Our first social media workshop was last friday, March 27th at Gallup in Omaha, NE and it was a great event. The event was hosted by the AIM Institute and directed by Dr. Gerald R. Wagner, College of Information Science and Technology and Gallup Senior Scientist.
We had 75+ attendees from a very diverse crowd. We had teachers, professors, information technologists, small business owners, local reporters, sales people, and entrepreneurs.
The feedback was excellent and the number one thing we realized is people just need help getting started. Once we got everyone started they loved it and took off with it. People have been twittering, blogging, and connecting on Facebook and LinkedIn and its awesome. They took the idea of “getting in the conversation” and ran with it.
Here are some of the quotes and I hope to see more in the comments:
“Great presentation on web 2.0 technologies and social media.” Andrew – Programmer Analyst
“Really enjoyed and learned a lot at your Social Media Workshop. Thanks for sharing your expertise . . . very valuable. I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. ” – Arthur – Professor
“ You taught an awesome class at AIM Institute in Omaha, Nebraska.” – Douglas – Internet Specialist
“Great conference! Awesome information. I am planning to “follow” you now, as I am interested in starting my own business. Sounds like you hit it out of the park.” – Michael B.
“Jimmy – awesome conference at the Gallup. Great info and hope you enjoyed Omaha, NE. Can’t resist… go Huskers!” – Dan – IT Supervisor
It was not only an awesome conference, but very humbling to receive such great compliments and we are planning to go back to Omaha in September and several other cities in between.
Our next conference is April 11th at SDSU. We hope you can make it. In San Diego, we not only will be running the same great workshop but we have recruited several other companies to participate and run segments of the workshop. Register Here