Social Media Strategy Training: more than social media tips & tricks

Have you ever walked into a room and connected with someone … no I mean REALLY connected with them? Have you ever listened to a speaker in a full room and felt like you were the only one in the room that speaker was talking to? Well that is what happened to me at the BagLady Promotions Women In Business conference in the fall of 2010. I started following Ann Evanston immediately upon seeing that she was a speaker at the conference. I already knew I would like the WAY she spoke because her posts had a bit of sass to them — already sat well with me. And since I was very intrigued in social media and getting my business word out via Facebook I was anxious to hear what she told us to do on this new frontier for me. So following her for a few weeks before the conference was fun. And in those following moments, when she was posting about meeting up with some conference attendees for drinks, I was in … well I’m always in for drinks … especially after a long day of learning and marketing! I was excited to get the back stage pass, after event party invite with Ann. But first … we had a conference to attend!

And that is when I met

I already mentioned above how I felt when Ann spoke that day. The points she gave us in that 30 minutes pretty much went against 50 – 75% of what I’d already put in place, but yet it all made sense to me. SO why do you think I kept following her online…why did I join her Blogger Monday community? Because she connected with me. That connection (one of MANY I made that day) came through and I (eventually) signed up for Ann’s Social Networking Coaching Club but under Ann’s first certified/licensed coach Louise Edington .. you see Louise was also at that conference, in that room when Ann spoke and at that bar after the conference. And we connected as well. She is the one who lead me, who guided me, through the free portions of the SNCC system. Why did she do that .. well I can only guess, but my guess is that I also made a connection with her. She knew there was more to Ann’s SoMe system and that I’d not only love the community that I’d find inside but I’d give back to it as well.

And I have fond just that … a great community of women that I look forward to seeing every time I am online — even if we don’t interact at the same space of time, we support each others posts, we comment on each others blogs we engage with each other … not because we are told to do so but because we have made a connection with each other. I’ve formed the beginnings of a collaboration with Rita Freay on a passion project, I always know my fellow night owl Jen Duchene is there with me online after the kids go to sleep, I’ve been nominated as fan of the week by Susan Berland … and yes I’ve gained so many tips and tricks from the system as well as more business already by using it … but more importantly I’ve gained SO MUCH MORE! And exactly what I needed. And I’m not even through the entire program yet! There are still so many more things for me to learn!

If you are looking for more to your Social Media presence than what you have now, check out Louise Edington’s SNCC spring specials with amazing deals on her trainings until the end of May. And connect with me there too! I’d love to add you to my list of online community contacts.

Have you ever found yourself in a community that made you wonder, “How have I gone without this til now?”


11 Responses to “Social Media Strategy Training: more than social media tips & tricks”

  1. Pat Zahn Says:

    Yvonne – your fun-loving, go-giving, awesomeness shines through even when not in person.

    • Yvonne Hall Says:

      I’m not sure if you got this from my post … but the feeling is mutual. Now if I’d just get my shit done you could tell me this more often right? 😉

  2. Rita Brennan Freay Says:

    Love you too! Connecting with you and the rest of my online SNCCer’s….has been wonderful… changing!!! We clicked right away, which made it so easy, but it happens over time with others as well…equally as good! You rock woman….love your passion and humor…..and your keen ability to make people feel comfortable…right away. Honored to call you my friend:) Look forward to changing the world together! Can’t wait to meet you in person some day…how funny does that sound…!

    Rita Brennan Freay

  3. Jennifer Duchene Says:

    What can I say Yvonne. You touch me with your generosity. I am at once connected and in tune, because yes, I have met a community of women, including you – and online and offline its like we have known each other forever. I am truly grateful to have you and the rest of the SNCC crowd in my backyard!

    Jennifer Duchene
    Home Makeover Mixtress blending lifestyle laughter and Diva Dens.

    • Yvonne Hall Says:

      I read a tweet today that said you’re only successful online if it starts offline … so not true with us. We are successful online because we are authentic and because we have connected with an amazing group of people that support right along side each of us. But we are pretty rockin’ women — so it is very easy for us to support!!!

  4. Susan Berland Says:

    Yvonne, this is a great testimonial to a great program. I’ve been a lifetime member for over 2 years and know what you say to be true. My last go-round with the courses, Louise coached me on the blogging section and I’ve gotten to know her better since and I adore her too. We are creating an amazing community and what great – it’s open to anyone who wants to join! We are learning how to market our businesses without being slimy sales people!

    I love that I’ve gotten to know you through SNCC and Blogger Monday. You rock!!

    Susan Berland
    A Picture’s Worth

    • Yvonne Hall Says:

      Can’t WAIT to meet you in person!!!!!
      I love that it is open to everyone as well … but everyone will get what they need out of it and it won;t always be what WE are getting out of it. That is part of the amazing complexity of the strategy. It is so customizeable to who each of us are. Genius that Ann!

  5. Louise Edington Says:

    God I love you woman. Of course I felt the connection too! I had no idea when we met that I’d end up being a coach even! I love coaching you and seeing you grow – even if you need a kick up the butt every now and then to get it done lol (and luckily I corrected lick to kick hahahaha). Thanks for the lovely posts and mentioning the course that I so LOVE coaching and I so love it because of my clients!!!
    Louise Edington
    Fearless For Freedom

    • Yvonne Hall Says:

      I just of that to help you as a coach; I mean you have to learn to push people right??? 😉 You’ve given so much to so many … I fell it about to all be returned to you!

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