Two years ago, I sat down with Dan Pink, author of several NYT best sellers, including A Whole New Mind, for a light meal consisting of cheese, crackers, fruit and other appetizers. We had 20 minutes before people would start showing up for our event, in which I would be interviewing Dan about career management. He had just released his book, Drive, in which he laid out how we can do our best work, and why most businesses weren't oriented to get the best from their employees.
I had interviewed Dan several times before, so I was more excited than nervous. He always has interesting ideas on relevant topics and is one to watch for the next trend affecting work and lives. So I asked him this question:
"How is social media changing the way we manage careers?"
He paused and said, "That's a great question. Let's talk more about that when the event starts." I could tell he didn't have a clear cut answer.
Unfortunately, we never got to this question during the event. (That's a testament to how many great questions we had from the audience that evening.)
Two years later, social media has become even more pervasive. And little did I know that I would find the answer to my question, in the work that I've been doing since 2010.
I was fortunate to find a collaborator in this work, Walter Akana, a social media insider and personal brand strategist.
Walter and I will be holding a live Q+A session on Tues, May 1, on the topic of social media and networking, in the context of moving your career forward. I hope you'll be able to join.
This session on May 1 is part of the Break Out of Your Bubble program. When you purchase the program, you'll get lots more, including two recorded webinars:
- Networking Naturally for the Busy Professional
- How Can I Make Social Media Work for Me? (aka Create Your Social Media Strategy)
To register, go to www.breakoutofyourbubble.com and use discount code, SOCIAL, to get $50 off the price. This discount code expires on Monday, April 30 at midnight ET.
P.S. Richard W. Smith, our speaker for the first webinar in the Break Out of Your Bubble program had our audience thinking deeply about the antidote to burning out. Click here to read my aha's from the webinar, "I'm Burning Out. Now, What?"