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 AliÊ»i 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 from Maui to Mars at MWEPsm

Jill Carl and Erik Blair

We started here on Maui, and I gave a beyond the 30,000′ view – we got far out and a little wacky to create a social media experience – not just talk about it without interaction! And yes, Mars did come up. Like most successful social media events, it took a village! Mahalo to these folks in particular who came early and…

Managing Your Time, Attention, and Personas

This post title was crafted for me inadvertently by Mike McClure, in a tweet he posted with information about a conversation I will be leading this Thursday in Detroit. It is being hosted by the Social Media Club Detroit chapter and the #Tweetea community, with the venue provided by ePrize. As I am in the process of writing a lot these days,…

A Conversation About Social Media Influence #SMSHI

In the spirit of transparency and speed, I am posting the notes I made as moderator of the Social Media Influence Panel at the Social Media Seminar being hosted by Technology News Bytes with their nonprofit partner, Social Media Club Hawaii Chapter. Stay tuned; I will be updating this post! Please add your opinions/question in the comments or on Twitter; we are…

Non-Techie Guide to Social Media

School still life with copyspace on chalkboard

Here are links and handouts for two of my recent speaking opportunities. I used the same bones of the presentation though one is geared to businesses and the other is geared to volunteers and nonprofit organizations. Both are targeted to the newbies who are thinking about social media use. I am offering them both in this one post. Please enjoy all the…