Hot trending topic around the Lotus community on twitter tonight: #StuffIMBersSay. All kinds of things IBM people have said that are silly, funny or simply plain absurd. Good fun and definitely worth reading! It was started by two IBM'ers as a joke apparently but spread around the world in hours, reaching thousands of IBM'ers, business partners and customers.
Humor is the best way to communicate, Social Media is the perfect platform. That was definitely proven tonight!
Small selection of those tweets below. Spotting a trend here....There is a lot of web and phone conferences going on!
@DelphineRB: Do you mean 3pm ET or GMT or EST or CET ? #stuffibmersay
@kate_motzer: "Someone is breathing heavy into the phone - can you please go on mute?" #stuffIBMerssay
@seralewis: Did anyone hear the recording start? #stuffIBMerssay
@FlemChrist: I swear that guy writing the Dilbert cartoon works here. #stuffibmerssay
@creckling: sorry i'm late, i was looking for a hotspot. #stuffIBMerssay
@ragtag: "Larry? Larry? I think we lost Larry" #stuffIBMerssay
@Chappers5: Can everyone on the call press *6* please as there is a dog barking in the background #stuffibmerssay
@wesmorgan1: Working as designed. #stuffibmerssay
@tpeisel: I can do that @2 ...i'm only doublebooked then #stuffibmerssay
@FemkeGoedhart: "Let me just mute my cat for a moment" #stuffibmerssay
@HP_Dalen: Will you action these deliverables? #stuffibmerssay
@linny2777: well - we have beaten that horse dead #stuffibmerssay
@wesmorgan1: We'll do a 360 postmortem on that... #stuffibmerssay
@mmoyer: We'll start as soon as the speakers join the call. #stuffibmerssay
@mmoyer: Who's on the call but not in the meeting? #stuffibmerssay
@blm849: Let's put that in the parking lot and then circle back at the end of the call #stuffibmerssay
@lina_farr: Can't do that right now, I'm in a sea of red! Ping you when I'm free... #stuffibmerssay
ps. Seeing a perfect opportunity here for IBM to use it's new Analytic tools to analyze this social phenomena!
Times are changing so are the names…!
Sun, Dec 8th 2013 4:10p Femke Goedhart The anticipation for Connect 2014 is growing. The yearly conference in Orlando that brings together the best of our technical IBM community and an opportunity to meet with experts, build or renew friendships and learn about upcoming changes and improvements in the IBM Collaboration Software stack. I’m not planning on being there this year due to other circumstances (breaking my foot being one of them) but I look forward to reading all the updates and post that are sure to come!
What I most [read] Keywords: collaboration
Social marketing… what’s in it for me?
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 7:46a Femke Goedhart Monday morning someone in my network tweeted a link to a site called “#UncoverPhilips“. A promotion by the large multinational we all know quite well to get some social buzz around their new logo that they are announcing today (Nov 13th 2013). The site was quite simple and showed a gray image hiding the new logo. Users could uncover a pixel of the image and so uncover the logo before it’s actual launch on Wednesday the 13th of November. Catch: you had to do so by signing in wit [read] Keywords: email
Update.. it has been a while!
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 6:10a Femke Goedhart It has been a while since my last post and a lot happened.
After attending the great ICONUK in Brighton in September and the Leadership Alliance in Boston two weeks ago I went back home to train for the Zevenheuvelen loop. A 15k race in November that Silverside traditionally competes in with a company team. This year would be even bigger as we have 3 teams of employees, customers and relations lined up. People who know me know that I love running even though I’m an absolute lousy runner (w [read] Keywords: connections
ICONUK Session slides: “Requirements Gathering or the secret art of mindreading”
Thu, Sep 12th 2013 3:09p Femke Goedhart Session slides for our session on Requirements Gathering as given by Tim Clark & me on September 2nd at ICON UK in Brighton.
Often forgotten or trivialized, good requirements gathering can make or brake your project. This session will give you techniques and tips on how to effectively get to the core of the requirements, identify ways of prioritizing them and explains some core concepts of Functional and Technical design elements. Based on years of experience gathering req [read] Keywords: application
Social Connections – Zurich
Tue, Jun 11th 2013 6:16a Femke Goedhart Online Ticketing for Social Connections V – Zurich powered by Eventbrite
I know I’ve been less than forthcoming with posts these last few weeks, my apologies for that. It has just been crazy busy.
First of all with work, second of all with achieving my CIP (Certified Information Professional by AIIM) certification and lastly by Social Connections.
After a very successful Social Connections IV in Amsterdam the International IBM Connections user group is about to decent on Zurich f [read] Keywords: connections
How to prevent the community manager from exploding
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 2:19p Femke Goedhart To all organizations who think they’ve got it all sorted out so nicely because they have a community manager MANAGE it all…
Calling them ‘manager’ doesn’t mean they can control everything their community does or say unless you actually:
give them managerial rights over their community members (which you can’t if the community is comprised of customers or external parties);
inform them of the things you are doing BEFORE you are doing them instead of just dropp [read] Keywords: community
From describing to applying – user training taken seriously
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 10:17a Femke Goedhart It still is one of the most common mistakes made ever… Implementing new or updated software without providing user training as the reasoning is: “Oh, we don’t need to train our users. They have been using this (or similar) software for years, surely they know by now how to use it“.
Well, do they really? I’ve recently been involved in several adoption projects where we trained both new users as well as users who had been using collaboration tools for years on how com [read] Keywords: collaboration
IBM Connections 4.5 and Connections Content Manager available
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 11:14a Femke Goedhart As announced the IBM Connections 4.5 release and the Connections Content Manager add-on were made available for download today through the appropriate channels. The following sites give information on features, links to relevant content and pricing:
blog by Luis Benitez with relevant video’s and links
Official IBM Connections 4.5 product page
Official IBM Connections 4.5 documentation wiki
Official CCM product page & pricing (US)
Enjoy! [read] Keywords: connections