This training seminar trip had a great start as I flew up to Glasgow along with Dennis Brown of UK4Business the evening before the first of the training seminars.
Both the training seminars were on October 24th 2012. The downside of arriving late the evening before and then leaving early for the training venue is that I was unable to see properly the great views of the Clyde from my hotel room.
We had an early morning walk away from the Clyde, through George Square and onto West George Street to the venue, which was The Training Suite.
We were warmly greeted by the venue’s organiser and were helped to set the room up and best of all the Internet was fast and worked all day without any issues.
The two seminars were LinkedIn in the morning and Facebook in the afternoon.
Starting with LinkedIn we had a varied set of concerns and issues raised by the attendees:
Where do I start with LinkedIn?
Can I use LinkedIn to replace advertising?
Can I use LinkedIn to promote blogs?
Can I use LinkedIn for promotions?
Show me how to use LinkedIn effectively
I had a foretaste of what was to come in Chester, as several attendees were using iPads and we have now to decide for future seminars, how to modify our seminar content to make it more immediately relevant for iPad users.
So Helpful! Not rocket science but investing time today will reap benefits Linn McDonald
Very useful – great insight the power of social media marketing Fiona
The seminar should help me explore using LinkedIn within our sector Ewan
For the Facebook seminar we had some extra attendees, some of whom had travelled a long way – so no pressure then . . . (more on that in a later blog.)
How do I push business using Facebook?
How do I grow the number of people who are ‘following’ my Facebook page?
How do I run competitions using Facebook?
What are the legalities of using Facebook?
My personal Timeline is rarely seen by others, so it was with some trepidation that I displayed my Timeline for the first time in public. It has a cover which currently is one of my photos of a 1960s Lotus 49 Formula One car.
Very enjoyable and although seems obvious – it only is once you know which boxes to tick Jayne
Knowledge is power Sarah-Jane
Great insight into Facebook working well for my business. I will now invest the time to make it work. Linn McDonald
A huge amount of useful information! Well organised and I feel Inspired to develop our Facebook company page. Fiona
All in all it was a thoroughly enjoyable day of training and to round the day off our contact, from the building, came to see us after the final seminar to double check that everything had been OK and to ask what improvements could have been made. The majority of venues we use do not bother to ask for feedback of any kind.
A version of this note has appeared earlier on The Social Media Bureau blog.