#SHIFTDavao: The Power of Social Media

It was an honor and privilege to be invited to become one of the speakers at the first and biggest social media conference in Mindanao, alongside the big names like Maria Ressa, Bianca Gonzales, and Atty. Yves Gonzales.

My talk was about how Travel, Photography and Social Media helped me achieve all the good that happened in my career. By sharing what I did and what I have accomplished, I want people to realize that it's just not all about earning money, getting a high-position white-collared job, or being successful in one's career. I wanted my audience to inhale and digest: life is about doing what makes you happy, maximizing each and every day, and then from there, you learn, you make yourself better, and eventually, you turn into that one person you are destined to become. That's life.

At the last part of my talk, I quoted: "Do one thing everyday that scares you." This is one of my favorite mantras, and I always try to apply this everyday. It doesn't matter how far or near you are from your goal. What's important is you are getting there. Little by little, one little step at a time, and it will take you to where you want to be.


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Engr. Jaypee David, Globe Telecom Community Manager
Travel, Photography and Social Media

Maria Ressa, Rappler's Chief Executive Officer/Founder
The Power of Social Media

Atty. Yvez Gonzalez, MMDA Consultant for Technology and Communications
Social Government

Sec. Lucille Sering, Philippines' Climate Change Commission
Using Social Media as a Tool for Change

Bianca Gonzalez, ABS-CBN Celebrity Host and Reporter
Building Online Community

Michael Josh Villanueva, TechRap Producer, Rappler
The Future of Technology

Luke Meinzen, U.S. Embassy - Manila
The Role of Media and Government on Social Media

Robert Shore, Frame Works Institute
Thematic Digital Storytelling for Social Change and Evaluating Social Media Impact

Due to security reasons, Luke, and Robert, both from the US Embassy had to cancel their flights to Davao. But they prepared a video presentation which was shown during the conference.

Watch my presentation in this video from Rappler.com:

Watch the whole #SHIFTDavao Social Media conference here.