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The Whack-A-Mole will speak at LinkedIn #TalentConnect

Remember that game, "Whack-A-Mole"? It was an arcade game in which you used a mallet to hit toy moles, which appear at random, back into their holes. Many early adopters play the character of the "Whack-A-Mole" in their orgs. You get whacked on the head when you bring your early tech ideas to the table. Every interaction people have, they play a character. Whether they think that deep into the interaction or not, they are playing a character during that interaction. Keep your values, but know what character you are playing.

Shakespeare said - "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players..."

Next week I am on the stage in Anaheim, California at LinkedIn Talent Connect with my mang John Grotegut.

~4,000 recruiting, marketing and technology pros will attend this conference and it will be live streamed HERE. The live stream will start October 13 - Tuesday 12:45 PM PST. Great to watch at your desk or sofa if you can't make it live. Hashtag is #TalentConnect.

I used to be the early adopter of technologies for HR and recruiting at big companies (reference pic below). Unknowingly I was playing the character of the "Whack-A-Mole" where I would bring up ideas for social and recruiting only to get whacked on my head to sit down and be quiet. Yeah - the whacks on my head thickened my skin. Thank you.

Social Recruiting

My interactions next week will be with thousands of others who want to hear my message because they want to create something new. My character will be an artist.

Game on. Let's connect. Let's create something new at LinkedIn Talent Connect. Tune in person or live stream. Together we will get sh$t done, make something happen and create an outcome that people will seek out.

PS - Our talk on stage will be about video for recruiting. Video interviewing is not what you think it is...