A Killer Web Event



Kolabora Live!
: "What Experts Need To Do To Prepare For A Killer Web Event" with Jay Cross, Stephanie Downs, Nancy White, Heike Philp, Wes Kussmaul and Robin Good. Tuesday February the 24th at 12 noon EST



Speaking of "killer," IBM's Richard Straub responded to my kvetching about the degredation of email by saying "Perhaps email is the real killer app," meaning that it kills you. He continues...


[However,] I believe there is a hidden productivity reserve in e-mail for most companies. I am not just talking about the mis-uses of e-mail we are all suffering from, but about the lack of an e-mail culture and broadly accepted code of conduct, taking into account the economics of communication. Even before spam became common, the e-mail volumes in many companies were reaching unacceptable levels; 100 - 200 e-mails per day do not exactly increase the productivity of knlowlege workers - as Peter Drucker would
probably put it.



Yesterday I received 497 emails, of which perhaps a dozen conveyed a worthwhile message. Sixty of them were notices of XXX comments posted to my blogs by cyber-vandals.


Time permitting, I'll be posting a report later today on the wrap-up of TechKnowledge. What I'm telling friends in email:

  • Optimism is in the air. Once again, training professionals are talking about the future.
  • Small can be beautiful. A thousand attendees is about right. You can find anybody you want to talk with yet there are enough people to make networking practical.
  • My own interests have shifted. I used to prefer breakouts with a single speaker taking me deeply into his or her worldview. This time, I got more out of the panel sessions.
  • Most of the faculty followed the philosophy of The Cluetrain Manifesto: more signal, less b.s.

I am not optimistic about the state of today's schools, and messages like this one from students : "I,m student of spectrum , a communicative course in english- 1B . I need to testing package, please tell me how do I get it "
Posted by Jay Cross at February 12, 2004 09:06 AM | TrackBack
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