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Upcoming Social Media for Business Workshop

I am so excited to announce that I’ll be teaching a one-day course, “Social Media for Business,” next month! It is a personal goal of mine to get into teaching and more workshop facilitation in the future, and I can’t wait to share some tips with people in Prince George on April 25, and help businesses unlock some of the power of social media.¬†And, I’m so proud to be teaching this at my (first) alma mater, UNBC!

Social media for business | jessicaquinn.ca

My course is through UNBC Continuing Studies and will be a packed day full of social media marketing goodness! I hope that participants will come out of the day with a good grasp on what tools are right for them, and the beginnings of a social media marketing strategy for their own business.

Here’s what participants will learn:

  • What social media platforms and tools are available and right for your business
  • The importance of pre-planning (policies, guidelines and risk assessments)
  • How to develop a social media strategy that aligns with your business goals
  • How to develop content and tell your story
  • Ideas to connect with customers and create online conversations
  • The importance of monitoring and measuring social media efforts
  • How to create social media marketing campaigns
  • Best practices, online etiquette and other considerations

Join me! And please help spread the word about this course. Prince George is a fantastic city and it’s so important that we help our local businesses thrive as best as they can!

Register for the course on the UNBC Continuing Studies site. And if you have things you’d love to see in this course, let me know in the comments below!

On the BCFHPS conference and candy

I did it! I have successfully given my first presentation to a conference audience (outside of my workplace). And boy did it feel great! I snapped the pic below of people as they were filtering in the room; there ended up being about 50 people in total.

My audience – I had about 50 people in there by the time I started talking!

On Sunday night, there was a meet and greet at the hotel for all conference attendees, so I asked to see the room I’d be in to get a feel for it (and to help visualize it in my head). I met a few people, had a glass of wine and some cheese, and whenever I started telling people about my topic, I’d get all fired up, so I knew I was ready.

Later that night, I had a late dinner with my MAPC pal Fiona, and she prepped me even more with a very thoughtful care package! All sugar, all comfort. She’s a keeper!

candy and wine

Motivational candy from my friend (and motivational wine from myself).

I must say, on Monday morning (my presentation was scheduled for 1:30), my nerves were really getting the better of me. I stayed in my room and ran through all 40 minutes of my talk several times. Before I went to the conference floor, I stood in the bathroom and took 10 giant deep breaths to clear my head. And wouldn’t you know, it helped. I smiled at everyone as they filtered in the room, and my nerves cleared. They were just people, just from another health authority and had no idea what I was going to say. I started talking and it all went smoothly from then on. Sharing the videos, particularly the flash mob video, caught the most excitement. I even managed to get a few good laughs from the audience!

I’d say it was a grand success in my world :).

Yesterday, I got an email via LinkedIn from someone who saw me speak, wanting to add me to their network, and her note said, “I am impressed by your presentation today. You know your topic so well. You certainly do not look like a first time speaker to a large group. You can add public speaking to your list of accomplishments.”

Isn’t that fantastic? Totally made all the nerves worth it!

Public speaking – check!