Just Practising is One Year Old!
I’ve been blogging for nearly four years now, but last week I reached the one year milestone as a self-employed consultant. This is a huge achievement for me, having always been an employee, and I’m delighted that I’ve been able to develop a successful fledgeling business with some great clients in such a short time. Long may it continue, and many thanks to everyone who has helped us get this far, not least my patient Blogmistress, Barbara Saul.
Here are a few news items from the last few weeks, please scroll down to read about:
- The Be2awards – how we got on
- ArchitectMap news
- Just Practising PriceList published
- Linkedin Training Updates – online and off
- Workplace Trends Conference 2012 – including exclusive discount for JP readers and customers.
Best AEC Use of Twitter at the Be2awards
I’m very pleased to have won a Be2 Award for Best AEC use of Twitter.
I was also very happy to hear that the late Mel Starr’s blog Elemental won best Sustainability Blog. Here’s a picture of me presenting her partner Mark Fretwell with the award. Photograph by Paul Wilkinson.
ArchitectMap does well in the BE2Awards
News emerged this morning that the ArchitectMap came second in two categories, Best Community, network or application, and Best Internet of Things, Location-based or Mobile App.
We’re particularly pleased to have done so well in the Community category because we’re working so hard on making the Architectmap become a way to help the Twitter AEC community. Its also great to have done so well in the Mobile app category, particularly to have given such a big organisation as Glenigan a run for its money!
Thank you so much to everyone who voted.
We have also launched version 2 of the Architectmap website. Now you can log in with Twitter and create and edit a profile and locations. There are also premium features available.
The interface is a work in progress, but please bear with us, we’re working all the time on making it more and more effective as a tool to get twitter users in the built environment visible to the rest of the AEC community world wide, and in touch with one another.
Just Practising PriceList published
You can now download my price list together with a description of most of the services I offer.
Linkedin Training Updates
On Monday my first online training course in Using Linkedin Strategically begins. The one hour sessions are each Monday for four weeks. Choose 4pm BST or 8pm BST (which are 11am and 3pm PST so I believe). The four modules will include homework so that you can hit the ground running, then the online support group on Linkedin can keep you getting the most out of Linkedin.
At the end of the 4-week online course you will have:
- Understood how to use Linkedin Strategically as a company and an individual;
- Set up your profile on Linkedin to enable the right people to find you via Google;
- Used the correct settings to encourage the messages you want and block unwanted approaches from strangers;
- Connected effectively with your real life network on Linkedin;
- Learned how to work together with your colleages and advocates to achieve mutual business objectives;
- Learned how to measure the effectiveness of what you do with Linkedin;
- Started a discipline of using Linkedin as an effective tool to get more business for your fellow professionals and yourself.
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Workplace Trends Conference
I’ll be live blogging the Workplace Trends conference on 25 October in London, like I did last year. Take a look at the interesting agenda – I recommend that you attend in person if you can; the offline discussions last year (including the debate with Paul Burrell) were excellent.
The organisers of Workplace Trends have kindly offered readers of my blog and customers of Just Practising a discount of 10% on the registration fee. Just use the code JP2012 when booking.
View information about the conference here.
The booking system is here. Don’t forget to use the code JP2012 when booking to get your 10% off.
Well that’s enough for now, thanks for your time, and I look forward to working with you on and offline. If you need to get in touch, just check out my Linkedin profile where you’ll find my phone number.