It’s been a crazy couple of days!
Before I was laid off, I had purchased a Flip Ultra with the plan of making a “Superhero” series of videos in the style of Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog. My superhero name – Nick The Four-Eyed. My “costume”? The WiFi shirt from ThinkGeek. The only thing standing in my way at the moment: scripting. I don’t like making one-offs, so “Nick The Four-Eyed” is going to be a two-part series, at least.
I haven’t decided whether or not I’ll be singing. If I do, it’ll probably sound something like William Shatner’s version of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (see the YouTube video at the end).
It’ll be a great topic if it’s chosen – how to turn yourself into a digital gunslinger and brave the “digital frontier” of social media and the internet. Sounds like a goofy topic but I hope to make it really funny. I’d really like to get a millennial presence at the event and anyway, public speaking has always been something I enjoy.
Dan Schawbel also graciously accepted my invitation for an interview for thePsychotic Resumes podcast. We talked for about 15 minutes on his new book, Me 2.0, what personal branding is, and what graduating college students should focus on. It ended up being a really good discussion, which I will put together in podcast form and publish for Wednesday.
I had the opportunity to meet with Amanda from DolphinFeet this week. We had a great time talking about life, jobs, social media and general nerdery. I’m looking forward to teaming up with her for some branding-based shenanigans!
Last night I went through all two hours of audio auditions for new Star Trek: Dimensions parts. We’ve selected the players for the new parts and I’m very excited to have *real* voices to complement the ones I had in my head. At least now the dialog sounds much less creepy. Ha!
Lots of fun projects to work on in my “spare time”… including my Twitter eBook, which I hope to finish by the 20th.