Flux500 Workshop

flux500

Illustrating social media platforms

(ENG) Today I'm in Nottingham delivering a small workshop to a group of entreprenuerial champions at the Flux500 event which is organised and run by The Working Knowledge Group.

A fantastic session for the enterprise educators plenary Flux500.

DK opened our eyes to smarter ways of working that engage more students, in less time and little cost and in a way that can be measured. If enterprise education is to achieve the positive impact on the economy that we need then DK gave us a great insight into the tools we have to embrace

Dr James Lott, Working Knowledge

MediaSnackers Speaking/Masterclass

Day of the Tradiators Presentation

Folk music folks

(WAL) In Swansea this afternoon for a rare weekend gig delivering a presentation at the Trac Cymru event called ‘Day of the Tradiators’—what is a Tradiator? A champion for folk music, a traditional music activist, a performer, a folk club organiser,
a publisher of traditional music, a folk festival organiser…

Got an hour to explore social media as a tool for these folks to utilise in their operations.

The rubik’s cube of technology has suddenly started making sense! I overheard lots of folk clubs, festivals and performers afterwards hatching plans for upping their game, technologically! Watch out, world!

Sian Thomas, Director, trac-cymru.org

MediaSnackers Speaking/Masterclass

MS Podcast#150

Kieran Masterton from OpenIndie

(WORLD) The MediaSnackers podcast focusses on individuals, organisations or companies who are simply impressing us and which are crying out for more discussion.

Kieran Masterton is the Co-Founder of OpenIndie. Kieran talks about running a startup, funding, using social media tools in his daily life and reacting to a community, hungry for a new service to come live.

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0.00—1.00 intro
1.00—2.05 the idea for OpenIndie
2.05—2.40 site launch
2.40—3.42 crowdfunding with KickStarter
3.42—4.40 using free spaces and social tools
4.40—5.15 PR process
5.15—5.55 interviews
5.55—7.30 site security
7.30—9.14 community feedback
9:14—10.45 openness and transparency
10.45—11.05 the first screening
11.05—11.50 work / life balance
11.50—14.47 the future for OpenIndie
14.47—15.09 outro

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RCT INSET Training

Inspiring teachers through social media

(WAL) Today, myself, Bobbie, and special guest Karl, are training at Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, in Wales for a Staff Development day entitled ‘Capturing the Learner Voice’. We’ll be working with a number of Deputy & 6th Form Heads and Consortium Co-ordinators, enlightening their minds and showing the vast uses of social media in a teaching environment.

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Social Networking VS Social Media

There is a difference

(WORLD) With any new(ish) industry / sector, there comes a transition of semantics and an amalgamation of terms which start to muddy the discussions until a consensus has been reached.

Of late, we've noted an increasing use of the term 'social networking' when in fact they mean 'social media'.

Why is this important?

Check it:

Just as the violin is not the orchestra, social networking is not social media.

If someone talks to you about how social networking can help you raise your brand profile don't forget to ask about social media (and how it can help to make things quicker, cheaper and sexier).

WAG: Entrepreneurial Champions

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Delivering high expectations

(WAL) Today myself and DK are visiting Bridgend College to work with the Entrepreneurial Champions on behalf of the Welsh Assembly Government. These champions aim to promote entrepreneurship to their students across Wales. Once empowered, we hope they will go on to enable others to steer their motivation in the most effective, communicative and financially lucrative way possible.

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MS Podcast#149

McDonalds and social media

(WORLD) The MediaSnackers podcast focusses on individuals, organisations or companies who are simply impressing us and which are crying out for more discussion.

Heather Oldani is the Director of PR for McDonalds (USA) and colead on their digital strategy.

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0.00—0.46 intro
0.47—3.07 the digital strategy
3.08—5.30 monitoring the brand online and how do they react to it
5.31—9.12 examples of engagement
9.13—11.45 priorities relating to internal adoption
11.46—13.41 future plans
13.42—13.53 outro

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