I’ve mentioned the power of 10 before now; it’s about reviewing an event 10 days, 10 weeks, or 10 months later to establish what change has happened.
We’re 10 days or so after #IWD2023 and just over 12k views of the posts which were graciously submitted by a team of smart women.
Some thoughts of mine after the posts have been published:
- There’s no need to submit a post and ask if it’s good enough. If it’s good enough to send, it’s good enough to post. This happened a few times.
- Tone of voice matters. The posts which were authentic and from the heart were appreciated more.
- Breaking rules. The posts had a nominal limit of 120 words but someone broke the rules and sent 180 words. Did I edit it? No. The rules are there to be challenged.
- The topics I thought would fly weren’t the fliers.
- The posts have more reach than you think. 2nd and 3rd level connections on LinkedIn engaged with them and, since I was speaking at an online US based event last week, a global reach.
- I will do it again next year. It’s a simple and active way for me to use my privilege to change things.
Go back and see which other activity is still being supported after #IWD2023.
Does evidence of the #IWD2023 party still exist – posters and cake crumbs? Or is it now the 5th story down on the intranet and have the noticeboard posters become wallpaper?