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Here is my report of the press briefing of author Chad Udell (@visaulrinse) discussing his book Shock of the New.

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Some notes:

  • The book is platform agnostic.  The tech and evaluation is important not the container.
  • The book has a 30 question rubric to help you evaluate your organization and how technology can be used by your organization.
  • Budget in Learning and Development should include money for R and D of new technology and how it can be leveraged in your organization to promote better employee engagement.
  • Organizations need build the capability of its workforce.
  • 10 years from now the workplace climate will be as different as our homes are now compared to 10 years ago.  Smart devices, connectivity and seamless knowledge access are becoming the norm not the exception in places.

Very approachable and accessible person, so I am assuming that his book is just as approachable and accessible.

Looking forward to a longer interview on T is for Training in the near future.

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Happy Summer Solstice Northern HemisphereOn the call were Andrea Snyder, Kate Kosturski, Michael Porter, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Maurice Coleman. We began with the topic:  How do we connect with our learners, whether it is a workshop or a speaking gig or webinar?  What tips or tricks do we use?

As background, Jill has been listening to a nearly two-hour interview with Seal (the singer).   At one point, Seal talks about advice he was given early in his career.  He had a hit (“Crazy“) and was on a popular music TV show in England.  A colleague told him that the performance was “good”, but that he hadn’t connected.  She said Seal would know when he had done it.

Tips mentioned were:

  • Provide some background on yourself to help build rapport.
  • Give the learners power by engaging them in the conversation.
  • Food! – In all seriousness, it helps people be comfortable and know that their needs will be met.
  • Assigned seating, so that people aren’t with their usual cliques.

How do you know that you “lost the room”?

  • Are people looking at you, every once in a while?
  • Scan the room.  Is the behavior in the room changing?
  • Is there someone who is a “canary”?  For example, someone who unconsciously will nod her/his head “yes” when the person gets it.

Reading the room is a soft-skill. Can it be taught?

It was pointed out that sometimes you have to power-through a training, even if you’ve lost the room.

Can you have someone in the audience that gives you feedback or ensures that there is engagement?

Managing the flow of the training is a soft-skill that a trainer needs to learn.  Managing the flow means the person needs to be flexible and nimble.  The person needs to know the content well and be able to alter priorities on-the-fly, if necessary.

One other soft skill is learning how to hide the butterflies (or worries).

What do you do before you present to an audience that you don’t know?

  • Take a few deep, focused breathes.
  • Close your eyes and do deep breathing.
  • Put on lip balm and hand lotion, and check your zipper.
  • Empty your pockets.  (Your pants or outfit will look better.)
  • Go to the bathroom.  If you have a lavalier mic, turn it off or take it off.
  • Take some time to yourself right before.  Center down and calm yourself.

You can listen to the show here.

The twenty first hour of T is for Training is entitled What Is My Call To Action? Download and listen to our 13th  show of 2009 here. We had a nice cast of folks joining us today.

On the today’s show:

Maurice Coleman Harford County (MD) Public Library
Lori Reed, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC)
Jill Hurst-Wahl, Syracuse University School of Information Studies (NY)
Paul Signorelli, Paul Signorelli and Associates (CA)
Peter Bromberg, South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative (NJ)
Allison Miller, Internet Public Library  (Our newest Usual Suspect. Congrats!)
Rachel Rappaport,
Howard County Public Library (MD) (Our newest Usual Suspect. Congrats!)
Matt Weaver,
Westlake Porter (OH) Public Library (WELCOME First Time Participant!)
Glenn
from California (WELCOME First Time Participant!)

The opinions expressed by call participants are those of the participants and not necessarily those of any institution or group they represent or are associated with. And thanks to those who participated by chat.  We would love to hear your voice next time.

On today’s very special episode we talked about:

How to model appropriate and innovative use of technologies in libraries.

As part of the summer long conference called: “Conversants :-) A Participatory Conversation,” a new idea in professional development for challenging economic times.

