Let me introduce you to Christian Payne. Online, he goes by the name “Documentally”. He is one of the most remarkable people I know.
Christian is a bundle of energy, generosity, courage and curiosity. I sometimes think that if he had a family motto, it would be “Genuine Stories Genuinely Matter”. He seeks them out and he gives them air. Along the way, he is creating a life well lived — one full of remarkable encounters and eye-opening experiences. And he shows no signs of letting up.
His capacity to connect with people and their stories is inspiring. His ability to tell those stories is even more so. Not only is he a gifted communicator, he knows how to wrangle mobile technology and social media platforms to get stories to where they will do some good, reach their audience, affect change, draw attention — be useful.
He’s not shy about sharing how he does it.
Which brings us to the point of this post.
Christian is coming to town
If you want to learn from a genuine practitioner about how to tell your story using social technology, put Monday 22nd September in your diary. That is when Christian will be at the Tyndall Institute in Cork to teach 20 people how to use their smartphones to tell effective stories.
Want to be one of the 20? Click here to find out more: Mobile Storytelling with Documentally.
Want to know more about Documentally first?
He’s easy to find online and on a great many platforms (you wouldn’t expect less). This is a good place to start: Documentally’s blog.
Alternatively, below is an episode of the Behind the Pixels podcast with Christian as the guest.
My role in this
My role isn’t that significant. I’m not teaching the workshop, merely facilitating it. I’ll be there on the day as Christian’s runner and go-fer guy. I’m your first contact here if you want to find out more about the workshop.