Donald Trump and The Last Great Inadequacy Ad
Miriam Brosseau is See3's Director of Engagement. She consults on digital strategy for a range of clients including ELI Talks and Make-A-Wish. In a normal presidential election, we’d long be over talking about the campaign. But it goes without saying, the presidential election of 2016 was anything but normal. And besides, if the president himself is still talking about the...
5 ELI talks Videos to Inspire Your High Holidays Conversations
For Jews around the world, the High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah/the New Year, and Yom Kippur/the Day of Repentance) are a period of both celebration and contemplation, individually and communally. It’s a time to reflect - and, more importantly, to turn that reflection into action, into doing more good in the coming year. We can use this time to imagine the kind of community we want to...
The Medium, the Message, and the Human on the Other End
Last week, ELI Talks released a new video unique to the catalogue. A young woman who had struggled with Tourette’s syndrome all her life told her story of being (fairly literally) ejected from the Jewish community. Finding her way back in including a little inspiration from a biblical hero, a lot of great work by one Jewish camp, and a healthy dose of improv comedy. Her talk is...
Out to Change the World? “Don’t Change It Alone.”
Adina Lichtman is not your average college student. This devoted do-gooder is out to change the world - one pair of socks at a time. She is the founder of an unusual nonprofit, Knock Knock Give a Sock, which encourages schools, college dorms, and apartment buildings to reach out to one another in order to collect something both desperately needed and easy for most of us to spare: a pair of...
#illridewithyou: Kindness Catalysts
For the past couple of days - weeks, really - I’ve scanned the news in the evening and walked away saying to myself, “God, the world is terrible.” Then something like #illridewithyou pops up and I’m reminded of the overwhelming power of the world’s do-gooders to make things less terrible. Awesome, even. And #illridewithyou in particular, I think, serves as a...
3 Exercises to Help Bring Confidence to Your Work
Like too many women, I’m not always the confident professional I strive to be. I say yes to things I don’t have time for because I don’t want to upset anyone. I mitigate my assertions by ending statements with question marks. And instead of channeling nervous energy into productivity, I often take out stress and insecurities on my poor, unsuspecting cuticles, which is decidedly...
Social Media Advice from Superheroes
Some of the best advice I've ever gotten has come from masked avengers, caped crusaders, and friendly neighborhood supermutants. Turns out this advice applies pretty nicely to our work as digital do-gooders as well. After all, aren't we out saving our own corners of the world every day? Here are some of my favorite quotes from the superhero set, and thoughts on how we can turn...