This article was written about my workshop at Ana Hunna Newsletter:
There are over 48,5 million Facebook users and over 4 million Twitter users in the MENA region.
The Ana Hunna team met in Amman, Jordan to take part in a social media training to learn how to use the potential of social media for its own awareness-raising initiative, Ana Hunna.
Khaled El Ahmad, to some more familiar under his twitter account @shusmo, is known as a social media expert and Twitter legend in Jordan and beyond. For two days he trained
the Ana Hunna team (NGO representatives, consultants and EconoWin-staff) in his field
of expertise. The first day was theory-based, with information on the different social media
tools. The second day was a chance for all participants to practice what they learned.
“Word of mouth is still the best marketing tool”, he explained in his introduction to social media. “But while in the past, your circle consisted of 5-10 people, nowadays it is much bigger thanks to social media.” Well-made innovative posts, articles and videos can go viral through social media.
Khaled El Ahmad outlined 10 keys for success in social media, gave tips and tricks for the management of Facebook-Pages and Twitter accounts, and explained how to find influencers in each country who can help promote the campaign. Khaled explained how to set up a conversational calendar for Facebook and Twitter, to regularly update the accounts in a time-saving way, and he gave tools to monitor one’s activities.
“Polls on Facebook are a powerful engagement-tool”, said Khaled el Ahmad. He suggested linking the pollsto the 10 Ana Hunna films on women and work, in anticipation of the next screening event. “How far would a single working mother go to feed her children?”, he put as an example for a poll. And added as options: Full time job? Acting? Dancing? Begging? Asking for family support? “You can start the poll on Facebook, and move the discussion itself to Twitter”, he suggested. All the while using the appropriate hash tags (#) on Twitter which helps spread the tweet to the world. In the end, in the age of social media,
the important question is no longer “Have you watched this video, read that article, seen this post yet?”, but rather, “Have you shared it yet?”
We sometimes see random acts of kindness here and there and they brighten our days with joy knowing there are good people out there.
But it amazes me to see Brands random acts of kindness, which is huge in my eyes. I mean business is all about making profit. But some are finding ways to genuinely give something back to society.
Here are few photos I found online from an article, I’m only highlighting the brand side.
Do you know of more Brands Acts of Kindness?
I held a Free Full Day Social Media Workshop at Jordan university.
Free Venue was provided by Dr. Moudar Zgoul of Jordan University
Free Wi-Fi and 3G was provided by Zain
Free Coffee Break was provided by Nescafe
Thank you to Mr. Shishani for playing all the videos
Thank you to all my friends and volunteers
Thank you for ZainJO Social media team for the support
The crowd was around 260 and I went through What Social Media is, the evolution from traditional to new media, introduced everybody to the Google Family, we played around with Tools R Us, talked about Twitter and explained the stages of becoming a Twitter addict
Also talked about twitter etiquette and here is a tweet that I wanted to share with crowd:
“تغريداتك السياسية المتصلبة جعلتني أخيرا أقتنع بآرائك وأعيد النظر في كل مبادئى لتتماشى مع أفكارك” تغريدة لن تقرأها أبدا
Talked a little about Facebook new features, watched some case studies, then introduced LinkedIn, Foursquare, Pinterest & Instagram
I truly enjoyed every minute of the workshop although my body says otherwise (but he will get over it)
Here are some Photos of the event:
According to @Hashtracking #SMJU generated 2.6K Tweets | 337 Contributors | 4.7Mil Impressions | 382K Reach
Please do share with me in the comment section your impressions and feedback of the event
Thank you for attending