This actually happened “Five years and a few days ago”, (not 6 like I say in the video). And I got my answer in 8 minutes, not 12… But other than those minor errors, here is my ‘True Story of Connectedness‘:
“I’m putting together a new collection of (What were Formerly Known As) Amazing Stories of Open Sharing, can you help out? All I need is a quick, informal video of you telling of a time when you shared something openly online and how that led to an un-expected positive outcome. Stories of connection, serendipity, etc (see past ones http://cogdogblog.com/stuff/truestories13/)
You can do a YouTube reply or send a link via http://bit.ly/truestories13
I bet you can do this in less than five minutes. Can you spare that and help? Or ask someone else? These are really powerful when shared with people new to the idea of open sharing.
True confession: my video took a bit more than 5 minutes to make, but my first couple attempts were flubbed and then ferry announcements interrupted the next 4 attempts! (I’m glad I deleted the video when the 4th interruption happened… I was less than polite). Still, all-in I was done in about 20 min. It wasn’t hard to do.
No, you probably don’t like seeing yourself on video, and no you probably won’t be happy with your delivery, (only because you are either a bit self conscious or too hard on yourself). But like Shawn, stretch yourself a little and put yourself out there! Help Alan and help educators new to connected learning… Share your Amazing (True) Story of Connectedness…
Then link to your video in the comments here after sharing with Alan, I’d love to see it!