3 ways blogging community influences my writing

Do you ever pause to think about ways your online community influences your writing?  I’d say it changes my content, my conversation and my writing technique. 1. Content. When we interact with our online community we have opportunities to engage with different points of view and ideas. Selective engagement with my blogging community expands my [...] Read More

Photo Countdown

Sometimes the puzzle pieces of your career all jigsaw together in a funny way. I used to work with Horse Bazaar’s Mark Walsh and now he has kindly offered to create the digital wall show for Shout Out Social. He’s starting the show design this weekend – how exciting! It also means there are only [...] Read More

Training Tracks

The other night I crashed on the couch with the family to watch a movie together. Well – I TRIED to sit down. The kids kept jumping up and didn’t seem interested in ‘hangin’ out’ that way. I was tired, so we tried something else – YouTube. “Thomas Thomas” yelled the youngest. So a quick [...] Read More

Special Guest at Shout Out Social

It started off as a small virtual creative challenge – supported by a real life event to raise some cash and awareness for a nonprofit cause. Now Shout Out Social has grown a little bit more to include some great guest speakers. I’d still love to see heaps more photos or art in the Flickr [...] Read More


Some fun web-esque things I would like to try this year…if I can squeeze in the time. Or maybe next…. Create an ebook about women for women. Create a wonderwebby site with loads of goodness and links. Record and edit a podcast. Byte-size stories about interesting things. Make a short video. It has been way [...] Read More

Slides from HR Futures

Openness. Trust. Collaboration. Stealth. Some great themes came out of yesterday’s Inspecht HR Futures conference! I uploaded my slides on Slideshare [slideshare id=1071555&doc=hrfuturesconferencejasmintragasibm-090226020358-phpapp02] and @trib did too [slideshare id=1070970&doc=hrfutures-090225212126-phpapp01] When you think HR programs, do you think Twitter and Wikis? Because we sure did yesterday!

Creative fundraising using social media

Over the last few months I have been exploring some creative webby ways to raise funds for a special project enabling the poor to work their way out of poverty. So what kind of circumstances, tools and people help to make that happen? A Scottish writing coach writes a sentence for a creative online project..along [...] Read More

More Shout Out entries

You are inspiring me. From the Flickr pool (anyone can add a photo) by Penni From Amy Jussel of Shaping Youth in response to the last Shout Out post: I’d like to shout out for ACCOUNTABILITY! From industry, parents, media/marketing mavens and the youth themselves, we’re ALL stakeholders in taking responsibility for how messaging and [...] Read More

Upcoming Events: informal learning, changing our world

Somehow I have got myself involved in a few special events over the next few weeks :o 1. Inspecht HR Futures Conference this Thursday in Melbourne. I’ve put together a presentation to showcase some of the work IBMers are doing in the area of informal learning, web 2.0, virtual worlds along with some insights into [...] Read More

Shouting Out for Friendship

I’m continuously amazed by the encouragement and support of  friends during  my Opportunity Australia Ambassadorship. Just when you think the next project won’t come together, somebody gives you the right advice, somebody takes a moment to help out and it comes alive again. Yay for collaboration! Here’s a little update on the Shout Out Project [...] Read More

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