L&D: Are you up for the challenge?

Whilst sifting through my LinkedIn feed I came across a post from Helen Blunden, sharing a post from a contact of hers, Bill Flannery.

You can read the posts  <<here>>

In short, Bill and Helen were talking about using video to Work Out Loud and share your stories and experiences. They were also talking about how the need to “look professional” on platforms like LinkedIn can hold us back from sharing the “real us” with our networks.

If we were less worried about what other people think of us and our opinions, would we be more likely to share our work and in the process help, possibly many, others in their work and life?

I have to admit, the idea of just flicking on the record switch to capture my “in the moment” thoughts, ideas, frustrations, wins and epic fails has never really excited me.

In fact in makes me feel quite sick.

Which is why I am writing this post – because I’m sure I’m not alone and we all just need to get over it!

We recently shared with you that we will be launching the #LearningUncut podcast which is all about showcasing the real stories and real advice from real people doing great L&D work in our region.

When I read the aforementioned LinkedIn posts, I realised that video is a medium which is very underutilised by practitioners in our space and it could be really useful in connecting people and sharing knowledge which will help individuals, organisations and our industry in so many ways.

Very similar to what we hope to achieve with our podcast.

So I had an idea…

Let’s get out of our comfort zones and get videoing.

Even as I type this, my hands are shaking and my heart is racing at the prospect of sharing my “real” self and “real” work with my community through video.

So I stopped typing, grabbed my phone and recorded this…

From 1-30 May I invite you to share your Working Out Loud videos with us in the L&D 30 Day Video Challenge on LinkedIn and Twitter (and Snapchat if you are there too) using hashtags #LDvid30 and #WOL.

If you haven’t shared videos before, here’s how you do it on LinkedIn and Twitter.

I’ll be publishing my vids mainly on LinkedIn and Twitter because I know that’s where most of you hang out, but I am on Snapchat too (in a lurky kind of way!)

Connect with me here:
LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/karenmoloney
Twitter: @karenmoloney
Snapchat: kMol72

I will be posting every day (hopefully looking less scary and “raw” than I did in that video – ha!), putting my thoughts, ideas and experiences out there with you, so you won’t be alone.

You don’t need a production crew, hair & makeup or a really expensive microphone.  As Michelle Bridges says, JFDI.

Are you up for the challenge? If so, find me online and paste this into your post: I’m in! #LDvid30

I’ll “see” you online in May 🙂