Crowdsourced Funding: How to ask for $75K but get $1.5million

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Casey Hopkins asked people to fund his new project to make a better dock for the iPhone. But how does one do that? How does one build a community that will give money to a project? Here are some steps to look at.

2012 284

How to Help Managers Lead Change

Partnering Resources

What can I do to help my managers lead change? Be sure to cover what’s new and different since the last staff meeting, what’s on the schedule for the coming month and how that will affect their staff, and what milestones are planned for the next six months.

2014 249

How to Escape Endless Networking Conversations

Partnering Resources

It’s fifteen minutes into a one-hour networking session and all you’ve done is listen to her talk about how her company’s new iPhone app / her patent for comfortable high heeled shoes / her algae-based nutrition bars will revolutionize everything. Maybe it will, but you need to move on.

2013 259

How to get there

Viv Mcwaters

This cartoon by Michael Leunig tells you all you need to know about how to get there. Sometimes people ask me how I got to be doing what I’m now doing (I think they mean the work, and not sitting here at a computer writing a blog post).

2012 164

How to Do a LinkedIn Profile Audit

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

This is a video on how to do a preliminary AUDIT for your personal LinkedIn Profile AUDIT (fill in). Please click the cog and change to the highest setting. Shares Audit/Benchmark your LinkedIn Profile.

How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

Have you ever been frustrated trying to find the person you needed at a busy conference? I recently use a new tool called sumApp to map conference connections in real time. He wanted to help people understand where capabilities resided so that they could draw on each other as needed.

2018 138

How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares How to write a #socialmedia strategy for Gov, Organisations. Do you have to write a social media strategy for a client? How can be examples (but not the actual content calendar for example). What is the Purpose and Values to Customer and Organisation?

2015 280

How to create a Civilly Disobedient #shitstorm online & off #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How to create a resistance movement using social media and the steps to do so. I wrote a post just over 3 years ago detailing how to be civilly disobedient both online and off. encourage signing of petitions and sending emails to gov (nuisance value, numbers game).

2017 191

How to Network in a Professional Association

Partnering Resources

If you’re like most people, you belong to one or two professional associations. These organizations are supposed to serve serve as your networking and education hub. Here are a few tips to help you get the most from your money. Talk to Current Members Before Joining.

2013 222

How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares The days of emailing out a PDF to a small group of journalists and hoping they will open the attachment on their blackberry – lol – and act on it are over. Usable and easy admin and structure – ability to email in a press release and have it go live!

2015 251

How to build a community

Community Guy

On the wall, they had the image below, titled “How to build a community&#. But I’d actually challenge you to consider this list, as written, in the context of online social community. For instance: Talk to a mail carrier = talk to a moderator.

2011 224

How-to Guides>> How To Develop a Taxonomy

Green Chameleon

This is the link to an A4 pdf version. This is the link to an A3 pdf version. We’re going to look at costs/prices for printing this on high quality poster paper and shipping it if there’s a demand.

2012 201

How to Serve Government A Shitstorm Online #SocialMedia #Auspol #LGBT

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Ten Steps to Create a Shitstorm Online with Social Media. Not unexpected but not to be accepted. BTW Shitstorm first came to my attention when our then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd used it. So tell my mum it’s ok to use it, right? There’s bound to be heaps more.

2013 284

2017 How to Create and Use Facebook Business Page Lists

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

2017 How to Create and Use Facebook Lists: the old way has gone. Oh to keep an eye on your industry, to see best practices from your fellow travellers, to find content to share, to watch out what NOT to do and so on.

2017 165

Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

Over the past year I’ve worked with Drew Mackie, Matt Scott and a host of other people on an exploration into how we can use network thinking, digital tech and self-organising to support London civil society. Extending the Hub to build networked civil society.

2018 207

How to Write Facebook Sponsored Posts And Dodge the Haters

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Welcome to social media engagement! how to write sponsored posts and not be a dork. The minute you have to Buy Attention you’ve really admitted that the content/story/message is not strong enough to stand on it’s own. Respond to the comments.

