Halesowen Social Media Surgery  

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Social Media Surgeries are completely free advice sessions for community and voluntary groups, clubs and societies.

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!


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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