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Social Media for small businesses

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You may be able to attract people to your social spaces based on name recognition, but they won’t stay long if you don’t provide them with current, compelling, interesting content that is useful and interesting to THEM. Since I do social media in an Enterprise company, many times my friends, family, and owners of the small businesses I frequent ask me for help getting started in social media. Most times I don’t have the time to really help them out. Comments with more helpful links and advice are most welcome! Before we get started – you need to have a plan.

Identity crisis: I’m not a marketer

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Social media provides so many easy to use platforms with which to message at people, and since its web based it super easy to grab numbers on how effective a tweet or a Facebook post has been at reaching an audience. Providing this personal engagement isn’t fast, and it involves lots of planning.  To do this right, you have to allocate budget for actual humans to do the work. Ok, in full disclosure, the title of this blog post is misleading. If you know me, you know I protest vigorously any time someone calls me a marketer. Hell, I did it during my yearly review.

How many times a day should I tweet?

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Someone asked me yesterday in a meeting: how many times a day should my people be tweeting?  He has been asked to provide his team’s plan for social media. He was having a hard time wrapping his head around what that meant as far as actual deliverables to expect from his reports, and what outcomes were actually expected of his team. So he asked me: how many times a day should my reports tweet? How often should they blog? He admitted that he didn’t get social media, but he knew he had to include an element of social media in his planning. Is it possible to make a checklist?

What is the signature of the storage blog-o-sphere

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Guys – we are the people responsible for managing, storing, providing access to the world’s information. The topic of blogging independence is rearing its head again in the storage blog-o-sphere again, this time because some of the “independent&# bloggers have been hired by EMC. wanted to weigh in – reminding everyone up front that I work for EMC.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. While the mainstream social media platforms can provide opportunities for. Seven Simple Secrets to. capital. You’re.

The web has been around for #20years (and I’ve been around for 14 of them)

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also hooked into a learning disabilities community called LDonline who helped me use the legal words necessary to trigger the schools in Florida to test and provide accomodations for my daughter (we found out 6 years later that she has autism – something we would have never found out without the internet!). EMC has an online magazine called On. In this month’s issue, it talks about the Web being 20 years old. Len Devanna tagged myself and Barry Burke to answer the following questions (which were also asked in the magazine): How has the Web changed your life? learned html.

#NEVMUG and #techfieldday: previews of VMworld?

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Interesting to think about providing a common user experience to accessing a virtual desktop, no matter the device used to access the desktop. I went to the #NEVMUG summer slam this week. There were well over a thousand folks there. Dell was a sponsor, along with 17 or so of other companies who sell the products and services you need in your data center. Good stuff. Will you be at VMworld?

Interop Session – FCoE vs iSCSI – Making the choice

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Provides a way for incremental adoption. (Mostly) unedited notes from Stephen Foskett’s Interop session. And yes, FCoTR was mentioned! Converging on convergence. Data centers rely more on standard ingredients. What will connect the systems together. Drivers of convergence. Virtualization. Demanding greater nw & storage IO. I/O blender. Mobility & abstraction. Consolidation.

Symantec Vision Session: Winning with Dell Storage + Symantec

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that provides greater IT efficiency. Note: This is my (almost) live blog from yesterday’s session with Andrew Corcoran & Ed Casmer. Traditional dcs are too rigid for evolving biz needs. IT has too spend most of the $$ supporting existing infrastructure, not expanding to new techs. virtualization + automation helps w costs, CapEx limits. Trillion spent annually just to “keep the lights on” (not reinvesting, getting better/more efficient). Check out www.dell.com/powersolutions for lots of technical information. Measure so TCO can be shown back to the biz. what access?

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

technology providers. other areas in which organizations give learning technology providers failing grades. 11 Research Summary About Brandon Hall Group Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and. Your membership provides you with personal connections to fellow professionals.

