Correct answer: d) All of the Above.
Last month OfficeMax launched a new product line from TLC's Clean Sweep Peter Walsh. In my humble (and admittedly biased) opinion, the online launch strategy was super smart.
They invited a ton of bloggers (mostly supermoms, organizational gurus and lovers/hoarders of office supplies) to watch an exclusive, invitation only, sneak peak webcast. Login was required, but it's publicly-available now.
I was reading an article over at Chief Learning Officer Magazine by Alan Fine called "A Mandate for Coaching." He has some interesting thoughts about what he calls "an inside-out approach" to managing employees. He says that this approach "is about tapping into the performance capacity already inside people." I've always been a fan of that type of management and I appreciated the brief refresher.
We can't simply become stagnant. This was the key motivator for our virtual symposium options. When removing the costs of hotel, food and travel, the virtual conference becomes a much more viable scenario. - RT Brown, Sloan-C
At our Mediasite Linkedin group, there's a discussion going on around how to get presenters to relax in front of the camera. It's funny how sometimes the hardest parts of our jobs have nothing to do with the technology, isn't it?
There are a number of good suggestions from that discussion:
Have casual conversation with the presenter while in front of the camera before hand.
Have the presenter think of the camera as "a supportive friend."
Time for the third and final installment of MUG TV at UNLEASH 2009.
In this episode, feedback: harsh words about blackjack, high praise for Sonic Foundry's Gurus and warm thoughts for Madison, Wisconsin and the growing Mediasite community.
Thanks to everyone who appeared on camera and special thanks to dynamic duo Kelly Parke and Scott Holcomb for using their limited UNLEASH down time to bring you MUG TV.
Here's the second installment of MUG TV. This episode is chock full o' UNLEASH goodness.
Kelly Parke and Scott Holcomb captured snippets from CEO Rimas Buinevicius' opening remarks, CTO Monty Schmidt's keynote, feedback from attendees on the Mediasite road map and a spur of the moment gift presentation to Monty from TU Delft and Mediamission.
When you show people the ramifications of their decisions, they change their behavior.
Want an inside look at UNLEASH 2009? Tune in for MUG TV.
Kelly Parke and Scott Holcomb, members of the Mediasite User Group Steering Committee, are roaming the halls of the Madison Monona Terrace with cameras to give you an inside look at the sessions, speakers, tips and tricks with a MUG point of view.
As we get ready to put on our 3rd annual user conference, I'm working closely with Monty Schmidt, the founder of Sonic Foundry to prepare his keynote presentation. I'm excited about what we're presenting and hopefully what the attendees will walk away with.