Why is Social Media important? 3-5 decades ago, long distance communication was limited to telephones and fax machines. Information was stored and distributed mainly on paper. With the rapid increase in knowledge, one would have guessed we were headed for a disaster especially in an environmental perspective. Then came Social Media.
It’s no surprise that social media is, well social. Social Media content generally has more informal tone than other communications. That not to say Social Media messages are not also professional. LinkedIn is a Social Media networking specifically designed for career and business professionals to connect. It’s about building strategic relationships, making it hard to sell product on the platform. Facebook is one of the cheapest, largest and the most prominent Social Media networking application today.
Social Media is useful when people can use the information to see their lives in new ways, change business strategic ideas, or learn something they didn’t know before. It’s also an affordable way to increase brand awareness, Launches, relevant quiz, marketing, competitions, surveys, referrals and much more. Its tools help to build awareness and direct readers to take action or find more information.
A blog is a frequently updated online personal journal or diary. It is a place to express yourself to the world. A place to share your thoughts and your passions. Really, it’s anything you want it to be. For our purposes, we’ll say that a blog is your own website that you are going to update on an ongoing basis. A blog is a short form for the word weblog and the two words are used interchangeably. Youtube most popular video sites on the web today.
Social Media messages should have a call to action, urging people to take the next step. What is your next step?
The weeks will be split into lessons pertaining to the different platforms. So save the following dates and follow the links to book your spots on the social media webinars and workshops and get yourself added to the mailing list to get the regular blogs on this subject.
6 Sept – LinkedIn – BOOK HERE
13 Sept – Blogging – BOOK HERE
20 Sept – FaceBook – BOOK HERE
27 Sept – YouTube – BOOK HERE