Digital is Magical and I am Loving It

Ten Years of Digital: 2007- 2017

I began my digital journey in 2007 and recently completed ten years in the virtual world. Here are some of the landmark moments of the journey:-






2007
- Started my digital journey with research on New Media (how TV news channels were using social and digital media) as part of my PhD.
- Started active micro-blogging on Orkut and later Facebook

2009
Joined LinkedIn

2010
- Launched blog “Enlarge Excel Evolve
- Joined Twitter (@DrAmitInspires)
- Awarded PhD (New Media)

2011
- Blog listed on Alltop Business within six months of launch (2nd most popular blog in business category)
- Stories published on reputed media (Forbes.com, Hindustan Times) about my pioneering journey

- Started speaking on Personal Branding and Storytelling at prestigious platforms starting with DMA (and later spoke at PRSI, STC, Headstart Foundation and so on)
- Started corporate training on "Storytelling on social media" with corporate communications team of Accenture.

2012
- My book “The 7 Joys of Life” is launched by renowned statesman Dr Karan Singh
- Included in 100 Most Influential Indians Online by Pinstorm India Influencers
- Launched personal portal (dramitnagpal.com)

2013
- Addressed CIOs on "Spirituality and Personal Branding" at Tata Communications event. Co speakers included Dr Ram Charan.
- Started digital storytelling content development for clients with AL Services tea
m (clients served include Jaipur Rugs, AMA Herbal Laboratories, ODpedia, BRICS Chambers, leading doctors (of Medanta, Artemis Hospital, and Paras Hospital) etc
- Organised 30 day International Story Blogathon with leading storytellers from the world participating in the competition on my Blog.


2014
- Interviewed by Runa Magnus (Iceland) on "Crafting Your Brand Story" (podcast)
- Invited to speak at Google Hangout by Sherry Nouraini (Founder, Captive Touch, USA) on “Building a Personal Brand through Storytelling

- Launched eBook "I too want to be a Storyteller"
- Enrolled for Story U Online, USA course in business storytelling under leading global voice Michael Margolis. (2014-15)

2015
- Conducted public workshop on "The Power of Storytelling", Holiday Inn, Mumbai (Antworks Education)
- Conducted a webinar on Email marketing through storytelling (organised by Juvlon)

- Interviewed by Lianne Picot, Voice America on "Inspiring through Story"



2016
- Launched our book “Personal Branding, Storytelling and Beyond” co-authored with Dr Prakash Hindustani (book became an Amazon Bestseller after six months). Multi city launch of the book included Indore, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Surat. 

- Conducted workshop on "Personal Branding for Journalists" at Indore Press Club, Indore.
- Conducted Faculty Development Workshop on Digital Storytelling as a Teaching Tool at BIMTech, Greater NOIDA
- Organised "Kinship through Storytelling" with Michael Margolis at New Delhi
- Convener, Blogging and New Media Summit, New Delhi Institute of Management

2017

- Invited by ICF/ International Coach Federation (Delhi NCR chapter to conduct a session on “Personal Branding & Inspirational Storytelling for Coaches
- Received Dr S. Radhakrishnan Memorial National Media Network Award 2017 (social media category)
- Received Blogger of the Year Award from ASMA, Pune


- Guest on “Economy Today talkshow“ on DD News (Using Digital Tools for Startups)
- Led the digital team for Smart India Hackathon 2017 Grand Finale at NDIM #SmartIndiaHackathon became No 1 trend on Twitter for 2 days.
- Convener- Digital Trasformation in context of New India-The Summit, New Delhi Institute of Management




Digital is Magical. And the journey continues.

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