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Are you ready to build your business using social media ? Just DO IT, hands-on?
Are you curious about learning social media business strategy in a safe, casual group coaching class/teleclass setting tailored to your needs?
If you are ready for examples, tools, Social Media Learning Lab insights, you are on the right page! Examples below include:
- A recent "taste of" the Social Media Learning Lab shot in High Def. in Detroit, Ron & Deb
- Dr. Diana Wong's video testimonial, (another, Heidi, soon to be added!),
- Lab Social Media HD & iphone video testimonial examples,
- Terry Wisner Kodak Zi8 video camera with an external microphone, example - shot while driving his yellow Corvette, and,
- Charlie Curve - how to make your FIRST videos.
Deb at the April SCORE Ikea presentation on Video & Social Media for Business.
A new on-line Learning Lab Webinar series is coming soon... This page was developed all from just "doing it" with available free or low-cost social media tools.
For example, video is BIG, and shows up well in search results on Google. This 7 second video clip (and the iPhone testimonials below) were edited with a FREE, simple video editor (described below.)
Welcome! By way of a thank-you for visiting this page, here is a free hybrid slide show of the Social Media & Video for Business class Deb offered at Ikea in Michigan this April, 2011 blended with the joint session Deb offered with Ron in Detroit at WCCC in May:
A .pdf version is also here (downloads and opens on most computers):
How to do EASY, free video EDITING (connected to the slides)
Long story short: How did I find myself here, on-line, offering a social media group coaching class and series? I'm a process consultant, Organization Development (OD), by profession and passion via this video with Professor & Consultant, Dr. Diana Wong:
Full VIDEO with cool music (!)
Check out the new Social Media & Technology Learning Lab YouTube channel here with lessons learned and tutorials being added.
The Social Media Learning Lab Method: Power of Community - session with Mark Maupin, on May 12, 2011: Here are the links Ron Koller and I used for the
Reveln Social Business (takes you to the main blog page of this site - you're ON the site right now)
or see the blog article: A Web Presence Without a Website - YEP! | Wall Street Journal & Reveln
Join one of our Open Groups (free):
It's an open LinkedIn group. Ask permission to join, as we'll permit you in. (It helps us keep out SPAM.)
Our Facebook business page group: Social Media Learning Lab
"Like" the page to join and to be able to ask questions and comment.
This is a great place for beginners & intermediates to join just with a "like" on the page.
This group was created to demonstrate the difference between a Facebook group and a Facebook business page. For this group, you request permission to join.To see what we have going on YouTube, go to:
- Our other videos are here as well, including how to use Posterous, Deb's FAVORITE and EASIEST blogging platform ever! Accessible by mobile phone, email. Friendly to video, photos, documents, audio - voice/music.
The amazing OraBrush - Dentist success story with YouTube
Forbes Insights white paper: Video in the C-Suite:
A demo of iPhone photos integrated with iPhone video, seamlessly is here:
Making the Khandvi Noodles - Woof! The Video with Nic | DebNystrom LifeStream
Here's a consulting friend, Terry Wisner, using the Kodak Zi8 video camera with a microphone input, in an open Corvette. The sound is greatly enhanced with a clip on microphone.
Interested in getting in on the ground floor for using Social Media?
Story time: I found myself pulled into coaching first, by client request before I took an early retirement from the University of Michigan in 2009 in my internal consulting role. I also couldn't ignore "you should be there" regarding a November statewide 2010 PCAM (coaching) conference that both surprised and delighted me in content, professionalism and with connections. I met wonderfully experienced and talented coaches as well as an OD partner in arms.
By lunch of the second day of the conference, one of the keynote speaker's key points, "your niche chooses you" was brought home by a rather magical lunch experience described in the new iMovie HD video below.
Social Business for Coaches, Consultants & Small Business Owners
Are you interested in a personalized group coaching teleclass focused on coaches, consultants and small business owners who want to "do" social media from the ground up? It is now available focused on growing your business.
Here's the new HD movie about the class below! Weeee!
A mobile version of the video is also below.
After [the first session], I am hopeful, delighted that you are offering this at the level at which I really needed.
For fun, I've posted a 15 second video, below, I made after a two presentations & discussions at my church on social media. Laughter with one of my favorite couples is included. It was made using a new Lumix DMC ZS6 HDMI video camera. It is the size of a disposal film camera, about 3 iPhones wide and tall.
This is a group coaching environment where we teach each other how to learn in this fast changing business environment. Strategic agility is a catch-phrase for business. Social media helps it happen.
Charlie Curve (Wollburg) has some great stuff on creating your first videos for business, as he's in the New Media business. Take a look at Charlie's informative & fun video:
Learning Lab Investment, Enrollment:
As I recently wrote to someone asking about the course, I'm in the business of sharing knowledge, setting up a learning environment with easy access to good information and to peers & colleagues, and creating a space for some risk, challenge and fun in learning with safety as well.
If you like that mix (shared learning, controlled risk), then, read on!
Video and fresh class testimonials are below.
