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A couple years ago a film crew came through and asked me questions.

Here's a clip



Now they are asking me what should be put in here as the title. So far they are just using "permaculture expert".

I searched vimeo to find that and found this:



I have no idea what that is.

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Back to the topic at hand.

What is my title? It seems that this is a pretty serious documentary, so maybe "Duke of Permaculture" is not the best fit.

In this poll, click on the thumbs up for anything you think is good, plus add a few of your own nominations.

Here are some that I listed a while ago.

 
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click on the thumbs up button if you think that they should use "duke of permaculture" - they should stop being so damn serious!
 
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click on the thumbs up for this post if "permaculture expert" seems fine.
 
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click on the thumbs up for this post for "permaculture enthusiast"
 
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click on the thumbs up for this post for "permaculture designer"
 
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click on the thumbs up for this post for "permaculture authority"
 
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click on the thumbs up for this post for "the bad boy of permaculture" (one of my all time favorites, but seems like not a fit for this documentary - but, hey, maybe I'm wrong)
 
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Click on the thumbs up for this post because you like to click on the thumbs up button.
 
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Click on the thumbs up for this post if you agree with me that these titles all seem okay, but it seems like there is something better and we just haven't thought of it yet.
 
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permaculture researcher?
 
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click on the thumbs up for this post for "permaculture inventor"
(Although true, probably confusing: Paul did not invent permaculture, but he is an inventor within permaculture.)
 
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First...those where two *&%##@! awesome short profile videos...Excellent synopsis of you and your mission...

Personally I like the "Duke" title as it pulls in everyone for child to adult to folks that might not like you calling yourself Duke so listen for that reason and can't escape the logic of what you are sharing.

As for "professional title," I reference you often as "Leading Permaculture Innovator." A "contemporary source" and archetype to where permaculture should be going. So beyond just "permaculturalist," I would have to here someone as for more specific context. All the above are applicable.

Freaking great video summaries...
 
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Why do you require a fancy title? Will the plants grow better if you show them your new title? Do the plants care if you're a internet celebrity?

If you NEED a title, then I suggest plain ol' permaculturalist. Your reputation will mean exponentially more than a title.


Personally, I like the first video.
 
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Advocate for Practical Permaculture.

Advocate General of Practical Permiculture.
 
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Duke of Permaculture is the best of what's been offered so far.

Is the film about Paul or about permaculture?

If it's more about Paul, I'd say duke for sure.

If it's more about permaculture, then I'd say "the ins and outs - by the duke of permaculture." or something.
 
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Is something like the Grand Poobah of Permaculture not suiting?
 
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Although Expert is correct, for me it has negative connations. There are so many "experts" especially on TV that just talk. We need a word that better reflects the fact that you are doing as well as teaching and evangelising. So simple "permaculturist" is better than expert, maybe a phrase that incorporates builder, or "experienced permaculture farmer", or "Builder and advisor to x number of permaculture farms" or "Pemraculture farmer with x years experience" Or "permaculture practitioner who has influenced x acres of land over y number of years". Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a two word phrase that incorporates all the experience and knowledge, so if the phrase needs to be longer, make it longer.
 
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Practical Permie Paul...simple, direct, true!
 
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Paul Wheaton - Permaculture Champion
 
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kyle saunders wrote:Duke of Permaculture is the best of what's been offered so far.

Is the film about Paul or about permaculture?

If it's more about Paul, I'd say duke for sure.

If it's more about permaculture, then I'd say "the ins and outs - by the duke of permaculture." or something.



The movie is called "beyond off grid". I think I am one person out of, maybe, a dozen?
 
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What if, under Paul's name, was a project name, instead of a title?

Eg.

Paul Wheaton
Wheaton Labs

OR

Paul Wheaton
permies.com

Those are pretty intriguing; might get someone to seek the projects out on the web.
 
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Mariamne Ingalls wrote:
Paul Wheaton
permies.com



Good thinking!

What if it says:

paul wheaton
duke of permaculture
founder of permies.com

??
 
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Paul Wheaton the overalls of permaculture
 
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Experienced Permaculturist?
 
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While Duke of Permaculture is fun..it is not a search phrase by the vast majority of people...sooooo if you want people to actually find it and watch it.. use a term people use..

You can mix terms like Tips from the Duke of Permaculture a Permaculture expert..for instance so that new found fans will begin to associate the two together. Just a thought
 
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Permaculture evangelist, a la Steve Jobs and Guy Kawasaki
 
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Paul, you are a such a well-rounded, well-studied, and extremely vocal advocate, and generous ad-man of permaculture, I'm thinking something along the lines of:

~ One of America's Most Outspoken Champions of Permaculture ~
 
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King of Permies.com
 
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Ok, how about something like "Permacultur, From the Ground Up"
 
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Pied piper of permaculture
 
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I think Mariamne's pioneer of permaculture is good. I also like getting your website in there.
And I add The Penchanter of Permaculture.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Mariamne Ingalls wrote:
Paul Wheaton
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Good thinking!

What if it says:

paul wheaton
duke of permaculture
founder of permies.com

??



Depending on the intended audience, perhaps you should add in "Master Gardener," thereby adding extra credence to both yourself and to permaculture for those that are wary or unknowledgable of permaculture.

So, perhaps something like "Master Garener Paul Wheaton, Duke of permaculture and founder of permies.com"?
 
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