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LinkedIn Workshop for Steph’s Wishes

It’s Ambition2016 one minute and then a training session the next… If I write one more blog this week, my hands might fall off! If you’re reading this, I’m sure you’re aware that we’ve been running a series of Social Media workshops recently and we held the last of the said workshops last week. Our latest LinkedIn training workshop was all in aid of Steph’s Wishes, a charity very dear to our hearts at Cariad.

We managed to raise a fantastic £250 as a result of Thursday morning’s session.

Social Media goes way beyond talking about what you had for breakfast…it is getting easier and easier for businesses to tap into the online market, but the opportunities are evolving so quickly that many businesses don’t have the skills to take advantage of this. This is why it’s great to hold events like our LinkedIn workshop as it equips businesses with the tools to be able to get started and to spread their Social Media wings!

We got to welcome back some old friends to Cariad Towers for a cuppa and a bite to eat beforehand…

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We were among friends on Thursday with Alison Jenkins and Julie Palmer

So after the brief breakfast and catch-up, the attendees made their way to start their LinkedIn workshop training.

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Smiles all round from the LinkedIn Hero trainees

The group talked about their challenges with Social Media and discussed how to make themselves appear as the ‘go-to’ individual in their respective field. Of course, Social Media isn’t just about posting regularly but also what content you’re putting out, and it’s not just who’s engaging with you but who you are engaging with.

As with everything, you want to be able to check whether what you’re doing is actually working, so being able to review and measure your profile’s performance is a great tool. It allows you to see who’s checking your profile, who’s engaging with you and what content they are responding to…

It was a great morning and there was certainly a lot of noise before and after the workshop, so clearly a lot of buzz and enthusiasm with loads of talking points to come away with and build upon for the future.

Best of all the day helped to support a growing, passionate charity Steph’s Wishes.

Steph’s Wishes is a charity set up in the memory of Stephanie Knight who tragically died of Ewings Sarcoma in May 2013.  It was Steph’s dream to help other young people with cancer to have something to cherish, so Steph’s Wishes works tirelessly to do just that.  They aim to provide a memorable day for young people diagnosed with recurring or terminal cancer to make memories for themselves and their families to cherish.  This could be a spa day, a theatre trip or a day at the seaside, anything that helps the family be together and smile for at least a day, just to help them forget for a moment.

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