I started our social media breakfasts in North Iowa in June of 2013. And in one years time I think it’s fair to say that all attendees, including myself, have learned a lot. It’s no secret that social media is continually changing, so there is always something new to learn! Just when you think you understand a particular social media platform there is an announcement with changes coming.
We met yesterday, July 15, 2014, and it was fun to reflect on where one year has taken this group. I love heading out of my driveway and going to Social Media Breakfast in North Iowa!
Bestlaminate flooring company was our sponsor yesterday (we can’t wait to show you our social media creativity, in regards to Bestlaminate, at our next meeting). We have had more than 60 people attend throughout the course of the year. The neatest thing about this group of people is that many are working together because they met at social media breakfast. Had they not stepped out of their comfort zone to attend, they would not be working on these amazing projects.
Yesterday we discussed paid posts and boosting posts on Facebook. To summarize, it’s worth trying a paid or boost post for your business. You will not know if the fans of your business will respond until you try. It was interesting to hear the success stories that several in North Iowa are having when they do opt to boost a post.
We also discussed online etiquette and touched on cyberbullying. I personally see several Facebook groups on a daily basis that I would consider groups that are bullying others. Two pages that stick out in my mind are pages that were started as Business Facebook pages and they are not actually businesses. Groups like this should have a “secret” group when it comes to engaging through Facebook. Problem being, we live in a transparent society where everyone thinks they have the so called “right” to know everything about everyone. Not the case! The best example I can come up with, is that it’s not my business when it comes to how the President of the United States is handling a specific foreign affair; as there are parts of his job that should remain private. That is no different than 99% of businesses and organizations across the United States.
And to top yesterday’s meeting off- We made a video! The folks of Udderly Smooth sponsored our June 2014 social media breakfast. And it’s fair to say that attendees are enjoying their Udderly Smooth Hand Cream!
Yes, our meetings are in North Iowa, but we have attendees that drive two or more hours to attend. So, if you have ever wanted to meet new people and learn how to use social media. Join us at Social Media Breakfast in August (date/time to be announced). Like Social Connections, LLC, on Facebook to stay in the loop in regards to meeting times and upcoming events!
Did I mention that there is no cost to attend? Bestlaminate will sponsor our breakfast in August- there will be fresh fruit, rolls, coffee, and a cold drink! Beautiful flooring samples will also be available and some fun door prizes. If Social Media Breakfast Club interests you, we’d love to have you as a part of this group!