seattle Times is reporting that Facebook could be designing a smartphone. But they already have a social media app and it works so well with other devices, you say… Yes, yes…but from an investor standpoint for a company that just went public and the IPO, while impressive, has outshone the stock performance? Well, analysts…

The next big thing for iPad?

A recent article on AdWeek about the future of how we advertise and deliver content was intriguing. Punch Media is trying to harness a combination of what the president of Punch calls “emotional pull of television ads” but also the “editorial impact of news” to set a standard for advertising through the iPad only. In short, an “immersive” marketing…

Obsession

Just as Mashable facebooks me an infographic telling me that the Internet is ruining my brain, I get an article from SmartBrief  saying that student engagement can be increased through the Internet.  Emails from colleagues about the way the social media is ruining our lives, and yet building international revolutions and communities cross paths to my…

“Thinkers need doers to get things done, and idealists need number crunchers to tether them to reality”

Brenda Synder,  the senior director of research at Forbes Insight, articulated a  thesis could not be more true. Whether you are involved in a large scale corporation, a small staff/volunteer driven non profit, or in a government/association bureaucracy, the five personalities that Ms Snyder lays out embodies what’s needed for success.  The article explores the…

What Drives the Future?

Check out one of our speakers in Philly this year. Watts is asking what drives the future? Our children…and the growing consensus is that we have to innovate the way we’re learning, teaching, and leading. Relating to our community and building the culture of our lives; we must personalize the experience and be lifetime learners.…