So here’s the story: Back in May of this year, I was fortunate enough to be nominated by a kind soul, Jane Anderson, for the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) Next Top Credit Union Executive (NTCUE) Competition. This is an international competition and there were over 30 initial nominees. Nominees were asked to create a video describing a project they are working on or developing in order to move the credit union industry forward. You can see my first video here. I was blessed enough to make the next round which narrowed the nominees into a field of 15 finalists. Those of us who made the Final 15 were asked to submit a blog post (if you’re bored you can read mine here). Based on our first video and blog posts, the judges of the competition selected 5 Finalist. As a finalist, we were all asked to submit a final video describing the progress of our project (here is my final video.)
At this point, all I can say is that I am extremely blessed to have been given this opportunity. Making it to the Final 5 is an even bigger blessing.
So, one week from today (Monday, October 28, 2013) I will have 7 minutes to present my program, Next Gen Outreach (super cool website here). The judging shakes out like this:
1. 40% judging panel scores
2. 20% Live audience votes
3. 20% Online voting
4. 20% social actions (comments, likes and tweets – on the two videos and one blog post)
Voting begins November 4 at Noon (Pacific) and ends on the 5th. Not sure of the exact URL right now, but it will likely be here: VOTE
The first two are within my control. I promise to do my best to represent CitizensFirst Credit Union, all of my teammates, our members and the entire Next Gen group, but I REALLY need your help on items 3 & 4. If you have the time, please check out the videos and blog (I hyperlinked them above) and if you think I deserve your like, comment or vote, I would really appreciate it! In addition, you can help by sharing the links to the blog and videos on Facebook and Twitter. If you use the hashtag #NTCUE and mention me @bryceroth all of that social chatter will help me with number 4 above.
I can’t thank all of you enough for your support. This has been a great experience and has afforded me an opportunity to grow professionally and personally. I look forward to presenting to the audience next week in San Diego and I will be sure to Tweet and Facebook the URL where you can watch the live streaming of all of the presentations.