Monday, February 20, 2012

Social media madness

Last year I told myself I would love to be a part of panel discussions a little more. And sure enough throughout the 2011 (and this) year, I've been speaking on various public relations, social media, marketing panels. One may think it's all fun and games but it's a lot of pressure and takes a lot of work. Preparing examples and getting your speaking points ready takes a lot of time. And you have to be sure to discuss things that people either don't know about or are aware; so don't make yourself look like an a**.

In the next few weeks I'll actually be discussing social media to two completely different audiences. The pressure is on I would say. The first will be at the Philadelphia Public Relation Association's "Leap Into Social Media with Gen Y" where I (along with two others) will discuss how to use social media to enhance your work. The good and bad about this workshop is that this will be a small discuss with "older" public relations' practitioners. A few days later I'll be at the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer workshops discussing communications and social media. 

I'm glad I agreed to participate in these discussions/panels because I can learn from them as well. There's no such thing as a social media specialist because things are always changing. Just look at Pinterest? I mean what the hell is that? lol. The only thing I don't want is to repeat what has been said in the past. When I go to different social media workshops, all I see is people nod their heads; never a perplexed or "oh wow that's new" look. These workshops/panels are also useful to people of all ages, not just young -_-.
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