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Keynote: Dave Jorgenson, The Washington Post’s “TikTok guy” — Making a TikTok Every Day: 365 Prompts for Attention-Grabbing TikToks


November 10, 2021 9:45 am - 10:15 am

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Dave Jorgenson

Dave Jorgenson is the Washington Post’s resident “TikTok guy,” posting humorous and topical content to their 1.1 million followers on the app. He is the author of the newly released book, “Make a TikTok Every Day: 365 Prompts for Attention-Grabbing TikToks.” Dave launched The Washington Post’s TikTok channel, where he posts short TikToks twice a day, five days a week. He earned two Webby nominations in 2020, a Webby win in 2021. He lives in Washington D.C. with his partner Mariana and their dog, Lola.

About Make a TickTok Every Day

Life is short and so are TikToks, so what are you waiting for? Release your creativity with these 365 TikTok ideas.

Making a TikTok video that goes viral is all about having a quirky idea that can grab attention in as little as 15 seconds. Whether you’re a TikTok beginner or a practiced creator, the hardest part is often getting started. This unofficial book provides a year’s worth of ideas in the form of creative prompts to keep you posting new videos every day.

• Give the weather report using the app’s Green Screen effect.
• Use forced perspective and a coffee mug and make a splash as you dive in.
• Dance with your dog.
• Say nice things to a houseplant and see if it grows faster.
• Kick-start a new meme by creating a TikTok that people will want to “duet” with.

There are tips and advice from the most popular creators, including the queen of Alt TikTok, Melissa Ong, wholesome TikTok family The McFarlands, and fashion favorite Jeffery Dang, who provide insight into their experience on the app and how they got started as creators.