No upcoming dates
October 2014: This surgery is no longer active.
If you'd like to learn how to use Twitter for the first time, or get to grips with Facebook or another social media application, do come along and take part in the New Forest's very own social media surgery. Maybe you're a novice or totally new user of the world wide web and would appreciate some 1:1 learning tailored to your own learning style?
Or you've got a problem with content on your website and would like some advice on how to make it work better for your business? There's something for everyone at the surgery - even if you'd just like to share what you know already to help others use social media, email and websites.
A social media surgery is a proven format providing an informal and sociable suitable for all ages between 9 and 99. You're never too old to pick up a new skill! You're guaranteed absolute NO lectures, no sales patter, and no 'death by PowerPoint' presentations. You can learn at your own pace and return to as many events as you like. There's even FREE wifi!
And, best of all for these troubled economic times, there's no fee to attend or for any advice or training you may receive whilst there. We do ask, though, that you actively support our host, The Oak Inn, by purchasing beverages and drinks from the bar whilst at the surgery in a fair trade exchange for gaining access to FREE personal learning and peer support.
Our hosts do not charge us for use of the space so we unashamedly encourage participants to demonstrate their appreciation in a practical way, and to tell their friends about the venue. If you'd like to book a table for a meal during or after the surgery has ended, please make an advance reservation by phoning the pub on the number listed above.
If you'd like to come along to a future surgery it'd be appreciated if you'd first register on this site in advance of attendance (we won't bombard you with mail - promise) and thereafter indicate which New Forest Social Media Surgery event you'd like to attend. We'll then know to expect and look out for you. Advance registration is not, however, a pre-requisite to attendance.
It is ESSENTIAL that you bring with you your wifi-enabled smartphone (eg iPhone) or tablet (eg iPad), or a laptop. As power connections may be limited at the venue, please try to ensure your device is charged beforehand.
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