The following is my talk from the Latism 2011 panel titled Social Media Disruption: Finding Your Voice. It was my pleasure and honor to be with panel leader Julio Ricardo Varela SEROQUEL FOR SALE, of Latino Rebels, Lisa Stone, co-founder and CEO of Blogher and Catherine Connors of Her Bad Mother and Babble.
If you attended, you’ll see some words and thoughts you will recognize and a new thought or two.
Unleashing the Power of Your Voice by Breaking Your Own Rules
When I launched Bilingual in the Boonies in 2006, just a few months after leaving my job as a reporter, I emailed a link to my former editor with the subject line:
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Know the Rules: They Give Confidence
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, Understanding the basics and norms of whatever you are doing gives you a firm foundation and confidence. A grip on the basics often will point toward a better way of doing things -- and in your own style
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Personal (and Social Media) Disruption
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The Rules You Have to Break Most Often are the Ones You Make Up for Yourself
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And all the good stuff that doing video has brought has happened because I had the confidence to open my mouth, SEROQUEL price, coupon, broke my own self-imposed rules and took a chance. When you break down your own barriers, Is SEROQUEL addictive, new stuff appears for you. New paths and passions.
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What Rules Do You Need to Break to Unleash Your Voice?
- What self-imposed rules are keeping you from telling it like it is?
- What rules are keeping you from expressing yourself with a more authentic voice, or in a different medium?
- What rules do you need to break in order to experiment and grow?
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Let that Voice out, scary as it can be, and many right things will happen.
If you want to search through the Web to find more of what was said at the panel, search #latismvoice
Here's a cool list of Latism11 tips sent via Twitter curated by Frankie De Soto.
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