Dicing Onions

Mincing Garlic

Dicing Tomatoes

Dicing Celery

Dicing Carrots

Dicing Butternut Squash

Make Meaning Happen

Now that you have learned a system for rapidly planning and creating highly effective media texts, this next lesson will create steps to resolve what you’ve learned and incorporate the Invite, Relate, Share system to help build social capital to empower the vision that you have created for a better future.

Social Capital is best described as the energy that builds around a message or a cause, as people begin to invest in the meaning of the messages that you share, and then continue developing awareness of the need for change. When the awareness of this need for change is motivated through sharing a message and vision, there becomes a point of contact between the willingness to facilitate change, and the outcomes related to your goals and vision. Like voltage on a circuit, Social Capital is the building wave of dynamic pressure, the energy to do social change work, that you can create by inspiring others to share your vision through Invite, Relate, Share.

The modules in this section will help you to to develop Social Capital for the vision that you have created through these steps:

  1. Turn your completed Invite, Relate, Share template into a new media text or message that you can share on your favorite platforms. We can help! The Co-Op at 1st has many resources for generating media texts. (You can repeat step 1 to create as many media texts that may be needed to share your vision.)
  2. Share your message, and invite others to relate with and share your vision.
  3. Create a space for reflection and resolution from the community, in this step, you will be open to receiving and establishing meaning which comes from the community reflecting on your new vision.
  4. Encourage others to share stories and create a vision for a better future.

As you complete these steps, you are facilitating and manifesting the energy needed to transition your new vision into tangible social change. Congratulations! You’ve taken steps to change the world.


Invite, Relate, Share!

The goal of this unit is to create a plan for generating media based on the Invite, Relate, Share system for planning storytelling content.


  • Download the example template and blank template from the Materials tab.
  • Compare the example template with this example video (shown below), the media that was created using the completed example template.
  • Complete lessons 1-5 in this unit to understand how to use these templates.
  • Complete and share your first Invite, Relate, Share template.

The example video shown here was generated using the completed example Invite, Relate, Share template that you can download from the Materials tab:

Create a Media Vision

Hello and welcome to the course.

In these next easy steps, you’ll be guided to create a Vision Statement that will help you to envision a brighter future, and create the media you’ll need to share your story. This is your opportunity to help and create the world that ought to be!

To begin please follow these steps:

  • Think of your goals and ideas in the context of the larger world, what dreams would you like to realize and share through storytelling?
  • Download a blank SMARTE Goals worksheet. Give it a glance, you’ll need this to create the building blocks for your vision.
  • Click on the blank Vision Statement worksheet and download a copy. You can use this to create your new Vision Statement.
  • You’ll need to complete Three (3) SMARTE Goals to fill in your Vision Statement
  • Once you have a complete vision for your project, you’re ready to begin with Invite, Relate, Share.

See you in the next lesson: Invite, Relate, Share.