Welcome to Social Media Club Evansville, where innovators from Indiana meet for monthly events to share, engage and collaborate with the community on the issues of social media and technology. Our chapter launched in 2010, and our leadership board includes Dana Nelson. For more information, please leave a comment here or visit our website, Facebook page, where we have 235 members as of today, or Twitter feed, where we have 187 followers as of today, and say hello.
Join us to celebrate National Social Media Day at Bar Louie on Evansville’s East side!
Social media has changed our lives. It has not only changed the way we communicate, but the way we connect with one another, consume our news, conduct our work, organize our lives, and much more. So why not celebrate. This event is sponsored by Bar Louie
We recently added a members directory to help facilitate networking and sharing in the Tri-State area. The membership listing is free and open to all to submit their personal listing and/or business listing. We currently share a Website link along with your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn profile links. This blog entry is intended to be used as a “how to” edit your membership profile to share your social media links.
Become a registered user on our website, http://smcevansville.org.
To Register you can visit the “MEMBERS” page and click the “Register” link at the top or click the “Register” link at the bottom of the right side column.
On the registration page you will be prompted for a username and and email address. Enter that information and click the “Register” button. Then a password will be emailed to the provided email address.
Sign in to your profile on smcevansville.org.
Return to the website, after you receive your password via email, and sign in to your user profile. Enter your username and email address in the appropriate fields on the “User Login” section and click Login. The “User Login” section is at the bottom of the right side column.
Enter the social networking information you would like to share.
The info that is displayed in the members directory are the Website, Twitter Handle, Facebook URL, and LinkedIn URL fields.
Once you have the desired information entered click the “Update Profile” button.
The avatar used on this website is pulled from gravatar.com. Please register at gravatar.com to link an avatar to your member profile on smcevansville.org.
That’s it! You information will now appear in the “MEMBERS” section of the website. Happy sharing to all!
What’s your biggest question about social media?
What do pros really think? How do they use it with their businesses?
Mark Monday, June 21, 6 p.m. RiRa’s on your calendar now for the Social Media Club of Evansville. A panel of local pros who walk the walk, post the status, and tweet the Twitter will answer questions.
USI alum and active member of #smcedu, Brooks T. Cooper will moderate your questions to the panel. You can Submit your questions now in 3 different ways:
-Comment on the blog post.
-Twitter question with #smcevv hashtag.
-Post the question on our Facebook wall.
Join the conversation! See you June 21!
Panel Member bios:
Saundra Hadley is an event engineer and owner of planning…forever events in Evansville, Indiana since 2003. Her team creates memorable, unique and the unexpected at weddings and corporate events in the Tri State area. She also gives wedding planning tips as the Fox 7 Wedding Planner on AM Evansville, a weekly segment since 2006.
Saundra has extensive knowledge regarding social media and online advertising and uses the power of the Internet to promote her business, brand and gain more clients. She has blogged since 2006 and uses Facebook, LinkedIn and twitter to network.@planningforever (over 4,000 followers) and @saundrahadley(for her sales training to event professionals).
Dave Huffman is currently the Inbound Marketing Strategist for the Ohio Illinois Center for Broadcasting where they have used social media to unite a community of students spread out over 6 campuses and 3 states and bring in a more informed ready to buy prospect, as well as pull in and nurture along some early funnel leads.
All told, Dave has used Social Media in a variety of sectors including Entertainment, Broadcasting, and Education. He also blogs regularly on business and marketing in the music industry at TheIndieLaunchPad.com. Connect with Dave on Twitter @davemhuffman.
Dana Nelson is a social media strategist, consultant and trainer. She owns @DanaMNelson in Evansville, Indiana. She is founding co-chair of the Social Media Club of Evansville, founding co-chair of Evansville Girl Geek Dinners, and founder of Linkedin to Learn.
She has used social media in her professional life to build the computer consulting company that she previously owned, to connect with the 4-H Technology club, and to help connect and build the community of Evansville as a whole. She has help a number of local businesses both large and small develop and deploy social media policy, goals, and strategies. She speaks on the topic regularly at both public and private events, and conducts regular training on the best practices of social media. Her goal is to foster awareness of the power of social media to build stronger businesses and better communities, one relationship and conversation at a time. Connect with Dana on Twitter @DanaMNelson
As we do every month, we’ll gather for a social mingle at 6PM upstairs at Ri Ra Irish Restaurant and Pub in Evansville, and the formal presentation will get underway at 6:30, wrapping up by 8PM. After that, some of us will move downstairs to enjoy company, and perhaps a meal. There is also table service during the meeting, so you don’t have to wait if it’s been a long stretch since lunchtime.
Don’t forget to leave your questions!
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!