I was kicking myself the other day because I have been spending a lot of time on social media. The hows and whys of using social media before, during and after your conferences, events and meetings. You would think that this is a no-brainer but the fact remains that many (most) event and conference planners are simply not doing it or are doing it so poorly that it goes unnoticed or worse. I am shocked at how many events are completely failing and dropping the social “ball”.
I have spent some time scouring the web to find some great links where you can learn some best practices so that you get it right the first time, improve on your current implementation or perhaps even dig your ass out of the nasty little hole that you have been creating using a backhoe, shovel, and tweezers.
There should be enough information about using social media for your conferences and events in these posts to make anyone an expert, if you will take the time to read, listen and learn.
How to Better use Twitter Hashtags at Events by the Always Great Julius Solaris
How To Incorporate Twitter Into Your Event by Lara Kulpa (no idea who she is, good post though)
How to promote events on Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn by Joan Stewart of the Publicity Hound Blog
5 key tips to market your event via Twitter – By Denise Quashie aka DQTweets (Lightbulb)
5 Ways to Visualize Twitter at Events by Julius Solaris (he has a two-fer on this list)
A Twitter Conference Primer: Part 1 (link to homepage) – Preparing For The Event – By Jeff Hurt of Midcourse Corrections (then read part 2)
How To Use Twitter To Network Before a Conference – by Mig Pascual (this one is gone….)
HOW TO: Use Social Media to Enhance Your Event – By Meaghan Edelstein (Mashable) This is a GREAT read
7 Ways to Promote Your Offline Event Using Social Media by Susan Payton (Mashable)
Using Twitter & LinkedIn to promote your event – Via SocialBrite