Randall Ross: Tip #8 for Ubuntu Evangelists (and Advocates)

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Evangelo-advocates! That’s you!

Enjoy Ubuntu every day, skip the technical minutia that causes 90% of people to tune you out, pronounce Ubuntu the same way Nelson Mandela does (oo-boon-too), be selective when choosing an advocat-ee, direct people towards their local community instead of trying to be an Ubuntu soloist, never compare Ubuntu to “competitors”, and know Ubuntu well. Onward to…

Tip #8:
Tell interesting stories.

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People appreciate a good story about your personal journey. How did you first discover Ubuntu? What impressed you the most about it? When did you make the decision to never turn back? How did you feel the first time you met Mark Shuttleworth? What was your first UDS like? Talk about all the great people you’ve met as a result of your involvement in this project. Talk about how you are helping to change the world.

Let your passion show.

If you do this, you’ll your passion for Ubuntu will spread. Passion is contagious!

Please check back for Tip #9 tomorrow. It will be something I’ve learned the hard way by trying, failing, re-thinking, and then trying again. It might even be controversial. 😉

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