2013 283

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

Are you wondering how innovations spread through a given social system? Or maybe connecting people to opportunities or strengthening the networks of the people you work with is an explicit goal of your work? Ensure to combine it with a solid methodology to evaluate the results achieved.

2018 116

How to Mobilize a Weary Workforce

Partnering Resources

We are challenged to keep employees engaged, innovative, and productive. Employees know enough not to talk about the challenges of keeping up amidst the tumult of organization life, the rapid change, the threats of layoffs, and the continuous “raising the bar.” We live in a world of increasing competition, pressure to lower costs, and demand for ongoing innovation and productivity gains. Check out these tips to for helping mobilize a weary workforce.

2014 159

How to disrupt meetings

Chris Corrigan

My friend Tim Merry found this gem, from a 1944 CIA manual on how to perfrom acts of simple sabotage. With tongue in cheek, this would make an excellent set of guidelines to reflect on at the start of a meeting.

2015 74

New Case Studies: How to Use Networks Strategically

Partnering Resources

Each case study shows how one client used network knowledge to advance their strategy. Case Study #1: Using Network Mapping to Globalize an Organization. The leader realized that PGA needed to operate as a network. The organization embarked on an effort to replace it.

2016 175

How To Get The Content Advantage

Ken Carroll

Well, it’s about using content to power up your business. It Does All This How Exactly? Well, it’s content - and only content - that will exploit the tools, the technologies, the platforms that we now all have access to. Want to show up in search, in social?

2015 127

How to organize for deep (not superficial) learning online?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Great to network with people who are working in the same field. I was sitting next to someone I didn't know and within 10 minutes we were discussing the difference between performance support and social learning and the presentation style of Bob Mosher. You need to design for this.

2017 141

How To Add Custom URL to Google Plus G+

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How to get a custom URL for Google Plus. Given that Google has changed search engine optimisation (SEO) to include SMO (social media optimisation) and then allocated the greatest amount of points to Google Plus, you need to be on it.

Custom 272

Working as knowmads: How to stimulate knowmadic working in organisations?

Joitske Hulsebosch

You know this is the future, and knowmads are needed as crucial to drive innovation in a learning organization. But organizations need more employees who work knowmadic to be innovative. How do you stimulate a movement. how do you create a collective of knowmads?

2017 141

How to do more of what works

Viv Mcwaters

Funny how things come together sometimes – an online course about decision-making in complexity and uncertainty, a book about being an astronaut, a workshop on social labs, and an exhibition on making animated movies. I didn’t plan it this way, it just happened, and now I have something to write about. I’m reading Chris Hadfield’s book An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. Our response to the uncertainty we face is to plan.

2014 143

How-to Guides>> Poster on Conducting a Knowledge Audit

Green Chameleon

Here’s our latest infographic poster (formatted for A2 printing) on our knowledge audit process. We also have a video tutorial on the process here. Let us know if you have any questions! Download the full-size poster here (2MB file

2014 234

How to Livestream a Canon EOS M50 eg YouTube or Facebook Live

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I have an EOS M50 camera and I wanted to use it for livestreaming on both Facebook Live and YouTube Live. It was challenging to work out but I did it! ??. How I connect my Canon EOS M50 to Facebook Live or YouTube Live or Twitch via OBS. MAC Camera to Apple Mac [link].

2018 130

How to be more creative

Viv Mcwaters

My late mentor, Brian Bainbridge, used to laugh at the ridiculousness (is that even a word?) of deciding to be creative. He’d tap his watch and say “I’m going to have a creative thought at precisely 12 minutes past four.” ” Then he’d reach for a glass of red wine and bemoan the state of the world and how ‘everyone’ wants to be in control of ‘everything’ He’d roll his eyes and have another drink.

2013 109

How to be more playful

Viv Mcwaters

I’m always banging on about bringing playfulness – which can be an attitude, a point-of-view, an approach – to work, to problem solving, to meetings, to life. “But how?” Can’t quite figure out what to focus on?

2011 141

How to Avoid Multitasking – The Pomodoro Technique


I am not sure whether you do or not, but I’m certainly having a blast myself at the moment moving away from multitasking on my day to day work after putting it together, specially for that area where multitasking was the king for me so far: meetings.

