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Live via social media: this is how you can revolutionize your career

Live coverage via social networks is a topic that is attracting my attention during this period. They are a tool to be offered on the market if I look at it from you and me, that is to say that of freelance content producers, but also a great opportunity for companies, professionals, institutions and organizations that want to seize the potential of a medium that still does not was understood.

In my activity as a communicator, I usually alternate explanations with meetings. This time it is precisely the moment of a content of the second type to give you a case of a journalist, producer, “mediacker” as he calls himself, who has fully spread the score of his career reinventing himself as producer and trainer in the field of direct via social and entrepreneurial journalism.

The live guy

I met Damien Van Achter, this is his name, during the day of La Video Mobile 2019 in Paris last February. After a career in different types of media, Damien decided to become an entrepreneur of himself, to teach others how to do it and to do it by putting the formats live at the center of his production. On his Youtube channel you can see many of his reflections and operations on the subject, but the most amazing thing is his ability to invert the points of view of his production language of direct via social media. What you see below is a decent example. At La Video Mobile, the intervention in which he explained his all-live project for clients and the media was made live by himself. Great in the message that with live via social you have to change the point of view.

The mad professor

Damien Van Achter is an “invited” professor of entrepreneurial journalism at IHECS (Brussels), EFJ (Paris), at ISIC in Rabat in Morocco and at CFJM in Switzerland. We had a chat and he explained his approach well. It has two features that I invite you to follow. He set his journalism (so to become a teacher of the thing) in an entrepreneurial way and he specially formatted his lives. To go to his customers he even created a “live” car by putting the internet and some rooms in his car. He toured the Alsace wine roads invited to tell the stories of live producers (with a 7% increase in turnover from one year to the next), created formats and used atypical tools to change the situations in which he made his own productions. He is a mad professor who teaches journalists how to become entrepreneurs and content producers how to break the languages for doing live.

Damien Van Achter with automatic subtitles



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