social media content, ideas on what to post

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Karen Livingstone

social media content, ideas on what to post

Social Media, what content do I post?

Ever wondered what you should post to your social media feeds? do you look at it and think, i’d like to, but what will I say? What should I say? and when should I say it?
These are all familiar questions raised by business owners who know the need to use social media but are unsure as to what they should say or do. some of you reading this post may even think, why should I bother with Social Media for my business?

At the 10-12 Business club we use social media to drive traffic to our website, engage with our members and discover new visitors for our structured networking.
It’s a free way to reach out to your audience and most of all it is fast, friendly and a more relaxed way to communicate to that of a company email or mailshot.
If you are a self employed business owner you can also manage your social media out of office hours in front of the TV or on your way to work if you commute using public transport.

So all that said what do you talk about and how often should you do it? We all have different opinions on this subject but our co-foudner, Karen Livingstone of Little Acorn Marketing has posted the following blog on “I don’t know what social media content to post

If you enjoy reading this let us know and we will top you up with more 10-12 Business Club members thoughts on social media.


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harleyford golf club network meeting

New Venue for Marlow

After 18 months at The Danesfield House hotel, the 10-12 Business Club are moving to Harleyford Golf CLub, only a few miles closer to Marlow.  Host Karen Livingstone said “we have been holding our meetings at the Danesfield House Hotel for nearly two years and felt that now was the right time to move to a new venue. The Harleyford Golf club is passionate about local business owners and the location is just perfect by the river. We are particularly looking forward to the home baked goodies that will be served with our teas and coffees.

If you haven’t tried the 10-12 Business Club then come along to this launch meeting and bring a friend for free. Just book online as a visitor and bring a friend for free.


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erin_Kurt

Fabulous Speakers and Presentations in Berkshire

This month at the 10-12 Business Club we have been treated to some fabulous speakers at each of our events. We kicked off the tail end of this month at Maidenhead with a presentation by Abi Woolhouse from Stratagem IPM on Trade Marks and Copyright. Abi covered the different types of work that could be considered under the copyright law and pointed out the pitfalls in not considering ownership of copyright. It certainly made us all think about what we do in a day to day basis in our working day. If you missed this excellent presentation, don’t worry, it was so good she will be back to do another presentation for the Marlow group in May.

jacky-bloomfield-1364382515-logo1Our Reading Meeting continued with another great presentation on the issues when using images and copyright laws. Jacky Bloomfield of M and J Bloomfield gave a great insight on how to use other peoples images and how to respect their copyright. If you need to know more about using other peoples images, then Jacky Bloomfield  is the person to contact.

Images are often shared through social media, but just make sure you know what copyright applies to that particular and comply where necessary to avoid a charge for using the image.

 

Alix HorneOur Marlow meeting continued the theme as we had Alix Horne of Amax Designs for her very interesting presentation on ‘The Essence of Logo Design’. Alix walked us through the process of choosing a logo and how a designer creates the logo design from the brief given. If you have never gone through the process of choosing a logo, then Alix provided some great tips and feedback on what to do and what to take into consideration.

Alix walked us through a design that she had created for a client, taking the concept of black and white into the chosen colors and eventually the final logo. A long, detailed process that provided the perfect results for the client.

 

erin_KurtTo top off the month Erin, Kurt of Erin, Kurt gave a great presentation “Personal Branding” on the image that you project to those that you meet including . Erin talked about the way that we displayed our personalities at networking events, online, in social media and gave some tips and pointers to consider for our own business image.

A great insight into just some of the things that a business coach can help you to achieve. For more information, contact Erin, Kurt

 

 

If you would like to present at one of the 10-12 Business club Meetings we would love to hear from you. Contact Karen Livingstone for more details on availability to present to our business groups.


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1st Birthday Party

Network Groups First Birthday Party

10-12 Business Club goes golf crazy to celebrate networking group’s first birthday

It’s celebration time for members and supporters of the 10-12 Business Club as they mark the Thames Valley networking venture’s first birthday.

They will be joining forces on 20 September at Caversham Heath Golf Club, near Reading, for a networking lunch plus the chance to either check out nine of the 18-hole championship course or have a lesson with a club pro.

Since the 10-12 Business Club was launched in September 2012 more than 100 members have signed up in four groups — Reading, Marlow, and Sunningdale, which are for women only, and Twyford, which welcomes men as well.

Behind the venture are three local business owners — Karen Livingstone, of Little Acorn Marketing, Lucie Robson, of Off The Red Tees, and Issy Wiggins, of Goeasy Travel and Where’s Your Website.

Issy Wiggins said: “It’s been an amazing year and we’re delighted at how quickly the club has grown and the commitment and support we’ve had from the business people who have got involved.

“We wanted to mark this important milestone with something just a little different and as we’re all keen golfers, this seemed like a great way to celebrate!

“We’re combining some serious business networking with a great opportunity for everyone — members and non-members alike — to have a bit of fun, whether they’re seasoned golfers or absolute beginners or just want to join us for lunch.”

The day — which is open to all — runs from 9am until 2.30pm, with three options on offer:

  • Lunch and networking only between 12.30pm-2.30pm (£12.50)
  • Lunch and networking plus a one-hour golf lesson with a Caversham pro between 11am and noon (£19.50)
  • Lunch and networking plus nine holes on Caversham’s 18-hole championship course between 9am and noon (£22.50).

Issy added: “Caversham has excellent changing facilities, so you can switch from your golf gear to smart casual in time for lunch.”

To find out more or reserve any of the options, go to www.10-12businessclub.co.uk and follow the “1st Birthday Party” links.

ENDS

 

More information from Karen Livingstone on 07988 676 219; karen@littleacornmarketing.co.uk

Notes to editors

The 10-12 Business Club was founded in September 2012 to offer structured networking at convenient venues across east Berkshire and south Buckinghamshire and now has a membership of more than 100].

Meetings are hosted once a month at four venues, with women-only groups at Reading, Marlow, and Sunningdale, and a mixed group in Twyford.

The club’s name derives from the 10am start and midday finish times, and meetings follow a carefully structured approach that includes short presentations and valuable one-to-one networking. Membership is not restricted by profession.

From September 2013, the club is also hosting 10-12 BizClub Lite, a monthly unstructured networking event in Shinfield open to all.

Behind the 10-12 Business Club and 10-12 BizClub Lite are three local business owners:

 

Karen Livingstone runs her own marketing consultancy, Little Acorn Marketing, and works with SMEs in the Thames Valley to help them grow their businesses using a range of approaches, including social media/digital marketing. She comes from a strong corporate background with over 20 years of experience in planning, strategy, tactical implementation and evaluation, particularly in the technology sector.

Lucie Robson has a background in promotional marketing and product management across the retail and travel IT service sectors and now runs her own golf events business. Through Off The Red Tees, she focuses in particular on encouraging women new to the sport as well as organising bespoke charity and corporate events. In 2013, she organised the UK rounds of the Ladies Golf Cup, a prestigious event leading to an international final.

Issy Wiggins is the owner of two businesses — Goeasy Travel, a boutique travel consultancy, and digital agency Where’s Your Website.  She founded Goeasy Travel — now part of the Global Travel Group consortium — in 1999 and specialises in organising complex multi-centre holiday itineraries, bespoke packages for honeymoons and weddings, and group ski-ing and golf destination holidays. Where’s Your Website was established to offer a complete service to SMEs, including web design and build, digital marketing and social media training.