Before there was “elevator speech” . Now Twitter speech (or CV) offers a quick summation of one’s career mission.
Best and worst of wise cracks and fortune-cookie wisdom.
Modern-day equivalent of digital tombstones. Tombstones leave behind relationship-defining legacies i.e. mother, teacher, sister etc…
In The Last Lecture, the author expounded on the importance of relationships.
Imagine yourself looking up to the fluorescent lights in the ICU, tubes in nose, trying to utter your last 140 characters.
What would you say, “I am sorry for all the lost times”, “I am proud of you”, or “I wish I were given more time to see you grow”.
I have said enough on these blogs. It lasts me a life time.
So my Twitter speech would be: “Dare to live, dare to love, dare to win, dare to fail, dare to face yourself in the mirror”.
What’ s your Twitter speech? Your last lecture? Your last blog? Your last Social Media update? Your last e-mail? Your last chat?
Your last sound bite. Your bumper stickers? Your tatoo and tombstone inscription? (I deleted a dead friend from LinkedIn connection yesterday. Felt weird!).
So many tools, so little time to show or simplify our personal brand. No wonder marketing people insist on improving their Elevator Speech.
It seems that our brain cannot grab lengthy and winding abstract. In the age of over-stimuli and algorithm, our brain wants “instant Google” and our body, instant noodle., preferably spoon-fed, one tweet at a time. I am sure within a few short years, people will talk in Tweets and choppy chats like campaign slogans even when bandwidth is more abundant and Twitter itself is no longer “over capacity”. In our Twitter age, elevator speech itself needs a make-over. It needs to be twitterized. Gone are the days when we came back to the office, with a stack of pink telephone messages, asking us to “Please call your mom. ”