Top Ten Links Week 20 – Job Search Tips, The Future, The iPad, Speaking Tips and More

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 5/14/2010 thru 5/20/2010

1. NYTimes: Cellphones Now Used More for Data Than for Calls – Phones are becoming indispensible tools, so more than just phones. Even better the people interviewed for the article aren’t teens or even in their 20s.

2. how ubiquitous computing & mobile devices will shape learning, working, socializing in 2020 via @dmlcentral

Kids who have grown up stealing free views of recent movie releases online or regularly chatting with a friend in Bangalore or Atlanta will be working adults in a world where the notion of “work” has changed because of digital technology. But it’s no longer “technology” in 2020 anymore–it’s just how we get things done.

This article makes the interesting point that  when technology truly does become ubiquitous, meaning we don’t even think about it we’ll turn our attention to things like art and science.

But if technology and the ability to be connected disappear further into the background, what will occupy our foreground? A bit of the humanity we’ve always valued in the “real world.

3. Presentations & visuals: 7 tools, tips and traps from my inbox – from my new favorite blog, The Eloquent Women.

4. the iPad all that & a bag of chips or Steve Jobs Offers World ‘Freedom From Porn’an interesting read, especially if you have concerns about the lock down of apple products

5. Great read, excellent tips! RT @MackCollier The introvert’s guide to speaking via @MLx

During the creation process:
1 – KNOW your material, do NOT memorize it.
2 – Tell stories.

When you arrive at the event:
3 – Find the room where you will be presenting, and get a feel for the layout.
4 – Attend any pre-show meetups/tweetups.
5 – Get to your session at least 15 mins early, so you have time to setup everything.

During your presentation:
6 – Thank everyone for showing up and MEAN IT.
7 – Let the audience know exactly what’s coming. .
8 – Move around.
9 – Realize that you WILL screw up, and likely no one will notice.
10 – Engage with the people that are engaged with you.
11 – Close the presentation by thanking the audience for coming (and mean it), then tell them how to get in touch with you.
12 – Let the audience ask questions.

After the event:
13 – Stay connected.

6. RT @hbraum: From @librarianmer: Tips for library job applicants in a tight market – great suggestion from Meredith Farkas for job hunters, includes do’s and don’ts

7. How to Become a Trend Tracker –  @pollyalida

Think you don’t have time to be that person in your library or school who sees new trends and opportunities ahead? Think again!

8. great resource! bookmarkt this! Open Thinking Wiki – seriously bookmark this! a GREAT rearouce for:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Canadian Educational Bloggers
  • Copyleft
  • Copyright and Fair Use
  • Cyberbullying
  • Dark Side of the Internet
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Inspirational Videos
  • Media Representation
  • Media Literacy
  • Open Source, Content, Publishing
  • Open Thinking?
  • Research Tools
  • SlideDeck Design
  • Social Justice & Technology
  • Tech & Media Literacy Videos
  • Tools & Software

9. RT @ALA_TechSource: Lifehacker: How to Get the Best of Both Google Docs and Microsoft Office – it’s no secret that I’m a Google girl, but I do still use Office for somethings.

10. when managers use their position to bend subordinates to their will the heart is taken out of people. – its time to rethink the role of manager.  The manager of the assembly line is ineffective and destructive in today’s knowledge work place

However, there is another kind of manipulation and maneuvering that is a problem — when managers use their position to bend subordinates to their will.While short-term gains may result, in the end the heart is taken out of people.

Your staff may become good soldiers, but they will lose something far more important in the process — their ability to think for themselves.

General George Patton said it best, “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”

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