Looking to up your game in thought leadership? We know how hard it can be to rise above the current noise! That’s why Encore.org recently offered a free, one-hour webinar for current and aspiring thought leaders working at the intersection of aging, longevity, intergenerational connection and social justice.
Whether you’re just establishing your voice or looking for new ways to reach more people, there are lots of ways to broaden your impact and influence the national conversation. These resources will get you started.
Up Your Game in Thought Leadership. This recorded webinar features Marci Alboher, Encore.org VP and author of the Encore Career Handbook, Sarah McKinney Gibson, Encore.org storytelling and media specialist, Duncan Magidson, Communications Associate, Digital Engagement, and eight other experts from our network (see below for full speaker list.) [1 hour, 12 minutes]
Experiment with different publishing platforms. Learn how to publish articles on LinkedIn here (this is best for professional content and to reach your existing network). Learn how to post on Medium here. Thrive Global is another publishing platform, focused on health and well-being, that accepts guest contributors — learn more here.
LinkedIn Learning (which acquired Lynda.com) is a great place for online classes and they have many (free or low cost offerings) related to the topics we discussed. As an example, check out Marci’s course on Encore Careers and then browse by topic.
If you’re looking for social media resources, download this guide on how to build your branding using social media. See this guide to learn more about how to use Instagram stories. Related to that, if you’re just getting on Twitter or you want to share something of value to our community please tag @EncoreOrg so we can follow you back and support you!
Also, here’s Duncan Magidson’s recent piece about something critical that’s been lost when campaigns went virtual.
Finally, we want to give a big shoutout to all of our guest experts for lending their time and expertise to this webinar. You can follow them on social media here:
- Eunice Lin Nichols: Twitter, LinkedIn
- Aanchal Dhar: Twitter, Instagram
- Brenda Atchison: Twitter
- Anita Hossain: Twitter (you can sign up for The Grand’s newsletter here)
- Mick Smyer: Twitter
- Isabel González Whitaker: Twitter
- Colby Takeda: Twitter
- Kasley Killam: Twitter, Instagram
- David Hsu’s primer on social isolation, Untethered (David’s website)
- Harriette Cole’s regular Facebook Live interviews on the AARP Black Community Page on Facebook here, engage with her on Twitter here, and on Instagram here.
P.S. Have you found other resources helpful? Send us a note at [email protected], and we’ll add to this list!