Why Use Social Media For Rotary

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Presentation to Rotary Club Presidents on the uses of Social Media to Promote Rotary and extend the reach of their clubs

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<ul><li> 1. Why Use Social Media for Rotary? Peter Borner The Rotary Club of Towcester</li></ul> <p> 2. Before we start </p> <ul><li>Which Clubsdo not have a regularly updated web site? </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>For the clubs thatdohave a web site: </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>How often is it updated? </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Who in the club can update the web site? </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Who can add comments and rich content (Webmaster? Any Club Member? Any Rotarian? The General Public?) </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>How many visitors does your web site receive each week? (Club Members? Other Rotarians? The General Public?) </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Who uses Social Media? </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>How many Facebook users do we have here this evening? </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Which clubs have a Facebook page? </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Who is worried about exposing their personal information on Facebook? </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Does anyone Tweet personally? </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Which clubs use Twitter to publicise their activities? </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Who follows you and who do you follow?</li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>You Tube </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Do any clubs create videos and post them to You Tube? </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Does anyone know about the 100s of Rotary videos hosted on You Tube? </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Who has a LinkedIn Profile? </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Are you a member of the Rotary International group on LinkedIn? </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Other sites </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Anyone ever heard of or use Vimeo? My Space? Plaxo? Others? </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Blogging </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Does anyone write a Blog? ( Personally? For Work? For Rotary?) </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 3. Putting things in context </p> <ul><li>The objective is to reach as many people as possible, as many times as possible, so that: </li></ul> <ul><li>They hear the Rotary name and associate it with the great work we do in service to others locally, nationally and internationally. </li></ul> <ul><li>They learn about and become supporters of the activities and the fellowship at their local club.</li></ul> <ul><li>They expand the family of Rotary by becoming potential members or friends of Rotary. </li></ul> <p> 4. </p> <ul><li>Facebook allows us to quickly, easily and seamlessly share stories, photographs, upcoming events, etc., with our friends who can then comment and share their thoughts with us. </li></ul> <ul><li>MyPersonalFacebook page </li></ul> <ul><li>TheRotary Club of Towcesterspage </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>A word on Facebook Security and Privacy </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 5. </p> <ul><li>Twitter is similar to Text Messaging.Anyone that follows you on Twitter will see the messages you post (your Tweets.) It is sometimes referred to as Micro Blogging: </li></ul> <ul><li>MypersonalTwitter Feed </li></ul> <ul><li>TheRotary Club of TowcestersTwitter Feed </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>A word about Tweets, ReTweets and Direct Messages </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>@user(e.g. @TowcesterRotary) at the beginning of a Tweet notifies the user that you have replied. </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>@userin the middle of a Tweet is a mention and just provides a link to that users Feed. </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>#hashtag(e.g. #EndPolioNow links Tweets together so that they can be easily searched. </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>RT @user is a way of quoting someone's tweet, word for word. Sometimes you'll also see (via @user) This means the same thing </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>DM @useris a way of sending a private message directly to a user. </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <p> 6. </p> <ul><li>You Tube is a video sharing site </li></ul> <ul><li>Free to Join. </li></ul> <ul><li>Free to post and share videos. </li></ul> <ul><li>Rotary has over 100 videos that you can use posted on You Tube. </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Subscribing to RIs You Tube Channel. </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Sharing videos on Twitter, Facebook and Email. </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Embedding videos on your club web site. </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 7. </p> <ul><li>LinkedIn is a business and personal networking site based on the principles of 6 degrees of separation. </li></ul> <ul><li>Share information about yourself. </li></ul> <ul><li>Record your connections with other LinkedIn users. </li></ul> <ul><li>Gain trusted recommendations to new contacts from within your personal network.</li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>MypersonalLinkedIn profile. </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>TheRotary InternationalGroup on LinkedIn. </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>TheRotary PresidentsGroup on LinkedIn. </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 8. Blogging </p> <ul><li>Blogging is an online diary and ideally suited to budding authors! </li></ul> <ul><li>If you blog publicise your blog posts using Twitter and Facebook. </li></ul> <ul><li>If you want to Blog tryWordPress . </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>MyBlogSite. </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 9. Messages to take back to your clubs: </p> <ul><li>Social Networking: </li></ul> <ul><li>Works best if everyone in the club joins in and contributes content. </li></ul> <ul><li>Has the potential to reach more people, more quickly, than any other form of PR. </li></ul> <ul><li>Provides a two way mechanism for communicating with the world. </li></ul> <ul><li>Is safe and secure. </li></ul> <ul><li>To get the most from Social Networking: </li></ul> <ul><li>Embrace the technology and dont be afraid to use it. </li></ul> <ul><li>Be open and inclusive. </li></ul> <ul><li>Invite comment and interaction. </li></ul> <ul><li>Use multiple channels and cross post on all of them: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>You Tube </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 10. Thank you </p> <ul><li>Connect with me: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Facebook:[email_address] </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Twitter: @PeterBorner </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>LinkedIn:www.linkedin.com/PeterBorner </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Blog:www.peterborner.com </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Email: PeterBorner@towcester-rotary.org.uk </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Connect with Towcester Rotary: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Facebook:www.facebook.com/TowcesterRotary </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Twitter: @TowcesterRotary </li></ul></li></ul>