Mark Oehlert was blogging and tweeting before most of the world. In fact, for a while 3-4 years ago, he was considered one of the top tweeters out there and still has a large following (over 4,000) that pay attention to what he has to say.
Mark keeps a day job with the Department of Defense, but is often tweeting, speaking at conferences and generally trying to help organizations innovate in how they work, share knowledge and perform using some of the forward thinking social networking and sharing tools of today. Many of us that worked with him over the years can attribute our involvement with Twitter, Facebook, SocialText, Foursquare, Delicious and other sites to Mark “evangelizing” them around the office space.
When I (Chief Nudger talking here), asked him about how to blog the right way a few years ago, I still remember the jist of his answer – don’t write the way other people want you to write. Write what you think and how you want to write it. The right people will read it. If you aren’t writing your true thoughts, people will see through it.
Anyway, here’s a little more from Mark’s actual bio since it says it best:
Mark Oehlert is a recognized expert, author and speaker in the fields of innovation, emerging technology and game-based learning. He has worked in the e-Learning field for 10 years, bringing his unique insight as a trained historian and anthropologist to a range of challenges from performance support to mobile computing and learning strategy development. Mark served as a Learning Strategy Architect at the global consulting firm of Booz Allen Hamilton, working with a range of clients in formulating enterprise-wide learning and technology strategies. He also supported the Advanced Distributed Learning initiative for many years as the Deputy Director for Communications where he acted as the leadership team’s primary e-Learning research coordinator. Mark also served as the Director of Learning Innovations at the MASIE Center, a think tank focused on learning strategies in the corporate space. Mark now serves as an Innovation Evangelist at the Defense Acquisition University – A U.S. Department of Defense university focused on improving the learning outcomes for over 150,000 acquisition personnel.
Welcome to Nudge Village Mark!