We will be offering a day LIVE class at an inexpensive rate this Fall, 2011. If you want to be notified, email me at RevelnGroupCoaching@gmail.com
Check out more about our work on the YouTube new channels here:
For earlier teleclasses, we used a Doodle poll to select meetings times. The most recent class group finished April 4th. They selected, as a group: Mondays, 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. EST Feb 21, 28, Mar 14, 21, Apr 4, 18 - 2011
BENEFITS of the Group On-Line 6 Session Lab:
Here are the live class and webinar series benefits
ways to integrate your social media choices to build a more powerful, comprehensive marketing strategy
"Do it" - create a social media presence selecting from your learning in FIVE major categories: LinkedIn, Facebook, Blogging, Twitter & YouTube
Create or join private or public social media informal discussion groups, based on your interests
Identify a pace of social media posting that fits your lifestyle and audience
Here's the podcast from the free teleclass offered in February. The class (and AUDIO quality) has evolved a good bit since I held this first, free PHONE teleclass session.
I'm exploring WebEx, FreeConferencing.com with screen sharing, JustinTV & GoToMeeting for offering the third teleclass.
Slides are here:
The original raw video version is on my personal page with video testimonials of what happened. I am enjoying facilitating this social business teleclass for the fun and sheer challenge of it.
I also host a blog ecosystem for my consulting work, represented by my email signature line below:
YouTube Channels: SocMediaLearnLab & ChangeResults
My Reveln Consulting Blog: Joey Fitts, Democratizing Competitive Insight Video | Future Midwest 2011 & Reveln Consults
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Experienced Coaches & Consultants had this to say about the new Beta Class tailored to their Small Businesses January 2011:
- After [the first session], I am hopeful, delighted that you are offering this at the level at which I really needed.
- I'm feeling a sense ...that I don't have to do it all. I will find which thing works in my world. That is really helpful.
- The biggest take away, ...[social media] feels like I've been swatting at gnats. I've been getting a better sense of what it is...rather than feeling it is swarming at me. ...Actually I leave much calmer today.
Grace, in the red, the inspiration behind the January 2011 Beta Class in session now, facilitated/coached by Deb.
Platform specific feedback:
- I was totally ignorant of blogs. Just going through the preparation materials...that were great, succinct & simple and totally helpful. I didn't know how simple it was... My eyes have been opened...
- I'm pretty involved with LinkedIn. It is a good reminder to stay on top of things
- Liked learning about Facebook and letting people know you are out there. I like learning the three E's and am surprised that you keep your wall (reference business page) open to everybody.
- I like the idea of a modest project. I'm pretty intrigued by twitter, because I often have a good article or book to recommend to my clients.
- I'm really a newbie, like others in the group. I love the permission today and encouragement to just focus on one thing. ...It will be well worth my time to have exposure to all and some skill in one in particular. So I'm feeling a little bit more encouraged than I have been.
More Video Testimonials - Interest in Social Media
We also have a free, open group on LinkedIn. You are welcome to join.MORE about the STORY
This class came about through a taste of "the niche choosing me" at the November 2010 PCAM (Professional Coaches Association of Michigan) conference in Lansing, Michigan. The energy of intention by the coaches at my lunch table set it in motion. The checks below were written at the conference.
The current ON-LINE (vs. in-person) teleclass format is: a 75 minute teleclass (webinar or phone), six (6) sessions over nine (8-9) weeks (the class chooses by poll) referencing content on the major social media platforms:
- LinkedIn (BranchOut - Facebook, also referenced),
- Facebook for Business,
- Blogging, Mini-Blogging, Tumblelogging, and
- YouTube (just added!) Check out the new Social Media & Technology Learning Lab YouTube channel here with lessons learned and tutorials being added. You have the option to subscribe for free on the site as well.
The last two sessions over a four week period (at the end) is focused on a project, done with a coaching partner (recommended but not required) to help build your social media business strategy. A recurring date over nine weeks is chosen for the six sessions using a web-based Doodle calendar (part of the learning is also what cool web-based tools are handy for business.) Teleclasses will be recorded, so if you miss one, you'll be able to stay current with the class progress and still benefit from the wisdom of the group coaching discussion.
It all began with choosing an empty table at lunch rather than sitting with people I knew.
Video: Deb, the instructor, at PCAM tells the story for how this emergent teleclass "happened" (during Saturday lunch) followed by Jean's testimonial: "I want to feel like I know a lot about social media."
"You will be able to do it."
Susan is writing a check for the class at the PCAM conference, photo below.
Above: Car notes by Nan for the January & February Teleclasses.
Below are quotes from the Saturday afternoon PCAM conference class - Coaching as a Business; by Diane Helbig; Diane heard the story. The value is: "You will be able to do it."
- Not that "I'm going to teach it to you," or "I'll walk you through these processes," not, "here's the steps."
- Rather, when you are done with Deb's new group coaching course, you will be able to do it.
I'd also like to add the value that, with the group coaching, you will be able to tune it for your needs.
It only takes a spark, to get a fire going...
Many thanks to Grace, pictured below.
What fun to do this!
originally posted in draft form via debnystrom.posterous.com
Photos above: These snapshots are from the two private class websites held earlier in 2011.
Last, but not least, here's Charlie Curve's great video about making video!
Deb Nystrom, of Reveln Consulting blogs about innovation, leadership, emerging trends, social media, business strategy, news, higher education and fun stuff. You can learn more about her background & projects on the mothership at Reveln Consulting.
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