DAY 32: Why I’m trading SnapChat accounts with Malia Probst || #StrubSnapSwaps

From Feb. 27 to April 16, Chris Strub will trade his Snapchat account with 50 different Snapchatters from around the globe. Add ChrisStrub on SnapChat to meet them all. During the 50 days, a portion of the proceeds from sales of Chris’s book will go to the nonprofits Chris visited during the #TeamStrub 50-state, 100-day journey. See the full list of NPOs that Chris visited here. On March 29, the nonprofit beneficiary will be Freewheelin’ Community Bikes in Indianapolis.

Ready to meet one of the smartest young women in livestreaming?

The smartest woman in live-streaming takes a turn at the #StrubSnapSwaps roulette wheel on March 29.

It’s impossible to capture the depth of TheMalia’s knowledge in a 10-second video, which is why we’re thankful to Malia for creating the Real Virtual Show.

Malia has been no stranger to live-streaming since the Brian Fanzo-coined golden era of Meerkat in spring 2015, when she skyrocketed to the upper echelon of the now-pivoting platform’s leaderboard with tremendously engaging and thought-provoking discussions with the MK community.

Malia’s presence, regardless of the platform, is a mutually beneficial one — every time you catch her online, she sounds smarter and more confident than the last; and you leave, every single time, feeling like you’ve learned something.

It’s no wonder Malia has developed a deep and rich network of connections around the globe, and that experts in the space flock to her Real Virtual Show to share their stories with one of the brightest and sweetest hosts there is.

And in an age where all signs point to the inevitable dominance of virtual reality, Malia has established herself as the go-to resource for all things VR.

Ah, but this is live-streaming we speak about, and it wouldn’t be #StrubSnapSwaps without an absolutely golden heart beyond the brains. What distinguishes Malia from a crowded space of experts is her extremely friendly, casual, inviting demeanor. The old adage is, you never want to be the smartest person in the room; when you’re blessed by the company of Malia, you always feel like you’ll depart a smarter, stronger person.

Malia is an absolute treasure in many ways, and if you were building a live-streaming community from the ground-up, Malia would be a very intelligent choice for your first phone call.

It should come as no surprise, too, that Malia has deep Indiana roots — and I’m thrilled that she agreed to rep Indiana, and Freewheelin’ Community Bikes, during the #StrubSnapSwaps virtual adventure.

I’m honored to call Malia a friend, and to have met her in Los Angeles in January. Malia is a special mind, a special soul and a special young woman, and I’m excited to give her a chance to introduce herself to all of my friends.

(BTW, if you are keeping track at home, we have switched Indiana and Illinois because of a special event I’m participating in on March 29 to benefit FCB. Stay tuned for more details on that!)

Beautiful inside and out, you will adore meeting Malia — better known, of course, as TheMalia.