L P O’Neil replied to the topic I am still feeling my way around here. Can not find anywhere else to get feedback on poetry in the forum Writers 7 years, 1 month ago
Good of you to honor your Rodisian Ridgeback.
Poetry crits are best experienced in writing workshops, in my view. Depending on where you are located, you could find a writers’ center or group that meets and shares their writing. Good luck!
L P O’Neil replied to the topic Does anyone have tips regarding information organization? in the forum Program and Project Management 7 years, 1 month ago
As others have mentioned, build a set of KeyWords or Meta terms. Use the language your users prefer and build in redundancy by also using the official terminology.
I’ve learned not impose my own language choices, nor to rely entirely on officialese. Look to how the users search. Work with your Enterprise Search team and know their tags or…[Read more]
I’d opt for people who use IGNITE rather than PP. Enforced brevity required for IGNITE develops presenters’ editing skills. Text-dense PP presentations are death to an audience. Some managers eschew PP format, usually a Snooze.
People learn and absorb information on multiple levels/channels/forms. PP as practiced in DC reminds me of reading…[Read more]
L P O’Neil replied to the topic Looking for a writing coach – anyone have a recommendation? in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 7 years, 10 months ago
Not sure you will be well served by following a GSA approved ‘coach’ ….
Try the Writer’s Center in Bethesda. Or Washington Independent Writers (WIW), Editorial Experts, Women’s National Book Association – DC Chapter, Women in Communications, Associated Writing Programs (AWP). And there are countless writing programs at the numerous…[Read more]
L P O’Neil replied to the topic what skills do government professionals need most? in the forum Training and Development 8 years, 5 months ago
Needed skills: Critical thinking, confidence to challenge status quo, creativity and leadership. Too many government colleagues are content to follow routines and processes “just because that’s how we’ve done it” “if it ain’t broke” “why bother making waves” …etc
Trouble is, the system is broke and has been for a while. Make waves and it…[Read more]
I’ve been to all 50 states and some of the commonwealths / territories too (USVI, Puerto Rico, etc) I’ve been to most states several times, even the flatlands.
Hawaii is my favorite (diversity, beauty, surprise) although I believe (and history may back me up) that Hawaii, a soverign nation at the time, was siezed by US commercial interests…[Read more]
L P O’Neil replied to the topic Human Consciousness Expanding with New Media::Increased Access to Information? in the forum Writers 9 years, 10 months ago
I will tell the truth here: I studied Faulkner at university and hated all of it.
Maybe now, decades later I can appreciate what he was up to. Maybe not. There are plenty of other authors worth my time, so I doubt I’ll seek him out, but if I’m caught in some student hostel in Fiji and the only book around is Light in August or Absalom, Absalom!…[Read more]
If someone tells you “that’s the way we’ve always done it” look for a better answer and better yet, replace the broken status quo with an improved process or solution.
Align yourself with the information mavens, the knowledge managers who understand where the flaws are then work on eliminating the flaws.
Cross polinate, share your knowledge and…[Read more]
@376yow75aw0wkYou asked about the Ali conf on Social Media/Gov.
I attended July 08 & found it quite useful, although I was already aware of many aspects of using Social Media. The conf identifies the gov leaders in Social Media, helpful for future networking. Was useful to hear/see presentations by gov workers at state & local arenas to see how…[Read more]
Give back while eating well…..
New Course restaurant is hooked up with a local job training program. Formerly called Third & Eats.
@2wsmxhduvr37oWell, writers take their own sweet time….Some days I’m online and then it will be weeks of silence for my bloggies, communities and so forth.
If you want to see what I have published that’s online (much of my published work predates the web) just plug L. Peat O’Neil into a search engine.
I am promising my self, for the pleasure of…[Read more]
@1i5az12rf1pevHi Maxine — Thanks for joining GovLoop. Last week, I was in an listserv ‘hissy match’ about transparency. Call me naive, but I think gov can move in that direction. Transparancy is what Democracy implies.
The old timers on the listserv said it’s all just talk, no action.
Any indications at eDimocracyCamp that this is happening? I…[Read more]
A couple of my recent readings.
Collier, Paul (2007). The Bottom Billion, Why the Poorest Countries Are Filing and What Can Be Done About It.New York: Oxford Univ Pr. ISBN 978 0 19 531145 7
Gladwell, Malcolm (2008). Outliers. New York: Little, Brown & Co. ISBN 9780316017923
What: Come spend an afternoon with author Mary Morrissy
When: Sunday April 26, 3.30 – 6 pm; tea and light refreshments will be served
Where: Chevy Chase, Maryland, at a private home
Cost: Suggested $15 donation; portion of proceeds to benefit Bread for the City
To receive address & directions, RSVP to [email protected]
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