I SPENT A DAY learning from others at #SocialSavvy16 about how to create and share content online. I finished with a tick-off list that my creative multimedia students will be able to immediately apply to the promotion of both their personal brands to the reputation of their academic programme.
I'm always happy to attend events that feature more case-based evidence than simple maxims. And that's the sort of event administered by Shane McCarthy and his Blue Chief Social team. It's the sort of process I watched him use in Tralee last year and the kind of format I hope we can use in County Tipperary when offering workshops to local rates-paying businesses.
I talked about sharing content as a process and presented a slide deck with my observations. As the day unfolded, I realised I should revise the deck with facts offered by other presenters so I expect my Slideshare product will be updated before the next social media class I teach on campus.
I discovered Xperia Movie Creator reduced the entire day into a 30-second video clip so I put that result on YouTube for posterity. I used my phone too much for tweeting and commenting and that meant before the conference finished, I was down to 20% power. Consequently, I didn't snap anything during Valerie Leahy's presentation--a major error on my part. Fortunately, the Chirpstory documenting #SocialSavvy16 captured dozens of laudatory comments about Valerie's presentation.
During the day, I learned that several people consider me to be more of an audio creator than a blogger or social media writer. I asked conference attendees to respond to an audio thread that I recorded before the conference but as you might hear while listening to the result, more American accents than Irish ones responded.
I returned home more than 12 hours from the start of the Social Savvy Conference with plenty of constructive plans that will enhance both my professional and personal content productions. If you're a regular reader of my InsideView.ie blog, you'll read and hear how those productions unfold.