Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Twitter Talk in Kilkenny - The LadyUmbrella Journey Continues!


You know, when we started out with our ladies t-shirts venture it would have been impossible to predict, contemplate or even imagine all of the different things that have occurred in a relatively short space of time..Well yesterday another unpredicatable event occurred, I wound up giving a talk about Twitter in Kilkenny to the guts of about 100 people...

Krishna De, one of the foremost social media trainers in Ireland, got in touch with me a while back asking if I'd like to give a talk on Twitter in Kilkenny in conjunction with four local skillnets. I guess you could call me a "yes man" and without hesitation I said (drumroll) yes..For the event Krishna had also lined up Gary from Red Nose Wines to give a talk about blogging (which he nailed) and Peter from Emagine Media to discuss all things facebook (which he also nailed).

I had never given a talk before on twitter or indeed spoken in front of so many people but, despite bouts of dry cotton mouth whilst talking, I'm happy with how the talk went. Was unnerving at first having so many eyeballs fixed on me but I'd like to think I did an ok job. Two tweeps mentioned in my talk were Chris from Rizzo Tees and Jason from I Wear Your Shirt as they were really the two guys who first inspired me in how to use social media and were the first I "studied" (and I still study them today) and suggest you do too..

So, the LadyUmbrella journey has continued and hopefully now I'll be able to give a few more talks in the coming months as I've got the first one under my belt..Reminded me of the good old days of being in a band and on stage although quite a different audience ;) Anyway, I have uploaded the slides of my twitter talk beneath for anyone who would like to peruse them..

Also, thanks to all who came to the social media workshop (I think there were over 100 which is a great turn out) and all the nice tweets which I received about the twitter talk I gave. Like I said, it was my maiden voyage and to get such good feedback is encouraging and motivating. I really hope that if you were there you got some value of out spiel..



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11 comments:

KTBennett said...

well done you i must say i hate standing up in front of people and try to avoid doing it if i can lol

Shane said...

Well done Rob, you're a star of the Twitterati!

LadyUmbrella said...

Cheers Katie, was a tad nervous at the start but once I got going I think it went alright hehe...Oh how I wish that were true Shane, thanks..

Lorna said...

Sorry I missed it as I'm only 17 miles from KK and didn't see you at #iba11 either - we all needed name badges!!

Lorna said...

I'm back again, having looked at your slideshare! You've convinced me to install Tweetdeck again (i uninstalled it after my laptop went slow and Tweetdeck went clunky but I just don't like Hootsuite as much)
Do you mind me asking - what is the main advantage in having 4 different twitter accounts? And is it easy enough to move from one to the other on Tweetdeck?
Cheers, Lorna Garrendenny Lane

LadyUmbrella said...

Name badges would have been handy alright Lorna hehe...Give Tweetdeck another go, once you get used to it there is no going back...Reason I have 4 accounts is initially I had a friend who was helping and he was going to use the LadyUmbrella2 account - when he stopped I continued as it has some followers, @ladyumbrellaltd is the main one though..The other 2 are for separate ventures, @TeesInAPod is a podcast I was part of and @TshirtStrategy is a blog I used to write about all things t-shirt..had different accounts so I could build each one up with followers who would be interested in that particular account...if that makes sense hehe..

Newman said...

Thank you for introducing me to all these great twitter tools Rob.

LadyUmbrella said...

No probs at all Daniel..also, site is looking real cool - hadn't checked it in a while (or is it new?)...liking the colours/prints...

Lorna said...

Cheers for that Rob, yep, I have re started Tweetdeck and it's a marriage made in heaven - love it! and yes, I'm following all 4 of your accounts!

LadyUmbrella said...

All four of my accounts? Thanks...Brace yourself for LU overload ;)

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