2010 228

How to start meetings on time

Viv Mcwaters

If this is true for your organisation, or your group, there’s an easy way to change it. How to start meetings on time is a post from: I’m asked this question a lot. Meetings start late, and run over time. It becomes the norm, expected even. Everyone knows, and everyone compensates in their own way – generally turning up late. It becomes part of the way the organisation operates.

2015 109

Re-learning how to learn from mistakes

Viv Mcwaters

On any day, there’s groups of people learning to surf – young kids, teenagers, adults. There’s no short cut to learning to surf. It’s how we expect to learn something new. Seems like a big ask to me. Email this to a friend?

2012 173

How To Get Your Reader On Your Side In Seconds

Ken Carroll

The readers start to make those assessments the moment they lay eyes on it. Because the frame you choose determines how your audience sees you, perceives you, assesses you. And it determines whether or not they actually do anything in response to the content. Out To Serve?

2015 159

How to make your writing more distinctive

Ken Carroll

Distinctiveness is as important to your personal or corporate brand as design or presentation, yet the skill of written distinctivenss is widely ignored. This month’s – soon to be released – podcast will cover the question of distinctiveness in some detail. In the meantime, here’s a Slidshare presentation on how to make your writing more distinctive. How to make your writing distinctive. …and to your writing.

2013 140

How to stimulate creativity in online teams: A 100% online process to design a blended learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

It was for me the first time for me to do kind of creative process completely online - it was a challenge, but I thought it would be possible with clever design and tough facilitation. My own goal with this project was therefore to try and release online creativity. Joehoe!

2018 151

How to have a meeting

The Bumble Bee

I had a great chat with Phil Daoust of The Guardian newspaper as part of a excellent in-depth article which appeared today in G2 (May 23) entitled "How to have a meeting". Here are the online links: Do we have to meet this way?

Facebook: How to View Newsfeed of a Friends List

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Let’s say you want to see just the status updates of a group or list of friends on Facebook. Perhaps you want to ignore work folk and just see your family’s statuses. How do you do that? When you confirm a friend, click Add To List.

Computer Lab: How to Blog for Business

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How to Blog for Business. This is a hands-on computer based course that takes you step by step through how to create, edit, tweak and promote a Wordpress Blog. SYDNEY 2nd October 2009 $490 AUD BOOK HERE How To Blog For Business.

2009 207

ModPo – Learn how to undo the way in which we read

Jenny Connected

I have some poetry books on my bookshelf and I like to hear others talk about and read poetry, but I don’t seek it out for myself. So why would I return to ModPo a second time? My work and real interest is in how people learn. That data belongs to Coursera.

2014 252

How to Make Decisions about Decision-Making

The Bumble Bee

It has been said that how a team decides how to decide is the most important decision it will make.

2012 136

How to communicate conservation?

Michelle Laurie

A colleague forwarded me an interesting study about how to communicate conservation to the public. It was not news to hear that messaging is important. However, it was interesting to read which messages worked and which did not as well as reflect on which ones I am using or have seen used in work related to promoting conservation in Canada and abroad. Bad Words to Avoid. Good Words to Use.

How-to Guides>> How To Get and Sustain Buy-in for KM (Cross-Post)

Green Chameleon

We’d like to thank the 25 KM professionals who shared their challenges, experience and advice so generously. Where buy-in needs to come from. How to get support and buy-in. This is a summary of contributions by participants in three rounds of Knowledge Café discussions at KM World on November 5 2015, and facilitated by Patrick Lambe. The topics covered in the discussion were: Challenge of inexperience. What Buy-in is and is not.

2015 100

Course: How To Blog - CCE University of Sydney

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I think it’s been a couple of years since I last ran this course - dunno why, maybe because it’s not business focussed specifically, more a general, handson, computer, How To Blog Course (1 full day), on 30th May at the University of Sydney. . The one that licences you to Go Forth and Blog. Technorati Tags: blog , cce , centre for continuing education , course , how to , university of sydney , usyd.