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Hello everyone! Welcome to Episode XV of the bi-weekly 'Life Without eMail' vodcasting series with co-hosts Claire Burge and Luis Suarez.

In this week's vodcasting eposide, we are truly honoured and rather excited to have with us +Phil Simon, author of the recent book 'Message Not Received' (See http://kcy.me/26q0w for more details) where we will be talking about the current state of business communications and with a special emphasis on email. To quote:

'If bad business communication is a disease, the prevalence of hackneyed and utterly meaningless terms is just one of its major causes. Aside from using confusing language, many corporate folks depend almost exclusively on a single communications vehicle: e-mail. In the process, they actively resist new, powerful, and truly collaborative tools specifically designed to make people work and communicate better.'

Phil Simon (http://www.philsimon.com/) is a frequent keynote speaker and recognized technology authority. He is the award-winning author of seven management books, most recently Message Not Received. He consults organizations on matters related to communications, strategy, data, and technology. His contributions have been featured on The Harvard Business Review, CNN, Wired, NBC, CNBC, Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, The Huffington Post, Quartz, The New York Times, Fox News, and many other sites.

Come and join us in this week's vodcasting episode where Phil will be sharing with us how 'intelligent professionals and organizations are embracing simpler language and new technologies to communicate in a much more straightforward and effective manner.' by putting email right where it belongs! :)

We look forward to seeing you all joining us live on this week's vodcast at 16:00 UK time (noon EDT) on Friday, August 28th. Don't miss out!

There will be a live Q&A session as well during the live vodcast, so you can share across any potential questions you may have with us. Come and join us! It will be fun!

The hashtag for this vodcasting series as well as the 'Life Without eMail' movement will be #noemail  

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+Matthew Hall Thanks a lot for the heads up! Oh, yes, it will be a rather interesting and exciting one! And not just necessarily for those folks embracing #noemail but, essentially, for every single knowledge worker who needs to master the skills of being a better communicator without all the fuss, jargon, buzzwords and what not that we are too often used to! It will be provocative to no end, I tell ya! :-D
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Hello everyone! Welcome to Episode XIII of the bi-weekly 'Life Without eMail' vodcasting series with co-hosts Claire Burge and Luis Suarez.

In this week's vodcasting eposide, and continuing further along with the series of Why Won't Any Of My Colleagues Embrace #NoeMail, we are truly honoured and rather excited to have a rather special guest: +Perry Timms 

Perry (@perrytimms) is a HR / OD pro / TEDx speaker. Promoter of 'Better Work via Social': Hacking: Learning and founder of PTHR, iPractice + #PunkHR. He is working for CIPD as SoMe Adviser and has been a lively #noemail advocate and practitioner for a good while as well. So there will be a lot we will be able to learn from Perry's #noemail journey as well: benefits, lessons learned, practical hints & tips, ah-ha moments, know-how, etc. etc.

We look forward to seeing you all joining us live on this week's vodcast at 16:00 UK time (noon EDT) on Friday, July 31st. Come and join us!

There will be a live Q&A session as well during the live vodcast, so you can share across any potential questions you may have with us. Come and join us! It will be fun!

The hashtag for this vodcasting series as well as the 'Life Without eMail' movement will be #noemail   

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Hello everyone! Welcome to Episode XI of the bi-weekly 'Life Without eMail' vodcasting series with co-hosts Claire Burge and Luis Suarez.

In today's vodcasting episode both Claire and Luis will co-host our special guest +Richard Denyer-Bewick (@therichdb) to continuing picking things up from our last episode and cover one of the most controversial topics around #noemail   itself: Why is it so hard for my colleagues to embrace #noemail , just like I did? Will I be able to succeed on this journey without them? If not, what can I do? And, most importantly, why is it so difficult to live #noemail in the public sector, i.e. local government (in this case).

