Promoting Professional Geekery #50 – Get Others To Follow Your Lead

(For more Promoting Professional Geekery, see this Roundup of past columns.)

And we come to the end of the series.  Yes, my challenge was to see if I could come up with as many ways possible to promote professional geekery.  What’s terrifying is that I’m ending it at 50.  I have more, but those will come in the future.

And this one of the final things you can do to promote professional geekery, the love of turning meekness into a career.  That is . . .

. . . get other to get involved.

You’re connecting with all sorts of progeeks, all sorts of people like you (if not as good looking and charming).  All of them have stories, all of them have tales, just like you.

Some of them, probably most of them, have experience and information to share that differf from yours, perhaps radically.  Each of them can make a unique contribution different from you.  You just need to prod them.

So get them to do all the things in this list.  Get them to work cons or write books or whatever.  Spread the word – and show them how easy it is with the examples from your own life!

Give them the list from this series for that matter.  There has to be something in there they can and want to do.

Done right this spreads the word even more.  They support progeeks.  They tell others the idea . . .

So there you go.  50 different ideas.  Start today and find a way to promote professional geekery!

– Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach for professional and potentially professional geeks, fans, and otaku. He can be reached at