Network Social Media
Greetings Agile Learners!
The new year is coming soon, and hopefully that means new goals and aspirations for ourselves individually and collectively. May the new year bring clarity, sharp focus, and postiive energy for all your projects!
In case you weren’t aware, I have created a “network” social media plan. The goal of creating social media distinct from individual ALCs is to create positive media content that serves multiple purposes in our bigger picture.
I would like to invite anyone involved in ALCs to participate in the formation of this long range plan if they have a desire to do so.
WHAT IT WILL PROVIDE
–A source of energy
Facilitators and students alike can frequent the social media pages and gain inspiration and ideas by seeing what is going on in other ALCs. It should encourage inter-ALC communication and all around shareable knowledge within the community
–A social media template for ALCs
A number of ALCs will find that their facilitators don’t have the time or don’t have the interest in using social media.
This is understandable and yet we can leverage a network social media
Having a network ALC social media page will allow a busy facilitator to log in 2-4 times a week on a social media platform and head directly to the network page. From there, they can scroll through the content provided and repost what they like best, giving life to their social media page with minimal need for action. With simple responses to any messages, this could be a task that is set up for them and only takes 10 minutes at a time.
–Expanded reach for the brand
Each Center may reach people locally, but a network hub can coalesce the most active social media users in our network and create a larger presence in the outside world. We can leverage the hyper-meaningful connections of each individual ALC to create a strong network base with a large social media reach into the uninitiated public mind.
–Free social media help
The Network has accounts on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, but the goal is to have content on whatever platform is relevant.
Are you completely uninitiated on all or some of these platforms?
Fear not, as I will provide coaching on how to use these platforms! I am looking to create a simple, 45 minute meetup twice a month for social media help if there is interest. In lieu of no one needing help, we will also have open discussions on the best formation of our social media plan as it unfolds.
This is only the beginning.
As the network grows, a network page allows all of the aforementioned benefits to multiply. There will be increasing amounts of inspiration and shareable knowledge. Facilitators will be operating social media efficiently and with ease. There will be increasing amounts of outsiders peeking in to see all the cools things we are doing.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
–Coordinated social media efforts
It would be beneficial to have coordinated social media efforts that span all ALCs. This will be for the most critical of newsworthy social media bits and they will require little to no labor on the part of participating facilitators. However, with organization and a simple plan, we can have our message reach deeper into the public mind.
–Access to a mind map tool
Interested ALCers can view and edit a mind map that will be on Metamaps. (Currently the plan is on TheBrain software and being transitioned). Users can create of their own volition any ideas and they can be built upon with collaboration of other users.
-Higher profile people acknowledging ALCs
Part of our unusual approach is to make a concerted effort to identify people who almost certainly would like our philosophy and then approach them candidly about wanting to include them in our play. What will this entail? A visit to an ALC? A mention and invitation to chat on a podcast about ALCs? Guest speaking at an ALC? The possibilities are endless.
I have already made a connection with a well known author and philosopher who will be visiting NYC Agile in 2016. Who else can we bring into the fold?
Join the discussion as to how this all plays out!
Looking to participate in this project?
Cool! You are welcome!
We need a date and time to meetup on google hangout. Come and help co-create the ALC network social media!
I dont’ know what works best for people who are interested…but let’s set a target date for Friday, January 15 at 12:30 pm. Depending on who shows interest, we can adjust according to their schedules. Show your interest in the comment section below
Please note- no plan of mine is set in stone. We didn’t have a network social media plan or a facilitator of a plan until recently. Obviously, it is in the interest of Agile Learning Centers to want to engage in their own network social media. If you don’t like the social media currently, or you have ideas you want to enact, please speak up!
See you soon…