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Digital Storytelling: Visionary Entrepreneurs

What do entrepreneurs do to be successful? What sets the great ones apart? Have you ever thought about what personality characteristics many great entrepreneurs of the world have in common?

Below I’ve used digital storytelling through Adobe Spark to highlight just one of the characteristics I think is important for any great entrepreneur to possess. Throughout this unit I have continued to stress the importance of having a strong vision for your companies and yourselves as budding entrepreneurs. In this video, I provide one example of a great entrepreneur who had a strong vision and was able to launch a successful company and forward-thinking brand.

For this upcoming assignment, I’d like you to create your own digital story about an entrepreneur of your choosing. In your story, you need to focus on one characteristic that this person exemplifies. Some example characteristics are: passion, creativity, perseverance, etc. I’ve included a few resources to help generate ideas. Your videos will need to be 2 to 4 minutes in length, and will need to include photos, narration, and music. We’ll discuss the rubric and the technical aspects of this assignment during our next class.

Digital storytelling has a variety of uses. Many businesses are utilizing storytelling to help sell their products, by appealing to customers emotions. This could be an option for your final project when you’re developing your promotional items. You could create a digital story to show to potential investors, or as a part of your website.

By participating in this assignment you’ll have an opportunity to utilize the technology and we’ll all learn about the different entrepreneurs you all choose to highlight.

Please be sure to read through the attached articles and watch the video before our next class. See you then!

5 key characteristics every entrepreneur should have

Great Entrepreneurs have vision, not just ideas

5 personality traits of an entrepreneur

10 traits all successful entrepreneurs share

Visionary Entrepreneurs (Adobe Spark)

Five startup lessons from GoPro founder and billionaire Nick Woodman

The mad billionaire behind GoPro: the world’s hottest camera company





Class Podcast

Hello Class! Here is our first podcast. I’m starting off with highlighting a business I found called Freestyle Language Center. Below you’ll find the links I reference during the podcast. As budding entrepreneurs, it’s important that you’re getting exposed to the new businesses sprouting up every day. There is much to gain from learning from others and as you venture through your journey of creating your own business you can get some great experience putting a spotlight on businesses you find interesting and innovative.

After listening to this podcast I’d like you research a business in your community and surrounding areas. This business needs to be fairly new, something started within the last 1-3 years. Each of you will then script and record your own podcast! You can be as innovative and creative as you want in the way you create your podcast. You’re welcome to work with a partner or in a small group of three, but each person needs to be heard on the podcast. Your podcast can be in the form of an interview or straight description similar to what I did, or you can be as creative as you like. Your podcast should be approximately 3 to 7 minutes long. During our next class period I’ll be handing out the rubric and further instructions on this assignment. I just want you to get your minds working on some ideas and begin researching so you can hit the ground running the next time we meet. We’ll go over the technology aspect when we’re in class together.

Creating this podcast will be good practice and experience to help prepare you for when you’ll need to create a promotional item for your larger project of creating your own products. Creating a podcast could be one way you could promote your product.

Here is the website link to Freestyle Language Center.

Here are some additional resources about the entrepreneur boom happening in Austin:

3 things every entrepreneur hub should import from Austin, Texas

3 ways to learn about entrepreneurship in Austin

Austin declared America’s best city for young entrepreneurs

Why Austin is the rockstar of small-business cities