In co-operation with Croydon Hills Primary School, Victoria and Good Spender www.goodspender.com.au, a division of Australia Post, a video was created to help promote the voice of Bottle for Botol as a Social Enterprise, across the internet.
The filming was done by two camera men, a sound recordist and an interviewer from the Good Spender team and the students and staff of the Croydon Hills Primary school as well as me, Melissa Aldenhoven, the Australian Program Manager for Bottle for Botol.
The final part of the video was filmed with me speaking directly to the camera about Bottle for Botol's mission and the importance of Good Spender to a small not for profit social enterprise, like ours. This seemed surprisingly difficult. I knew my material but the words came out more slowly and tangled up than ever before. As if that wasn't bad enough for my ego I was shocked at the sight of myself on video. I guess that's the price you pay for getting older. ;-0 ( edit out those wrinkles ........... ).
A main message of the day was the value of an organisation such as Good Spender. Small not for profits have a very hard time trying to compete with the market place for a share of air time to promote their message to the world and find receptive ears. "Good Spender is an online marketplace connecting consumers who want to make a difference with social enterprises."
Thank you, Good Spender, for promoting Bottle for Botol on your website. In return I would like to encourage all our supporters to visit your website and make an impact to social enterprises across Australia.