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Using social media effectively



A presentation and workshop for Standards Verification UK's away day held on 8th July 2010.

A presentation and workshop for Standards Verification UK's away day held on 8th July 2010.



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Using social media effectively Using social media effectively Presentation Transcript

  • Using social media effectively SVUK away day 8 July 2010
  • What are phones and email for?
    • Shout out some words
  • Setting the scene
    • What is the context we are working in?
    • Did you know? video:
  • What is social media?
    • Think of social media as like the invention of email or the telephone – it is a tool – a very powerful one – for communicating on an individual and a mass scale
  • Web 1.0 to Web 2.0
    • Web 1.0 – ‘if we build it, they will come’
    • Web 2.0 – User generated content – everyone’s putting stuff on the internet
    • This means that organisations like ours need to ‘be everywhere’ rather than ‘being somewhere’
  • We are moving from this… To this…
  • So what can we do with social media?
    • Get breaking news
    • Share information
    • Ask questions – and get answers from experts
    • Follow and participate in conferences remotely
    • Learn
    • Be part of a professional network
    • Promote the work you’re doing
  • SVUK and social media
    • http://
    • Other sites to consider:
  • Where do you want to be online?
  • Social media & personal strengths
    • You’ve been looking at personal strengths today
    • When you think about using social media – think of your strengths
    • Only use those tools which suit your personality and strengths
    • Eg. Some people use all the bells and whistles on their mobile phone, others just use it for texting – it’s the same with how you use social media sites
  • Personal use of social media
  • Principles to remember – for yourself and for SVUK’s business
    • Social media is:
      • Social – you are interacting with people, not machines
      • For sharing – sharing ideas, information, learning
      • For conversation – with people interested in the same topics as you
  • 3 Golden rules
    • Don’t be afraid!
      • Go for it, don’t be timid, you just have to give it a try.
    • Don’t be stupid!
      • Don’t write anything you’d be embarrassed for a loved one or your boss to read!
    • Be yourself!
      • be authentic, people can spot a fake.