So today I presented Social Media to about 10 people at another state agency. I tried hard to look at this an opportunity to “teach” something, as I have been working hard on trying to get some credentials built for teaching.  Plus, thinking of this an a teaching opportunity provided me with less stress about it. Is that Stress 2.0 as someone that responded to one of my twitters called it.

Here is copy of what I gave as a “virtual” handout. It is by all means a compilation of many people’s hard work. I CANNOT take credit for most of it. It is still a working document in progress!

Draft – http://www.scribd.com/doc/14454646/Social-Media-1 (Thanks Scribd, I can finally get some of my writings out there!)

P.S….I still have a strong desire to teach at the academic level…..I’m slowly getting there! 🙂

Yesterday I received an e-mail, from another agency’s CIO, regarding Social Media.  I was hesitant to answer the e-mail . Two hours later the person called me wanting more information and would I come to their agency for a presentation. Today the requester has called twice! Although I have been doing all this social media stuff and I am part of the Federal WebManagers Sub-council for Social Media, I am by far not the expert.  I can say that Jeff Levy at the EPA has been quite an inspiration, he can run circles around me.  So over the weekend I will prepare for the presentation on Monday. I’ll try to not overwhelm them!  I welcome the opportunity for someone to pick my brain. If you are not already blogging, twittering, etc…you should seriously think about it. I have made so many wonderful contacts professionally that I would never have had if I just sat in my e-mail world. P.S…The paper I am working up will be available later on Scribd.

The other day I was playing Connect 4 with my son. Before I knew it, he said I was cheating and I was really following the rules. So many times in our lives we try to get around the rules. Trying to get that exception.  I normally am one that follows most rules but I know it is hard sometimes.  So as I am driving, going the speed limit, and people are passing me, I will continue to follow the speed limits. I love the fact that most of the time, the car that spead in front of me, is sitting at the same light I am, and so many times I just want to “wave” to say “here I am.” Anyway…in life you sometimes have to follow the rules no matter what. Wait in line just like everyone else. And go the speed limit.

ok. So I finally set this up after plundering over what I could or couldn’t say. But hey, I’m now there! Whether you read, follow, or even like what I have to say…it will be here. When I get around to it, I will transfer my domain name, after I have proof of concept that this is worth it. Enjoy!