Among the things we talked about:

The Internet Public Library and the Librarian Internet Index‘s combining resources; Alliance Library System putting together a Mobile Reference Service;  Q and A NJ exploring text reference; Liverpool (NY) Public Library taking advantage of Panera Bread’s wifi and going to the public;  University Libraries using Skype to provide reference inside and outside of the library;  Washington DC Public Library’s IPhone application; Char Booth’s work on library reference; San Francisco Public Library’s forms of electronic reference; Text Reference and Abilene Christian University and Georgetown Med’s Use of IPhones.

Follow us on Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes Home, Friendfeed, our still new Google Group,(pretty please join the google group!LinkedIn, FaceBookTwitter, a brand new Flickr group (thanks Polly!) and our Twitter Twibe.

Go to the delicious page : http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links.

T is for Training is supported by you the audience and our usual supporters LISHost, the library friendly hosting service and the Library Society of the World.

****Register for Pres4Lib, An East Coast Library camp for speakers and trainers being held on June 12th in Princeton NJ. (We will be taping an episode at the conference!)****

Check out the June episode ofAdventures in Library Instruction, a podcast about instructional development in libraries.   One of the hosts is T is for Training usual suspect Jason Puckett.

And join us on June 19th 2009 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.  I am sure that we will do some wrap up of the Pres4Lib2009 conference next Friday.

Tomorrow’s (June 5th at 2 pm Eastern) the 21st episode of T is for Training will focus on:

“How to model appropriate and innovative use of technologies in libraries.”

Come with ideas, examples, stories, bragging and good information for our listeners.

This show is part of the  summer long conference called:

“Conversants :-) A Participatory Conversation,” a new idea in professional development for challenging economic times.

Here is the keynote given by R  David Lankes: It is a link to a video on Vimeo. Introducing Conversants

Join us for an engaging hour of dialogue about sharing and collaborating on great training resources.

T is for Training is supported by you the audience and our usual supporters LISHost, the library friendly hosting service and the Library Society of the World.

The show’s topics:

Free Ad Space Again: Pres4Lib Library Camp for Speakers in Princeton NJ on June 12th. (only a few spots remaining!)

“How to model appropriate and innovative use of technologies in libraries.”

and if there is time:

LibWorm would like some canned Training specific subject headings and ID queries to get users to useful training resources What would you suggest?

Register for Pres4Lib, An East Coast Library camp for speakers and trainers being held on June 12th in Princeton NJ.

Go to the delicious page : http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links.

Where and How? : The show’s address is here:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/24719 You can listen live by clicking on the show’s page. You can call in, listen to the stream, Nor come by and chat.

It is up to you, but please do come. If you want to participate with your voice on the call, you should probably join Talkshoe before the show. You can catch up with all of the episodes  you may have missed by going to the Talkshoe either via the sidebar widget or via the web.

2point-0-ed? Keep up with us via: Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes HomeFriendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, Google Group, or Twitter.
See you at 2 pm eastern.

First, on Friday, June 5th at 2 pm eastern, we will have a “very special episode” of T is for Training  as part of the summer long conference called:

“Conversants :-) A Participatory Conversation,” a new idea in professional development for challenging economic times.

Here is the keynote given by R  David Lankes: It is a link to a video on Vimeo. Introducing Conversants

Join us for an engaging hour of dialogue about sharing and collaborating on great training resources.

Second, on Friday June 14th, 2009 we will tape an episode LIVE at the Pres4Lib2009 conference.  We had one live taping before at CIL and it was a big hit.

I hope this one goes as smoothly.   And I hope the microphone is a snwoball.

Let me know if you have any questions.

The TWENTIETH! hour of T is for Training is entitled Tennis Ball on a Broom Stick. Download and listen to our 12th  show of 2009 here. We had a nice cast of folks joining us today.

Follow us on Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes Home, Friendfeed, our new Google Group,(pretty please join the google group!LinkedIn, FaceBookTwitter, and our Twitter Twibe.

