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My Social Media For Business Presentation

Social Media For Business

On Tuesday we hosted a Social Media For business workshop here in the RLABS space. We had 5 companies that were represented. We are looking to grow this numbers in the future. We basically took them through a process to show them how Social Media could effectively grow their business and how they could effectively use all the Social Media tools available to them.

Here is what the programme for the day looked like:

9:00am  – Coffee/tea

9:15am – Background and benefits of social media for your business (Craig)

10.00am  – Develop social media plan for business (Craig/Brent interactive session)

10:45am – Business going Mobi (Clinton)

11:15am – Coffee/tea

11:30am  – Social Media Tools for your business

Twitter (Brent)

Facebook fanpage  (Clive)

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Social Media Workshop for Civil Society

participants at our Social Media Workshop for Civil Society

Today RLABS hosted a Social Media Workshop for Civil Society for NGO’s. This was the first Social Media Workshop we had for the year and will be looking at hosting one every month. These were the objectives for of the workshop:

  • Understanding of Social Media and its context
  • Identified tools that could be integrated into the non-profit operations to support its vision and objectives
  • Introductory level of hands-on experience using social media tools
  • To use mobile phones as possible social media devices
  • Understand the importance of Social media for  non-profit

Marlon Parker did the opening presentation and covered Introduction to Social Media for NGO’s. After him were Clinton and Clive. They did a presentation on Social Networks for NGO’s and Non Profits and showed the participants how to create a Facebook Fan Page. Craig and I did a Twitter presentation and showed them how NGO’s can utilize Twitter and get their names out there.

Content:
This one day training “hands-on” workshop will cover the following areas:

  1. Background to social media and tools such as blogs, wikis, micro-blogs, wikis, and multimedia file-sharing sites
  2. Provide guidelines to how your organisation can utilise and reap the benefits of social media
  3. Practical opportunities for participants to engage with some of the social media tools
  4. Social Media and mobile phones
  5. Drafting a Social Media Policy for non-profits

Well done to all the facilitators and am looking forward to doing the next workshop with you guys.

Happy April Fools Day All

Early this morning Craig and myself was sitting in the RLABS office and working (doing reports). During our discussion he reminded me that it was April’s Fools Day. Being the geek that I am I had saw an opportunity on how I could capitalize on this day and blog about it.

That is when we decided that I should announce that I am getting married soon as most of my followers know that I am single (on twitter and facebook). So this the status update I put up  on Facebook and Twitter.

Needless to say that it was not long until someone commented on this post to congratulate me. And of course there were lots of questions asked. Some wanted to know who the lucky girl is. Other people were sceptical and mentioned that it was Aprils Fools Day and commented about it on facebook. However there was a plan of action in place. I simply deleted their comments and then thereafter sent them an inbox message informing them what I was doing. Luckily none of them was offended.

On Twitter I soon received @ messages from people congratulating me from all over the world. I soon sent a DM (Direct message) to all of them telling them what I am doing. Twitter is the Social Media application that I am best known on and some of my followers were not happy that I caught them out in this way lol. It is awesome to see how many people are actually interested in my life. I have nothing but love for you guys.

@ messages on Twitter

Just to say that the next time I do make the announcement, it will be for real. Problem now is that I have to just find her still. I am trusting God that He will show me who it is.

NB. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THIS BLOG POST.LOVE YOU ALL

First Social Media Surgery in Africa

This Saturday we as RLABS hosted the first Social Media Surgery in Africa. The Social Media Surgery was conducted and hosted  at Vangate Mall, in Bridgetown. RLABS was taking Social Media into an open space and providing the local community the opportunity to sign up to any Social Media sites they desired free of charge. I was so honoured to be one of the”surgeons” . We know the wonders that Social Media has done for us in our own personal lives and how we have grown and developed individually since we signed up.

Busy setting up at Vangate Mall before the shoppers came

The day started off with a buzz as we signed up people to the various Social Media sites such as Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr .Some people even inquired as to what blogs were. Lots of the people were curious about  Twitter as they heard lots about it on Oprah and other  TV shows. But the order of the day was for  Facebook accounts.

Busy signing one of the mall goers onto Twitter and other Social Media sites

I can’t explain the joy and excitement this brought to us. We have come a long way and this was a milestone in its own. I have to commend Craig Ross (@Craigross316 on twitter) for a job well done. He was the project manager for this particular project. We managed to sign up 47 people to various Social Media sites by the end of the day.I am so looking forward to the next Social Media Surgery and trusting God that it will be in a bigger mall and that we will sign up and introduce more people to the World Wide Web.

You can read more about RLABS on Marlon Parker,s Blog. He is the founder and director of RLABS

Clive and Leon telling people about our outreach.

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