Enterprise Cloud Summit @ Interop – Linking Private and Public Clouds

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If you are using a SaaS application – is that provider leveraging a Paas? And does that PaaS provider leverage an IaaS? These are my slightly edited session notes. The session was led by Margaret Dawson from Hubspan. The session started by showing slides from a 2005 prezi about access/firewalls/access based on trust. models are already blurring. How does this impact the security of your info? Key elements of trusted cloud networks. 1. Master Data Mgmt – MDM. 2. Federated security w data segregation. 3. Centralized governance. 4. Role & rule-based access. 7. BPM. 5.

April #SANchat transcipt

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14:17:21 @mkhan01 @@DaveTheDellGuy Take a look at Citrix GoldenGate… provides a microapp for mail… #SANChat. 14:40:11 @mkhan01 @@warrenatdell VDI mgmnt is easy using VDI provided tools… IMO VDI providers have not focused on integrating w/ “legacy&# mgmnt #SANChat. All – sorry the transcript from this month’s #SANchat on VDI is so late! We’re working on a permanant home for the #SANchat transcripts, once its sorted out we promise to start posting them more promptly. Preview. Stay tuned! SANchat, Wednesday April 20, 2011. sanchat.

Blogging as Reflective Practice

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while providing observational materials for novices. I’ve been mulling this post over for a few days now. But after reading some of Harold Jarche’s posts, I have decided now is not the time to be scared to speak up. know everyone does not understand the big deal about blogging. I’ve even heard it said that if people have time to write a blog, they obviously have too much time on their hands. Well, since my blog is all about corporate education, I want to talk about how blogging is actually an educational tool. Blogging can be used as reflective practice.

Women in Technology – tell your story!

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That mother’s instinct to care for her family should not be underestimated. I’ve put up with all sorts of nonsense to provide for my kids. I had an interesting Facebook conversation last night with Storagezilla (a fellow EMC blogger, and one of the biggest geeks I know). He’s at a big EMC internal conference, and he had a conversation with folks at the conference about the lack of women present. He made a pretty familiar comment: talking earlier as to how we could change that mix (men to women at the conference) but we can’t hire what isn’t there. My kids.

Training Consumed in 60 Seconds: Microlearning Is Made For Today's Growing Teams

learners to fill in the blanks and provide examples from their own lives (we call. Training the Trainer: How to Create Microlearning Why microlearning matters We live in a world of distractions. In order to drive outcomes, learning. needs to cut through the noise. Microlearning is the answer. And the. most important component of microlearning is the content itself. method starts. Read on.

Networked Learning - Value Networks - and ITIL

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Dashed lines between the nodes show intangible or informal value being provided. They learn who can solve a problem, provide expertise on a certain product line, brainstorm new ideas, fix broken processes and give excellent career advice. This post is my attempt at figuring out how to explain a connection. Last Thursday, Corporate Learning Trends & Innovation presented an online conference entitled J une Learn Trends - Networked and Social Learning. only got to hear one presentation, but that one really got my mind going. think so. Any ideas? Authored by gminks.

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Ready, Set, Go V-Max!

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As part of standard practice, our stakeholders are always involved with approving a training proposal which provides the details of the training deliverables – number of courses, modality, objectives and key topics, and projected length of the deliverable.   We are dependent on Marketing to ensure any technical positioning is in alignment and we put the right “spin” on the technical details in support of presales activities.  Triaging feature and function and the impact to job roles provides the focus areas for key deliverables and how content will be chunked. Authored by gminks.

Connecting busy experts to social networks

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Reading a book by an author who blogs , who tweets links to his blog (and other blogs) that provide critical information that would help this guy in his quest to learn this new skill. I took the commuter rail into Boston today for the Enterprise 2.0 conference. A guy sat next to me and pulled out his Vsphere book by my colleague at EMC Scott Lowe. But he said he wasn’t on Twitter!

Systematic Instructional Design should be a Learning GPS

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Maybe part of our jobs as learning professionals is providing a GPS, based on the experience level and job role of the student. How do you get them to trust you to provide content relative to their needs, and to stay connected to you? This post is a continuation from a post about the impact of lots of freely available content on learners. ADDIE is our friend. Are they experienced?

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Our platform provides. well beyond providing content to include. provide the manager with talking points. We provide practice guides to help Sue. We now. Right?

