Halesowen Social Media Surgery

Tuesday 25 July 2017

9:30AM - 11:00AM 2 people signed up 8 places remaining

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31 Thornhill Road Hasbury Halesowen

B63 1AU venue details and map
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We're sorry to be stuffy and give you some terms and conditions. The main thing on our mind is we don't want anyone to copy socialmediasurgery.com, what it does, or how it does it. This is easy and shouldn't get in your way. If you use this website you are agreeing to our rules. If you don't agree to them, please don't use the website.

Acceptable use

  1. Don't be rude or defamatory.
  2. Respect copyright. Don't rip off other people's work without attribution.
  3. Don't set out to make like difficult for us and our infrastructure.
  4. Treat other people with the respect you would expect.
  5. We reserve the right to switch off accounts, suspend use and edit content at our discretion.

Surgery Managers

This website is a place created by Podnosh for people to publicise, manage and monitor their own social media surgeries.

Your surgery manager is a good person and we don't expect them to do anything besides very social things. If you have a question about a surgery your first port of call is your surgery manager – after all it's their surgery, not ours.

If you have a problem with your surgery manager please contact us.

This website

This website is made by the people at Podnosh in Birmingham, UK.

We care about the "Social Media Surgery Plus" name and logo, the website's look and feel, our software code and scripts, and our social computing techniques and how we apply them to monitoring help given at social media surgeries. All these things are unique to Podnosh and are our property. You can use them only as follows:

You can use this site for free to publicise and manage one social media surgery to support local community groups, voluntary organisations, active citizens or charities.

If you want to use this site to run several surgeries – and monitor the help given and online activity as a result of sites created or assisted with at your surgeries – contact us.

Personal information and privacy

  1. When you sign up, we will store your name and email address. Passwords are encrypted and we do not have access to them.
  2. Your email address will only be shown to the administrators of this website and the surgery manager of any surgery to sign up to attend. We will not share your email address with anyone else.
  3. We store information about the dates of surgeries you sign up to, surgeries attended and the help you receive at the surgery.
  4. You can request data we hold about you by contacting hello@podnosh.com or writing to: Podnosh, 75 Harborne Road, Birmingham B15 3DH, United Kingdom.

Cancelling your account

You can cancel your account at any time via your dashboard. This will remove any information we hold about you in the website.

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Social Media Surgeries are completely free advice sessions for community and voluntary groups, clubs and societies. In Dudley borough they are hosted by a team of social media enthusiasts from Dudley CVS.

Would you like to know how to use blogs, video clips, photo sharing sites, Facebook, Twitter or other free web tools to help your group? Do you want to use the web to communicate, campaign or collaborate online? We can help you do it easily and for free.

Come and meet people who understand all about social media and how you can get the most out of it. You might have specific questions that you’d like to ask, or you might just like a general introduction to what’s available. You don’t need any previous knowledge to take part, and there won’t be any lectures. We’ll talk to you one-to-one, listen to what you need and explain things clearly.

Free web tools can help you to organise activities, promote events, raise funds, collect feedback from your participants and keep a record of everything you do.

Our helpers are volunteers or staff from local organisations who know enough about using social media tools to help someone else. Perhaps when you have learnt something new you can come back and return the favour.

Social Media Surgeries take place regularly at different locations around Dudley borough. We are delighted to add Halesowen to our list of longer running surgeries in Dudley and Stourbridge. Coffee Cups have welcomed us freely, so please take the opportunity to buy their fantastic coffee and cakes to say thank you!

If you're coming along to offer some help don't forget your laptop!

People signed up to attend on Tue 25 Jul

Help given at Halesowen Social Media Surgery

  • Lorna Prescott helped Nicky Francis to feel less lost about the direction to take the Facebook page, and also helped with Twitter, and finding out about interests.me - really useful Recorded on Monday 12 September 2016
  • Libby Campbell-Jones helped Tracy Tomlinson to show how interests.me is used by Halas Homes Recorded on Monday 12 September 2016
  • Lorna Prescott helped Tracy Tomlinson to feel less pressured to set things up, picked up new ideas like story telling, Recorded on Monday 12 September 2016
  • Eileen Fielding helped Natalie Pooler to links to make stories smaller, how to get things out there, hashtags, loads of ideas of what to share, stories of volunteers and service users. Recorded on Monday 12 September 2016
  • Linda Ellis helped Libby Campbell-Jones to use Facebook Live, we are going to use this for our Halas Homes open day next week! Recorded on Thursday 9 June 2016
  • Lorna Prescott helped Libby Campbell-Jones to to find out how put tweets onto Facebook with Selective Tweets Recorded on Thursday 9 June 2016
  • Lorna Prescott helped Linda Ellis to understand the difference between public and friends only posts on Facebook feeds, and I can only share the public posts on the Dudley Macular Society Facebook Page. We thought about how to let people know that there is a Dudley Macular Society Facebook Page and Twitter account by adding the details to the leaflets the Macular Society nationally give to the Dudley group. Also connecting with people on the frontline we work with (e.g. hospitals) and asking their comms departments to promote what we are doing in Dudley. We used Pablo to make the right sized pictures for social media, had a go with Facebook Live, and learned about Selective Tweets. Recorded on Thursday 9 June 2016
  • Becky Pickin helped Pam Archer to Becky helped Pam with 'Interests.me'. Pam is going to use it to sign up her Committee and eventually sign up her mailing list. Recorded on Thursday 10 March 2016
  • Eileen Fielding helped Linsey Wildsmith to Eileen met Linsey last week and from that conversation, Linsey decided to set up a blog. Today, Eileen has helped Linsey add new pages to her blog, how to track views and most popular posts. Recorded on Thursday 10 March 2016
  • Neale Pilkington helped Linda Ellis to Neale helped Linda to set up a Facebook page for the organisation and change the existing page that was linked to Linda personally. Notified all existing followers of the new page. Recorded on Thursday 10 March 2016
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