Go to the delicious page : http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links.

T is for Training is supported by you the audience and our usual supporters LISHost, the library friendly hosting service and the Library Society of the World.

Register for Pres4Lib, An East Coast Library camp for speakers and trainers being held on June 12th in Princeton NJ. (only 10 spots remaining!)

Check out the latest episode ofAdventures in Library Instruction A podcast about instructional development in libraries.   One of the hosts is T is for Training usual suspect Jason Puckett.

On the today’s show:

Maurice Coleman Harford County (MD) Public Library
Lori Reed, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC)
Laura Botts
,
Mercer University (GA)
Marianne Lenox
,
Huntsville Madison County (AL) Public Library
Jill Hurst-Wahl
,
Syracuse University School of Information Studies (NY)
Beth Tribe
, Howard County (MD) Public Library
Polly-Alida Farrington – Library Consultant (NY based)
Mary Pelton, Rocky River (OH) Public Librar (WELCOME First Time Participant!)
Polly Potter, Nolichucky Regional Library (TN) (Our newest Usual Suspect. Congrats!)
Jen Fiene, Dauphin County (PA) Library System (WELCOME First Time Participant!)

The opinions expressed by call participants are those of the participants and not necessarily those of any institution or group they represent or are associated with. And thanks to those who participated by chat.  We would love to hear your voice next time.

Today we talked about:

Free Ad Space Again: A Brief talk about the Summer Long Conversants :-) A Participatory Conversation,  the June 5 (T is for Training Conversants Event) and Pres4Lib Library Camp for Speakers in Princeton NJ on June 12th. (only 10 spots remaining!)

If you could buy anything for a library staff development department, what would you buy? (Rachel R.)  What would you like to see in your dream training lab?

How libraries (in general or specific) are using web 2.0 tools and how they are dealing with privacy issues raised by staff. (Jill H-W)

And join us on June 5th 2009 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training. This means you.  We will be talking about the summer long library participation conversation called Conversants. Jill wrote a wonderful blog post to prepare everyone for the show.

I know I will see a bunch of folks today (Friday May 22nd) at  2 pm Eastern time for the 20th (wow!) episode of T is for Training.

NB: This week we will be trying out our Friend Feed Room as  an open to everyone chat backchannel.

T is for Training is supported by you the audience and our usual supporters LISHost, the library friendly hosting service and the Library Society of the World.

Today’s Topics:

Free Ad Space Again: A Brief talk about the Summer Long Conversants :-) A Participatory Conversation,  the June 5 (T is for Training Conversants Event) and Pres4Lib Library Camp for Speakers in Princeton NJ on June 12th. (only 10 spots remaining!)

If you could buy anything for a library staff development department, what would you buy? (Rachel R.)

How libraries (in general or specific) are using web 2.0 tools and how they are dealing with privacy issues raised by staff. (Jill H-W)

LibWorm would like some canned Training specific subject headings and ID queries to get users to useful training resources What would you suggest?

Register for Pres4Lib, An East Coast Library camp for speakers and trainers being held on June 12th in Princeton NJ. (only 10 spots remaining!)

Go to the delicious page : http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links.

Where and How? : The show’s address is here:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/24719 You can listen live by clicking on the show’s page. You can call in, listen to the stream, or come by and chat.NB again:This week we will be trying out our Friend Feed Room as  an open to everyone chat backchannel.

It is up to you, but please do come. If you want to participate with your voice on the call, you should probably join Talkshoe before the show. You can catch up with all of the episodes  you may have missed by going to the Talkshoe either via the sidebar widget or via the web.

2point-0-ed? Keep up with us via: Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes HomeFriendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, Google Group, or Twitter.
See you at 2 pm eastern.

Here are two screen shots of what talkshoe looks like today:

Yeah, technology is stoning my house today.   I hope that the show is actually recording, since I cannot get into my own show!

