Social Media Day at the Orange County Register was jam packed with amazing speakers who knew the ins and outs of communicating online. The first speaker Justin Moore-Brown, who was consistently called BigHeadAsian because of his twitter handle, talked using getting social media on a schedule. He told people to post throughout the day so that people can see you on their feed no matter when they log in, but don’t post too much at one time or else it will seem like spam. In between posts, he says, you should do something else and not spend so much time worrying about who is retweeting or liking your content. Definitely schedule in time to interact with other people’s content though, social media is meant to be a conversation.
My favorite moment was when Ted Nguyen talked about live streaming videos over the internet (I found out about Ustream and immediately signed up) and then played “Call me maybe” so everyone would get up and dance while he recorded. A room of professionals dancing is a fantastic thing.
I was very impressed by the next woman who uses social media to get freelancing gigs, but was disappointed she didn’t have enough time to dish out all of her secrets to success. Coach Glitter or Tiffany Lee Bymaster as she is lesser known said she got so many followers on instagram because she finds out what resonates with people and she uses that type of content. Also she says, “Hashtag the heck out of instagram,” well we’ve got that down and she’s got that fabulosity thing down.
After that I had to go get ready for work. I was very sad I had to leave early, but when my paying gig calls I have to let some amazing things slip through the cracks. I can’t wait until I can concentrate on social media full time!
Click on the link for a live video from the event –> Social Media Day OC