SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE MOVE - 140 characters can go a long way
The second New Media Breakfast of 2010 is taking place on Friday 19th March and is hosted by Winning Entrepreneurs & Podcastmatters. The New Media Breakfasts take place on a monthly basis and are open to anyone with an interest in new or social media, therefore if you would like to bring any guests, you are welcome to do so. The ticket price of £15 includes tea/coffee and a bacon roll.
Twitter is on everybody's fingertips, status updates are fast becoming a way of life and the corporate world is getting in on the act; the second New Media Breakfast will examine various web based sites that help you make full use of Twitter and other social media platforms whilst on the move.
We'll also take a look at some of the smartphone platforms such as: Symbian, Android, iPhone, Windows, Linux and Blackberry.
We are delighted to have Iain Murray to present on this extremely topical subject. Iain made this presentation at the last Glasgow New Media Breakfast and the feedback has been fantastic. Everyone in attendance, whether experienced in social media or not, thoroughly enjoyed the interactive and informative presentation put over in an entertaining manner.
To make the presentation two projectors were used so that everyone in the room could interact with Iain on Twitter during his presentation. For those not familiar with Twitter there were short breaks where he and others helped everyone get in on the act.
Whether you are a regular user of Twitter and other mobile related platforms or a complete novice, we can promise you will find this breakfast presentation a most worth while and productive experience.
Here are some comments from attendees at the same event in Glasgow last week:
"After attending the #nmb this morning I have checked out Chardfm.com. Great website Iain and thanks for all the twitter links."
"Thanks for a great presentation at #NMB this morning Iain, The new Blackberry strategy is now under review!"
Willie Donnolley, Chattelle Estates
"Highly recommend anyone interested in Social Media attend New Media Breakfasts"
"thoroughly enjoyed #nmb this morning! thanks so much @iain_murray for a great presentation"
"Enjoyed the social media talk at #nmb this morning by Iain Murray. Interesting info "
Mark Wright, Commsworld Ltd
" Good 2 meet @kjmurdoch & @gordonwhite at this morning's @NewMediaBrekkie in Glasgow. Speaker @chardfm sure knows a lot of Twitter tools #NMB"
Allan Barr, The Big Partnership
"Out with the old in with the new..... trimming the fat....essentially building our porfile from the ground up thanks to #nmb guys"
" Been to #NMB this morning. very influential. im writing this because of it.... look at me go!"
Simon McLaughlan, NVT Group
"#nmb good event good speaker and great presentation."
Tommy Butler, Glasgow.com
" Thanks @iain_murray, @gordonwhite & @kjmurdoch for a very interactive #nmb. Great meeting face to face, although very early."
Pieter Rosenthal, Cork And Bottle
"enjoyed the presentation on Twitter today at #nmb"
Alan Horne, alanhornedotcom
" Great content at today's #nmb. Underlines the power of social media & importance of workplace policies "
Gary Sutherland, EmpoyEasy HR
Iain is Managing Director of Chardfm Scotland’s fastest growing fm business, delivering multi-skilled fm services through a network of mobile engineers. The business made a significant investment in technology in 2009 which won them two national awards, the PFM Magazine and i-fm.net e-business award and national contractor of the year award from Mitchells & Butlers. During the same year Chardfm secured significant new business including the account to maintain the Co-operative Groups retail and banking outlets.
Iain has a track record of success in business, starting his first fm business in 1992, he has managed significant property portfolio’s including 68 care homes for Highfield Group. In 1999 Iain established Gardiner & Theobald Facilities Management for the G&T Group which grew to be the largest fm consultancy in the UK, delivering fm advice into the UK and NI governments, MOD, British Library and Cabinet Office. Iain left GTFM in 2004 to establish Jenkins & Marr Facilities Management which was sold to SMC Group plc. in 2006. In 2008 Iain joined Chardfm.
Iain is also the Chairman of the British Institute of Facilities Management the second largest fm Institute globally. His two year tenure finishes in June of this year after which he is hoping to join the Board of Global FM, the worldwide association of associations. Iain has been instrumental in moving the Institute towards more use of Social Media and regularly blogs and tweets during his Institute business. IFMA the American fm association recently published an article in their FMJ publication to their 50,000 readers on social media in business penned by Iain.
Iain has been affectionately known to his friends as ‘gadget man’ for far too long, he has a passionate interest in technology and has a mantra of ‘if it improves productivity it’s not a gadget’, he started using Social Media in 2007 when he took the Chair of BIFM, blogging weekly until discovering and actively using Twitter, his business Chardfm has won awards for its deployment of technology and is actively using Social Media to develop new business.
The event is taking place at The Tower Restaurant in The National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street.
New Media Breakfasts are co-hosted by Podcastmatters Ltd, a leading new media company involved in Audio and Video podcast production, Niche Network creation and new media consulting for a wide range of organisations across many industry sectors.
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