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My renewed love for Collaboration

May 24, 2012
at 5:06 pm PST

I lived off my iPad for two days, using it to take pictures, live-tweet, check in to new apps, and even message with my family.

The 2012 Ragan – Cisco Social Media Summit was definitely worth my time, and even the worry of how many emails I would return to after being ‘offline’ for two days.  Although I didn’t check my good old fashioned work email during this time, my Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) experience proved that there are other ways to stay connected at work.  I have returned to my usual routine with a renewed love for Collaboration.

Here are my key takeaways from #ragancisco, as they apply to the community management training work I do in for Cisco Sales:

1. Social Media (Collaboration) is still so new, that practically every wholehearted attempt results in a success story.

2. Build a community around people who actually want to commune with each other.

3. You can’t change a whole company at once, but you can change one person at a time.

To quote @briansolis “Stay social, my friends”.

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  1. Rightly said ! Changing the company at once is not possible. Changing a person is.

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    • May 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      Thank you, Sandeep. Collaboration boils down to conversations. Many times, it is necessary to conduct one on one trainings. This provides the student with a non-threatening environment where to ask questions and take their first steps into the glass house of technology-based collaboration.

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