Statistics: Why integrate Facebook into your business

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

STATISTICS WITHIN What are the social media statistics of engaging on Facebook? Will you see an increase in: brand recall, engagement, time on your website, referrals, sales revenue, and so on if you add Facebook social plugins?

Social media training on Foursquare Google Plus Pinterest Facebook Training for June and July 2012

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

A hands on, practical computer class on Google Plus ( half day ) and some short 2 hour howto sessions ( demonstration ) on Pinterest Foursquare and Facebook Timeline for Business. Facebook has around 800 million members – why not spend an afternoon learning about Google Plus?

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10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Blog or Website

Online Social Networking

A blog site map such as the once generated by the Wordpress plugin Really Simple Sitemap makes it easy for visitors to find a blog’s archived content. Google Friend Connect and Facebook NetworkedBlogs widgets add sociability to your site and enable readers to publicly endorse you. Like you, I typically visit many blogs and websites each day. Some web sites clearly have it together. They have lots of traffic and appeal to visitors. Other sites aren’t bad.

RSS Extensions for Browsers & Social Media Dashboards

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Here’s Chrome: Add these extensions/addons/plugins to your preferred browser if you want the browser to find the RSS feeds for you. howto social media Workshop Notes Chrome extension Facebook feedly Firefox addon Internet Explorer monitoring netvibes panels rss Safari Twitter

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This one image describes what I want to keep doing in 2012

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. This one image describes what I want to keep doing in 2012 is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Tweet This! No related posts.

2011 170

An operating system for living

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Enough said, really. An operating system for living is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Tweet This! No related posts.

I love what I do

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. This is true. I love what I do is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Tweet This!

2013 141

Just do the work

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. I’ve shared this more than once this week. It touches something deep within me – and it seems, in others too. Just do the work is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au.

2012 180

Capturing the essence of improv

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. This is a fantastic summary of highlights and insights from AIN Downunder: Thriving In Uncertainty from April Seymore. Capturing the essence of improv is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au.

2012 185

Facilitating with confidence

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Confidence and the Goldilocks dilemma Confidence is a strange thing – it comes and goes, Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Have you seen our Facilitating With Confidence video?

Embracing reluctance cont.

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts: Confidence and the Goldilocks dilemma Confidence is a strange thing – it comes and goes, Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Johnnie Moore and I are about to release an eBook on Creative Facilitation.

2012 141

Back!

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Thanks for your patience while I was doing some tweaking on my web site. There’s a few minor changes that you’ll notice – a menu for easier navigation, and a little less clutter. More posts coming too. is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Tweet This! No related posts.

2011 109

List of 3rd Party Social Media Tools #Blab #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Whether you are a VA looking after the Facebook and Twitter of a small business or the marketing manager who needs to social media Monitor Instagram and Risk Management, social media tools to schedule, automate, autofollow, autotweet, monitor are critical to saving time and resources.

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How to get there

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. This cartoon by Michael Leunig tells you all you need to know about how to get there. I think it’s brilliant.

2012 164

The essence of every new day

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. It feels a bit like pressing the restart button, this first day of January. An opportunity for new beginnings.

2013 158

I tried something new

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. I’m prone to trying new things when I’m facilitating with a group. I make stuff up. I create processes and activities. I get an idea and figure the only way to test it is to try it. Does it work? Sometimes. Does it work for everyone? Probably not. Is it scary? Will I do it again? You bet. I tried something new is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on LinkedIn.

2013 109

Remember that time.

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. You know that time you felt nervous before you stood up in front of a group? And that time when you thought everyone was glaring at you?

2013 223

Creative Facilitation – the workshop!

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. The last one was fun, so I’m doing it again. On May 1st. In Melbourne. Early bird registration closes on March 28th. Sorry about the blatant self-promotion.)

2013 141

Creative Facilitation Workshop February 27 – Bringing meetings to life

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Enough people have asked, so here it is – a one day intensive Creative Facilitation Workshop.

2013 194

Sharing the love

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Looking forward to this Creative Performance Exchange Meetup: reflections of a roving facilitator , on May 3. And this, In the Minds of Entrepeneurs; The Playful Entrepeneurs on May 10. Would love to see you there. Sharing the love is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Tweet This! Related posts: Meetings or Meetups?

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A surefire way to solve problems

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. I now have a tried and true formula for solving problems. I’ve tested it many times and it ALWAYS works. Most recently was yesterday.

