Journal (Media) Club, OTalk

#OTalk 2nd December 2014 – 2015 Volunteer Planning

Is it really December already?

Well, with only one month to go until 2015 the #OTalk team thought it was time to entice our community into making their New Year’s Resolutions to volunteer to host an #OTalk.

Join us on 2nd December to help us make plans for 2015.

2014 saw the introduction of our Journal (Media) Club on the first Tuesday of each month. Whilst this is set to continue we have decided not to restrict it to a set schedule but to enable Journal (Media) options on any Tuesday. So, have you read an article you want to discuss, seen a film that has given you great insight into the experiences of potential clients or read a novel that made you take a step back from how you have always seen things? If so, book a date with the team and aim to write a short blog post introducing your media to the #OTalk community.

We have also seen great success with chats that have coincided with awareness days/weeks. Is there an awareness subject you are particularly passionate about, or one we’ve covered that we could take a new angle on? If so let us know. Here is a UK calendar for some inspiration. We are happy to talk to our MDT chat counterparts if you think of a topic it would be useful to have a wider perspective on.

Clarissa would like to run the models series again so if you think you can help with this then do contact us. If anyone has a burning passion for applying particular frames of reference in practice too then do get in touch.

If you’ve conducted any research or audit that you’d like to share the findings of then #OTalk is a great way to share that evidence far and wide.

And we always welcome anyone who just has an interest or passion in learning more about a topic to step forward. You don’t have to be an expert to run an #OTalk – some of the chats I’ve found most fun and informative are the ones when we’ve just been exploring a topic that is pretty new to all of us.

If you’d like to volunteer but you can’t be there on Tuesday never fear – just e-mail the team on with your idea and some potential dates and we’ll be in contact.

I’m unable to be there tomorrow but I’ve booked in two chats for January so I hope you’ll forgive me.


Post chat update:

#OTalk Participants

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the chat, we have lots of ideas and offers. Don’t forget that you can email us anytime to suggest or offer to host a chat.

The Numbers

612,692 Impressions
267 Tweets
37 Participants

The online version of the transcript of the chat can be found here. 

Here is a PDF version of the transcript: #OTalk – 2 Dec 2014