It’s been a minute since I’ve been a social entrepreneur, and I’ve learned a few things during this part of my journey. I was reminded about one of the many lessons I’ve learned along the way during a recent conference that I attended. In addition to being an attendee of the conference, I was selected to also be a social influencer for a huge financial brand sharing tweets and info about the event while I was there. This was a paid position that allowed me to be the face of the brand while bringing their message from the conference to my followers, and I was excited about the partnership.
On the first day of the event, I was asked to do an on-camera interview and meet with the woman who was overseeing the brand activation. I had no idea that this was going to be a part of the program, and for a small second, I was second-guessing myself.
I didn’t know how to feel about this. I was fresh off the plane having just arrived at the event, and it was beginning to rain at the outside venue. I was a little jet-lagged and not quite ready for primetime. And yet, it would be unprofessional to say no, or to ask to do it at another time.
I had to do what I had to do.
So what happened? Read the rest after the jump.