Possibly one of many self-organising groups that are emerging on the back of the social networking revolution, I attended the Tuttle Club Breakfast yesterday, organised by Lloyd Davis. It was (of course) a great opportunity to meet new people, discover interesting new projects and make new friends. I’m starting to think that “Web 2.0” and “Social Media” are becoming clichés but these were the memes that ultimately connected us. To use Lloyd’s words:
Social Media and the new world of work. Many of us are either working on our own or else in loose associations or else within an organisation but in partnership with a range of independent suppliers and contractors. None of us expect our careers to be anything like those of our parents’ generation. How do we make sense of it, how do we keep our heads above water and how can getting to grips with social media help us out?
The event was run along the same lines as an Open Space, where attendees gravitated towards the topics proposed by – well – those who had a topic to propose. These included things like:
- Building a list of interesting folk to talk to BERR (Jane O’Loughlin)
- Combining relentless creativity with social media (Steve Lawson)
- Turning your passion into something that makes money (Pippa Crawford & Dan McQuillan)
- Finding new clients online (Rebecca Caroe)
- Business podcasting (Mike O’Hara)
- Organisation Lite (David Wilcox & Jemima Gibbons)
I believe there is much yet to come from this eclectic assembly of talent and skills – a lot of latent energy just bursting to innovate! Many of the breakfast goup have been meeting regularly every Friday morning as part of the Social Media Cafe. (also Facebook Group). So – watch that space – or better still – join in!