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How can I help you if I do not
know what you are doing?
Harold Jarche
Working Out Loud
Paul Hill
Extension Assistant Professor
Utah State University
@4Hpro
Working Out Loud is the new way
people are working. The term was
coined by Bryce Williams in 2010
with a simple formula:
Working Out Loud = Observable Work + Narrating Your Work
Not Mindless Broadcasts
5 Elements of WOL
According to John Stepper
Make Your Work Visible
Post where people can find it.
Make Your Work Better
Search for ways to improve it.
Lead with Generosity
Frame posts as contributions rather than self-promotions.
Build a Social Network
Develop real relationships with people by giving first.
Make it all Purposeful
Stay focused on the goal.
How
Create a space for Working Out Loud. Look
for a solution that allows you to share different
types of content (docs, photos...
Provide coaching and mentorship. Some people
will be afraid or uncomfortable about sharing, others
will share too much, or...
Make it easy. Choose a solution that’s
easy-to-use and includes mobile apps,
browser extensions, email compatibility,
sing...
Give an incentive for participation. This may
include public recognition that can be as simple
as a mention in social medi...
Model the behavior you want to see. This will help
others to feel more comfortable sharing their work.
More people will pa...
Begin
Find relevant people and
content. Use search engines,
hashtags, keywords, and lists.
Put your work where others can
see it. This can be an internal
platform or an external social
network like Twitter or Link...
Make it part of your routine. This
could mean scheduling time on
your calendar to build these skills.
Give back by liking,
commenting, sharing interesting
content, and connecting people. 
Takeaways
To become known as an
expert in a field, you have
to share what you know.
Working ‘in the open’ can
help you build your
personal learning network.
Narrating your work can
be an effective training
and mentoring tool.
Working Out Loud Worksheet
Q&A
Working Out Loud
Paul Hill
Extension Assistant Professor
Utah State University
@4Hpro
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Working Out Loud

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There are many social media tools available today that can have powerful results in your professional endeavors. Come learn how to build your personal learning network and effectively use that network to reduce your workload, create better programs and become recognized as an expert in your field. From this presentation you will learn the best practices for getting started in working out loud as well as how to select the tools you need to be effective and productive.

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Working Out Loud

  1. 1. How can I help you if I do not know what you are doing? Harold Jarche
  2. 2. Working Out Loud Paul Hill Extension Assistant Professor Utah State University @4Hpro
  3. 3. Working Out Loud is the new way people are working. The term was coined by Bryce Williams in 2010 with a simple formula:
  4. 4. Working Out Loud = Observable Work + Narrating Your Work
  5. 5. Not Mindless Broadcasts
  6. 6. 5 Elements of WOL According to John Stepper
  7. 7. Make Your Work Visible Post where people can find it.
  8. 8. Make Your Work Better Search for ways to improve it.
  9. 9. Lead with Generosity Frame posts as contributions rather than self-promotions.
  10. 10. Build a Social Network Develop real relationships with people by giving first.
  11. 11. Make it all Purposeful Stay focused on the goal.
  12. 12. How
  13. 13. Create a space for Working Out Loud. Look for a solution that allows you to share different types of content (docs, photos, links, videos, etc.), and includes advanced search capabilities and social networking features.
  14. 14. Provide coaching and mentorship. Some people will be afraid or uncomfortable about sharing, others will share too much, or too often. It’s useful to have someone who can be a sounding board for what and when to share, and to provide feedback along the way.
  15. 15. Make it easy. Choose a solution that’s easy-to-use and includes mobile apps, browser extensions, email compatibility, single sign-on, and integrates with commonly used applications.
  16. 16. Give an incentive for participation. This may include public recognition that can be as simple as a mention in social media, or doing something a little more elaborate like giving gift cards to reward content that spurs conversation.
  17. 17. Model the behavior you want to see. This will help others to feel more comfortable sharing their work. More people will participate when organization leaders leaders are also participating in Working Out Loud – showing their own work and asking for feedback.
  18. 18. Begin
  19. 19. Find relevant people and content. Use search engines, hashtags, keywords, and lists.
  20. 20. Put your work where others can see it. This can be an internal platform or an external social network like Twitter or LinkedIn
  21. 21. Make it part of your routine. This could mean scheduling time on your calendar to build these skills.
  22. 22. Give back by liking, commenting, sharing interesting content, and connecting people. 
  23. 23. Takeaways
  24. 24. To become known as an expert in a field, you have to share what you know.
  25. 25. Working ‘in the open’ can help you build your personal learning network.
  26. 26. Narrating your work can be an effective training and mentoring tool.
  27. 27. Working Out Loud Worksheet Q&A
  28. 28. Working Out Loud Paul Hill Extension Assistant Professor Utah State University @4Hpro

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