Secrets of a World Pulse woman:First thoughts after the World Pulse live
So, the world Pulse live tour has just come to an end. And I am just back home in India. And even as I struggle to shake off the jet-lag, I had this huge urge to come here and talk to you - my wonderful Pulsewire community that has been my rock of support all these while. I come in high spirits and happiness, because, the tour has been a resounding success! We made people sit up, take notice and also take notes. Who are these people? They are bureaucrats (US state dept, UN) Technocrats (Intel) Development leaders (Clinton Global Initiative) Journalists (CNN, Huffington Post, Epoch Times, Voice of America) and Thought leaders across the nation.
And here I want to share with you the three secret strengths that made these people hear us and connect with us: pride, love for the community and solutions
First, how do you describe World Pulse? 'A safe, blogging platform where any woman could write her story?' Yes. But this isn't enough to fill a person with pride. There is something else:
World Pulse is a media house that has its reach in 190 countries including the most dangerous nations of the world, where normal media houses just can't reach. Its also a media that doesn't moderate/edit your writings, allows you to write whatever you write. And, when you are a Voice of our Future Correspondent, World Pulse directly connects you with professionals, help you polish your writing skills, so you become an effective writer. Moreover, it brings you information that you can't easily find anywhere else: about funding, fellowships, events and opportunities. These are what makes World Pulse unique, filling its users with pride. And when you feel this pride within, you generate excitement and people love to hear you.
2. Love for your community
A World Pulse woman is never a loner. She has her tribe by her. And it makes her appear strong and confident. Every time I spoke to the audience, I remembered in my heart my 27 VoF correspondents and many, many other Pulsewire women who couldn't be there in the tour, but were always there to write, to read my stories and comment. And the audience saw it: they saw that I wasn't a lone successful woman, but a member of a huge, worldwide community. And that's what they loved. That's what made them take me seriously. Because, I represented many.
Its great to raise an issue and discuss it here. But, what's more important is to come out with a solution that can help deal with that issue. To the world, a World Pulse correspondent isn't just a writer; she is a leader who brings changes in the society, who has the power to look beyond the problem and offer an applicable, practical solution. And it is this reason why people come to the World Pulse Live tour events, spend money to hear us, because they believe that we have something that they probably don't: solutions. And when they hear it, they take note of us and our leadership abilities.
So, as the Live tour 2012 ends and we return to our own respective field of works, I urge you all to strengthen yourselves with these three secret tools, feel proud, connect with as many members as possible and think of solutions that can be accepted and applied globally.
And when you do that, you know you are a true World Pulse woman - one that the world will never tire of listening to!.