Saturday Breakfast - Speaker: Anne-Marie Nichols
||Saturday, Aug. 04
|| 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Description / Notes
How the Internet Applies to You
How a social media toolkit can help you grow your business and create community.
Have you been told you need to post, tweet, like and pin to attract more clients, but haven’t a clue what it all means? Or maybe you’ve been hearing how blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and more can help you grow an online community, but don’t know how to use social media to market yourself and gain more clients?
Whatever the case may be, please join us for this interactive breakfast discussion about building a social media toolkit. You’ll learn about the various social media platforms, and which ones are right for you and your business. You’ll also see how social media tools can help you improve the relationship with your current clients and find new ones.
We’ll also discuss the advantages of growing a community with social media and how your toolkit can help you get the attention of local or national media, book publishers, and culinary companies.
Finally, you’ll learn how to use social media effectively. We’ll discuss setting goals and time limits, understanding the boundaries between the personal and the professional, and how to find expert help so you don’t have to do it all yourself.
The talk will conclude with a Q&A session.
What you will take away from this class:
• A basic understanding of social media tools like blogs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Flickr, Instagram, and more.
• How to use social media to build client lists and online community.
• How social media tools can help you build a marketing platform to connect and find work with traditional media, book publishers, culinary brands, and more.
• How to use social media without going crazy by setting goals and boundaries, and bringing in expert help.
Anne-Marie Nichols is a social media consultant and professional healthy food and lifestyle blogger. She started her blog This Mama Cooks! On a Diet™ in 2004, where she shares healthy recipes and lifestyle tips for busy moms and their families. She also touches on subjects such as gluten free living, dental health, fitness, weight loss, and food allergies.
With healthy eating in mind, her recipes focus on practical and delicious food that the whole family will love. That’s why Anne-Marie was chosen in 2010 as one of Babble’s 50 Best Mom Food Bloggers and was #8 in Babble’s Top 10 Healthiest Eating Mom Blogs. In 2011, she repeated this honor being named one of Babble’s 100 Best Mom Food Bloggers and #7 in their Top 10 Healthiest Eating Mom Blogs.
Anne-Marie has spoken at BlogHer, the Northern Colorado Writers Conference, SXSW and BlogWorld Expo. She currently works with brands like Dreamfields Pasta, Udi’s Gluten Free, Appplegate Farms, Invisalign, Children’s Claritan, and more.
You can learn more about her social media services at Write Spot Media or catch her on Twitter@amnichols, Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest and LinkedIn.
Finally and most importantly, she’s mom to Nathan, 12 and Lucie, 9 and wife to Paul, a chemist, avid outdoorsman, and motorcycle enthusiast. They live near Athens, Georgia.