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  • 1. The Infotention Network  March 13, 2012 © 2012 The Infotention Network
  • 2. Mission Statement The Infotention Network (TIN) provides  workshops and resources that enable  participants to transform their relationship  with information to one of focus,  confidence, mastery and ease.   The Networks programs, curricula, and  tools enhance the participants’ ability to  source, select, and process information;  transform information into usable  knowledge; and disseminate that  knowledge as enriched enterprise  intellectual capital. © 2012 The Infotention Network
  • 3. Information Overload Make Information Overload a Thing of the Past Does this sound familiar? You can’t keep up with:- your inbox          -the Company newsletter- the memorandum from corporate      -the latest trade journal articles  - incoming from family             -Compliance documentation-regulations/rules changes        -trouble tickets flagged priority -the strategic planning team you chair -social monitoring and metrics -Web 2.0, 3.0 and beyond. © 2012 The Infotention Network
  • 4. Information Overload (continued) You’re Overloaded already! And every day, there’s more: Behind the Firewall In the Field –Mail –Industry News –Snail mail –New Technologies –Voicemail  –Competitors –Cell          –New Research –Text  –New Regulations –Tweet  –Upgrades –Docs  –Service Contracts –Specs  –Best Practices –Project Plans  –International Challenges –Finance, HR, Legal  –Risk Management –Reports          –New Builds –Audits  –Migration to the Cloud –Client Communications  –The Latest Score –Meetings © 2012 The Infotention Network
  • 5. The Infotention Network Isn’t it Time to Take Control? Wouldn’t you like to transcend information overload by transforming potentially  overwhelming streams of incoming information into accurate, relevant, useful, and  timely knowledge? Curing information overload is accomplished by acquiring a skill set for developing  a personal knowledge management system; one that enables you, on an ongoing  basis, to: – identify and source important, relevant and authoritative information; – automate hunting and gathering of outside materials; – filter all incoming so the important is prioritized, and the irrelevant is eliminated; – present the results in easily organized and reviewable windows; and – facilitate identification, efficient storage and easy future retrieval or reference. Together, we call this skill set Infotention. Infotention is developed both inwardly, as a personal knowledge management skill, and outwardly, as a means of connecting and collaborating with colleagues and team  members, and intentionally imbuing knowledge with social context. © 2012 The Infotention Network
  • 6. The Infotention Network The Infotention Network provides workshops and resources that  enable participants to transform their relationship with information to  one of focus, confidence, mastery and ease.       The Network’s programs, curricula and tools enhance the participants’  ability to source, select and process information; transform  information into usable knowledge; and disseminate that knowledge as  enriched enterprise intellectual capital. Enterprise Value is measured in terms of enhanced:  Productivity  Intellectual Capital Formation  Tacit Knowledge Capture and Dissemination  Collaboration  Social Capital Formation and Maintenance © 2012 The Infotention Network
  • 7. The Infotention Matrix
  • 8. The Infotention Matrix – cont.• There are two key vectors involved, in understanding information overload and mastering Infotention skills. These are: •The source or origin of new information- arising internally, behind the firewall versus externally, from outside the firewall; and •The nature of the conversion of that information to value, flowing into the enterprise from outside, or flowing out from the enterprise to the marketplace.
  • 9. The Infotention Matrix – cont.• Infotention skills focus on the needs and requirements of every employee regardless of his or her location in the Infotention Matrix. Whether residing: In Zone I, and involved with comparison of internal and external actors, risks or competition; Zone II, charged with the most sensitive proprietary assets and processes of the enterprise; Zone III, responsible for management and capitalization of intellectual capital and assets; or, Zone IV, responsible for external communication, whether marketing, sales, communications or recruitment, Everyone is challenged to source, process, store and disseminate information in an efficient, automated and masterful way.