2012 186

Facilitation in pictures

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. In March I was delighted to facilitate a workshop at the Malaysian Facilitators’ Conference in Kuala Lumpur.

Rock balancing

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. After a particularly busy week, and with another looming, today’s glorious autumn weather and a bit of free time drew me to the beach. And a bit of rock balancing.

2012 130

Collecting insights

Viv Mcwaters

As well as the pre-planned sessions, and the open space offerings, the one-on-one and small group conversations, and the serendipitous moments, there was the Twitter and Facebook back channel, photos being posted on Flickr, videos being made, drawings made, and people blogging. Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. There was a lot happening at the Applied Improvisation Network Conference in San Francisco.

2012 100

What change looks like

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. This TEDxHarlem talk by Jake Barton describes how we can move beyond the traditional (and mostly dysfunctional) public meeting and mobilise the community to be involved in creating a better future.

2012 176

Promotion is not a conversation

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. This post falls in to the old and grumpy category, so you are warned! I’m fed up with lists, discussion groups and everything else that purports to be a vehicle for conversation (albeit, on-line conversations) being hijacked by advertisements for this course or that workshop. Oh yes, I’m guilty too.

Passion is not enough

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. We hear a lot about doing what you’re passionate about. Good advice. Certainly beats doings something you hate. Finding your passion is one thing – and not always as easy as it seems – and sharing your passion with others is quite another. I’ve come to realise that passion is not enough.

2012 116

An unexpected moment

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Over many months I’d planned to attend this year’s Applied Improvisation Network Conference in San Francisco. I’d booked early to get the best price, organised flights and accommodation. Yet it was something completely unplanned, surprising, spontaneous and lucky that gave me goose bumps. This reminds me notice what’s going on around me.

2012 109

Joy and delight

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Wouldn’t you like to have more of whatever it is that’s making the people in this pic react this way? You bet. The cause of all this joy and delight is bubbles.

2011 179

Social Media: Web Developer and Agency Ripoffs

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

30,000 to add ubercart or opencart or some other shopping cart plugin, so the woman (student) can sell a dozen CDs. Wordpress comes with shopping cart plugins and even something bespoke shouldn’t be 30k.

What a pickle

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Goodness me, what I pickle I get myself into when I try and plan too much! see previous post if you must).

2013 141

Power and pain

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Our capability, Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Funny business this facilitating with groups. On a good day, I love it; on a bad day, I feel weighed down by people’s expectations.

2013 181

Make your partner look good

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. This is one my favourite improv principles. It’s just so obvious – focus on making others look good.

2012 158

Let the games begin

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. The Olympics are over for another four years. But it’s not those sort of games I’m referring to. Not sporty, competitive games. Nor video games. And no, not board games either.

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Hi. Why do you do what you do?

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Imagine if this is what we said to each other when we met for the first time? Imagine if we were able to answer the why, instead of defaulting to what?

2012 151

Why do groups need a facilitator?

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. If the job of a facilitator is to get out of the way, why have one in the first place? Because boundaries matter. Boundaries provide safety, and structure, and edges.

2013 219

It’s all about movement

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. “People learn a new language more easily when words are accompanied by movement.” ” New Scientist, Issue 2844/2845 Dec 2011.

2012 151

Courage and vulnerability

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Artists perform. They live for their art, whatever that may be. I’m learning more and more about my art – connecting people and ideas aka facilitating – from other artists.

2013 164

Can I have some more work like this please?

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. A couple of years ago, inspired by Patti Digh , I thought long and hard about the sort of work I wanted to do. I came up with this criteria. I’ve been trying to live by it ever since.

2012 216

Creative Facilitation – the Book!

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Exactly two years ago, I spent six weeks with my ankle in plaster after an operation. With nothing better to do, I wrote a book. This week, we’re releasing it into the wild.

2013 284

Computer Lab: How to Blog for Business

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

We use Wordpress plugins and themes and create blog posts and pages by both teamwork and individual use of internet enabled PCs. add plugins for SEO, advertising and cross promotion to other social media sites. 1:15 pm – 2pm Plugins and extensions.

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The real challenge of facilitation

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Everybody’s afraid. Of something. The future. The past. Our capability, or inability; the voice in our head that says yes and the other one that says, no. Can I? Will I? Should I? Will I look foolish? Make a mistake? Be successful? Be too successful? This is good to remember when facilitating, or with a group of people at any time.

Music

Viv Mcwaters

Share this on Facebook. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. I’d like to include more music in my workshops, and after learning from Rich Allen , I probably will.

2013 141