The GiveGetWin event has, literally, the highest return on my time invested of anything I've ever done in my adult life. What an amazing experience.— VJ Jain, Gotta Be Good Tour @ San Francisco
Update - 29 Apr 2016: Added my talk and photos from the 2015 tour below.
Despite all the technology that exists to connect us, there is something about face-to-face conversations that remains unmatched. GiveGetWin's annual Gotta Be Good Tour is built around this idea, and I'm honored to have been a guest speaker in 2014.
On the surface, the tour was simply a way for the nonprofit to recruit engaged volunteers across North American university campuses. Stepping into those auditoriums, however, revealed a rare gathering of students, professionals, entrepreneurs, academics, and community members. Despite many diverse ages and backgrounds, everyone I met shared a love for learning, personal growth, and making an impact.
We spoke in front of over a dozen audiences over six weeks, and I had some of the most interesting conversations of my life as a result of it. I was also greatly impressed by the magnitude of what the volunteer team was able to accomplish with zero budget, in a short amount of time.
A big thank-you to GiveGetWin for the invitation to tell my story. If you're a student, professor, or just generally interested in effectiveness and making a difference, I recommend you give them a call.