Date(s) - Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Categories No Categories
How do you make yourself stand out from the crowd online? When you do, is it happening in a way that you’re happy with? How do you let the world know who you are and what you do, and connect up with similar people?
In this workshop we’re going to consider how to take charge of your online self, and use social media to support your professional practice, be visible, and grow your network:
- Does your current online self really represent you, or could it apply to anyone?
- Are people seeing the person online that you want them to?
- How can you best highlight your skills or work you’re doing?
- How can grow your network?
- How can you use social media when you’re looking to make a change (career, job focus, new area of skills etc)?
First, we’ll hear from experts about how to get the most from various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogging), and how to make sure you have the online identity that you want. There will be examples of good practice, practical top-tips to take away, and time for you to ask any burning questions.
Then we’ll break off into groups to talk details about how to apply that advice. If you feel comfortable, come along prepared to share what you already do, or perhaps bring some examples of people you think use social media really well (or really badly!).
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What should you bring?
You don’t need to bring anything specific with you, but if you use social media, LinkedIn, write on your own blog or sites like Medium come along prepared to share your experiences. Other than that, bring enthusiasm, a desire to share ideas and take on board suggestions!
What does it cost?
The event is free for attendees – with the help of our host iZettle & partners we will cover the venue and refreshment costs.
How long will it last?
Doors open at 18:00, talks will start at 18:30 and we’ll be finished by 21:00. Don’t worry if you need to leave early, or arrive a little late, you are still more than welcome to attend.
Who should come?
Our event is aimed at those in the early to mid-career stage, but we know there will always be advice that can apply to anyone from new graduates to those in later stages of their career.
Whilst our events are aimed at those who identify as women and non-binary, we welcome all who want to help build a better community by listening, understanding and supporting each other.
Gentlemen, you are most welcome if you have been invited by a woman attending the event, or if you don’t know anyone going, please get in touch with the organisers before you book your ticket.
Code of Conduct
All our events are governed by our Code Of Conduct. To discuss any issues or concerns relating to the code of conduct or the behaviour of anyone at a Girl Geek Scotland event please get in touch with a member of the leadership team, or any of our volunteers at the event.
Thank you for helping us to maintain a welcoming and friendly Girl Geek community!
Thanks also to our host iZettle.