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

  • Neale Pilkington helped Sue Deeley to feel less scared to use social media, I feel I could actually send a tweet - I’ve done it! I could put a photo on, I’ve got the confidence to do it now. I feel excited now! Recorded on Thursday 11 August 2016
  • Melissa Guest helped Tracey Markham to feel inspired to use social media more and have the confidence to it. I was hoping for the confidence, but the inspiration was an unexpected extra - now I want to do it! I will use twitter to spread the word about Stourbridge Speakers Club. Recorded on Thursday 11 August 2016
  • Becky Pickin helped Jim White to sort out how to be an admin on the North Dudley Neighbourhood Watch Assn Facebook Page, and how to set up email groups. Recorded on Thursday 19 May 2016
  • Lorna Prescott helped Melanie Stephens to learn numerous ways to embrace different social media to get information out there and to share, interact, create conversations. Found it very useful, it’s mind boggling! Recorded on Thursday 19 May 2016
  • Neale Pilkington helped ken mcclymont to sort out email notifications from the Dudley CIL Facebook Page, and to close a TrueTwit account Recorded on Thursday 19 May 2016
  • Melissa Guest helped Lawrence Darby to reset and access Facebook (this is work in progress!) and to think about how to attract new people to visit the North Dudley Neighbourhood Watch Facebook page Recorded on Thursday 11 February 2016
  • Melissa Guest helped Mike Westwood to Make Jim an administrator of the Neighbourhood Watch Facebook page. Recorded on Thursday 11 February 2016
  • Neale Pilkington helped Karl Denning to think through campaigning ideas Recorded on Thursday 11 February 2016
  • Lorna Prescott helped Karl Denning to have some ideas about being positive about where we live. Recorded on Thursday 11 February 2016
  • Becky Pickin helped Cynthia Ho to open an intrests.me account and set up a mailing list. We’ve worked out how to put people in different groups so that we can contact them separately. Recorded on Thursday 11 February 2016
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