  • 10. The Infotention Network Who Benefits and How o Sales Managers/ Representatives More efficiently track and filter  client needs, competitive developments, trade press and client reviews. o Service Providers Maintain domain expertise and currency more  efficiently; maximize leveraging of client and competitive intelligence; increase  tacit and proprietary knowledge sharing and intellectual capital conversion.  o Line/business Managers Improve real time productivity,  performance, efficiency, and situational awareness across departmental and  divisional business units, with each employee enabled and wired to their  individual needs and requirements. o R&D Personnel Enhance and facilitate internal and external real time  monitoring of new developments, publications, coordination with other research  efforts, groups or geographically separated divisions. Facilitate targeted  dissemination of mission critical changes, results, or insights in real time without  diversion of focus from research activities. © 2012 The Infotention Network
  • 11. The Infotention Network Who Benefits and How (continued) o Corporate Learning Trainers/Facilitators  Stay abreast of  latest learning offerings, best practices, insights, and developments in  enhancing curriculum development, delivery, and evaluative metrics of program  effectiveness and value. o Corporate HR Personnel Enablement of partnering with business  units to enhance effective social and cultural awareness and interaction with  client, customer and internal stakeholders. Increased efficiency and awareness  of enterprise challenges and stress points warranting HR support or  intervention. o Corporate Communications Professionals Support and  enhance enterprise awareness, monitoring and management of adverse or  potentially damaging exposure. Materially enhance real time management and  dissemination of corporate communications in response to unforeseen or  adverse events. © 2012 The Infotention Network
  • 12. CoursesPresently, the Infotention Network offers two course modules: Infotention Workshop - A half-day (four hour) online  workshop with Howard Rheingold, introducing the mindset,  attention training, online media skills, and information tools  needed to transform information overload into knowledge  navigation. Learn about tools to bring continuous streams of  relevant information to your attention, and techniques for  harvesting useful knowledge and avoiding distraction. Curation Workshop – A half-day (four hour) online  workshop with Howard Rheingold introduces the mindset,  methodology, and tools necessary to establish oneself as an  authoritative curator of specific niche topics, to grow a  following and reputation as a curator, and to connect with  communities and networks of other curators. Learn about  tools to bring continuous streams of relevant information to  your attention and techniques for harvesting useful  knowledge. © 2012 The Infotention Network
  • 13. Licensing/Delivery Options Offering I: • The Infotention Network:  We offer two one-half day online  workshops: the Infotention Workshop and the Curation Workshop.  • Included is an online interactive program with a live instructor, post  course support (two weeks),  downloadable PDF Workshop Manual,  web-based student registration platform, scheduling platform, and  virtual classroom (client customized, and password-secured to each  sponsoring organization).  • There is an initial one-time charge for Client branding and  customization of web interface, virtual classroom, and online  support offerings if Client packaging is desired. © 2012 The Infotention Network
  • 14. Offerings (continued) Offering II: • Train the Trainer: If you have a defined trainer/facilitator resource as  part of your enterprise Learning strategy, we offer an Instructor  Certification in the Infotention and Curation Workshops – each  comprised of a one day-long training, per Workshop Certification.  Included is: post course support (four weeks), downloadable PDF  Course Manuals, trainee registration platform, scheduling platform,  virtual classroom resources (all cloud based, client customized, and  client-password-secured if required), Trainer Certification, with  automated licensing  and billing.  • Subsequent Trainer-facilitated classes to internal students are half-day  Workshops, include all of the above including workshop attendance,  reference manual, and access to additional online resources. © 2012 The Infotention Network
  • 15. Offerings (continued) Offering III: • Consulting Services + Pedagogy Licensing:  The Infotention Network will provide consulting  and development resources to assist with  adoption and integration of the Infotention  Network pedagogy to Client enterprise tools,  platforms and practices, learning and learning  materials on a customized basis. • Consulting Services are provided on a time and  materials basis. © 2012 The Infotention Network
  • 16. Endorsements “Howard’s both brilliant and intuitive, at the highest level I’ve witnessed in  some 20 years of teaching and learning. Howard “got” me faster than any  teacher I’ve had in recent memory, and I saw him do this again and again  with our other co-learners.   He’s a very fast learner, cares deeply about  what his students learn and contribute, and has vastly expanded my  consideration set in new media, cooperation studies, and personal learning  networks.   Best and most innovative reading/link suggestions of the last  decade for me.  Really.  If you want to grow, Howard’s your guy.” — Kathi Inman Berens, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. of Writing Instruction, University of  Southern California, Distinguished Fellow, USC Center for Excellence in  Teaching “Through this course, I learned tools and techniques and developed a  learning framework that has direct impact on my work. Now I know how to  filter and curate information and stay on top of my learning. Although I  personally gained more than that, for my company those are the biggest  returns on investment as I can directly apply my learning to our business  now.” — Ming-Li Chai, Strategic Design Researcher, Microsoft Lync  Design Group © 2012 The Infotention Network
  • 17. Contact Us For questions, inquires, or registration: url: Email: Address: 557 Northern Parkway Ridgewood, NJ 07450 Phone: +1. 609.375.8347 © 2012 The Infotention Network