Where did the time go?

Oh goodness gracious me it’s July already and I haven’t blogged since January 17. It’s time to put that right and get into a good habit of blogging regularly.  I can’t believe that half the year has gone already so now to get into  better habits, so let me tell you about recent exciting events.  As you might expect I have done much networkingrecently.  I went to the County Showground to participate in the  “inspiring tomorrow’s workforce event”. Pupils and businesses came together and businesses were able to showcase what is available and answer students questions.
It was a very lively event and I was able to inform students that there was a career in social media which some of them hadn’t realised. With my son, Tristan, I run Allthingsnetworking.com
They were very good presentations on the day and students have gone away with a lot of thought provoking ideas. I also made some excellent connections for the  future.
Two days later,  I attended two networking meetings.  First of all,  I went to Cross Print at the invitation of the chamber of commerce and we were shown round the print factory then enjoyed a networking opportunity over tea and cake. I then was lucky enough to get a lift from that networking event to the next networking event. I was extremely grateful for the lift as it had been pouring all day and I had got soaked going for the bus
The second networking event was held at Endeavour which is a B and B in Cowes.  There was a very good turnout for this Cowes Business association meeting and excellent networking opportunities as well as a wonderful display of food and drink.  Again new connections were made but of course my networking won’t be any good unless I do the follow-up.  On Thursday evening I had a Wightbuzz networking meeting of my own at Artyshakes in Shanklin which was very successful and then an early start on Friday morning with another networking event.  This time breakfast at The Garlic Farm.  The Chamber of Commerce hold a breakfastmeeting on the first Friday of every month and I rarely miss them as they are excellent opportunities for making new connections and starting to build new relationships.  Friday was no different.  I satnext to a couple of new chamber members who I had met previously and I was delighted to be able to  connect one of them with some people he’d hoped to meet and even more delighted with the compliments he paid me for doing so.  It has been an awesome week and one which I have been delighted to record on my social media.  I strive to keep my social media up-to-date especially as social media is something I teach through Allthingsnetworking.com I have been using Facebook and Twitter for years but now have profiles on Snapchat Pinterest LinkedIn Instagram and Google plus and have upskilled  my knowledge on most of these so that I can keep members of allthingsnetworking.com up to date on how to use them I also continue to upskill on a daily basis so that I could help members of both Wightbuzz and allthingsnetworking.com on all things marketing it is now my intention to become a regular blogger and feel very positive about this since I have found a way to speed it up so I hope you will keep watching and reading as I bring you lots more news and information about white bars all things networking.com and my life in general in and out of the digital world so it’s definitely time to get blogging. Where did the time go?

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Periscope

So do you use Periscope? I discovered periscope and live streaming soon after periscope was launced and was introduced by my son, Tristan, who is also my business partner in Allthingsnetworking.com I love the new platform and can see the benefits of using this for business.

In September, Tristan, who lives in Sydney, joined me on an exhibition stand at the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce business expo . Whilst there, he connected again with one of his college tutors (having trained as a chef at the Isle of Wight college years earlier) At the time, he suggested that the College should embrace live streaming.

Today, I had been in Newport for the Bus Users meeting and was just leaving when I got a notification on my phone showing me the College had gone live on periscope . Now being the proud owner of an “all you can eat data” plan – I was able to jump straight on the broadcast . I was delighted to connect with the same tutor who was actually cooking – long story short – there was a college open day and free lunch was being given . Now who says there is no such thing as a free lunch? I saw it as a golden opportunity to go and periscope the event which you can see here below

 

I was delighted to meet Aaron – the social media manager for the college and had quite a long chat with him and he was delighted when I shared with  him that he could save the periscopes via katch.me . I now looking forward to catching all their scopes either live or on replay. If I can embrace periscope at the ripe old age of 65 then I am sure anyone can. I’m now teaching our Allthingsnetworking members as I see it as such an awesome platform that increases engagement and grows an audience very quickly.  I’m loving the new platforms and apparently I’m crushing it – so I have been told.