Ambassadors’ “HowTo” videos – first draft

Ambassadors are the voice of the project. From the smallest event to the biggest one we are a point of reference for the people who are in front of us, independently if they are housewives or Nobel Prize winners. To pursue our duty it’s necessary to have some common skills that could give us a more professional behaviour making Ambassadors figure synonymous of professional, friendly and open source minded people.

Few days ago i discovered a new service from our impressive community, FedoraTV: we could put there some videos that would help new/old ambassadors working better. I don’t want to say that now we aren’t doing our job well, but i see, in first person, that it’s not simple to stay in front of a lot of people who probably speak a different language than yours and have different bases, at the same time, it’s not simple to make a clear and impressive presentation of the Project (fedora, spins etc…) describing it with few, simple and significant words. Not only: it’s not simple to organize an event, to set up the booth and know how to lead it.

It’s really important that everyone could be able to prepare himself (for free) for it.

Maybe there are a lot of people (I know someone) that don’t need such “trainings” but for many others could be a useful tool to learn useful things not only for the project but, generally, for their PR life.

OK, this is the theory, now we have to be more concrete.

To-Do

Disclaimer: this is only an idea. This is the first time I’m talking about it. This post is intended as an ideas’ sandbox.

We would need:

1. to make a list of useful things that an Ambassador should know: Fedora Ambassadors Wiki pages have thousand and thousands of advices, tips, etc… We have, moreover, a lot of experts in the project who could join the initiative;

2. to write the scripts for those videos (maybe with “on action” tips);

3. a person, maybe more, with personality, good speaking (a well spoken international English is required) and marketing skills (we could reach a compromise ๐Ÿ˜› );

4. to promote those videos in the Ambassadors project (don’t forget: those videos would be available for everyone, for free).

What do you think?

Could we start working on this idea?

Let me defining it better, in the meanwhile I’m accepting your support (send me an email). When I will have a complete and detailed plan I will post it in the Ambassadors List so that everybody will able to express his/her opinions, proposals and suggestions over it.

Remember: Ambassadors are the core of Ambassadors Project, they (me too ;)) will be at the center of all the decision the project will take.

Stay tuned …

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8 Responses to “Ambassadors’ “HowTo” videos – first draft”

  1. nicubunulj Says:

    But first Fedora TV should get is an usable state, it is broken for quite some time (does not accept uploads) and it looks like it will continue to be broken for quite a while.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    > 3. a person, maybe more, with personality, good speaking (a well spoken international English is required) and marketing skills (we could reach a compromise ๐Ÿ˜› );

    I am available once you are in shape to start rolling ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kevin Verma

    [ http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KevinVerma ]

  3. fugolini Says:

    Yes, i could see it, but it’s necessary some time before we could be able to public them.

  4. fugolini Says:

    I’m happy to hear this. Send me an email (fugolini at fedoraproject dot org) so that i could update you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Ops, i just found your email adress (trough your wiki page) ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Nice quote

    The degree of technical confidence is inversely proportional to the
    level of management.

    —————————————————————————————————-
    http://blurty.com/users/shirleyhaynesre

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Hello

    I’m new here, just wanted to say hello and introduce myself.

  8. fugolini Says:

    Re: Hello

    Ok! Welcome on board.

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