As a guest on The Global Discussion, I recently had the opportunity to share my thoughts and insights on various topics related to digital content creation, branding, professional development, and technology. In this post, I thought I would share my experience dive deeper into some of the topics we discussed and offer my perspectives.
The Importance of Lifelong Learning
During the interview, I talked about the limitations of traditional models of higher education and the importance of lifelong learning. In today’s fast-paced world, technology is constantly evolving, and it is essential to keep learning to stay relevant. Lifelong learning can help individuals stay updated with the latest trends and developments in their respective fields, which is crucial for professional growth.
There are various ways to pursue lifelong learning, such as taking online courses, attending workshops and conferences, reading books and articles, and networking with industry experts. It is also essential to cultivate a growth mindset and be open to new ideas and perspectives.
The Impact of Technology on Content Creation
The impact of technology on content creation is significant, and it is changing the way we consume and create content. With the rise of social media and video-sharing platforms, there is an increasing demand for short-form videos and vertical storytelling. Brands and content creators need to adapt to these changes and create content that resonates with their target audience. Advancements in technology have also created new opportunities for creative expression. With the availability of affordable equipment and software, anyone can create high-quality content from the comfort of their homes. This has democratised the content creation process and has made it more accessible to a wider audience.
Creating Opportunities Through Film Education
One of the topics that I was particularly passionate about during the interview was creating opportunities for people to showcase their skills through film education. Film education provides practical skills and hands-on experience, which are essential for succeeding in the competitive world of content creation. Micro-credentials are becoming increasingly popular, and they offer a flexible and affordable way to gain new skills and credentials. By completing a series of courses or workshops, individuals can earn a micro-credential, which can demonstrate their proficiency in a particular area. This is especially useful for individuals who are looking to switch careers or upgrade their skills.
Insights on Brand Growth and LinkedIn
Towards the end of the conversation, we discussed my experience as an author and my insights on brand growth. Building a personal brand is essential for professional growth, and it involves creating a unique value proposition that sets you apart from others in your industry. LinkedIn is a powerful platform for building your personal brand and making connections with industry experts. By creating a compelling profile, sharing relevant content, and engaging with your network, you can establish yourself as a thought leader in your field.
Overall, my experience on The Global Discussion was a fantastic one, and I am grateful for the opportunity to share my thoughts and ideas with the wider community. Lifelong learning, the impact of technology on content creation, film education, and brand growth are all essential topics that can help individuals succeed in today’s fast-paced world.
You can catch the interview here, here and here:
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If you would like to see how this works in the real world then why not check out my best-selling VIRO series on Amazon. The books tell the story of Jake, a boy with special needs looking for his missing mother. Jake wakes one morning to find his life is broken. His mum has gone missing. The world has fallen apart. Determined to find her, Jake is forced to comes to terms with what has happened to the world. Confronted by the horror, he initially struggles to make sense of everything. Helped by the new friends he makes, Ellis, kind and resourceful, and the twins, Amber and Abe, Jake starts to develop his independence. Forced to confront the apparent difference defined by his special needs, Jake realises that this difference doesn’t matter any more. This gives him the strength to keep going. As they fight for survival, the four kids meet a wide range of other people also battling to stay alive and with each encounter Jake and his new friends learn a little bit more about themselves and each other. Ultimately, Jake’s story is one of hope and determination in the face of complete and utter devastation.
Here are some real-world reviews for the VIRO series:
‘This review is for the series. Capturing the voice of a young character with special needs (I spent 25 years as a special education teacher/administrator), Taylor’s story of a group of young people coping with a world disintegrating in front of them; with the loss of structure and trust, and with betrayal by the adults who should be protecting them is both uplifting and horrifying. Do not be fooled by the simple language of the narrator: there are hard questions asked and realistic, unsentimental consequences to the apocalypse confronting the children, and an ending that you are unlikely to forget easily.’
‘Barnaby Taylor has a daring and rich imagination that transports you to new adventures in a re-imagined world, that are vividly written with a fresh and vibrant use of language. […] Barnaby can really write an action packed scene with fear inspiring characters such as the Tall Man. Baxter the dog who accompanies the children gives the story the delightful twist of feeling like an apocalyptic Famous Five. Genius.’
‘The writing style is beautifully compelling, and after the first couple of pages I couldn’t put it down. The author very skilfully creates a world and characters through deceptively simple prose that draws the reader right in. It is a fascinating blend of one-after-the-other edge-of-the seat scares, alongside a haunting narrative about what it is to be human.’
‘Barnaby is an exciting and passionate writer. There’s real depth of meaning behind his books. You emotionally engage with and care about the book’s characters. Barnaby’s books also have a strong visual sensibility. His stories particularly Viros I and II would translate superbly to television and cinema. I am a huge fan of all things zombie orientated and to see the zombie genre reinterpreted from the perspective of children is thrilling. I look forward to more books from Barnaby. He’s one to watch out for. Children, adults and I suspect the film and TV industry people will love this book. I highly recommend it.’
‘I absolutely loved this book. Powerful and poignant, ‘Viro’ packs a punch. Sad and haunting, ‘Viro’ is a new take on the zombie genre. The characters are dynamic and interesting, finding strength despite their horrifying circumstances. Jake is a character that will stick with you long after the final page. The action sequences are thrilling. I was on the edge of my seat!’
Dear Writing Friends,
As a writer, it can sometimes be difficult to find the support and encouragement we need to keep going. That’s why it’s so important to connect with others who share our passion and can offer valuable feedback and advice. Leaving a comment is a great way to start a conversation and connect with other writers who are on a similar journey.
By sharing our experiences, challenges, and successes, we can learn from each other and grow as writers. We can offer encouragement and support when someone is struggling, and celebrate each other’s achievements when they reach a milestone.
Furthermore, starting a conversation can help to hold us accountable to our writing goals. When we share our progress with others, we are more likely to stay committed to our writing and make meaningful progress towards our goals.
Finally, leaving a comment and starting a conversation is an excellent way to build community and find the support and encouragement we need to keep writing. So why not take a moment to share your thoughts and connect with other writers today?
Also, as a thank you for reading this post I have created two free books for you to download. How to Journal is a handy guide to journaling and I hope it helps you get started. How to Unlock Your Curiosity will help you develop your creativity. You can find both free books at the top of the page.
Good luck with your writing,