Posts Tagged ‘wordcamp philippines’
No, kids. I’m not dyslexic. I have no intentions of writing about the current Speaker of the House aka Sonny Belmonte.
You see, it seems like Imma be a “speaker” in a couple of symposia these coming weeks. Sometimes, it really boggles me that I get invited to give talks when 1) I LOL at the way I give my talks and 2) I end up speaking like Nicole Hyala, which doesn’t work all the time. In any case, I feel grateful and honored that I get to speak in front of an audience, who are mostly students and share my 2-cents on media, blogging and video production.
Hope to see you, guys in these events!
What: 2010 Public Relations Students Congress
When: SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
Where: Educational Auditorium of UST
Yours truly will be speaking along with Carlo Ople about New Media, Youth Perception and Reaction, specifically on what the role of new media is in effective PR and in nation building and re-branding. I’m super excited for this one, not only because it talks about how we can help our own country but more so because IT’S IN UST, YO!!! Just a couple of years ago, I would sit in the audience and be the participant in such activities and now, I’m actually gonna stand there on stage and brainwash the students to watch my Direk videos! IMBA.
I know I have made an entry about WordCamp Phils already but I just thought I’d share this video with you (albeit it’s long overdued). These are just random video clips, mostly of me haha from that day, as compiled and edited by Coy. While watching it, I honestly thought I should just be on video all the time because in person, I’m more erm… let’s just say “weird-looking”.
When I was first asked by Juned if I can consider giving a talk for Wordcamp, I replied with “What the hell is that?” I misheard “world” for “word” and thought it was some big gathering (camping- with bonfire and shit like that) of people in an open field to protest global warming or poverty.
I later became unstupid when he explained that it’s a huge WordPress event for its users, with informative talks and fun games and shiny prizes. And who doesn’t like shiny prizes? So I said, sure, without even knowing what my topic would be. I mean, what if they had asked me to talk about CSS or plug-ins or other related stuff, what do you think would happen to me?
Fast forward to yesterday, September 6.
I went to CSB where the event was held, ready with my presentation about Video Blogging. I haven’t really done that much FunnySexy vlogs but the topic is something close to my heart because uhhh… I do videos for a living.
So I saw a lot of friends there, some new faces but overall, ’twas a nice crowd. I was impressed by the set-up and the volunteers were very helpful (here’s a shout-out to Vince who helped me in my preparation). After the whole introduction, we were asked to go to the rooms of our chosen speakers. Of course, we went to Jayvee‘s at room 409. All 12 or so of us have been waiting there for about 15 minutes already when we were informed that we were at the wrong room. BLOOPER NUMBER 1. LOLZ.