Until recently, I have gone to exceptional lengths to avoid getting video recorded. I have always felt very uncomfortable in front of a camera and even more so watching myself recorded. I’m usually the person behind the lens. Know what I mean? In fact, one of the reasons that I have pursued a career in nonprofit technology, ironically, is that I can do it in solitude and mostly in the comfort of my own home. However, nonprofit technology and online communications are changing rapidly and becoming much more visual and with the rise of camera and video-enabled smartphones worldwide, it has come to a point where I have to practice what I preach and get in front of lens every once in a while. 🙂
So, last week when I had the honor and the privilege to present a social media training to a group of young social entrepreneurs and future nonprofit leaders in Singapore at the #Innovate4Good Conference sponsored by Microsoft Citizenship Asia Pacific (facebook.com/citizenshipmicrosoftasia), I was asked to give a video interview discussing my top three social media tips. With hundreds of tips swirling through my head it was tough to narrow it down to three on the spot and on camera, but here’s how it went:
Finally, a special thanks to Microsoft Citizenship for bringing together these amazing young people from all over Asia Pacific – all expenses paid! Many of them had never been outside their own country, so it was a joy to see and hear their excitement and an eye opener for me to be exposed to such a dynamic group of young people that will no doubt shape the future development of rapidly changing Asia – and our world.