PRESENTATION VIDEO: Your Professional Network Is Powered By Bacon

I was excited to once again be taking the big stage at ACPA to give a PechaKucha presentation.  For the uninitiated, PechaKuchas entail 20 slides, each set to advance every 20 seconds, while presenters speak over them.  In the past, I did a more-serious research-focused PK, a PK that highlighted the fun story of my relationship with JetBlue, and for this year, I wanted to try my hand at presenting something inspiring.  In this PeckaKucha, I present a crowdsourced experiment I did called, “The Six Degrees of Esther Lloyd-Jones Project.”  If you want to… Read More

80% of Jobs Are Landed Through Networking

  When speaking about digital and social technology and the importance of leveraging it for career success, I often share this statistic that comes from John Bennett:  80% of jobs are landed through networking and personal relationships.  Although I cannot vouch for the research behind it, it’s not a statistic I find surprising.  As I have now been working in the field of higher education for over 15 years, over time I have become more and more aware of how true this is. When I reflect back on the jobs I have held… Read More

#NASPA15 Presentation: How to Network Digitally for Professional Development and Relationship-Building

This panel started with a tweet.  Christina Ferrari sent our a message asking if anyone wanted to collaborate on a session about leveraging digital networks for professional development.  The result is an exciting collaboration involving a panel of presenters, many of whom have only previously met virtually.  Come join us and/or follow the twitter back channel #SAconnect! Wednesday, March 25, 2015 9:00am – 9:50am Convention Center 209 Abstract Social media can be helpful in expanding professional networks and transforms human interaction. But what does the “power of social media” look like when it comes to… Read More

Culture Online: Contact Not Content is King

Is there something that can be described as the “online culture?”  I don’t think so, but I do think that technology is structuring the way we think and interact and I do think that there are cultural norms broadly perpetuated and upheld.  Online culture, although diverse, still maintains persistent themes. In describing how this first “internet generation” has grown up, Tapscott (2011) identified eight norms or “distinctive attitudinal and behavioral characteristics that differentiate this generation from their babyboom parents and other generations” (Kindle Locations 1957-1958). These themes included: freedom, customization, scrutiny, integrity,… Read More