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

  • 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
  • Becky Pickin helped Martyn Williams to set up a blog to tell everyone about Dudley Deaf Club. "We will be able to promote communication to our members and also the local community. "Becky has been absolutely wonderful, very helpful, this is all very new to us and we had a little knowledge before but now Becky has got us started we can't wait to get going!' Recorded on Thursday 19 March 2015
  • Eileen Fielding helped Steve Poole to learned better ways to use social media for Coseley Comets, for example scheduling blog posts which are set to share to twitter and Facebook. Recorded on Thursday 19 March 2015
  • Libby Campbell-Jones helped Melissa Guest to How to take a screen shot on an iPad 3 and how to crop images to add into reports Recorded on Thursday 19 March 2015
  • Melissa Guest helped Marion Frost to To better understand how storify works to keep a record of events and conversations Recorded on Thursday 19 March 2015
  • Melissa Guest helped Libby Campbell-Jones to to understand how twitter hashtags work. "I now know how hashtags bring a conversation together and will be using them in future to keep a record of our music and variety events at Halas Homes" Recorded on Thursday 19 March 2015
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