Schmoozing to learn

I’ve always had a distasteful association with schmoozing. It just felt wrong to appear interested in someone just so I could get something from him. And yeah, approached that way it’s usually pretty ineffective. So that’s the wrong way to go about it. It wasn’t until I read Guy Kawasaki’s posting on the Art of Schmoozing that I understood that I was looking at it the wrong way. Schmoozing isn’t about what you can do for me, but what I can do for you. That puts a completely different spin on it. A great many blogs seem to be vanity presses. Look at mes. I’ve never been comfortable with that kind of attention getting either. But schmoozing with Guy’s attitude, that is more my style. Here’s what I think I know, believe, think or found out. Maybe you’ll find it useful. Maybe there’s something I can help you with. Maybe you can point out a flaw in my thinking or something I’ve overlooked. Maybe we’ll just get to know each other, how bad can that be?

I’m a graduate student in the Masters of Education and Technology program at Simon Fraser University (the link is to the newly revised program). My particular interest is in computer mediated communications. Particularly as used in Knowledge Building. More on that later.

I’m also a web application architect for Premier Agendas. I wrote and support the site that allows customers to customize their planner and calendar orders.
So that’s a little about what I do and why I’m here. I’m glad to meet you.

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