Do you remember when you were a kid and watched a TV program with your favorite hero or character? What did you do afterward? I remember trying out lines, experimenting with the ideas I got from the show and mashing them up with mine. Only my pals who where there could see the results. And I could see only what they did.
With Web video, we are the TV program today. We are the ones going out and seeing what others are doing from all over the world, and can build on what they do. In turn, they can see us, if we so choose (yup, I do plan to be more video friendly here).
This is a very energizing TED Talk by Chris Anderson. I hope you'll set aside time [18:53"] to watch.
I'm very grateful for his leadership in making the TED Talk format happen. I learn a lot from the speakers. These are ideas worth spreading -- the non verbals do matter.
Want to know who I wanted to be most when I was a little one? I wanted to be a translator in the US -- that specific. I did that literally for 6+ years, and continue to do so with concepts and ideas into executions and connections.
What did you want to be?