Video of my Workshop from the miniEnterprize Youth Entrepreneurship Conference at UBC

I was at UBC today doing a workshop for a bunch of grade 10 to grade 12 students for the annual miniEnterprize Canada conference. Started by students from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, miniEnterprize Youth Entrepreneurship Conference foster the entrepreneurial spirit within youth and empower them to take initiative by creating an interactive environment capable of inspiring and nurturing innovative ideas.

I really didn’t know what to expect since I’ve never spoke in front of high school students before. One thing for sure, these high school kids are nothing like the kids I went to high school with. For one thing, they were all wearing business suits (with properly done ties!) and carried themselves with a style that is well beyond their years. It was clear to me that I was addressing the future of Canada. If this is the calibre of kids coming out of high school, Canada would easily take over the world. However, I have a feeling that these students represent the very best of the best instead of the typical high school student.

My workshop was on the fast and furious world of social media. I did two workshops during the conference. One before lunch and one after lunch. This video showed the before lunch presentation. I added a little something extra to the after lunch presentation since I know it wasn’t being filmed and I wanted to give away a few secrets that I’m not willing to share online. So the second group got a bonus. Whether or not they use it is up to them.

The video is 42 min and 22 seconds long. If you’re wondering how I got it onto YouTube, with its 15 minute time limit, it’s because YouTube partners (of which I am one) have no time limit restrictions.

37 thoughts on “Video of my Workshop from the miniEnterprize Youth Entrepreneurship Conference at UBC”

  1. Jagan Mangat says:

    its really cool and useful too.

    1. Abhik says:

      Yeah!! pretty useful for startup ventures.

      1. d3so says:

        I was part of a business club back in high school. I joined just for the trips but I did learn business skills. Definitely essential stuff.

  2. Iman says:

    hey john, what’s the commenig plugin you are talking about at 3:40?

    1. Abhik says:

      Its Standout Comments, a wordpress plugin.

      1. d3so says:

        I currently use it on my blog. I wonder if they released an update yet.

  3. Iman says:

    Also it seems there’s something wrong with , actually I used to think it doesn’t work anymore but when I saw it in this video (which is filmed today) I went to check it but it doesn’t accept registration and asks for email and then password and again email and on and on

    1. Harshad says:

      Yes, same with me.

    2. John Chow says:

      Twitter is cracking down on auto following sites. It’s a cat and mouse game. We try to get around it and they try to stop it. ha ha

  4. Abhik says:

    Nice presentation John.
    Don’t know why, but I enjoyed this more than the amazon webinar.

    1. Dan Lew says:

      Amazon must love us Affiliate marketers 🙂

    2. d3so says:

      Because the webinar was more of a sales pitch rather than providing quality info.

      1. Judging from what you wrote before in the comment on the post about the plug in the sales pitch worked on you.

        As long ass there is a valuable information as well I don’t mind a bit of a sales pitch.

    3. Harshad says:

      Why would you compare this presentation to the Amazon webinar?

  5. Dan Lew says:

    This is a good presentation, did the school contact you for the presentation or did you contact them? I think this is a great way to get recognized to a wider scope!

    1. John Chow says:

      Enterprize Canada contacted me to do the workshop.

      1. Dan Lew says:

        Impressive 🙂

      2. d3so says:

        Did you receive any compensation for doing it?

        1. John Chow says:

          Nope, for universities and non-profits, I do not charge to speak.

  6. Dan Lew says:

    I am surprised none of the students are commenting here right now?

    1. John Chow says:

      I got a few @replies from them on Twitter. 🙂

  7. Dan Lew says:

    Good that you are a Youtube partner, I did a video 18 mins the other day and had to redo it 🙁

    1. I thought the limit for non-partners was only 10 minutes.

      Anyway, most popular videos asre shorter than 3 minutes aren’t they?

      1. d3so says:

        Most popular videos are about five minutes. I never really watched videos longer than 10 mins. on youtube.

      2. John Chow says:

        It used to be 10 but YouTube recently increased it to 15.

  8. Dan Lew says:

    Hahah, that’s funny I like how you said I got paid $1000 for pushing a button 🙂

    1. Ya i was just going to comment that before i saw you already put it there.It is very funny.

      1. It’s funny but it doesn’t really happen before a lot of work is done prior to pushing any button.

  9. Inspiring video on becoming entrepreneurship and educational points of view

  10. Bruce says:

    John, thanks for coming and posting this video online! Many students will benefit from this!

    1. I think the video being posted here will help your students and anyone else watching it.


  11. Angela says:

    Thank you so much for coming John 🙂 I didn’t get placed in your workshop but i’m glad you posted it online!

  12. Dan Lew says:

    These kids are lucky, if only we had this opportunity while we were at school I swear we would all be 10 years ahead!

  13. Tom Weyers says:

    Liked the video John, it covers most the things your readers may already know, but it’s good to see the basics, it’s the principles that gets you to success, and this was a good reminder of the what blogging is all about.

  14. Just watch John video, very inspiring although basic stuff I have gone through, the part I’d like the most was that giving advice being consistent, and to be honest it’s not easy.I make few money/month, but this motivates me to keep on going

  15. Harshad says:

    Got some nice tips. Thanx John … any chance of sharing the presentation?

  16. Lucian says:

    Is there any moment when you don’t promote something ? 🙂

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