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Confessions Of A Tech Challenged Communicator!

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If they can do it, I can do it. Ok; let me take a deep breath and get over my fear of being laughed at by the crowd in the room at my stupid questions. I just have to, have to learn how to make a digital story if I want to move ahead in my plans of going in the field as an environmental communicator.

I have always admitted to myself that I am tech challenged. Well, now is the time to come out in the open and admit it publicly in the hope of getting assistance in overcoming that short coming. If I am all thumbs interfacing cameras to computers, I have to let someone help me understand it, take me through the paces. Yes I might test their patience by faltering, but I must persevere to do what it takes to putting together all the elements and complete the story.

I have attended the International Conference on Community Based Adaptation-6 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Heard so many presentations; seen so many interesting stories. I need to be able to communicate the stories from my country in a manner that people sit up and take notice. I want to become an effective enough communicator who can act as a bridge between the communities and the organizations who can make a difference in their lives.

So, doesn’t matter if I am a dinosaur. I will learn. I will use pictures to tell the stories as they far outweigh the written word. If I have to wade through some tutorials to learn how to do that, willy nilly I will do it. They say practice makes perfect. Oh well, there goes my afternoon powernap!

Now, how does that thingamajig fit into this USB slot!

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Written by afiasalam

August 9, 2012 at 11:24 am

Posted in Miscellaneous

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