It’s a sell out! 60 Mensch Network and Community members packed out a highly inspirational and practical networking evening and masterclass with social strategist, story-maker and digital campaigner, Dave Duarte. As young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Dave shared experiences and tools on how to grow a deep interest community around our cause.

Dave’s inspires people to get involved in the digital revolution, to enable inclusive and sustainable growth while embracing the importance of storytelling and interactivity.  He described to this Mensch audience how to take our messaging to the next level to develop and engage a community. He stressed that key to achieving this is the combination of using the right tech, being aligned with current trends and delivering an authentic message. We learned that people most of all just want to be ‘seen’ and recognised. Empathy for the other connects us!

We discussed the intersection of technology and society and interestingly that people aren’t always as committed online as they are when they turn up in real spaces. Dave reinforced the message of Reif Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn saying, “Opportunities do not float like clouds in the sky. They’re attached to people. If you’re looking for an opportunity, you’re really looking for a person.”

And for those of us that can’t quite get our head around technology Dave repeated the mantra ‘don’t to be afraid to make mistakes’, that the best learning is through doing and reviewing.