September 18, 2011 — Nearly five years from its inception, Talk the ’TIC has released a major initiative that signals expansion to the broader chiropractic community: a video contest for DCs.
This contest, titled “Amplify Your Voice,” is part of a large vision pioneered by Dr. Erik Van Slooten, founder of Talk the ’TIC. “Chiropractors tell me they wish Talk the ’TIC existed when they were in school,” Van Slooten remarks. “With this contest, the power of Talk the ’TIC is now available to every professional DC. It’s your turn, doc!”
Amplify Your Voice is a video contest, allowing chiropractors everywhere to upload a five minute video of their health-talk. Once it’s uploaded, the video immediately becomes eligible for voting, rating, commentary, and sharing.
Anyone, including patients, students, and other chiropractors can create an account, and view and vote on these videos. “This initiative blends chiropractic and social media with a video contest,” explains Van Slooten, “Add to that the passion of communicating chiropractors and this contest goes viral.”
The contest commences on chiropractic’s birthday, Sept. 18, 2011, and runs all the way through Dec. 10, 2011. The top five videos, decided by the public vote, will then be reviewed by a distinguished panel of judges to determine a grand prize winner.
This panel of judges includes Drs. Jeanne Ohm, Sharon Gorman, Liam Schubel, Brad Glowaki, David Jackson, Martin Harvey, Ross McDonald, Jim Dubel, Erik Van Slooten, and 2011 student champion Darrell Pratt-Blackburn. On Dec. 15, 2011, Van Slooten will announce the grand prize winner on the contest site.
This contest will inspire the profession but more importantly it will spread chiropractic to the world in new ways. “This reason alone will cause chiropractors to participate, but a contest is not a contest without a prize,” Van Slooten notes. “So, I’m awarding the grand prize winner $5,000 in cash.”
One of the key features of this contest is the “Challenge a Doctor” button located on the home page of the contest site. With this tool, anyone can challenge a DC to enter the contest. The more DCs that step up and take advantage of this opportunity the more powerful this contest will be in transforming the community at large.
To enter the contest, challenge a doctor, or vote on your favorite health talk videos please visit http://contest.talkthetic.com.
Source: Talk the ‘TIC, www.talkthetic.com