Notes from the Arts Office sponsored workshop on social networking at the Lynn Valley Library on Wed. June 8 and Sat. June 11.
There’s a PDF of my slides you can download here.
Please feel free to add your comments in the comments section, and if I’ve missed anything let me know and I’ll update.
- is a conversation – engage instead of broadcast.
- loves a good story.
- requires a content strategy – mine your organization for content – text, images, video.
- extends your circles – the circles grow over time, not overnight.
- is personal.
- includes e-mail.
June 8th Workshop links:
Kneehigh Theatre UK
Publish to various networks:
HootSuite for managing updates to multiple social media accounts. A real time saver, and you can create a variety of tabs to customize it to your taste. A free version and a premium version.
E-Newsletter software via the web:
Donate, fund raising:
Registered charities can use CanadaHelps.org
Website Content Management Systems:
WordPress is free. Amazingly extensible and feature rich. You’ll need web serving and a database. The WordPress.org site outlines exactly what you need and even recommends some service providers.
On Wed. Rob mentioned SquareSpace.
Barb from the Arts Office mentioned Small Box, a Victoria based company that has their own proprietary website content management system.
On Wed. we talked about a tiny HD video camera – GoPro HeroHD. Check North Vancouver mountain bike shops, they stock them.
Things we didn’t get to but you might want to use:
we didn’t talk about this but handy when you want to add a link to a Twitter post. Takes a long URL and makes it short.
Bit.ly . Register for free to get metrics.
Oh, and the Chocolate Blog: ChocolateApprentice.com
There’s also an iPhone and Android app to help you find chocolate wherever you are. And it’s free . Details here.