How You Can Use Your Platform To Make A Difference

By Jonathan Long

1. Providing valuable education and knowledge.

There are so many benefits of building a personal brand, and the recent surge of social media stars is a prime example of how powerful your own brand can become. There are some social media influencers who have larger followings than some of the most popular actors and entertainers in the world.

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Social media provides the perfect platform to establish, grow and then leverage a personal brand. Millennial initiatives like The Santa Clause Affect, are providing education, based on knowledge of the social media ecosystem. Understanding how to create content and build a following can be used for more than just become a social media superstar — it can lead to successful career opportunities in virtually any industry or setting. They are teaching a skillset that can be used for enormous personal and professional growth opportunities.

2. Building positive social awareness.

Social media is the ultimate platform to raise social awareness — Harambe is the perfect example of how the millennial generation is taking causes they feel strongly about, and turning them into viral stories.

In today’s social setting, when something goes viral, it is often turned into a meme. Millennials understand that they can use a twist of humor to garner social media tractions.

While many social influencers are leveraging their reach for personal and financial gain, a large percentage also use it to make positive impacts in society.

3. Teaching how to use social media as a platform to achieve your dreams.

Social media stardom has created several self-made millionaires. It’s opened the doors to paid endorsement deals, movies, TV, merchandise and more. While the odds of becoming rich and famous on social media are extremely slim, it’s a great example of how working hard can help you achieve your dreams.

Being a social media star is an actual career these days, as crazy as that might sound to those older than the millennial generation. Social media can be the breeding ground for new opportunities, and millennials have no problem teaching others how to best use it as a launching platform to create social good.

 

Source: Entrepreneur.com

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