They say ‘all good things must come to an end’! Saturday past was the last class for Geeky Moms and Mom 4.0 at the RLabs Academy. The morning was filled with laughter and many tears. 2011 was the first year RLabs ran training under the Academy. As both Monique (co-founder of She’s the Geek) and I are very passionate about empowering women and technology equally, that it made absolute sense for us to facilitate the Saturday morning sessions with the women at the RLabsRLabs Academy. It has been an interesting and most fulfilling journey we have embarked on yet. My favorite part of this year has been watching the women find their inner geek! So finding the geek in every woman is most definitely possible.
Skype for the MOMS!! October 21, 2010
All the women signed up to Skype and updated their profiles with pictures. Thereafter, they invited friends and searched for other friends and family on Skype. Jackie Biggs (one of the moms) was brave enough to do a presentation to the rest of the class on how to sign up to Skype. She did a good job of explaining and showing the rest of the class how to sign up. She was so good that she even won a prize!
It’s very exciting to watch how the women are growing more confident with social media and within themselves. Next week we having an international Guest Speaker chatting to the women via Skype. This will be the first time this medium is used for the Mom3.0 Cafe Session to have a guest speaker. Happy calling ladies!!
Presentation Time for Mom3.0 Session October 2, 2010
This morning the moms came out in full force once again to attend the Mom3.0 Cafe Session. Today the RLabs facilitators thought it would be interesting to surprise the ladies by asking them to choose their favourite social media tool. Once they have chosen their tool they would get 15min to prepare themselves and then have to present a step-by-step guide to signing in and using this tool to the rest of the class.
We always have to shift and change our mindsets and get helped out of our comfort zones. So this exercise was quite useful. The moms were good sports and when presenting, encouraged each other to continue and not focus on the mistakes during the presentations. The favourite tool of the morning was Facebook. When asked why that tool is their favourite? One of the moms shared that she loves looking at peoples pictures and reading their status updates. The fact that you can see everything on one screen is wonderful and very exciting.
Below we have one of the moms Jackie Biggswho is an avid micro blogger. She chose Twitter as her tool to present. When asked why Twitter? She answered its quick and instant. One does not have to wait before updating your status. If you feel or experienced something you can say it immediately without waiting for someone to comment on or Like your status. Jackie has been for over a year now and it is always interesting to read what she has to say and how she contributes to the world wide web.
You can follow the Mom3.0 Cafe Session moms on: www.mom2zero.com
YouTube and Mom3.0-Just Me September 4, 2010
Below is a video clip of Melissa Johnson, one of the younger moms:
This is a video clip of Francis Herbert, one of the older moms:
They also blogged on the Mom3.0 Blog and viewed each others videos on YouTube. It is always good to read what they have to say about one another’s status updates and the encouraging words left as comments.
Speed dating with the Moms… June 19, 2010
She’s the Geek introduces Twitter May 24, 2010
On Saturday morning She’s the Geek facilited another Mom3.0 cafe session for RLabs. The overall feedback from the moms were that they are excited to have an expert in their midst. We hoping She’s the Geek will have more sessions as the moms are so excited when they hear their facilitator is non other than a previous graduate of RLabs Monique Theron Ross. We have 10 new recruits to Twitter. Let’s see who becomes a ‘Twitster’ first. (A twitster is a twitter gangster, a name co-created within RLabs meaning someone who has over 1000 tweets).
I have included the presentation used to introduce Twitter to the group.
Blogging with She’s the Geek! May 8, 2010
Here is the presention used by She’s the Geek when she introduced the moms to the world of blogging.
I decided to go check out their blog posts. The moms were very excited this morning and a bit nervous as it was the first time many of them have ever blogged. We hope to see them start creating their individual blogs soon.