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Social Media Evangelist
"Big on Ideas. Firm on Values. High on Purpose."
I'm a Builder, an Enabler and an Explorer. I'm passionate about building platforms for learning, growth, thought and collaboration.
After graduating in Software Engineering, I 'restarted' a dormant Social Media startup which subsequently got acquired. I'm a strong believer in the power of communities and the impact they can create in challenging environments. I have been building online communities since 2006 on various social media platforms. I have organized the Twestival, where Social Media was used to create an impact offline, and various other events around Social Media.
I consult non-profits & local businesses on using Social Media for a larger impact. I have also spoken on Social Media at various conferences and workshops in India, U.S. & Sri Lanka.
Building Creative Confidence in young people is the need of the hour. It's great initiative by IDEO and kudos to the Tom & David for bringing out this subject into the open.
I consider Creative Confidence to be at Level 5- Self Actualization of Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Maslow had rightly pointed out that "What a man can be, he must be". It's unfortunate that many of us have to be in pursuit of our basic needs- physiological, safety, love, esteem for most part of our lives and hence, hardly get to reach Level 5.
Self-confidence precedes Creative Confidence. Therefore, it's vital to work towards the former from a very early age. Planting seeds of Self-confidence helps to grow fruits of Creative confidence.
Creative Confidence is a meta-skill and needs to be kept active through continual application in diverse situations.
For example: Sketching, which is a powerful visual tool that can be applied across different settings and situations. One of the ways it can be applied is for taking notes or jotting down minutes of a meeting. This makes it easy to comprehend the flow of the meeting and go about performing the actions as discussed/delegated (which happens to be the main objective of the meeting anyway!)