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Social Media Breakfast Stratford February 2013 - Welcome Back

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Supporting small business owners in Stratford, our breakfast gatherings are intended to help people become more familiar with social networks & how they can use them to support their businesses.
  • 1.Its your story. Tell it.February 1, 2013 @RevelCaffe

2. Welcome back! 3. This is your community...Now, what are you going to do with it? 4. Community friends, family, supporters,believers word of mouth brand advocates what hasnt changed?people want to do businesswith people they know 5. Whos online? 6. Everybody... As of 2012... 78% of Canadians are on Facebook; almost 26 million people! 30% of Canadians are on Twitter; thats +9 million people! As of 2011, 35% of Canadians are on asocial networking site every single day; in2010 it was 19% 2/3 of 35-54 yr olds, and 40% of thoseover 55 use social networking sites 37% of Canadian women are onlineevery single day vs 24% of Canadianmen 7. It is all about survival...survival rates for Canadian small businesses decline over time. 8. Numbers dont lie... 9. Its not too complicatedWhats most important to you?sales opportunitiesnetwork growth being regarded as an industry leaderhaving influence community leader SUPPORT AN EVENT OR A CAUSE ......? 10. Stop trying to drink from thefirehosesmart small. do some planning. 11. How to manage it all?planning matters 12. Social media is not going away...choose wisely 13. service industry/professional Over 100 million users, worldwide LinkedIn users in Canada have more than doubled to14% from 6% in 2009 As soon as you connect IRL, connect online too LinkedIn network updates via newsletter; the perfectreason to reach out 14. What do you like? What are you interested in? Who do youwant to connect with? arts, culture, technology, community, sports Start locally Stratford, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, London,Guelph Find your community; start with one follow, then see whothey follow Lists, lists, lists, lists! Use lists on the main Twitter site or anyapplication (such as Tweetdeck) that supports them 15. Do share daily updates with your community Share pictures Create events that can be exported to calendars Do NOT have your Twitter feed automatically update yourFacebook status/page updates 16. ignore this platform at your own peril currently the 2nd most popular social network platform integrated, seamless experiences will surpass third party solutions for use (i.e. Skype, MS Office) Communities will take off in the next year 17. Its not enough to connect onlineget out there and connect in real life 18. CAVEATS 19. BEWARE...guru ninja evangelist rockstars wizards 20. the echo chamber 21. Where to find us... @SMBStratford Facebook: Social Media Breakfast Stratford LinkedIn Revel Caffe, every FIRST FRIDAY of the month!

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