We learned just hours before our event was ready to live that our guest speaker, Krista Neher, was a victim of the airline industry’s characteristic carelessness with their customers’ schedules. These things happen, and we took it in stride. After all, we’re a club, admission is free, it’s a social event where we learn and interact. We can view change as a disruption or as an opportunity. Our choice was opportunity.
Instead, we created a forum event where the topic of discussion was “Social Media and Privacy–Where Do You Draw the Line?” The discussion was engaging and active–sometimes hyper-active, and the result was at the end of the night, nobody was ready to stop talking. We stumbled upon a very good recipe for engaging the members at our meetings and a new format for some of our presentations.
Out of this meeting, expect to see a few changes in the club. We will continue to bring guest speakers to join us, and we will plan to bring Krista to Evansville as soon as we work out the date. But we’ll also develop more opportunities where you have a voice as well, and can share your insights through forums like last night’s meeting.
We will also add a Member’s area to the website, where those who would like to be listed can have their name, and social media accounts listed for connecting with others.
The last change will be a form on the website where you can submit topic ideas, questions, and comments about the meetings, that won’t be published automatically to the website. You can make suggestions or ask questions in private, or you can submit comments to posts here, on Twitter, or on Facebook. It’s your call.
Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s Social Media Club of Evansville event. It was a huge success, and in some ways, our best one yet!