Generally, our speakers have written a blog posting or given a presentation about specific subject matter relevant to the practice of product management specifically, or generally beneficial to business professionals involved with managing products, software or technology. Speakers provide the questions which we make available ahead of time in order to stimulate the discussion and enable participants to prepare. Speakers don't actually "present" during the hour, but rather interact with the participants who are answering their (pre-posted) questions on Twitter in real time. Occasionally, the speaker may spend more time sharing information, talking with the co-hosts and explaining point of view than interacting on Twitter, depending on the comfort level of the speaker and technical considerations.
The Socratic method of discussion is based on the way Socrates taught students in Ancient Greece. All of his students were encouraged and expected to share their thoughts regarding both the written and the spoken word. Socrate's students were provided materials to read, analyze and evaluate prior to class so they could prepare to contribute to the discussion. During the class, Socrates would listen intently as the students demonstrated their knowledge.The Global Product Management Talk models the Socratic method of discussion by posting the questions to be discussed and providing background material for participants to review before the event. During the event, the speaker participates on an equal level with participants, by reading and commenting on tweets. We also include both the written aspect of the tweets and the spoken word by recording the commentary and banter of the speaker with the co-hosts.Following the event, participants and others can read the transcript and listen to the recording to further analyze the discussion, follow through to resources mentioned during the event, and blog their responses. The Global Product Management Talk is the only venue of this nature available for product professionals to share their knowledge and resources, discuss pertinent issues, stay up to date with the most recent methodologies, procedures and tools, and learn from others while engaging in a community of peers.
What is Product Camp?
ProductCamp is an in-person, free collaborative, community organized unconference, focused on Product Management and Marketing. It provides a great opportunity to learn from and network with other smart, passionate people coming together to discuss, debate, and collaborate on issues they face every day. Everyone interested in improving their ability to conceive, build, manage, launch and market products is welcome. Product Camps are generally scheduled to last about 8 hours, often on a Saturday. The Global Product Management Talk is like a micro-product camp, or equal to one session of pcamp.
What is ProductCamp Radio?
ProductCamp Radio is a podcast produced by The Global Product Management Talk to promote, educate, evangelize the value of attending, presenting, sponsoring Product Camps, identify best practices, suggestions, successes relevant to all Product Camps, and provide a promotional vehicle that extends the reach of influence to serve as a perpetual commercial for all product camps that can be embedded on sites and accessed via mobile devices.
What are Product Talks?
According to Jeremy Horn, of the Product Group, New York, NY, Product Talks are "an opportunity for Product Managers, Strategists,etc., to come together to meet, interact, and network. The ideal environment within which sharing and learning can flourish and complement the knowledge base for all on a peer to peer basis." Product Talks are generally scheduled for a weekday evening at regular intervals. The San Francisco Product Talks meetup generally takes place monthly.
What is the Tools of The Trade Podcast?
- WHO identify as professional product managers AND
- ARE responsible for managing products from inception through launch, AND
- MAY HAVE the title or find themselves in the organization/department of "Product Manager, Product Marketing Manager, Product Management" AND
- develop products,
- design products,
- launch products,
- sell products,
- are responsible for products,
- are concerned with the success of products AND
- companies, organizations, consultancies that produce products AND services!
- Prior to your scheduled event, we will provide a speaker orientation to walk you through the mechanics of the tweet chat so you can relax and enjoy participating.
- Additional info: http://bit.ly/ncF8LZ
- More information about twitter talks & FAQs: http://bit.ly/hbEgyt
1. Please fill out SPEAKER INFORMATION FORM
2. The co-hosts will be conversing with you on Skype during the event while we are all watching the twitter comments.