Using the Be a Superhero! Video

There’s a fun, cool tool you can use to reach people, get their attention and ask them to do something for your Super Community.

It’s the BC Children’s Hospital Be a Superhero! video. You can use it to drop a friend’s name right into a newscast that asks if they might be BC’s latest superhero.

And it’s easy. Just take this URL:

http://superhero.bcchf.ca/?fName=firstname&lName=lastname

and replace “firstname” and “lastname” with your friend’s first and last names. (No spaces, please!) For instance, if your friend’s name is Tanya Begoode, the URL would be http://superhero.bcchf.ca/?fName=Tanya&lName=Begoode

Copy the URL to your clipboard (Ctrl-C in Windows, Cmd-C on a Mac). Now go to an URL-shortening site like http://bit.ly, paste the URL in and get a shorter URL (in this case, http://bit.ly/Moki7 ).

So you could send your friend an email message like this:

Hi, Tanya –

I think you’re a superhero… and I’ve made you a video to prove it! Check it out at http://bit.ly/Moki7 !

How can you prove what a superhero you are to BC kids? By joining us on Thursday, Oct. 8 at our Pancake Breakfast for Kids! For $20 you can have all the delicious pancakes you can eat, plus coffee, OJ… and a great start to your day, helping out BC Children’s Hospital!

It all happens from 7:30 to 9:30 am at the Philemon Room of the Chan Hotel, 345 Fergal Street. Learn more on our Super Community page, [web URL].

Let me know if you can make it! Call me at [phone number] or email me at [address].

See you there!

You can also use the video to invite friends to join your community, or to ask them to donate.

Want more ideas? Here are some possibilities:

  • Do a video of your own mock newscast, nominating a Super Kid or talking about your own Super Community, and post it to YouTube.
  • Post the video to your own profile on Facebook by using the Be a Superhero! application.
  • Use the video to ask a blogger or local journalist to cover your Super Community or an event you’re hosting.

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