That headline can be read a couple of ways.
First, from the perspective of what I was thinking when I started this site.
Too much was written and shared on the web that was plain bad advice relating to incentive and reward activities that I felt it necessary to help inject some critical thinking and analysis into the conversation. I also felt that too many organizations were implementing badly designed and in some cases, needless, incentive activities. Our goal was to put some intelligence back in the incentive and reward space.
The other way to read that headline is that we’re all over the place the next few weeks. Our effort to bring intelligence to incentives has increased the demand for our point of view – online and in-person.
So today I thought a summary of where we’re going to be over the next few weeks would be helpful. Hopefully you can set your calendars and your clocks to get all the yummy goodness we’ll be serving up.
Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010 – Noon EST (or EDT if you prefer – either way it is Noon where I am) – Twitter Chat for KMers.org.
I’ll be leading a twitter chat for the Knowledge Management community at KMers.org on tomorrow. For those interested KMers.org is a community website focused on hosting and storing twitter chats around the #KMers hashtag. Their goal is to use social media via twitter chat and a CMS tool (Drupal) to help KMers share information about the practice of Knowledge Management.
My topic on Tuesday will be around using rewards/recognition/incentives to drive sharing behaviors. Check it out. Love to hear from you.
Motivation Show Oct. 12 – 14, 2010
I’m lucky enough to be presenting twice at the show (and you may be lucky enough to be in the audience?)
I’m adding our point of view on social media within incentives and reward programs during the IRF four-part workshop on “Education Day”, Tuesday, October 12.
I’m on my own with a session on October 13th entitled : “Responding to the Assault on Incentives” where I’ll provide our perspective on how incentives fit into the “new age” thinking that’s been bouncing around the interwebs. You’ll walk away with a way to position traditional incentive and reward programs within the context of new progressive non-traditional engagement activities. I’m hoping for great conversation so please register if you’re going to be in Chicago on the 13th… Check our rough video promotion of the session here.
Third… Connecting To Social Media "Live"
Influence Insider Blogtalkradio going “on site” at the Motivation Show
Normally we try to do the radio show on the first Wedensday of the month – but this month we’re going live at the Motivation Show. Inspired by @steveboese when he did the HRHappyHour live from the Fail Spectactulary Event a few months back I’mma gonna try to do the same at the show.
Stay tuned and I’ll hit you with the details. Tentatively I’m thinking Thursday at noon but that could change. If you are at the show and want to be on the show hit me in the comments – we’ll work something out.
I’m bringing the flip and also my Droid x (which has some great video capabilities) so I’ll be looking for reasons to do some live video and also some video posted to the site. Again – want to be get your face out there hit me in the comments and we’ll set up a time/place to chat on camera.
Live Twitter Chat – Of Course
I’ll also be using the hashtag #moti while on site so you can follow any and all the twitter chatter you want. Anyone interests in a tweet up or two – jump on “the twitter” and add the hashtag and we’ll get something going.
October 28th/29th – HR Reinvention Experiment – Omaha, Nebraska
I’ll be traveling to Omaha at the end of the month to help out with Jason Lauritsen's ambitious effort "The HR Reinvention Experiment." The HRRE (I made that up) is an invitation-only gathering of the Midwest’s top HR leaders to chart a new course for the future of Human Resources. There will be speakers, there will be discussion, there will be discourse, and there will be cocktails. We will dialogue, discuss and perhaps bicker a little. At the end of the Experiment, we will be different. HR will be different.
So that’s my October. Feel free to jump into the comments section if you want to hook up at the Motivation Show and be on the radio or in a video. I’m open to almost anything except a late night infomercial on your company. Other than that I’m sure we can accommodate. Let me know.
If you have a need in September for a great presenter who's fun to be around, accessible to the audience, pretty darn cheap and usually buys the first round - AND - can talk about how to influence behavior - I'm your guy. Let me know how I can help.