In this particular episode we will be interviewing Rich to share his in-depth experiences, insights, lessons learned and so on, from over the course of time, about his own #noemail journey in local government and where he'll be able to share with us the benefits, the struggles, the key learning(s), what worked, what didn’t, and, eventually, how you, too, could become a #noemail advocate and practitioner within your own organisation, whether from the private or public sector.

Rich has been blogging along his #noemail journey for a few weeks now sharing some pretty interesting, insightful and resourceful articles you could have a look into over here > https://rdbwegonow.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/the-sickening-realisation-that-email-was-bad-for-me/ as well as in https://rdbwegonow.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/no-email-revelation-and-revolution/ and, finally, '10 Top Tips To Slay The Email Beast' - https://rdbwegonow.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/getting-started-with-noemail-10-top-tips-to-slay-the-email-beast/

We look forward to seeing you all joining us live on this week's vodcast at 16:00 UK time (noon EDT) on Monday, July 6th .

There will be a live Q&A session as well during the live vodcast, so you can share across any potential questions you may have with us. Come and join us! It will be fun!

The hashtag for this vodcasting series as well as the 'Life Without eMail' movement will be #noemail

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Welcome to the Life Without eMail Community!

It's been a little while since I last shared a short Welcome to the #noemail community message over here and since just recently we have been having a few other folks joining us, I thought it would be a good opportunity to drop by quickly and share a warm welcome to you all.

Welcome everyone! Specially, those folks who I have met earlier on today, in Lille, France, while we had an amazing day discussing how to embark on the #noemail journey in favour of more open, collaborative and, overall, social tools. It was a blast and what perfect timing to keep celebrating #WOLWeek than kicking off that personal transformation journey of breaking free from the email yoke and start working smarter, not necessarily harder.

Thanks ever so much everyone for joining us today in Lille, and welcome to the online conversations on #noemail in this wonderful community. You all ROCK! :-D

PS. Remember we have got a category in this community about "Who Am I?" where we are encouraging everyone to share with us a short introduction of who they are, what they do, and how far they have gone in their #noemail journey. Welcome everyone and really excited to see you all joining us!

#noemail #outsidetheinbox #lawwe #collaboration #knowledgesharing #learning #productivity #journeys #welcome #WOL #WOLWeek #workingoutloud #smartwork


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One Thousand #WolCircles - Challenge Is On!

Continuing further along ramping up efforts for next week's #WOLWeek  , +Simon Terry has put together this lovely, but rather provocative and inspiring, short blog post announcing the challenge for 2015 for all those of us #WOL advocates AND practitioners: One Thousand #WOLCircles

The idea is, from here till year end, for all of us to be able to help and facilitate the creation of 1,000 Working Out Loud Circles, regardless of the organisation, or affiliation we may well be part of, or whatever else, not only to raise awareness around Working Out Loud practices, but also start practising what we keep preaching out :-D hehe 

If you are new to #WOLCircles, you could take a look into this online resource > http://workingoutloud.com/circle-guides/ where you will be able to find some really good references and if you are looking for additional resources around Working Out Loud practices you could also take a look into this other link > http://workingoutloud.com/the-most-useful-resources-for-working-out-loud/ 

Again, the idea / challenge, get 1,000 WOL Circles going. Time frame? Within 2015. Goal? Help enable those Circles transform organisations as we know them becoming more open, transparent, collaborative, and, overall, more social. Are we ready? We surely are, aren't we?!? 

Bring it on! 

#WOL   #WOLCircles   #workingoutloud   #socbiz   #openbiz   #collaboration   #knowledgesharing   #adoption   #adaptation   #enablement   #transformation   #digitalworkplace   #openness   #transparency   #socialnetworking   #socialcomputing   #socialbusiness   #caww   #changeagents   #advocates   #practitioners  
1000 Cranes bring peace. 1000 #WolCircles connect people in purpose. Great things happen when people embrace a bold dream. For some time John Stepper and I have been discussing how we make his wonderful work enabling others to work out loud available to more people.  John has developed a great facilitation process using circles of 4-5 people to support each other as they work out loud. I have led a circle and the outcomes were invaluable. At a ...
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Any time, +Simon Terry! Challenge is on, indeed! And really look forward to next week's  #WOLWeek  to keep promoting and raising awareness on what it is like thriving as an Open Business :-D hehe 
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International Working Out Loud Week Is Good to Go! Are You Ready? 

