Disability nonprofit uses YouTube to promote its Ambassadors

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Marriott Support Services has been developing its band of School Ambassadors since 2009. These 15 young adults with a disability speak to school groups, parents and employers about making the transition from school to adulthood as a person with a disability.

The Ambassadors talk about moving from a protective home and school environment to TAFE, work, public transport and independent living – all of which can be made more complicated by disability. They speak of the value of work experience, dealing with bullies and the secrets to their success.

Hootville is working with the Ambassadors in two ways:

1. Conducting group and one-to-one Speak Savvy 101 workshops to refine, expand and develop their presentations. Then supplying on-call assistance for 18 months.

2. Developing, shooting and editing 15 brief video biographies of the Ambassadors which will be uploaded to a new YouTube channel in a bid to wrangle more speaking gigs.

The group is comprised 100% of character actors and is a joy to work with. We’ll tell you when the videos are online in early April.

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Trust us; YouTube is going to be big. Bigger than Friendster.

Here’s some wise words on getting the most out of your YouTube channel.

Videos are a great way to promote your speakers, staff, programs, bequests and events. Incorporating video into your website is the single most effective way to dramatically boost your online impact. To discuss, call Brett 03 9017 1062.     


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