Over the weekend at Podcamp Boston 4 (which sadly I was unable attend because I moved from Boston), I caught a tweet from colleague Chris Abraham coining a term called "Reputation Dysmorphic Disorder." It's when people don't like to share their own work for fear of being called a self-promoter. Chris thinks that people with this disorder should get over it because it means that their colleagues are missing out on them sharing their ideas/work.
I wasn't going to write about this on my blog but decided to take Chris's advice.
In June, I had the pleasure of co-presenting a session called How To Think Like A Social Media Marketing Genius at Craigslist Nonprofit Bootcamp with Susan Gordon from Causes. (My live blog posts here). We posed for this photo after the session.
Susan is much taller than I am, you can't really see it in the photo. It must have been striking to see us on the stage from the audience because some of the evaluation comments came back as "The short one ..." "The tall one ..." One pattern that was interesting is that negative comments referred to us in that way, while positive ones used our names.
David Lapiana also did an interesting video project at Craigslist Bootcamp. They did a series of video interviews asking folks what the nonprofit of the future might look like. You'll find these interviews on David's YouTube Channel. My interview is here.
Over the weekend, I got to meet Craig Newmark at transparency camp. Jake Brewer was kind enough to snap this photo.