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Title: I’m the Super Hero of Information Sharing
Why should you choose me? I make the world of information flat.
I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again
In every office where I hang my hat.
I’m the super hero of information sharing.
If you don’t like it, get out of my way
Because if you’re a nay-sayer, I’ve stopped caring.
I’ve proven that collaboration works
And I’ve gone toe-to-toe within the government
Against some of the biggest jerks.
It’s never easy to be a change agent
And I’ve gotten knocked around
But in the end the bruises are worth it.
It’s worth it when I can say information sharing
Saved my offices hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars
In efficiency, effectiveness, and preventing wheel reinventing.
Whether it’s Sharepoint, OMB-MAX, or wiki,
Lawyers, trainers, or FOIAers,
I get folks to stop thinking of technology as silly.
At times it takes hand holding, “champions,” or debaters
Tiger teams, blue ribbon panels, and “senior level buy-in” are helpful too
But sometimes nothing replaces good old “just do it and ask forgiveness later.”
So pick me to speak and I’ll be a hit
Because I’m a geek dedicated to public service
And because your audience won’t regret it.
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Check out the other finalists stories:
Andre J. Castillo – “The Making of a Government Ninja: The Story of How a 25-year-old new Federal Employee Created His Own Empire and Became ‘Famous’.“
Michael Gale – “Nature 3.0 – Using Technology to Connect People with Nature“
Michael C. Lawyer & Anthony Soriano – “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bureaucracy“
Joseph Linhart – “Rethinking the Federal Family“
Kerry O’Connor – “Lessons from an Unconventional Career – Follow Your Curiousity, Transform Your Skills and Become a 21st Century Government Innovator“
Emily Sadigh – “Put the “Action” in Your Action Plan“
Sabrina Segal – “I’m the Superhero of Information Sharing“
Teresa Shea – “A Journey Into Blindness: The Blind Professional“
Leonard Sipes – “Accomplishing Public Relations Goals Through Podcasting and Social Media: Demystifying the Process“
Tiffany Smith – “GovWhispering: How to Be an Effective Enterpreneur in a Bureaucratic Environment“
Mark Sullivan – “Working Together for Our Veterans“
Allison Wolff – “Failure is an Option“
P.S. Hope to see you at the NextGen Training Summit, 7/26-27. 500+ Gen X/Y govies, topics from workplace savviness to public speaking, speakers from OMB to Olympic medal winners.