Social Media: Listen.

Social Media: Listen.

Dave Barger announces upcoming Social Media Expedition events

Dave Barger announces upcoming Social Media Expedition events

As I mentioned briefly in this post, last Wednesday I participated in a panel discussion at the monthly Social Media Expedition breakfast. I attend this breakfast each month on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at various locations around town. As I’m not a morning person, to say that this is my favorite Wednesday of the month speaks volumes about the quality of the programming and networking opportunity I enjoy each month.

Our panel discussion centered around how businesses and nonprofits use social media to increase their business, further their cause or reach potential donors or members. My role on the panel was to discuss social media as it relates to churches and ministries. Other panelists were:

While there are differences in our objectives — profit, community, fundraising — all seek to accomplish the goal in much the same way: to better engage our audience and generate an active community as we listen to the voices of those we serve. Too many seem to think social media is about us; I think if we’re doing it right, it’s about hearing from and engaging our audience.

For more about last Wednesday’s breakfast, see LunaWeb’s great post on the Social Media Expedition Web site.

Ridiculously delicious cupcakes from Muddy’s

Come join us for breakfast — it’s casual, you can come and go as your schedule allows, the breakfast and the program are always excellent, and you just never know when Muddy’s Bake Shop might show up.

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By | 2015-09-03T10:59:27+00:00 June 8, 2009|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , |

4 Comments

  1. lalunablanca June 8, 2009 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    You opened up this post:
    http://bethgsanders.com/nothing-new-under-the-sun-—-or-in-the-cloud
    with “I think I might have been a social media geek before social media was cool.”

    No question about it. You were absolutely a veteran of social media way before it was “cool”. In fact, you were way deep into social when it was totally “uncool”. But you believe in it.

    I had no problem introducing the panel as Expeditionaries. You are exactly an Expeditionary. Although I have no exact idea what you prefer in creature comforts, I do know that your mind has no problem with uncharted discovery with a team or to share your solo findings with those not on the initial trek.

    It’s been a fantastic experience to be on this Expedition with you all. In being a big part of making it what it is, it wouldn’t be the same without you. I search my mind for figurative terms related to discovery and exploration with a mission. What comes to mind is campfire, the weathered smiles of geek, and the clanking of tins filled with spirits to sip between shared stories of discovery.

    Land Ho! There are whole worlds we’ve yet to behold in wonderment… void of beaten paths … of natural pre-greed beauty: a chaste reflection of only the best in man … fair wind intentions … and mostly good souls on the Shore Party. Peace and Thank you.

  2. lalunablanca June 8, 2009 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    You opened up this post:
    http://bethgsanders.com/nothing-new-under-the-s
    with “I think I might have been a social media geek before social media was cool.”

    No question about it. You were absolutely a veteran of social media way before it was “cool”. In fact, you were way deep into social when it was totally “uncool”. But you believe in it.

    I had no problem introducing the panel as Expeditionaries. You are exactly an Expeditionary. Although I have no exact idea what you prefer in creature comforts, I do know that your mind has no problem with uncharted discovery with a team or to share your solo findings with those not on the initial trek.

    It's been a fantastic experience to be on this Expedition with you all. In being a big part of making it what it is, it wouldn't be the same without you. I search my mind for figurative terms related to discovery and exploration with a mission. What comes to mind is campfire, the weathered smiles of geek, and the clanking of tins filled with spirits to sip between shared stories of discovery.

    Land Ho! There are whole worlds we've yet to behold in wonderment… void of beaten paths … of natural pre-greed beauty: a chaste reflection of only the best in man … fair wind intentions … and mostly good souls on the Shore Party. Peace and Thank you.

  3. lalunablanca June 8, 2009 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    You opened up this post:
    http://bethgsanders.com/nothing-new-under-the-s
    with “I think I might have been a social media geek before social media was cool.”

    No question about it. You were absolutely a veteran of social media way before it was “cool”. In fact, you were way deep into social when it was totally “uncool”. But you believe in it.

    I had no problem introducing the panel as Expeditionaries. You are exactly an Expeditionary. Although I have no exact idea what you prefer in creature comforts, I do know that your mind has no problem with uncharted discovery with a team or to share your solo findings with those not on the initial trek.

    It's been a fantastic experience to be on this Expedition with you all. In being a big part of making it what it is, it wouldn't be the same without you. I search my mind for figurative terms related to discovery and exploration with a mission. What comes to mind is campfire, the weathered smiles of geek, and the clanking of tins filled with spirits to sip between shared stories of discovery.

    Land Ho! There are whole worlds we've yet to behold in wonderment… void of beaten paths … of natural pre-greed beauty: a chaste reflection of only the best in man … fair wind intentions … and mostly good souls on the Shore Party. Peace and Thank you.

  4. lalunablanca June 9, 2009 at 3:50 am - Reply

    You opened up this post:
    http://bethgsanders.com/nothing-new-under-the-s
    with “I think I might have been a social media geek before social media was cool.”

    No question about it. You were absolutely a veteran of social media way before it was “cool”. In fact, you were way deep into social when it was totally “uncool”. But you believe in it.

    I had no problem introducing the panel as Expeditionaries. You are exactly an Expeditionary. Although I have no exact idea what you prefer in creature comforts, I do know that your mind has no problem with uncharted discovery with a team or to share your solo findings with those not on the initial trek.

    It's been a fantastic experience to be on this Expedition with you all. In being a big part of making it what it is, it wouldn't be the same without you. I search my mind for figurative terms related to discovery and exploration with a mission. What comes to mind is campfire, the weathered smiles of geek, and the clanking of tins filled with spirits to sip between shared stories of discovery.

    Land Ho! There are whole worlds we've yet to behold in wonderment… void of beaten paths … of natural pre-greed beauty: a chaste reflection of only the best in man … fair wind intentions … and mostly good souls on the Shore Party. Peace and Thank you.

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