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The path to becoming a social Jedi


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Presentation by Mat Newman as given on November 30th in Amsterdam for Social Connections IV, the IBM Connections user group event

Presentation by Mat Newman as given on November 30th in Amsterdam for Social Connections IV, the IBM Connections user group event

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  • 1. Right now in this very room,@MatNewman | ISW ...
  • 2. The path to becoming a Social JediUnderstanding the productivity improvements and pitfalls ofsocial software
  • 3. Social software isn’t a fad, it’s the future. Understanding how the tools available within the applications work and how they can dramatically increase your productivity is the first step to becoming a Social Jedi … But beware the dark side! There are pitfalls inherent in the transition to social that can lead you down the wrong path. Mat will take you on a journey to unleash your inner social, and reveal how the onlyimpediment to a successful implementation is … YOU!
  • 4. :The CodeJedi are the guardians of peace in the social sphere.Jedi use their powers to defend and to protect information.Jedi respect all knowledge, in any form.Jedi serve others rather than ruling over them, for the good of all.Jedi seek to improve themselves through knowledge and training.
  • 5. !FearFear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Angerleads to hate. Hate leads to suffering!
  • 6. Rebellion!Users will demand/use the tools they think work for them
  • 7. Weve Lost all Communications!
  • 8. Email is not dead
  • 9. Not Friends Not In network Not Following Not Connected Not a contactLowest.common @ denominator
  • 10. These are not the editors you are looking for
  • 11. Social = SHARE
  • 12. Open, discoverable
  • 13. Use the FourCe
  • 14. Connect
  • 15. The strength of a network is in the number of members
  • 16. Theyre coming in too fast!The noise grows louder the more members are involved
  • 17. CommunicateStart the conversation
  • 18. Communicate● Start the conversation● Open conversation ● Start a Discussion ● Post on a Wall ● Reply with a comment● Private conversation ● Instant messaging ● Email ● Beware of closing the lines of communication, the antithesis of social
  • 19. CoordinateGather the teamDetermine availabilityChoose the toolSchedule the Actions
  • 20. Coordinate● Agile teams,● relevant experience,● not location centric
  • 21. CollaborateGet Stuff Done!
  • 22. Understand the ToolsProfilesBlogsWikisForumsBookmarksFilesActivities
  • 23. Profiles● Detail qualifications and experience● Provides contact information● Shows activity and interaction● Allows access to that persons CONTENT
  • 24. Blogs● Blogs: express an opinion, detail an experience, or share a discovery, which invite others to interact through comments● Micro-blogs are smaller expressions of opinion and the fastest way to communicate and provide immediate feedback● Comments are how you respond and contribute
  • 25. Wikis● Wikis are reference documents that others may use as an authoritative guide● Can be SHARED at any time● They have an AUDIT TRAIL● Can be easily VERSIONED
  • 26. Forums● A concentrated, permanent discussion thread● Topic focussed● Response based
  • 27. Bookmarks● Better than Google● Share your results● Integrates into your Bookmark bar● Easily Discoverable
  • 28. Files● No more VPNs.● No more file shares● No more Silos● See WHO has accessed the file● VERSIONING!● Smaller Mail Databases
  • 29. Activities● Collate the content● Coordinate the milestones● Track the deliverables
  • 30. Tags flow through the FourCe
  • 31. Discover,Dispose,Delegate,Determine,Deliver
  • 32. Discoverablecapable of being ascertained or found out
  • 33. DisposableDo you need it?
  • 34. DelegateCan someone else do it?
  • 35. Determinable
  • 36. Deliverable
  • 37. Try … Try Not!
  • 38. Questions?
  • 39. ConnectMat Newman●● ● LotusLIVE ● Greenhouse ● ● ● @matnewman on twitter● Google “Mat Newman”