Toastcaster 76 Being a Toastmasters District Social Media Manager – Glenda Sheard

[27:41] In this episode we speak with Glenda Sheard, DTM, Social Media Manager for District 99. While not an official Toastmasters position, her role is a critical component in attracting new members and engaging existing ones as this medium has gained widespread use. Glenda, a newly minted DTM enthusiastically shares how Social Media impacts districts and clubs and all Toastmasters, enlightening us on the importance of her role and how it works; how Districts can benefit from having a Social Media Manager and using Social Media along with some tips, tricks and examples how D99 uses these resources and how others can use them too.

Glenda Sheard DTM is a speaker, facilitator, presenter and fundraiser and lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

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Twitter “virtually” expands 140-character limit

If you’re always compressing your Twitter tweets by shortening words, eliminating others and taking out punctuation to conserve valuable space to insert a picture or poll and still have breathing room, you’ll be happy to know that Twitter is giving you a new way to exceed the 140-character limit.

Now they’ve not actually changed the standard 140-character limit but rather tweaked the rules somewhat so that not everything you include in your tweet counts towards that limit.

Some items that will not count towards the limit include: @names in replies (not new tweets), attaching photos, a video, GIFs, a poll, or Quote Tweet.  Read Full Post at CanoeTech Blog.

How to mute Mr. and Mrs. Tweet-too-Much

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Your best friends have taken their first vacation in years and from the moment they left for the airport, they’ve been tweeting a mile-a-minute. You really don’t want to block or unfollow either of them, but with the flood of tweets, you are so tempted, you really are. The good news: Twitter has found a cure for that.

Twitter is just rolling out a new mute feature for its users. Muting doesn’t deep six them or sic the Tweet Police on them, it basically keeps their tweets from showing up on your timeline. It also stops you from getting SMS or push notifications from them.

Your friends are not alerted so no feelings will be hurt. In fact they won’t even know that you’ve muted, or for lack of a better term, silenced them. Also good to avoid embarrassment!

Read more… At Canoe Tech Blog

Is Social Media becoming “Girl” territory?

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Some interesting statistics are popping up in the U.S. suggesting that women are the true power behind social media, dominating the use of top social media sites like Facebook and visual type social sites like tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram, according to Pew Research and Burst Media and others.

Read more…AT CANOE TECH BLOG

Social media ‘missions’ drive traffic and yield real business results

EDMONTON, AB, Nov. 9,2012/ Troy Media/ – Robert Lavigne is on a mission.

Lavigne, from Brantford, Ontario, operates The Digital Grapevine, which specializes in Social Business Mentoring, and TDGv Studios, where he creates videos and podcasts.

(e)RLavigne42, his ticker on social media network Empire Avenue, is a veteran of the platform which he uses as a Customer Relations Management (CRM) tool.

Empire Avenue, he says, is “a system that has metrics on every connected platform, something you can’t do with things like Klout.”    Read More AT TROY MEDIA

Discover your social media rocket fuel

 

An Interview with Empire Avenue’s top duo

STRAIGHT TALK: An interview with social media juggernaut Empire Avenue’s CEO Duleepa (Dups) Wijayawardhana and COO Ric Williams.…   Read More  AT TROY MEDIA

Empire Avenue turns social media upside down

EDMONTON, AB, Mar. 5, 2012/ Troy Media/ – When I was assigned to do a story on Empire Avenue – another social media app? – I must admit at first glance I wasn’t very enthusiastic. I was already having a hard time keeping track of the ones I was currently using.

It wasn’t long, however, before I was hooked.  READ FULL STORY at TROY MEDIA

 

Social Media magazine in print, really?

Since when is the world’s first printed anything considered something novel and progressive in t

SocialMediaMonthlyoday’s world of wireless devices, apps, e-book readers and the trend towards everything green? Well it seems that a Washington DC-based technology group, The Cool Blue Company LLC , think so.   The Social Media Monthly, their magazine dedicated to the exploration of social media and its evolving technologies, has added a printed format.

Read more… AT CANOE TECHNOLOGY

United Breaks Guitars – Power of Social Media

Dave Carroll from the Sons of Maxwell had his Taylor guitar mishandled by United Airlines about a year ago. They didn’t want to fess up, so he got even by writing a song as well as a creating a video. In a matter of a week or so, the video has had over 3 million views and counting.

Don’t underestimate the power of Social Media. It can be a powerful tool, but it can also work against you of you are on the receiving end. The lesson here is to deal with Customer Service issues promptly, but also ensure that you are constantly monitoring what’s being said online about your company and your brand .

Here’s the Video.United Breaks Guitars I can’t seem to get the tune out of my head.

Here is also his official statement from an undisclosed warehouse in Nova Scotia


Dave Carroll also has 1 more song written and another coming. The United Airlines Saga Continues