What I did at the Learning Solutions 2010 Conference – Thursday

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Providers are fighting each other and making it hard to design for a diverse audience. Most use SMS, and you can use DITA/XML as markup schemas (most providers will use them). Sounds like most providers are onboard with that – except Apple. I wrote about what I did at the LS Conference on Wednesday here. Keynote. Of course every alarm in me went off. Semantics.

Lessons learned from my Web 2.0 class: we need something NEW

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We should be able to point people to the fastest route to mastery, as well as the side roads that may help provide the local color to fully understand the nuances of a topic. I just wrote my final (official) blog post for my summer class about Web 2.0. On the contrary, we need to build bridges between the old and the new. We need to align to the business. world. What do you think??

eLearning Guild ID Symposium New England - Day 2 wrap up

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More Examples: Provide more examples as needed. If you are looking my wrap up of Day 1, look here. forgot to mention the Tweet-up. I got to meet up with @bschlenker @edwsonoma @kasey428 @cammybean @smartinx, plus a lot of non-tweeps. We even sent pictures into #lrnchat. That was fabulous. On to the wrap up of Day 2: ID Considerations for Synchronous Online Learning Sessions. We do it all.

Enterprise Cloud Summit @ Interop session: Optimizing Hybrid Cloud Communication

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SLAs not the same internally (CIO) and cloud providers. Short notes from panel “Optimizing Hybrid Cloud Communication&# that happened during the Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop. Panel moderator was Hooman Beheshti from Strangeloop Networks. Panelists included Steve Riley from Riverbed, Amir Khan from Juniper, Steve Shah from Citrix, and Todd Paoletti from Akamai. Question : What does it mean to optimize a hybrid cloud: Steve Riley – making sure end user exp is same no matter where resource is. Amir Khan – seamless experience. Networks need to expand.

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

providing an opportunity to practice the skills required. here is to ensure your training program provides individual attention and im- mediate feedback for trainees. INSTANT ACCESS TO CONTENT IN THE FIELD Provide learning content in both push and pull modalities to accommodate a. Always look for a LMS that provides an off-the-shelf integration with your CRM. ENABLEMENT?

PLE construction, instructors, & converting Instructor led learning to eLearning

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Instructional designers provide course prerequisites and course objectives. They may slow the course pace if the students don’t have the prerequisite knowledge, they may try to provide the information the learner thought they would learn, they may try to make accommodations for any disabilities. They they create course LEs based on this information. disability. language barrier.

Book Review: Social Media for Trainers

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For example, the Facebook and other communities chapter provides many examples of how to engage with learners, and how to draw them out into conversations. This book review is about Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning by Jane Bozarth. The first thing I want to say is that in my opinion, this book is not just for trainers. If you are trying to move from using social media for marketing to using social media to engage with your audiences, you should read this book. You should also read this book if you are a trainer (or you develop training).

Book Review: The New Social Learning

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Adding social media in the mix with social learning provides digital breadcrumbs for different learners to use as they try to make the connections they need to learn. No wonder that wiki became so popular – it provided a means for people to connect IRL (in real life), so when they went back to different sides of the world working together digitally was easier. I just finished reading The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media by Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner. The definition given for social learning is: learning with and from others.

Proven Professional Roundup Week Ending August 20, 2010

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Providing a broad understanding of our industry (from a newbie). Providing insight about the student audiences from someone who is writing training for EMC. This post is cross-posted from the EMC Proven Professional Community on the EMC Community Network. Obviously I’m running a little late this week, sorry about that folks! This will be a condensed version of the roundup. If you have come across links you think other Proven Professionals should be aware of, please share them in the comments! You must be a Proven Professional to access this content. How does it impact you?

Are your managers ready for a world without formal performance reviews?

GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. SETTING. EXPECTATIONS: My team members are clear on. their roles & responsibilities. 2. DELEGATING: I effectively identify tasks that. others can take on to develop their. capabilities and free my time for. more strategic activities. 3. COACHING: I support my team members by. challenging and encouraging them. to think for themselves and take.

