Exciting news. Deutsche Welle features me today on their Instagram channel.
If you haven’t heard of Deutsche Welle: It’s a semi-government run TV and radio station, similar to the BBC. (Who also featured me some time ago.)
“Show up for a better life”
There is an interesting story how I got to be featured by DW. A few months ago everyone got excited about clubhouse – an app that let’s you have online discussions in audio format.
My wife kept suggesting the app to me and finally I decided to give it a go. I invited all of you to join me for a 30 minutes “Ask Me Anything” session on clubhouse.
Usually about 150-200 people show up when I do this on youtube. On clubhouse: There were three people.
What should I do? Was it even worth my time? Or should I bail and end the call right there and then – for the lack of interest?
I decided, I made a promise – and I would keep it.
I shortly introduced myself and shared a few insights about the job market for international professionals in Germany. Then I asked for questions.
Only one of the three participants asked me questions during the whole 30 minutes of the call. His name was Saurabh and – naturally – he got my full attention.
Even better (for him): He got the chance to ask follow up questions.
This is important, because usually your first question is about getting your bearings, understanding the situation. That leads to new questions:
How do I do this in my specific situation? How do I deal with this specific problem, with this manager, with this objection that I am confronted with?
Saurabh showed up. That’s why I gave him my full attention and specific, personal fitting and actionable advice.
Good for him?
Good for me. A day later I got an email from Saurabh. He outed himself as a journalist from Deutsche Welle. He was impressed with the advice I gave and the time that I took to fully understand his specific situation.
That’s why he wanted to feature me on Deutsche Welle.
Instagram stories are fading after 24h – maybe check out the video now?
PS: Because of the Deutsche Welle Interview I extend my offer for personal career advice via email for 24h. Get concrete answers and actionable advice to your specific situation.