Slide Deck on Social Media for Skool Project 2009

I had been apprehensive in advance of my presentation on social media today at Griffith University, as a contribution to the Skool Project 2009, organised by cricketer and Griffith staffer Michael Jeh and which I posted about earlier this afternoon. After all, I would be presenting to a group of digital immigrants and I was frankly not sure I would be able to say a lot that was news to them.

They took it in good part when I showed them in the slides how I had envisaged them as an audience in relation to me (slide 2), bringing gifts they would know all about.

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I really don’t know how much I achieved my goal of helping the group see the value of developing their own social media strategy as part of building and caring for their own brand, but I had fun, several people thanked me and a few said they got good value from it.

And I learnt things.

A few things that, if there is a next time with a young group like this, I will want to definitely include:

  • introducing them to VisualCV – this was a big hit (practical for young people going for jobs)
  • more on a practical approach to having a blog without it being a burden
  • explaining and illustrating RSS more and how it can help you manage information and promote yourself
  • explaining why and how to get your own domain as an investment in your career and your branding, and how you can park it until ready

They liked posterous and I would not be surprised to find that several participants have posterous sites before the week is out.

Des Walsh

Business coach and digital entrepreneur. With coach training from Coachville.com and its Graduate School of Coaching, and a founding member of the International Association of Coaching, Des has been coaching business owners and entrepreneurs for the past 20 years. Over the same period he has also been actively engaged in promoting the business opportunities of the digital economy. He is a certified Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) coach, and a certified specialist in social media strategy and affiliate marketing.

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  1. Excellent presentation, Des! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Cheers, Iggy
    .-= Iggy Pintado´s last blog ..Connection Story 5: Every Connection is an opportunity… =-.

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