Replacing the grinding & gnashing of teeth that technology can induce with some chortles

If you’ve ever found yourself grinding your teeth during a conference call then prepare to chortle while relating to this short video below. I teach a course on using social media for learning & development purposes & one thing that most of my participants have in common is frustration with technology.  It’s an inclusive club. […]

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A social media training treasure hunt

I’m teaching a course called ‘Social Media Introduction- the good, the bad, the beautiful’ starting this week, to UN staff here in Nairobi  and I thought I’d let you in on some of the treasures to be found when you incorporate Social Media into your training and development work. Feel free to join us on […]

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The importance of backing up or how not to avoid tears of a 4 year old while not pissing of Uncle Dave

  This poor little 4 year old learns about deleting beloved photo of Uncle Dave (see video clip below). I’m about to start teaching a new Social Media course for UNON here in Nairobi.  I’m soooo looking forward to sharing new tips, tools & techniques for using Social Media to learn, research, ‘listen,’ get organized, […]

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How to get fired using Twitter

The following post is from Mashable & goes to show how uh, dumbass some folks can be on social media, but also how the appropriate response can use humour & panache to get the point across. Point taken? This should go without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: Don’t ask for a drug dealer to […]

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Disruptive technology via blended learning

Since I was 21 teaching 15-18 year olds how to teach 9-12 year olds I’ve been a huge fan of learning & development methods that have access & inclusion issues at their core. That’s why I’m so keen on using social media tools for learning & development. That’s also why my attention was caught by […]

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Social media tools for listening, learning & leading

I recently presented a workshop on Leveraging Social Media to Boost Employee Engagement at the IHRM (Institute for Human Resources Management) HR Technology Conference, co-sponsored by H-Senid (which specializes in HR & Tech & has offices in 5 countries) in Nairobi. Here’s the group (picture below), all of whom were enthusiastic to not only get […]

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Training & development learning well July blog post round up

If you didn’t catch all the posts last month simply peruse & click what’s below. Here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up for the month of July. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower yourself in training & development […]

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Your choice: overwhelming, intimidating, confusing, barrage or adventurous, educational, exciting ride

It used to be that if I wanted to get in touch with you I’d call.   Or walk over to your house or office & chat in person. Then faxes arrived.  (I remember sending my first fax.  To Japan from Vancouver.  It was truly  magic.  Confession time: I thought that the paper somehow dissolved into […]

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Training & development learning well May blog post round up

If you didn’t catch all the posts last month simply peruse & click what’s below. Here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up for the month of May. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower yourself in training & development […]

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Which social media tool are you most comfortable with? Do you most want to learn about?

I’m at the IHRM’s (Institute for Human Resource Management) HR Master Class conference today, presenting a workshop on how Social Media is Transforming Learning. Join in by taking the 2 simple polls below, simply click on your choice & you’ll see the results in real time.  (Note: the results won’t display until you click on […]

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