Confessions of a Tech Challenged Communicator!
By: Afia Salam
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 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!