Next week I’ll be on Star Island, an island off the coast of NH, leading a week-long workshop on Social Media, Technology and Culture Change as it relates to congregations.
This Spring I’ve been speaking regularly on the impact of cultural, demographic and technological trends on non-profits, including liberal congregations. Particularly how social media is changing how organizations need to engage with their constituents. What was particularly telling is that from one keynote and workshop to another, generally one or two weeks apart, the technology was changing on me! New offerings from Skype, changing Facebook layouts, and on and on. So, for the record, let me say that it is not easy keeping up. It takes consistent energy and intention. Kind of reminds me of that classic I Love Lucy segment in the chocolate factory (below). The changes keep coming and coming and coming…
This week I mentioned the refreshed version of Erik Qualman’s Social Media Revolution video in a keynote I was offering to a group of educators. For conference participants, here’s the video as promised.
Right now we’re working on filming the live action segments for Peep and the Big Wide World season 5. We first started working on this show in early 2002. Almost 10 years! Take a look at this list of activity segments we’ve produced so far.
Here in Boston our roof is producing icicles at an amazing rate. I’ve been removing them from the roof of our front porch when they get over three feet long. What to do with all those icicles? Make icicle castles!
This photo was taken after several days of melting, but you get the idea. The larger chunk on the right is what was left after knocking a five foot icicle off the edge of the roof.
I’ve been helping a number of people get up to speed with blogging, Facebook and Twitter this month.
Mostly people who are launching projects of their own and need to set up an online presence. I think a lot of people are catching on to the fact that they need to keep up with these tools or they’re going to miss out.
We’ve entered a time when we all need to be thinking about personal branding and think of ourselves as our own bosses — even if you work for someone else…
A recent client of mine was told, “I love what you said, but I Googled you and you don’t exist. Let me know when you exist…” With a little help he does.
Do you exist?
If you’re going to succeed, I think you need to. At least online.