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Donald Patnaude

was nominated for a Shorty Award!


English Language Consultant in Thailand. Changing the way you learn/teach English. Online & Interactive t.co/NgBqwXNA t.co/NXEKQUA7

about.me/ajarn - 1,023 followers

The Shorty Interview with Donald Patnaude

Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?

It all started in the late 1990's when I took several vacations to Bangkok, Thailand. From 1999 until January 2001 I made 5 vacation trips to Thailand. Each trip got longer and longer and my last vacation in January 2001 lasted until July 2001 for a total of 6-months. Not all fun because I had done a lot of thinking about who, what, where, why and how questions and answers. Then November 2001 came the day I got on the BIG white bird and came to Thailand one final time. Had 1-month to prepare and learn how to become an English teacher. Within a 10-year period I was employed at a private language center part-time while I was still being trained for 6-months. Then moved on to other language centers for 2-years as a full-time teacher. Then did 4-years at Thai government secondary schools teaching teens. Finally in May 2008 and after 3-private language centers, 4-government secondary schools and more that 6,000 people ages 3-60 years old that I have taught ESL/EFL English to came my own full-service consultant service and still going strong today October 2011.

What are six things you could never do without?

It all started in the late 1990's when I took several vacations to Bangkok, Thailand. From 1999 until January 2001 I made 5 vacation trips to Thailand. Each trip got longer and longer and my last vacation in January 2001 lasted until July 2001 for a total of 6-months. Not all fun because I had done a lot of thinking about who, what, where, why and how questions and answers. Then November 2001 came the day I got on the BIG white bird and came to Thailand one final time. Had 1-month to prepare and learn how to become an English teacher. Within a 10-year period I was employed at a private language center part-time while I was still being trained for 6-months. Then moved on to other language centers for 2-years as a full-time teacher. Then did 4-years at Thai government secondary schools teaching teens. Finally in May 2008 and after 3-private language centers, 4-government secondary schools and more that 6,000 people ages 3-60 years old that I have taught ESL/EFL English to came my own full-service consultant service and still going strong today October 2011.

What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?

EmpireAve is the most interesting connection I've made through Twitter.

What's your best tweet?

You must Register with Vator. You can Only Vote one Time for Storeboard. If you already voted then please do not accept. Please Register firstly http://vator.tv/competition/splash-feb-2012 Then Vote by clicking the Yellow Vote button under Storeboard. Please confirm and make sure your vote is added. Now at 43 Votes. Please be sincere and honest:)

What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?

We only live once, Life is short,

Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?

https://twitter.com/#!/Storeboard, https://twitter.com/#!/scoopit, https://twitter.com/#!/search/vator

What feature should Twitter add?

Increase follow limits to 10,000 and wider selection of templates.

Why'd you start tweeting?

To give people a chance to know what I am all about.

140 characters of advice for a new user?

I nominate @ajarn_donald for a Shorty Award in #celebrity because he is the sexiest and most handsome English language consultant in the word

Ever get called out for tweeting too much?

Never Ever

Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?

Yes, it has turned me into some kind of a bird or something like that. I think!

How long can you go without a tweet?

34 minutes.

What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?

share more contest.

Why should people follow you?

Because they will learn all about me and there is only one me in this world.

What are some big Twitter faux pas?

I said that I will take on Facebook. I hate Facebook!

Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?

Elvis Presley

How will the world change in the next year?

Worsen political problems worldwide.

Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?

Much needed help for small businesses and free education for all people who need it.

How do you imagine Twitter changing?

Twitter giving money cash back to the users for every tweet.

What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?

Twitter cost a lot of money for a free account.

How do you decide what to tweet?

I Just Do It!

Why should we vote for you?

Because I always like to find ways to help people.

What will the world be like 10 years from now?

More poverty and 7,000,000,000 people.

How do you use Twitter in your professional life?

I tweet everything that I think will interest my followers.

Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?

Mr. Bean

Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?

No, I haven't because I like all people.

Twitter or Facebook?

Twitter for me all the way.

What inspires you to tweet?

Followers responses

Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?

Yes, God

How do you make your tweets unique?

Make them longer 1,000 characters.

What question are we not asking here that we should?

Why did you join Shorty Awards?

What was the funniest trend you've seen?

Lady Gaga

Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?

Bill Gates

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