Organization of information

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Providing name, title, subject, and other useful access to these information-bearing entities. Providing the means of locating each information-bearing entity or a copy of it. I’m cleaning up my loft, and came across a book from my undergrad days: “The Organization of Information&# by Arlene G. Taylor. This was probably one of my first glimpses into KM, from a bibliographic perspective. Identifying the works contained within those information-bearing entities. Producing lists of these information-bearing entities prepared according to standard rules for citation.

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A community to support customers must be more than customer support

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googled around and confirmed my suspicions: the memory reporting tool isn’t providing accurate information. Identify the question, speak the same language, dig deeper for the real information need, provide relevant content and answers, build engagement and affinity. I’ve been thinking about this post for a long time. I’m noticing that many businesses will set up a community for their customers, but the community never makes it any further than the customer support stage. My Verizon example. Once you start running low on memory, applications start to break.

More content means we need instructional design more than ever

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Search Engines: Many times search engines provide results in a chronological order. My experience with the term helped me sift through the content provided, but if I was a total newbie would I have been able to do that? By now you’ve all heard it. Heck by now you have experienced it. I’m talking about the explosion of the digital universe. IDC and EMC have been measuring the size of the Digital Universe for a few years now. In fact they expect it to grow 44 times what it is now in the next ten years. than at any other time in history. Right? Probably not. ADDIE.

Blogging my homework: Podcast Pedagogy

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Google can index it, and based on Google’s algorithms it will show up in searches based on the code we have provided on the page where the feed resides. NOTE: this post is copied and pasted directly from a Blackboard post I made. We were asked to tie what we know about how people learn with how podcasts might be designe d. think any podcasting pedagogy has to be linked to the principles of connectivism. Here are the connectivist principles I think relate most to podcasting: Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources.

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

performance at the point of need: • 4x more likely to provide staff with. 23% agree that managers provide active support in application of learning in the. The Top Deck provide more evidence on how to actively support learning in the workflow: 90% expect managers to take responsibility for. Does it provide tips, tools and checklists at the moment of need? In-Focus.

Blogging My Homework: Embracing Interactivity

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He provides 7 interactivity levels as a rubric of sorts. This week in my Multi-Media class we started reading Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds by Clark Aldrich. This will mean much complaining about Second Life in my tweet-stream soon, as we will have an assignment based on virtual worlds soon. apologize in advance for that. So far, I really like this book. The first sentence in the book is an example of a virtual situation: Imagine that you get a phone call at 2 in the morning, and you are told that you just won $1000.00. But there is a catch.

Blogging my homework: Timeline – To which generation do the first digital natives belong?

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The explanations of technical events on the timeline were short enough to satisfy the needs of novice learners, but links were provided for learners who wanted to dig deeper on the history of a particular technology. Since I’m way behind, I’m just going to copy and paste my paper (lame, I know!). Here’s the link to my timeline.  I got the idea from the latest issue of EMC On magazine (I blogged about that here ). Here’s the paper, it explains the rationale. The intended audience for my timeline would be anyone learning about social media. began 40 years ago.

Learning from 100 years of failure

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Technology-centered learning approaches designing learning by looking at the features the technology can provide, and then deciding how the technology features can be used to deliver instruction. According to one of my text books for this semester ( Multi-Media Learning by Richard E. Mayer ), technology-centered technology has a 100-year tradition of failure. This sort of design doesn’t care how people actually learn. That’s why radio, television, and even computers have never impacted education in the way in which analysts have predicted.

How can I prove the ROI of this blog?

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But doesn’t really impact our bottom line either, we provide the intervention as a benefit to folks who have earned a Proven Professional certification. AM I providing ROI to anyone but myself? Someone asked me that very question a few weeks ago. Sincefrom time to time I do blog about the education programs at EMC, is there any way to tell if my words here impact the bottom line of my organization? My first thought well of course I can see ROI. I’ve increased my PLE. So there is ROI – to me. So, I’m not sure! think that is a stretch though.

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The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

development, provides better data on. and providing the resources and support. effectively, monitor performance on a day- to-day basis, and provide timely feedback. Means: We have to have a way to provide an ongoing. ManagementPlus portal We provide detailed reporting on results and. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. moving from traditional performance. it happen.