Abraham Maslow's popular 1943 paper A Theory of Human Motivation spelled out a hierarchy of needs that most people have to meet on some level. While there are certainly criticisms of his work that are admittedly over my head and interest, I have found in my personal experience that esteem is definitely something we crave and require. On some level to some degree, we all want to be heard. We have thoughts, ideas, opinions, and arguments, and we want to let somebody know about it - if only to know that our thoughts, ideas, opinions, and arguments merit some kind of respect. With the advances on the Internet, more and more people are taking to Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and other means that otherwise weren't available decades ago. Though those avenues, we can meet that need for esteem by ranting, raving, recounting, and recalling events on various topics like, say, the New Jersey Devils.
To that end, wouldn't you want to meet that need on a ready-made online platform while winning some money and some sweet electronics? In Lou We Trust and SB Nation partner XFINITY is running a contest where the winner will get all of that. Here are the details:
Have you ever wanted a shot at winning your dream job in sports social media? Here's your chance - XFINITY is launching a nationwide contest to find the next sports social media star to serve as the voice of XFINITY behind-the-scenes at the biggest sporting events nationwide in 2012.
The contest is called "Xfinity Presents: The Ultimate Sports Social Media Job" and runs from January 13th through March 25th. The winner will receive a one-year salary, all the electronics for the ultimate sports pad, and will have the opportunity to share thoughts, insights, and content with fans nationwide via the @XFINITYSports Twitter handle on a daily basis. This is truly a dream job opportunity for anyone looking to make a name for themselves in the world of sports and social media.
Here's how it works:
From January 13 - February 6, you can log on to Facebook.com/XFINITY and submit a :30-2:00 video on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab that shows why your sports knowledge, social media expertise, personality, and passion for Comcast products and services makes you the perfect candidate for the job.
The top video submissions will be featured on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab located on Facebook.com/XFINITY for fans to vote on from February 9-19. The five entrants who tally the most votes will advance to the final round of the contest where they will cover one of five premier sports events the weekend of March 8-11. Following that weekend, a panel of judges will evaluate each performance and announce the winner of the contest by March 25th!
Head today to Facebook.com/XFINITY and click on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab for all the details, as well as contest rules. Enter soon, as February 6th is the deadline for video submissions! Thanks to In Lou We Trust partner XFINITY for bringing this opportunity to our readers.
There are two other requirements. All entries must come from someone who is legally an adult in their state of residence and 18 years or older. All entrants must be a resident of and physically located in the fifty states of the United States of America or in the District of Columbia. I can't guarantee whether or not you'll win, but give it a shot anyway. You'll not only have a chance to have your say but at least someone will check it out. At the core, isn't that all we really want? Good luck to all those willing to enter.