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!

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Help given at Dudley Social Media Surgery

  • Melissa Guest helped Alison Sayer to set up company Facebook and how the whole admin team can use it together - which is what I wanted. Mel engaged all of us in to it, which is what I wanted. I think we'll be coming back for Wordpress! (Alison was working with Marion, Jennifer and Libby from Halas Homes) Recorded on Tuesday 25 November 2014
  • Becky P helped Marion Frost to set up a Facebook Page and to use privacy settings and set who can post to the page. Recorded on Tuesday 25 November 2014
  • DEEPAK RANA helped john sanders to set up a twitter account for Community Transport, been through the uses of twitter. Deepak showed John Hootsuite and Tweetdeck, which he wasn't aware of at all. Then they looked at Facebook, John has been shown how to set up a page, how to link twitter and Facebook. Also John has also been looking at google. blogger and wordpress. He knew the word blog bit don't know what it was or what it meant. Recorded on Tuesday 25 November 2014
  • Lorna Prescott helped Karl Denning to understand Instagram and post first picture to Instagram. Will use Instagram to share pictures of #inconsiderateparking Recorded on Tuesday 25 November 2014
  • Lorna Prescott helped JIM WHITE to formatting in Wordpress, improving the blog, and Lorna showed me how to share links to the blog in twitter. I enjoyed it, because I'm learning Recorded on Thursday 20 February 2014
  • Paul Webster helped MARK EVANS to get to grips with twitter basics, gaining confidence to use it. I need to go away and do it myself now. Getting used to the different parts, start putting links in to tweets, have a look at tweet deck and hoot suite, and create some lists. @markevans29 Recorded on Thursday 20 February 2014
  • Paul Webster helped Tim Lee to move from a standing start with twitter, to feeling confident that I know what I'm doing. Gaining and understanding that I've got the basics right and now I can build on it a bit more. It's fantastic. @Brierleyhillsno Recorded on Thursday 20 February 2014
  • Melissa Guest helped Karl Denning to create a blog on Wordpress, setting up account, deciding whether to go for free site etc. Recorded on Thursday 20 February 2014
  • Lorna Prescott helped Gerry Clarke to re-familiarise with wordpress, to access the Summerhill Community Association blog and update it. Recorded on Thursday 12 December 2013
  • Melissa Guest helped Karl Denning to get more out of Twitter. "I have learned some new things about Twitter at tonight's social media surgery and I may even get my blog up and running again, people keep telling me to and it could help me to raise awareness and funds for guide dogs for the blind" Recorded on Thursday 12 December 2013
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