Dive Into Social Media

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Want to embrace social media? Take the plunge with these steps!

Want to embrace social media? Take the plunge with these steps!

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  • 1. Dive into social media
    Photo courtesy of www.kidcityny.com/
  • 2. Step 1
    Choose to dive into the deep end. Getting started is half the battle.
  • 3. Step 2
    Start at your own pace and begin learning about a couple of new things. There is so much out there it can be overwhelming so take it easy. I would suggest reviewing these How to Videos .
  • 4. Step 3
    Enjoy it! Watch funny YouTube videos, podcasts, informative Slideshare presentations, read blogs, follow your favourite celebrity on Twitter. These will boost your morale and encourage you to dive deeper.
  • 5. Step 4
    Publish your own content! Everyone has a distinct flavour, interests and opinions. Get over yourself and allow the world to see how truly unique you are and what you can offer.
    Auravelia’s Facebook
    Auravelia’s Twitter
    Auravelia’s blog on Humber PR Ning Network
  • 6. Step 5
    Use it to enhance your professional career.
    Ex. Create a LinkedIn account
    Auravelia’s LinkedIn
    Join online groups like Third Tuesdays
  • 7. Step 6
    Make connections and network. Interact with the people you encounter and show interest in what they offer. Take virtual relationships to the real world and meet these new friends in person.
    www.Meetup.com
    Rock Retro & Disco Nights
    Career and Professional Development
    Events
    Social Media Week 2010
    Pod Camp 2010
  • 8. Step 7
    Encourage others to do the same!
    Photo courtesy of http://www.kidsrunning.com/
  • 9. Tips
    Keep it real and use wise judgement!
    Be genuinely interested in others and they will return the love.
    Do not be afraid to be vulnerable. If you don’t define yourself, others will.