Today I am going to be on a panel at a kick off event for GNoTE (Global Network of Technology Evangelists). Guy Kawasaki will keynote. My session is called: The Evangelist In You. I see myself more as an Community Evangelist rather than a pure Technology Evangelist. Since I have been invited I thought a bit more about it. Example: What are the character traits for a evangelist? – Passion for the technology and the positive future that it will bring. As well as compassion for the people and their situation that they are in. – Persuasion: You need to understand how people tick, know where they are and what motivates them to have a chance to bring them to the bright future. – Patience: Change takes time. The bright future doesn’t have a lobby the status quo does. A lot more is in my head and I will post about it after the event. I just saw that they have a sponsor called: Veodia that is promising to videocast the event. Have not seen any links, but will let you know once I find out. It is going to be interesting.