I was at UBC today doing a workshop for a bunch of grade 10 to grade 12 students for the annual miniEnterprize Canada conference. Started by students from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, miniEnterprize Youth Entrepreneurship Conference foster the entrepreneurial spirit within youth and empower them to take initiative by creating an interactive environment capable of inspiring and nurturing innovative ideas.
I really didn’t know what to expect since I’ve never spoke in front of high school students before. One thing for sure, these high school kids are nothing like the kids I went to high school with. For one thing, they were all wearing business suits (with properly done ties!) and carried themselves with a style that is well beyond their years. It was clear to me that I was addressing the future of Canada. If this is the calibre of kids coming out of high school, Canada would easily take over the world. However, I have a feeling that these students represent the very best of the best instead of the typical high school student.
My workshop was on the fast and furious world of social media. I did two workshops during the conference. One before lunch and one after lunch. This video showed the before lunch presentation. I added a little something extra to the after lunch presentation since I know it wasn’t being filmed and I wanted to give away a few secrets that I’m not willing to share online. So the second group got a bonus. Whether or not they use it is up to them.
The video is 42 min and 22 seconds long. If you’re wondering how I got it onto YouTube, with its 15 minute time limit, it’s because YouTube partners (of which I am one) have no time limit restrictions.