NEW venue for July! Enjoy amazing coffee and a relaxed atmosphere at Stop. Coffee Shop right next to St Julian's car park (free after 6pm)!
With special guest, local Social Media advisor and trainer, Rebekah Harriman of www.rebekah-harriman.com to answer your questions!
What is #focusonmarketing?
If you didn't know already, #focusonmarketing is a regular group masterminding session aimed at bringing Shropshire small business owners together to learn from eachother, share experiences and knowledge and is a forum for supporting each other to move forward in our businesses. You'll learn about marketing, get ideas and go away inspired!
What's the format?
#focusonmarketing is an informal session. You don't have to do a 60 second pitch (just introduce yourself) and if you're shy, then don't worry - you can listen (but we'd love to know what you think).
19:15-19:30 - Arrive, get drinks and get comfy!
19:30-19:35 - Claire opens the session, plus intros from everyone
19:35-19:50 - Last session - a re-cap of what we discussed last time, plus looking at people's copywriting homework (don't worry if you weren't here last time - you can watch and learn!)
19:50-20:00 - Discussion - 'How important is social media to your general marketing strategy?'
20:00-20:10 - Huddle - split into groups to discuss top tips for different social platforms
20:10-20:30 - Present findings from 'huddles' and come up with our own set of top social media tips
20:30-21:10 - Ask Rebekah! Do you have a burning question about social media? Rebekah will be here to answer your queries and give you the lowdown on the latest social media trends. Plus, get ideas from other small businesses in the room
21:10-21:25 - Action - learning points from the evening, plus tasks for next time
21:25-21:30 - Notices and set date and theme for September
21:30 - CLOSE (unless we keep nattering - but we get kicked out at 10pm!)
Where and when is it?
The next event is at 7:30pm on Wednesday 17th July 2013 at Stop, Coffee Shop just next to St Julian's carpark in the centre of Shrewsbury. There normally lots of spaces on the carpark and it's free after 6pm.
Please arrive by 7:15pm so that we can sort payment, receipts and get a cuppa before starting
How much does it cost?
The event costs £10 which is payable by cash on the night (you will be issued with a receipt).
What do I need to bring?
Bring a pen and paper and feel free to bring business cards in case you make some useful contacts, but this isn't a networking event. We'd love to see some people collaborating as a result though!
What's the theme this time?
This session's theme is 'Social Media'. We'll be exploring, discussing, sharing experience and learning from each other and you'll be guaranteed to go home inspired and full of ideas!
So, your prep is this - come along with a burning question about how you could improve your social media presence. And, come along with something you've tried that you'd recommend to everyone else - perhaps a great idea for get quality Twitter followers or how to increase interaction on your Facebook page. We all have a contributions to make here and we'll all come away with some useful info!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
IF YOU CAN'T ATTEND, PLEASE GIVE 48 HOURS NOTICE SO WE CAN OFFER YOUR SPACE TO SOMEONE ON THE WAITING LIST! :)
If you can't come, you can see what other dates and venues are planned at www.clairedowdall.eventbrite.com
Please note that tickets are marked 'Free' on Eventbrite as it doesn't give an option to pay on the door (which is annoying!) so note that it is £10 cash on the door
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