Well, it's been a while since I have had a chance to publish something into the Public stream here on Google Plus, don't you think? Most of my interactions have been happening through different Circles I'm keeping up with, but I just thought I would share along this one publicly to raise awareness on one of my favourite #socbiz  events out there: Working Out Loud Week a.k.a. #WOLWeek  

Yes, that's right! Take a look into the link shared across by my good friend +Simon Terry who is currently gathering the troops, raising some awareness on the first #WOLWeek  for this year and which will be taking place next week, from the 15th till the 21st of June. 

For those folks who may be wondering about what Working Out Loud is all about and how it can help you and your organisation make the most out of your Social Business Transformation Journey, take a look into this blog post I put together over 3 years ago under the title 'How Narrating Your Work Helps You Become More Effective by Saving Precious Time'http://kcy.me/aop8 

Or, go ahead and read this other Facebook link > https://www.facebook.com/pages/Working-Out-Loud/1576428399290339 where tons of additional resources have been shared along already for everyone to enjoy further along :-D 

#WOL   #WOLWeek   #workingoutloud   #caww   #socbiz   #openbiz   #transformation   #adaptation   #leadingbyexample   #collaboration   #knowledgesharing   #adoption   #usecases   #learning   #socialnetworking   #socialcomputing   #socialbusiness   #socialenterprise   #digitalworkplace   #digitaltransformation  
 
International Working Out Loud week dates for 2015 and our first global campaign

https://wolweek.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/wolweek-15-21-june-2015/
We are pleased to announce that in 2015 there will be two International Working Out Loud weeks following on the success of our two events in 2014.  International Working Out Loud week is a campaign...
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+Robyn Miller Awww, lucky you! I bet there would be plenty of other folks who would love to be in that same situation of having to juggle between #WOLweek  and vacation. I know, too, what the final choice would be... enjoy the vacation and mark your calendar for the November dates as well! :-D hehe Have a wonderful time, Robyn! 
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Hello everyone! Welcome to Episode XIV of the bi-weekly 'Life Without eMail' vodcasting series with co-hosts Claire Burge and Luis Suarez.

In this week's vodcasting eposide, both Claire and Luis will introduce the next round of conversations, i.e. a new theme), about the different phases of change when embracing #noemail . We will be discussing how #noemail is a whole lot more than just ditching email for more social and collaborative digital tools. We will eventually kick off the series of conversations on why change is so hard and what we can do about it to not only facilitate it, but help your colleagues and peers adapt to an entire new work reality while still getting work done in an effective manner.

We look forward to seeing you all joining us live on this week's vodcast at 16:00 UK time (noon EDT) on Friday, July 31st. Come and join us!

There will be a live Q&A session as well during the live vodcast, so you can share across any potential questions you may have with us. Come and join us! It will be fun!

The hashtag for this vodcasting series as well as the 'Life Without eMail' movement will be #noemail   

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Dear Google Plus, Why?

Why, my dear G+, do you make things so hard upon thyself to the point where you keep dragging me away from you with certain moves that, if anything, keep destroying the overall user experience from yours truly?

First, it was Google Hangouts (split up); then it was Google Photos (another split up I'm not interested in, thanks!); then the magical SHARE button across Google services gone with the wind making it awkwardly difficult to share posts, and now Google Plus Photos shutting down on August 1st?

Seriously, what are you thinking, my beloved Google Plus? Will you keep canibalising thyself to the point of extinction and thanks for all the fish dumping us all after all of these years? Or will you correct course and become the über-awesomeness you once were?

