Thanks to Mr Pintado I was the third speaker in the line up at the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Hunter Briefing on The Board & Social Media. The event was organised to look at trends in social media and how online connections can benefit directors, boards and businesses.
This group was the perfect audience for The Transcription People, so once I realised they were interested in hearing Gordon, Carol and I speak, I decided it would be fun.
First up was Gordon (@The_Git), from Sticky Advertising, who talked about what social media is, how to get online and developing a social media policy for an organisation. Radio presenter Carol Duncan (@carolduncan) shared some practical skills with the directors, telling them about online networking, promoting their businesses online and opportunities available through online connections.
And then there was me. I talked about how to actually use social media to build those connections and promote business, giving examples of what I do, like share the amount of transcription we’ve done every week, talk about our successes and making new friends and contacts. Social media has given me another outlet to promote TTP, has led to new clients and cemented my standing in social media circles.
I know it’s been more small business operators who have embraced over larger organisations social media to date, but this event really showed the AICD members the opportunities available to them. Social media is a tool for all business.
After chatting to Gordon and Carol online it was good to actually meet them and join them in explaining how social media can be incorporated into business promotion.
So thank you for putting me forward for this event Iggy, it was fun!