First My Talkshoe page:

Picture of talkshoe bork 3

And the show page kept reloading  As in 90 times in a minute.

borked tisfor training

Real show notes later!

I hope to see a bunch of folks today (Friday May 8th ) at  2 pm Eastern time.

T is for Training is supported by you the audience and our usual supporters LISHost, the library friendly hosting service and the Library Society of the World Shovers and Makers (you have until next Friday to declare yourself a Shover and Maker.)

Today’s Topics:

Free Ad Space: Brief talk about the Summer Long Conversants :-) A Participatory Conversation,  the June 5 (T is for Training Conversants Event) and Pres4Lib Library Camp for Speakers in Princeton NJ on June 12th.

How libraries (in general or specific) are using web 2.0 tools and how they are dealing with privacy issues raised by staff. (Jill H-W)

How trainers and learners are using social networking in innovative ways to create and effective workplace learning and performance opportunities. (Paul S.)

LibWorm would like some canned Training specific subject headings and ID queries to get users to useful training resources.

Remember the Trainer Survey by Lori Reed last month?  She is scheduled to be here to share the results with us. (Lori R.)

Register for Pres4Lib, An East Coast Library camp for speakers and trainers being held on June 12th in Princeton NJ.

Go to the delicious page : http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links.

Where and How? : The show’s address is here:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/24719 You can listen live by clicking on the show’s page. You can call in, listen to the stream, or come by and chat.  It is up to you, but please do come. If you want to participate with your voice on the call, you should probably join Talkshoe before the show. You can catch up with all of the episodes  you may have missed by going to the Talkshoe either via the sidebar widget or via the web.

2point-0-ed? Keep up with us via: Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes HomeFriendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, Google Group, or Twitter.
See you at 2 pm eastern.

The eighteenth hour of T is for Training is entitled They Would Look At Us Like Aliens.  Download and listen to our tenth show of 2009 here.

Follow us on Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes Home, Friendfeed, our new Google Group, LinkedIn, FaceBookTwitter, and our new Twitter Twibe. (Thanks Beth! I still can’t say it without thinking of Elmer Fudd.)

Go to the delicious page : http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links.

And join us on May 8th 2009 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training. This means you.

T is for Training is supported by you the audience and our usual supporters LISHost, the library friendly hosting service and the Library Society of the World Shovers and Makers (you have until May 15th to declare yourself a Shover and Maker.)

Remember to register for Pres4Lib, An East Coast Library camp for speakers and trainers being held on June 12th in Princeton NJ.

On the today’s show:

Maurice Coleman Harford County (MD) Public Library
Beth Tribe, Howard County Public Library (MD)
Lori Reed, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC)
Andrew Schuping, Mercer University (GA)
Kevin Urian, Cecil County (MD) Public Library
Paul Signorelli, Paul Singorelli and Associates
Laura Botts, Mercer University (GA)
Angela Paterek, Training Manager, Rocky River Public Library (OH)
Rachel Rappaport, Howard County Public Library (MD) Welcome first timer Rachel!

The opinions expressed by call participants are those of the participants and not necessarily those of any institution or group they represent or are associated with. And thanks to those who participated by chat.  We would love to hear your voice next time.

Today we talked about:

When Training Counts?
Recap: How to measure the success of staff training on staff retention.  We eventually focused on how we measure the success of new hire training and orientation.

What is the effectiveness of RSS for communicating to staff and patrons?
Recap: Well overall not too much.  We then talked about how to get staff excited and using the new tools, what support does training need in a library and how to apply 23 things like trainings to your staff’s everyday work.

We will work on Libworm (A library centric RSS Resource index) recommendations in the coming weeks.  Also we will pull from the delicious account some great resources.

What do you look for or what do you need to support your career as a trainer?
Recap: Well places such as infopeople, ASTD, and fellow trainers were looked at as  sources.

I think talkshoe has wrap it up music.  Nice. I think.