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Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine

I’ve been watching the Collaborate Live sessions unfold with interest over the last few months. A great idea for a series of Google Hangouts organised & hosted by Bev Holden and Kate Hargreaves aka @Stickythinker and @k8clearthinker from Clear Thinking. The Collaborate Live sessions, also affectionately known as #LiveClive over on Twitter are short conversations with people who […]

Alter egos

Alter egos

By Mike Collins on the 5th March 2013 Since my last blog I’ve been reflecting on the latest and greatest #LDconnect unconference, spending a lot of time thinking about one of the topics we discussed “How do we get inside the learners heads!“. It was a very interesting discussion that we only really scratched the […]

Anything is possible…

Anything is possible…

By Mike Collins on the 13th January 2013 2012 was a BIG year for me in terms of career development after leaving Direct Line Group (formerly RBS Insurance) to pursue a community management role with DPG plc. I left the organisation I’d been with for 11 years and the safety net that this provided to […]

Make your presentations more social

Make your presentations more social

By Mike Collins on the 23rd November 2012 It was the CIPD Annual Conference & Exhibition a couple of weeks ago and I had the opportunity to present a session in the Topic Taster area on the subject of using online communities. It was my third speaking ‘gig’ where I’d been released on the unsuspecting […]

To chat or not to chat

To chat or not to chat

That is the question. At least this was one of the questions that were raised during the live online session I facilitated at Learning Live. There were some great points, observations and thoughts that came through on the chat during the session that are worth exploring in more detail. The first point was actually made […]