Go Ahead! Put Yourself on YouTube
By user12601629 on Jun 20, 2007
I had the chance to present to the all-hands meeting for Sun's Information Products Group (IPG) recently. IPG is the group that produces documentation for Sun's products. I challenged them to help the rest of my group move out of the 90s and into the new millennium in how we communicate with our customers. I asked them to think about the following:
- Blogs, not books (bite sized info chunks with a peronal style)
- A picture is worth a thousand words (cliche, I know, but true)
- A video is worth a thousand pictures (so, a video worth a million words, right?)
They've actually been producing some slick stuff lately, and I want to encourage more. However, I did get a few shocked looks when I suggested people get much more personal in their blog postings and even consider posting videos with themselves in them. I believe people read blogs of people they get to know and like. If people don't get to know you a little through your blog then it might as well be man pages.
Coincidentally, I just found this article over at ComputerWorld on How to get yourself on YouTube, for business or pleasure. It's a good intro, and worth a read. Go ahead, do it! I did.