I posted a while ago about the problems we have in presentations and commented on the fact that clipart was a bit, well, crappy. I also had fun representing my day in 10 pictures that I took a few weeks ago. So, why not combine the two…can I represent my life with clipart?
What my friends think I do
Talking to my friends outside of L&D, apparently, my work is about this:
I get to play with coloured pens and design lots of bright and shiny that will make people do things. It’s not a real job; it’s playing.
However, when I’m busy they assume I’m doing this:
They’re projecting their experiences; they’ve had situations where people in my role will do anything to get that information into them.
What my Mum thinks I do
Apparently, I’m this person:
She believes I’m a bit of a tech geek who also does lots of talking to people. She doesn’t ‘get’ social media tools and isn’t web enabled. My life is jargon to her. Perhaps this is a better description:
The question mark is important…most of what I do is unknown to her.
What Society expects me to do
Really, this is a no brainer…
In a classroom, talking at people, that’s the way they’ll learn isn’t it. This perception of learning is something we need to change.
What Society thinks I do
In reality, if I’m not in a training room I must be doing this:
Those balls of paper are the old ways of things being done…my job is to change them yeah?
What I like to think I do
This is how I like to think I am:
Connecting ideas and connecting people, making things happen. In reality, this is what I really do…
So, which Clipart describes you best? Feel free to comment.