I’m a Nurse mentor, Educator, Leader, Coach, Motivator and Consultant. I want to connect with and provide value to everyone who can benefit from my skills and knowledge.
I’m also an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Blogger, Vlogger, podcaster and mediapreneur. I’ve been a Nurse and Nurse blogger for over a decade, and in that time I’ve acquired a broad range of life expertise and professional wisdom.
I want to share my experiences with other Nurses, Health Care professionals and the like so they may benefit from the lessons I’ve learned with less effort and in a fraction of the time.
I’m a story teller, counselor and guide. The reason for my success (both professional & personal) lies solely in the relationships I’ve developed. Which is a concept I’ve also heard over and over from the most successful.
My blog writing, video producing and (former) podcast broadcasting are the foundation of my communication. But I’ve discovered how Snapchat can springboard my relationship with my audience.
Snapchat is gaining guru-level attention because it provides a unique platform for one-on-one communication like no other.
Quick snippets of multimedia communication in the form of an editable picture (or video) called a “snap” that has a *24-hr shelf life. It can be posted to your personal “story” (similar to your Facebook/Twitter timeline) or sent via private message to your friends on Snapchat. (It disappears from your timeline 24 hours later)
[*Side note: There are ways to save your snaps]
It’s a great medium for fielding questions from fans as well as provide small slices of information-sharing gold with anyone who is your friend on the platform.
You see, unless you make the effort to share it on other platforms, the information on Snapchat is exclusive and (mostly) private on Snapchat’s platform. [Which at the time of this writing was mobile-only.]
I’ve communicated and shared information with fellow professionals, students, bloggers, vloggers, podcasters and others who were seeking direction and advice on a personal level that would not be possible on other platforms.
Here’s how I have used Snapchat:
- sharing snippets of my daily personal life (including my journey through surgery)
- providing valuable professional advice
- sharing mediapreneur topic advice (blog/vlog/marketing/podcasting)
- real-time private professional communication and networking
- offering educational and career advice
- sharing behind the scenes information on upcoming projects
The “convenience-factor” is something I failed to understand until I started using Snapchat more. Instead of spending 5 minutes or longer on a 140-characater limit update to Twitter or a psuedo-long-formed post update on Facebook or Instagram, I can just “snap’ a 10 second video snippet of whatever subject is on my mind. If I need to share more info, I just pick up where I left off with the next “snap”. Instead of spending 10-30 minutes on a thought through worded text, I just take sequential “snaps” to tell a story.
This type of communication dialogue can be used when chatting one-on-one, or you can opt for the more traditional worded-text message. If you’re interested in bells & whistles, yep the app has them too. [Check out the articles on filters]
I initially started to use the app to share my personal journey through my right knee surgery, but it’s molded into a wonderful way to make deep connections with my audience.
How can I help you? Come follow me on Snapchat: @seanpdent
UPDATE: (last updated July 16, 2016)
Here are some great how-to articles on using Snapchat: