While driving this morning I listened to @Topgold’s Audioboo entitled “To Share”, where he asked a group of people to record their thoughts about sharing and Christmas. You can listen to it below.
As I listened to the Audioboo, I noticed that quite a few of the people were reluctant to share or speak their thoughts. Certainly there were some who spoke up, but there were others that sounded uncertain and even a little fearful. This got me thinking about Chris Brogan’s Sound Cloud recording (below) from a while ago, where he encouraged people to simply Press Record. For some reason, that particular recording has stuck in my mind – likely because it was a simple, yet effective message.
I also thought of the recent conversation that took place between @Omaniblog and @ChrisBrogan for The Human Business Way podcast. In the podcast, Paul and Chris discussed what it takes for people to share their stories and why sometimes people are reluctant to do so. They talked about the challenges that people face and what enables them to push forward, despite fears they may have. Paul wrote about that discussion on his company blog here.
So as I listened to @Topgold’s Audioboo this morning, all of that was swirling around in my mind plus a bunch more.
- I wondered what it takes for people to find their voice and to tell their story?
- I contemplated why some people can and other simply never will.
- I questioned if technology is an enabler or if it actually hinders storytelling?
I recorded some of those thoughts in an Audioboo here:
So…what do you think? What does it take for you to share your own voice and story? Does technology help or hinder you?
Late last month I wrote about my goal of writing 50 thousand words this month as part of Digital Writing Month. Some 26 days later, I know that I won’t reach that goal; at least not in the way I had totally envisioned. Now, I could spend a lot of time feeling frustrated about this….but why? I created this goal for myself, during what I knew was going to be a busy and hectic month. The reality is that I was probably overly enthusiastic and perhaps even a little too ambitious.
So the question is this; by not reaching my original goal – have I failed? Perhaps yes….perhaps no. I’m not going to agonize over it. Instead, I’m celebrating the various things that I have done and that I will continue to do in the days to come. Below is a List.ly of a selection of the various things that I have been working on this month. Regardless of my word count, I’m producing content for various projects. I’m also being a lot more strategic in the way that I’m fitting everything together.
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Are you participating in Digital Writing Month? Will you reach your word goal?
I had a great chat with Joel Buckland about transmedia, video and more. He was in the UK at the time of this conversation.
The 7th G+Hangout On Air for 45 Conversations was with Stéphanie Montreuil. We had a few connection challenges so the recording is split into two parts.
Pam is a Maths Lecturer in LIT Tipperary and the Organiser of ICT in Education conference @ictedu; She is also a Mentor @CoderDojoLim & @CoderDojoThurle and Facilitator of #ccGlobal. Pam can be found on Twitter @pamelaaobrien.
I was delighted to have her join me for the 6th chat on 45 Conversations.
Jason Dykstra is based in Cambridge, Ontario. He helps people move from conflict to creativity. He's a conflict specialist and speaker.