I was at a Social Media training event with fatBuzz yesterday, it was a really interesting and informative event, so today I returned to the office determined to put what I learnt into practice, hence my first blog post in a while.
There were really informative presentations from fatBuzz, Bloom VC, The Networking Coach, Commsworld and Orb Group. There was just so much to take in, and it was really great to hear that we are already doing so many things right with our blog, podcasts, video content and more and there were many tips from the speakers on additional things we can do.
There were some really lovely special touches, like personalised programmes for each attendee, a twitter wall where we could all see our tweets displayed and reply to others, we even made #fatbuzzTraining trend in Glasgow! Imagine, a room full of third sector workers made something trend on twitter, it just shows the power of commitment to social media – which was a good point made in itself. I even had one of my tweets mentioned by Gordon White, Managing Director of fatBuzz, which was nice as so often you send tweets out into the twittersphere and wonder if anyone is reading them.
This afternoon I am having a session with some of the team on twitter and embedding links so already spreading the knowledge gained, and I will be sharing my notes from yesterday – including 30 inspirations for creating content, which I think will be really useful for us all at the library. Talking of sharing – why not share this blog with your facebook friends or twitter followers using the buttons at the top of the blog.
The whole event was wrapped up with a drinks reception in our lovely venue 29 members club which was a lovely touch at the end of the event and a great chance for people to network. Our lovely colleagues at Glasgow Women’s Aid and The Marie Trust both won prizes in the business card draw donated by 29, which was great.
Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter for evidence of all these newly acquired skills, and make sure you follow/like/share all our wonderful tweets/posts/blogs – that’s the point in all this Social Networking after all.