Shall we start looking for a new home then? I mean, we can all adapt and everything to certain changes, but from that to deteriorate the overall entire user experience with some rather weird decision making in the process is a bit of an stretch. Unfortunately, that seems to be direction you seem to have taken and it is starting to hurt and pretty badly.

Will you correct course and be who you once were (best in class), once again? Please. Pretty please. The alternative is already rather ugly as it is.

Don't work this hard to make us all walk away from you. Please. You can do much much better than that. We all know that. Don't let us despair and show us all how much you care. Because you do care, after all, right?

Thanks so much!

Your beloved and somewhat worried fan(s) #kthxbai

#googleplus #rebirth #socialnetworking #photos #photography #news #announcements #whoami #identity #socialnetworking #tools  
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+Derek Hohls I don't think they do, at least, externally and available to everyone out there, more than anything out of pure embarrassment of over-exposing their own criteria to provide such services to then dismantle them. Perhaps a bit outdated, but this article > http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/map_of_the_week/2013/03/google_reader_joins_graveyard_of_dead_google_products.html somehow is asking for a new member to be joining some time soon... I surely hope not! It would be just too depressing seeing one more social attempt into the grave :-//
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Hello everyone! Welcome to Episode XII of the bi-weekly 'Life Without eMail' vodcasting series with co-hosts Claire Burge and Luis Suarez.

In this week''s vodcasting episode both Claire and Luis will co-host our special guest +Lee Mallon (@leemallon) who, for over six months now, has been doing #noemail at work and rather successfully. We will get to hear from his first hand experiences what it is like not using internal email to carry out day to day work. The benefits, the lessons learned, the ah-ha moments, the struggle, the easy-peasy moments, the how he got started within his own firm, how the rest of his colleagues have come fully on board, etc. etc.

Lee runs Rarely Impossible (http://www.rarelyimpossible.com/), 'a multi-device consultancy which helps companies unlock their next billion customers, on any device. A Xamarin Premier Partner.' And on this vodcasting episode we will get to find out plenty more about how things have moved along in a business environment with #noemail .

We look forward to seeing you all joining us live on this week's vodcast at 16:00 UK time (noon EDT) on Thursday, July 16th .

There will be a live Q&A session as well during the live vodcast, so you can share across any potential questions you may have with us. Come and join us! It will be fun!

The hashtag for this vodcasting series as well as the 'Life Without eMail' movement will be #noemail  

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Hello everyone! Welcome to Episode X of the bi-weekly 'Life Without eMail' vodcasting series with co-hosts Claire Burge and Luis Suarez

In today's vodcasting episode we are going to shift gears for a bit and talk about something slightly different: _technology's impact on the future of work and its many ties to that brave new world of embracing #noemail _.

Just recently, Claire has been attending Founders Forum > http://www.ff.co/ and we are truly excited to share plenty of her key learnings from such a wonderful, inspiring and rather refreshing event, specially, about technology's specific role in transforming the way we currently work and how does it affect the way we share our knowledge, collaborate and get work done together. And all of it, of course, in the context of #noemail .

We look forward to seeing you all joining us live on this week's vodcast at 16:00 UK time (noon EDT) on Monday, June 22nd .

There will be a live Q&A session as well during the live vodcast, so you can share across any potential questions you may have with us. Come and join us! It will be fun!

The hashtag for this vodcasting series as well as the 'Life Without eMail' movement will be #noemail       

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I don’t really need people. But people need me 

Absolutely delightful find & share video clip by my good friend, +Kenneth Mikkelsen, that would certainly make you wonder about what your / our role on this planet, we call (Mother) Earth, would be like and to think twice about our very own actions: 

'How you choose to live each day,
whether you regard or disregard me,
doesn’t really matter to me.
One way.
Or the other.
Your actions will determine your fate'

Watch AND THEN ...act accordingly [For our very own collective sake, for that matter]

