BCS (British Computer Society) Bedford: ”What is Social Media? How do I make the most of it?”



A BCS (British Computer Society) Bedford branch Event at the Park Inn Hotel, Bedford

Date: Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Topic: ”What is Social Media?  How do I make the most of it?”

Speakers: Mike and Georgia O’Keefe, Look C (Social Media Training and Management), and 2 Digital Internet Services

Time:  6.30-8.00pm; registration starts at 6:00pm

Location:  Tavistock Suite, The Park Inn Hotel, 2 St Mary's Street, Bedford MK42 0AR

To reserve your place please register online at:  https://events.bcs.org/book/1744

You are warmly invited to attend a FREE evening talk at The Park Inn Hotel, Bedford (opposite Bedford College) on Tuesday 24 November 2015.

”What is Social Media?  How do I make the most of it?” is the topic of a talk and demonstration by Mike and Georgia O’Keefe.

Have you been told that Social Media is vital and you need to use it but not sure how or why?

Do you find that you are just doing it because it's what everyone says?

Or you may not even be using it because there's so much to learn!  We understand... Let us take you through the processes step by step and help you to understand why it is a part of the marketing mix, what you can do to make it more time-efficient and also help you to realise how it could really benefit you!

This presentation is aimed at the non-technical but business minded individuals who would like to get more out of their online presence or gain an insight into what you can achieve from Social Media and online marketing.

Mike O'Keefe
Mike has been working in IT for 30+ years and has plenty of knowledge in strategy building. He has also previously been asked to present at a number of events for a number of organisations including schools, colleges, universities, small business groups, networking groups, seminars, major organisations and as a key note speaker for many large organisations including Barclays Bank.  With the online world evolving Mike has a website development company where he also involves advice on SEO, email marketing, website management, email hosting, junk mail filtering and now Social Media. Social Media is growing and Mike's skills in the other online areas help to make sure it's a part of a marketing mix.



Georgia O'Keefe
Georgia has presented many training courses for various companies, including Buckingham Palace, to help them manage their Social Media campaigns or even find their feet to begin with.  Working side by side in a partnership she helps them to feel comfortable using the platforms.  In 2013 and 2014 Georgia won FSB Beds Young Business Person of the Year and in 2014 was delighted to win the FSB Overall County Winner for Bedfordshire.  Keeping up to date with Social Media changes is really important which is why Mike and Georgia run a Social Media training/networking group in Biggleswade called 24-7 Business Networking (www.24-7.so).  This allows people to keep up-to-date with training and share ideas, as well as learning something new every meeting.

Agenda

6.00pm                        Registration, refreshments and networking

6.30pm                        Introduction
                                    ”What is Social Media?  How do I make the most of it?”

7.20pm                        Opportunity to question the speaker

7.45pm                        Thanks
      Opportunity to network and talk to the speakers

There is free parking to the rear of The Park Inn Hotel.  Note: Please give your vehicle registration at reception on arrival otherwise you may incur a penalty charge.  Parking spaces are also available at a £1 charge on the Bedford College Campus.  There are also free parking areas in the locality.

Everyone is welcome – please share this on social media with friends and colleagues.

To reserve your place please register online at:  https://events.bcs.org/book/1744If you'd like to find out more about Computing at the University of Northampton go to: www.computing.northampton.ac.uk. All views and opinions are the author's and do not necessarily reflected those of any organisation they are associated with