Dudley Social Media Surgery  

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Social Media Surgeries are completely free advice sessions for community and voluntary groups, clubs and societies.

Would you like to know how to use blogs, video clips, photo sharing sites, Facebook, Twitter or other free web tools to help your group? Do you want to use the web to communicate, campaign or collaborate online? We can help you do it easily and for free.

Come and meet people who understand all about social media and how you can get the most out of it. You might have specific questions that you’d like to ask, or you might just like a general introduction to what’s available. You don’t need any previous knowledge to take part, and there won’t be any lectures. We’ll talk to you one-to-one, listen to what you need and explain things clearly.

Free web tools can help you to organise activities, promote events, raise funds, collect feedback from your participants and keep a record of everything you do.

All of our helpers are volunteers or staff from local organisations who know enough about using social media tools to help someone else. Perhaps when you have learnt something new you can come back and return the favour.

Social Media Surgeries take place monthly at different locations around Dudley borough. Every three months we are welcomed by Martin and his team at Cafe Grande in Dudley town centre. Café Grande has welcomed us freely, so please take the opportunity to buy their fantastic coffee and cakes to say thank you!

Help given at Dudley Social Media Surgery

  • Jill Hogan helped Eileen Fielding to learn about scheduling on Facebook, she can now schedule Operation Santa posts! Recorded on Thursday 22 October 2015
  • Eileen Fielding helped Jill Hogan to think about networking and how to better market the Dudley Mind Growing in the Park project Recorded on Thursday 22 October 2015
  • neale pilkington helped Jill Hogan to post on corporate sites on Facebook, to say thank you to supporters via the review button Recorded on Thursday 22 October 2015
  • Becky Pickin helped MARK EVANS to given me a better understanding of learning the basics of twitter and how to do things, how to navigate it. Becky has shown me how to do things, which has been really useful, I feel more confident now and I can go away and do that. Recorded on Thursday 22 October 2015
  • Lorna Prescott helped Mike Amor-Wilkes to understand twitter more than I did before, and the use of hashtags and the @mention, and the position of names in a tweet. Recorded on Thursday 22 October 2015
  • Melissa Guest helped Helen Lawley to Think the best social Media tool to promote AW Surgeries PPG. Decided to start with Streetlife to have conversations with people in the Brierley Hill area. We set up a new email address that the whole group will be able to access. Helen then set up a new Streetlife profile and page. The first post was a poll to find out how many people that use streetlight also use the surgery. "I had never heard of Streetlife before tonight, I am hoping that by using this easy tool more of our more senior members will come on board, we are also hoping to reach out to encourage more younger people to volunteer with our PPG." Recorded on Thursday 28 May 2015
  • Melissa Guest helped Ken McClymont to Find out about and open an account with Streetlife.com to help people find out about about Dudley CIL Recorded on Thursday 28 May 2015
  • Becky Pickin helped Carol Lynn to use wordpress.com to blog for Three Villages Patient Participation Group. Recorded on Thursday 28 May 2015
  • Lorna Prescott helped Ken McClymont to understand how to schedule posts using Buffer, how to sort out dead wood from people we follow on twitter, to raise interesting questions for discussion on Facebook and Twitter and how to link social media accounts to Buffer and schedule posts so that they don’t all appear at once. Recorded on Thursday 28 May 2015
  • Libby Campbell-Jones helped Marion Frost to Look for youtube tutorials to help her to take mobile phone screenshots. Recorded on Thursday 19 March 2015
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