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Working with Volunteers: The Nuts & Bolts of Facebook and Twitter

Nuts & Bolts of Working with Volunteers, photo by ivanwalsh on Flickr

I am presenting a 90-minute talk on Friday, having been hired by the County of Maui to “help agencies boost their volunteer programs with FB and possibly Twitter. It should be fun, motivating and engaging. People want to know the nuts, bolts of FB and how to recruit volunteers, announce programs and events and link with their audience. You may cover Twitter…

Hospitality & Tourism Students Meet Social Media

This Friday I am speaking to about 150 Maui high school students who are in the hospitality and tourism track. My friend Pomai Weigert, of Aliʻi Kula Lavender, is determined to get social media best practices embedded in our Maui tourism community as early as possible! She presented a number of awesome ideas at the Social Media Club Tourism event last October,…

Social Media Disclosure Rules Apply Even in Small Communities

FTC Protecting America's Consumers

Small communities are great for mutual support. Sometimes we relax things though that could actually support and protect us. FTC Blogger Rules are just such a case. Here on Maui, we love and support each other so much, we call it one big ʻohana – that means family. Maui is also very techy and entrepreneurial – we have leaders in green tech,…

Social Media and Tourism: Let’s Talk Together

We are all connected by Chris Kompst

I have been lobbying for many years to get the three voices together to support local business and build a sustainable, rich visitor experience here in Hawaii. We have many local bloggers and podcasters who have done enormous work to share the Aloha with others around the globe. We have small businesses who can now leverage their time and budgets using social…

Lies, Consciousness, and Social Media

If you are still depending on other people for your facts, now is a great time to rethink and learn to use the energy as your guidance system. Lies, Consciousness, and Social Media: What an utterly odd cocktail this is, you might be thinking. I agree! First the lies. Jerry Sandusky still claiming innocence after eye witness reports. The exposure of Lance…

Best Practices and Howto for a Twitter Hashtag Chat

islands magazine twitter header

Hashtag chats on Twitter are one of the best ways to meet new people, learn new things (it’s a very dynamic form of crowd-sourcing!), share your experience and build your expertise. They can be a bit overwhelming though until you get a handle on them, so here is a cheat sheet to help you jump in the first time as a pro!…