Calling All Fans of Brian W. Aldiss! Up for a mini-saga challenge? Here’s an interesting twist: On Riffiti, a mini-saga of 50 words becomes a riff-saga of 20 seconds. Open the Riffiti app and tag search for “mini-saga” and enter the competition! $ prizes!
Can you even imagine such a thing as making your case in twenty seconds? What can you say in such a short time?
I am here to tell you that you’d be surprised how much you can say in twenty seconds. Let me clarify that: you’d be surprised at how much you can communicate in twenty seconds: that means not just say anything, but also let others look at your face, hear your own words and instantly connect with you at that irrepressible human level.
Trust me on this one, I started out the same way, as a skeptic. Now, after doing it a few times, I am game anytime of the day. Just give me a topic, let me mull on it for a while and if I know anything on that topic I am confident I will say something interesting to others.
You don’t believe me? Even if you believe it, why should you care? Because with Riffiti app, you can try it and judge for yourself.I wish I had this app when I was hiring (and prior to that, looking for a job.) I would’ve loved to explain in 20 seconds why my group is the most stimulating work place and, in turn, I’d have loved to see interested candidates riff back to me in 20 seconds as to why they make a great member for our team.
So, here’s an open invitation to all hiring managers and job seekers. We just opened our Riffiti app for private beta. Riffiti is a mobile video app where 1) you post a topic or a question and 2) everyone responds by recording their perspective in 20 seconds of video and posting it. And together all form a continuous stream of video riffs that bring a tremendous variety of perspectives. Why don’t you give it a shot?
Hiring managers: Just open the app (its free), type up your call-to-action question text, “We are looking for … (fill your requisition title),” and record your 20-second riff on why a candidate should be interested in your position.
Job seekers: Open the app (its free for you too), pick one of the above questions, and put your presentation skills to work! Make your case as to why they should call you for an in-person interview. All it takes is 20-seconds!
Please go to http://www.riffiti.com and signup and I will personally send invites out to you.