This morning I learned a new word for information overload - "content fried" from a colleague at the Packard Foundation. It resonated. We have so much content in our professional lives. I'm talking about the stuff we consume daily to keep inform of our professional field. It comes speeding at us from our email boxes, social networks, kindles, and even paper and snail mail! We scan, we browse, we try to thoughtfully read the best stuff, and interact through online … [Read more...] about 7 Tips To Help You Focus In Age of Distraction: Are You Content Fried!
Archives for September 2011
I've been a fan of visual thinking and graphic facilitation for many years - and have used the techniques to take notes for myself. As a visual learner, mindmapping, drawing, and other techniques to think visually have helped me learn, synthesize lots of data, and see patterns. I have also attended and facilitated meetings with a graphic recorder, most recently at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, and know the power of how "drawing on the wall" can help spark group insights and … [Read more...] about Visual Meeting Facilitation Workshop with David Sibbet
I first came across @paullyoung in September, 2008 when he implemented a birthday campaign as part of charity:water's September campaign. Fast forward a couple of years, and Paull is following his passion for clean water around the world and is the director of digital for charity:water. charity:water continues to be an innovator in the area of online fundraising. Earlier this month, I stumbled upon their brilliant personalized thank you videos. It got me curious about the overall campaign … [Read more...] about An Interview With Paull Young from Charity:Water
The discussion about the recent changes on Facebook has focused mostly around what it means for individuals, particularly the tension between openness and privacy. Many people are wondering what it means for nonprofit brands using Facebook as one of their marketing channels. So are people like me who do coaching and training on how to use Facebook effectively. It makes no sense to freak out. When I create training, I always take a "principles" approach. While the specific tactics … [Read more...] about Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results
Last month, Facebook launched a major overhaul in the privacy settings. The changes, more than a dozen in all, were in two key areas: privacy changes to user profiles and changes to how users share content. Now with the changes to the timeline, actions, and open graph announced on Thursday, I've been hearing a lot of concerns, fears, and reports from nonprofit folks that their audiences are upset. The news ticker on the upper right that is streaming all your friends updates in real time. … [Read more...] about The Tension Between Publicness and Privacy