#gaia   #earth   #planet   #nature   #natura   #conciousness   #savetheplanet   #survival   #actionsmatter   #beauty   #evolution   #humans   #videos  
 
Some call me nature.
Others call me “Mother Nature.”
I’ve been here for over 4.5 billion years.
22,500 times longer than you.
I don’t really need people.
But people need me.
Yes, your future depends on me.
When I thrive,
you thrive.
When I falter,
you falter.
Or worse.
But I’ve been here for eons.
I have fed species greater than you.
And I have starved species greater than you.
My oceans.
My soil.
My flowing streams.
My forests.
They all can take you.
Or leave you.
How you choose to live each day,
whether you regard or disregard me,
doesn’t really matter to me.
One way.
Or the other.
Your actions will determine your fate.
Not mine.
I am nature.
I will go on.
I am prepared to evolve.
Are you?
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Hello everyone! Welcome to Episode IX of the bi-weekly 'Life Without eMail' vodcasting series with co-hosts Claire Burge and Luis Suarez. 

In today's vodcasting episode both Claire and Luis will co-host our special guest +Olivier Beaujean  (@olbow) to continuing picking things up from our last episode and cover one of the most controversial topics around #noemail   itself: Why is it so hard for my colleagues to embrace #noemaill  , just like I did? Will I be able to succeed on this journey without them? If not, what can I do?

In this particular episode we will be interviewing Olivier to share his in-depth experiences, insights, lessons learned and so on, from over the years, about his own #noemail   journey with the various different companies he’s worked with. He’ll be able to share with us the benefits, the struggles, the key learning(s), what worked, what didn’t, and, eventually, how you, too, could become a #noemail   advocate and practitioner within your own organisation. 

Here’s a short bio from Olivier Beaujean: 

’I am the co-founder and managing partner of Cleverwood, a new media communications company. Since 2007, our team of consultants has delivered many projects to help our clients, ranging from large multinationals to public organisations, to connect with their customers through the power of new media.’

’The centerpiece of Cleverwood’s know-how is related to content. We take the content produced by our clients, and then we deliver it to their final consumers, proposing the most advantageous ways of doing this in each individual case. For example, if your HR department needs to attract top candidates by using the power of new media, we will deliver the content to those who will notice it, and also act upon it. Our content management and distribution expertise also relates to bringing product-related content during new product launches, crisis communications, and a wide range of other business situations which require delivering the right message to the right people using the right channel.’

’Besides being a big fan, connoisseur and early adopter of all things “new” in new media, my other passion is simply working with a great team of people at Cleverwood, and seeing them succeed professionally.’

’I’m also a certified Rentic e-business consultant.’

’Last and certainly not least, I'm board member of Swan Insights. Our company helps organisations take the best decisions using the power of #BigData combined with the external view of Social Media and Open Data.’

We look forward to seeing you all joining us live on this week's vodcast at 16:00 UK time (noon EDT) on Monday, June 8th .

There will be a live Q&A session as well during the live vodcast, so you can share across any potential questions you may have with us. Come and join us! It will be fun!

The hashtag for this vodcasting series as well as the 'Life Without eMail' movement will be #noemail      

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+Patti Anklam That's just wonderful news, Patti! I have now blocked the time as well and towards the date / time of the vodcast I will be in touch again to work through the logistics for the vodcast itself. I am going to .cc +Claire Burge over here as well, so that she is in the know of our conversation and we surely look forward to it! Have a wonderful weekend, Patti, and many many thanks, once again! 
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Luis Suarez is a Chief Emergineer, People Enabler & Digital Humanist. A well seasoned Social / Open Business evangelist and 2.0 practitioner with over 15 years of experience on knowledge management, collaboration, learning, online communities and social networking for business, and has been living, since February 2008, a work life without email challenging the status quo of how knowledge workers collaborate and share their knowledge by promoting openness, transparency, trust, sustainable growth, engagement, connectedness and overall smart work. 

He currently blogs over at http://elsua.net and tweets over at @elsua

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