We are just finishing the second PKM in 40 Days online workshop this year. So far we have have had over 75 participants in the new format of 40 days online, 6 themes, 18 activities, and 14 days for reflection and catch-up. Each workshop is different but it is always great to get serious feedback on what PKM means for those who have undertaken the workshop.
I am realising the benefits of practicing what the PKM concept preaches…
1. SEEKING is a good start, but it isn’t enough.
2. SENSING INCLUDES PRIORITISING
We must make SENSE of everything we find, and that includes prioritising–recognising what is useful now, what will be useful later, and what may not be useful. The trick is to learn how to store the ‘useful later’ stuff so that I can get back to it, and this has been a key ‘take away’ for me. I’ve particularly enjoyed learning about this … Learning about how to organise information was a key reason I signed up for this program, so I’m a happy customer.
3. And finally, I have become more mindful that we must SHARE insights we’ve formed so that we can give back to the ‘universe’, as much as we get. What stood out for me was the fact that just ‘forwarding’ isn’t always helpful sharing. This is my reason for this post. I’m definitely thinking out loud here, so forgive me, but I’m trying to articulate the key insights I’ve taken away, hoping that it will help you frame this program with future participants.
Therefore, if I were to comment on this program, Harold, I’d have to say it’s brilliant: it offers something for all of us. But it’s up to each of us to take what you offer; make SENSE of it and filter it to identify information that is immediately useful vs useful later vs less useful, then SHARE key insights formed as a result of having gone through this process. – Chemene Sinson
The next workshop begins on Monday, 4 August, with promotional pricing of $149 until 13 July.
In the meantime, I have been asked by a major publisher to submit a book proposal. I have a few questions, especially for regular readers and any graduates of our workshops, that the publisher is asking me.
- What would be a good book title/sub-title?
- Does the term “personal knowledge mastery” make sense to a general audience?
- Is a book on PKM needed now, and if so why?
- Am I the most suitable person to write this book?
- If I wrote this book, would you buy it?
- Should I write a book on a different subject, other than PKM? (for example, my ebook covers several topics)
Help on any of these questions would be appreciated!