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The growing appetite for learning how to crowdsource

[Originally posted on Getting Results From Crowds book website]

As awareness of crowdsourcing increases, there is a rapidly increasing appetite for learning how to do it well.

Yesterday I spoke at the City of Sydney’s Let’s Talk Business event on Outsourcing: Costs Down + Revenues Up, alongside highly experienced executives such as Matt Barrie, CEO of Freelancer.com and Wai Hong Fong, CEO of OzHut.

It was a sell-out audience, and the question session following our presentations showed a strong eagerness to learn about how to use crowdsourcing effectively.

I wrote Getting Results From Crowds because using crowdsourcing well is not as easy as it may seem. There are many who get turned off by bad initial experiences, just because they didn’t approach it the right way.

A combination of increasing awareness of crowdsourcing, together with the realization that it is not always straightforward to get good outcomes, is leading to a real and rapidly growing appetite for learning how to crowdsource well.

Our global series of crowdsourcing workshops, starting on April 16 with two half-day crowdsourcing workshops in Sydney, and followed shortly after by sessions in locations including Cologne, London, Paris, and other cities are attracting strong interest.

A diverse group including small business owners, entrepreneurs, creative agency executives, and corporate innovation executives are joining us at the workshops. In addition to the pragmatic approaches and guidelines we will cover, one of the important outcomes of the workshops will be identifying what people want and need to learn, and the best ways to help people gain the relevant experience and insights.

We’ll be sharing what we learn along the way.

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Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author. He is Founding Chairman of AHT Group, which consists of 3 companies: consulting, publishing, and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, future and strategy firm Future Exploration Network, and events company The Insight Exchange.

Ross is author most recently of Getting Results From Crowds, the prescient Living Networks, which anticipated the social network revolution, the Amazon.com bestseller Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, and Implementing Enterprise 2.0. (click on the links for free chapter downloads). He is based in Sydney and San Francisco with his wife jewellery designer Victoria Buckley and two beautiful young daughters.

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