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..