The Xmedia Lab in Malmö on Friday with a focus on Location Based we were treated to some great speakers with relevant insight. Here are some of my take away reflections put in the social context. Thank you to all of the great speakers for sharing your insight.
INFRASTRUCTURE: Johan P Bang, MD Future Position X emphasized that without the continual build out of infrastructure the effectivity of location based tools will remain confined to highly developed areas. It location based tracking must be integrated into all new projects – from city planning to building construction and telecommunications. Gigi Wang, Chair Emeritus Stanford/MIT Venture Lab, reminded us to also consider in densely populated cities with high rises, the importance of the Z component to improve indoor tracking and height. Read More
I was very inspired by watching this recent TED talk by founder Chris Anderson. It speaks volumes to the importance of presence, awareness and the power of video sharing. I have recently been working on a collaboration with two very talented individuals for leadership seminars to touch on just this. With careful preparation, the delivery of complex messages can spread and grow. Not everyone is comfortable in the spotlight, but many have stories to share. Authenticity and Clarity in our stories, messages, word choice, objectives, and the impact of our non-verbal cues and as well as props usage can have an immense impact. We can no longer hide in the corner office as leaders, founders and innovators.
I am reminded by my colleague as we sit and work on the book about “Social Optimisation” that the biggest struggle that we all share is too few hours in the day. Trying to keep up with blogs and tweets, curriculum development for classes, presentations to tweek to specific audiences and deliverables for consulting clients becomes a bit of a balancing act (pun intended), not to mention having a life and keeping healthy (which by the way is not optional, its required in the social optimisation equation). Yes, even those who work with balance can become off-balance. But this only fuels my fire, so to speak. The more effective the tools, the easier to take the best of what there is to reuse where applicable and apply where needed. The beautiful thing about social is that we all use it in most of the areas of our work. It is about people communicating with people. The message and the methods may change, but the base principals are the same.
I have decided to try some different tools that might make the message simpler and cleaner, video. So keep posted, for video blogging to come. (Of course, the drilling above my office might make this a challenge, I will do my best.) Tomorrow begins “Q-Day” that leads up to “Innovation in Mind”. So, I will be blogging and “V-blogging” during the day and we will see if this works well.