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STREAMING
STORIES.  

INSPIRING THROUGH STREAMING STORIES

The Lantern Network’s Streaming Stories is a web series featuring successful Black Americans across an exceptionally wide spectrum of professional pursuits—from accountant to zoologist, and everyone in between. The Lantern Network’s streaming content is instrumental in demonstrating how real people with real stories overcome obstacles and achieve personal goals. Through the sharing of these streaming stories, we wish to ignite a connection from the experience of others to young individuals, to help develop and propel them forward.

We invite you to take some time and share your personal story or professional journey as part of our streaming stories series.  Your video may be featured and shared across our website and social media platforms to inspire and encourage young, underrepresented Americans to unleash their talents and fulfill their purpose.
 

Instructions:  Please choose to share either your personal story (Option 1) or your professional journey (Option 2). Review the speaking prompt below and record a 3-minute video of yourself sharing your story/journey on your mobile device. Please be sure to check your background, lighting, video, and sound quality, to ensure that you can be seen and heard clearly. 
 

If you have any questions, please reach out to stories@lanternnetwork.org.

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HOW TO SHARE YOUR INSPIRING STORY

PERSONAL STORY (3 MINS)

PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY (3 MINS)

FIRST OPTION

YOUR PERSONAL STORY
(3 MINUTES)

Please begin your personal story by describing your childhood, and feel free to include your early years, where you grew up, your family, and your influences.  Tell us about your education, your experiences, and your dreams.  Celebrate who you are today and the people that got you there.
 

Theme: There are many paths to success, and I am glad I took the one I took.
 

TALKING POINTS TO CONSIDER
  • Starting point

  • Biggest challenge and how you overcame it

  • Turning point

  • Life achievements

  • How can organizations like TLN help?

  • What advice would you give to your younger self?

SECOND OPTION
YOUR PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

(3 MINUTES)

Please tell us about your professional career. Explain what industry you specialize in, your role and what you do, describe the skills needed and the skills you have developed through experience.

TALKING POINTS TO CONSIDER
  • What is your profession? (be appropriately specific)

  • What do people in your profession do? (make it relatable so that it resonates)

  • What are some of the most satisfying aspects of your profession?

  • What advice would you like to give to someone who is interested in this profession? 

SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO

To submit your video, please click the following link and upload your file: https://thelanternnetwork.wetransfer.com/
 

Your video submission may be featured on our website and social media channels. Please note: your video may be edited for time.

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MEET OUR CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TRACY DAVIS & HEAR HER INSPIRING STORY