She asked me if I was interested to speak at the Social Good Summit, an event organized by Rappler and in partnership with Mashable, and I almost fell off my chair while reading her message! Of course I would!
On a high, I counted down the days to the big day. The pressure was mounting. I give a LOT of talks for different schools and organizations and events, but this event was different. It was a huge event to be held at AIM. Other speakers include DOT Secretary Mon Jimenez, Presidential spokesperson Ricky Carandang, lawyer and Mr. "I was not informed" Christopher Lao, and Maria herself! I had to step up my game!
|Thank you to the Twitter user who made this collage! Please message me so I can credit you!|
(I think I should've put a bit of make up on, like more lipstick perhaps? Haha.)
I went through a few concepts before I finally decided on what my talk should be about. I didn't wanna give statistics and studies because obviously that is not my forte and it is never good to talk about something you don't know. I could not talk about the "effect" of social media on society because I am not an expert on the matter and I don't want to sound like a know-it-all, because I do NOT know it all. So what did I know? Well, I've been on twitter for around three years, have had my fair share of bashers, a good amount of followers, and to a certain extent, knew the behavior of people on social media. So I decided to base my talk on that!
With all the talks I give, I don't use any powerpoint or keynote presentation. I just talk. "Laway lang ang puhunan," ika nga. But for an event this big, I couldn't just talk and chika my way out of it! I had to look professional! Enter my fabulous friend, Chief Mermaid of Save Philippine Seas, and Keynote expert, Anna Oposa.
Anna helped me make my simple (but I think awesome) visuals for my talk! Thank you Annaaaaaa!!!!
So putting together my ideas and my personality, I decided to give a talk on
"Ten Twitter Rules I Try To Follow (And You Can, Too)"!
And thanks to Rappler, the full video of my talk can be viewed here: