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First Nudge Village Virtual Conference – join us on 10/17/13

You are invited to join us for our 1st virtual conference!

Topics include:

The Value of Accountability

How to Look and Act Like a Leader

Finding Your Entrepreneurial Niche

Shifting Your Story – How to Change Your Fear Blueprint

How to Find and Work with an Accountability Partner

Agenda & Speakers

rebecca

9:30 – 10:20 a.m. EST

Welcome & Find Your Entrepreneurial Niche

Rebecca Clark

http://www.nudgevillage.com

 

 

cheryl

10:30 – 11:20 a.m. EST

The Value of Accountability

Cheryl Johnson

http://readwritetechnology.com/

 

 

 

 

jane

11:30 – 12:20 EST

How to Look, Act, and Sound Like a Leader (even if you are not)

Jane Herron

http://www.janeherron.com

 

 

Robert Kennedy

 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. EST

Shifting Your Story – How to Change Your Fear Blueprint

Robert Kennedy

http://www.robertkennedy3.com

 

 

 

amy walker

 

2:00 – 2:50 p.m. EST

Balancing family and entrepreneurship

Amy Walker

http://www.amywalkerconsulting.com

 

 

 

 

rebecca3:00 – 3:50 p.m. EST

How to Find and Work with an Accountability Partner

Rebecca Clark

http://www.nudgevillage.com

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Sign up for our new course – Authenticity on Twitter!

We’ve created a new course that went live on Udemy today!

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The Nudge Village “Authenticity on Twitter” course

We created this to help Twitter users leverage it better in the following areas:

  • Learning – use Twitter as a personal learning tool.

  • Giving and Sharing – providing support to others, re-sharing the great stuff others are sharing.

  • Competitive Intelligence – find out what your competitors are doing, partner with them, connect them to others and maybe even help them fulfill a competency they have a gap in right now.

  • Networking & Reputation Building – realize that your Twitter account (for business or personal) is an extension of YOU. Make a good impression and do the same thing you would do in an interview or at a networking event – be professional, be focused, be open with information, be helpful, etc.

Guess what?

We are offering it for FREE! It’s one hour of video, presentations, and a day-to-day Twitter log sheet, and a few resources along the way.

How do you sign up?

Just go to Authenticity on Twitter and hit the “Start Learning Now – Free” button.

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Chirp, Chirp, Tweet, Tweet – why YOU must start using tools like Twitter

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Anytime, anywhere, anyway – most of us can’t get enough of the web

In 2012 the web headlines self-proclaimed that “the web is dead.” (Yes, even the web couldn’t help but share this with itself) It isn’t that the web is really dead, it’s just that we are using it in different ways. Mobile has played a big part in changing this dynamic as we demand just the right information and support without extraneous “stuff.”

How are you searching the web?

In 2000 I was a recruiter at XO Communications. One day another recruiter saw me conducting a web search and informed me that I was using the wrong search engine. She told me to type in http://www.google.com and in an instant my virtual life changed forever. The simplistic design of the page was a relief to my ADD mind and it seemed to bring up pretty good results.

However, in the past few years that has started to change…if only in subtle ways. Often we don’t trust the first page Google results anymore. After all, most have used some kind of SEO method vs. gaining front page based upon real value as determined by users.

So, what do we trust?

More often than not we trust people, groups and organizations that we know or that we have identified as sharing common interests.

It is time to recognize the importance of tools like Twitter.

I’m an avid Twitter user. I will admit to having 4-5 accounts. My accounts differ depending upon my purpose – one for my work persona, one for my entrepreneurial endeavors, one for just me being me and another for a hopefully hobby someday soon.

Twitter for Searching, Learning and Connecting

Twitter isn’t just for telling us what you like to eat, what you are doing right now or for promoting your product. It is a searching, learning and connecting tool!

I see a lot of friends and entrepreneurs using it just to push information out. They are missing out on easy, quick, and valuable ways to connect to more people, keep up with the pulse of the market and finding out the best way to meet their needs as well as their friends, customers, families, etc.

Communication, after all, occurs when there is an exchange .

Benefits

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You share and learn with people on and offline. Take the same techniques to Twitter and other social tools!

So, here are some of the benefits I’ve gained from making Twitter a part of my personal learning strategy:

  • News – you can search by any topic and find out the latest and greatest from any possible perspective you can hope for …and more.
  • Emerging Trends  – connect to thought leaders, magazines, colleges, think tanks, etc. You’ll be the first to know about what the new trends are and bring that knowledge and insight to your job, your entrepreneurial pursuits, your circles of influence and even parenting! I’ve saved money at work just by knowing a few facts that I found on Twitter. In other words, Twitter can help you know WHAT you should be learning in your field.
  • Inspiration – yes, a lot of people share daily quotes from every possible past president, prophet, author, etc. But, like Pinterest, you can get ideas and inspiration from what others are creating and designing as well.
  • Thought Leaders – yearning to learn from great thought leaders? They are all on Twitter. Ok, they are at least paying someone to tweet their stuff. It’s a great way to keep up with what they are saying and get connected to products and resources they think are important. Just this week I bought a book from Daniel Pink (author of A Whole New Mind and Drive – books I love and highly recommend) that I hadn’t known he was writing. I found out this information on Twitter.  Note – the book  just arrived at my door tonight and so I’m rushing to finish up this post!
  • Crowdsourcing – lately we’ve heard some great examples of how products, companies, and individuals have come together with other like-minded people to accomplish awesome things and help each other achieve their goals. Don’t think that Kickstarter.com benefits from Twitter? Crowdsourcing tools rely on tools like Twitter to spread their ideas and gain contributors for projects.
  • Like-Minded – are you into obscure sci-fi classics out of print? What about rare stamps? Perhaps even a nitch of a nitch? You can find them on Twitter. You can connect, share and grow with others that are interested in the same nitch!
  • Community Building – want to get more out of it than just searching and following? Start joining in conversations, make lists of different sub-group areas you’d like to hone in on, and be there to congratulate others are their accomplishments, successful product launches or their great tweets!

    Don’t be fake. Seriously, create conversations!

I’m not oblivious to the fact that Twitter is just one tool. Facebook, Pinterest, Squidoo, LinkedIn, Scoop.it, Paperli …the list goes on.

They aren’t technology tools. They are communication tools that happen to leverage technology. They are only as useful as the person operating the computer keys.  (-:

Tweet with us at @nudgevillage !

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Villager Bryan – Author and Speaker

Bryan Alexander

Author, Professor, Blogger, Consultant, Digital Storytelling Expert

Website: http://bryanalexander.org/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BryanAlexander

Book: http://www.amazon.com/New-Digital-Storytelling-Creating-Narratives/dp/0313387494

 

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We are excited to welcome Bryan Alexander into Nudge Village! He is a professor, author, blogger – ok, you read it above!

He’s quite the visionary thinker and has some great thoughts to share on digital storytelling. I (Chief Nudger speaking here) get to see him in a workshop in November and have just purchased his book.

As with other villagers, sometimes it is best to use what someone has already written up about them.

Here’s what others have said:

http://bryanalexander.org/about-bryan-alexander/

Take a look at his thoughts on mobile:

Welcome to Nudge Village Bryan!

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Villager Mark – Blogger and Innovations Evangelist

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Innovations Evangelist/Blogger

Website: http://blogoehlert.typepad.com/

Twitter: twitter.com/moehlert

Delicious: http://delicious.com/moehlert

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!