Screenshot of My Pinterest Home Page

I’ve stumbled upon an addictive trend in social networking; this place definitely defines the concept of social media with nothing else but loving enthusiasm. I have lost myself In Picture Posting Heaven, where all colours own the page, I embrace this warm environment as I’m invited to post comments, I am welcome to share my thoughts and crazy, senseless ideas, it’s on the board, choose what I like, it’s all here just at the simple touch …

Immediately I’ve forgotten that important email I was busy with, which reminds me I still need to get back to Romany regarding my feedback on her Twitter Tutorial…

And Direct-Assist is going to kill me if I don’t finish that reply to a previously posted question; thankfully it’s just a website. Now that I’m breathing, back in my office, on earth, I recognise my famous procrastinating ways had just taken over, where my desktop is covered with fresh documents and restless emails. I know I’m in trouble when heaven hits the screen, but Pinterest conveniently boosted me through the rest of today. Obviously I know I’m going to find myself back there pretty soon!

As I’m scrolling through I am delighted to find all types of features I can take advantage of; I can add links to my website and Facebook page, I can source new recipes, products to buy, places to visit, guideline’s to follow. This is my new playground and I can’t wait to build my own space of inspiration and interest. I was surprised to find Pinterest generating that sense of family: a warm home and tons of sharing. Pinterest positively promotes all things good and well, your health, respect for others, giving rather than seeking credit, employment positions and lifestyle guidelines.

It may sound fun and entertaining but you would assume rather pointless as time should pass on?

• Pinterest is a way to discover new things,

• to inspire and motivate you on a bad day,

• meet people who share similar interests,

• And you could easily plan your sisters’ wedding,

• your own home decor and renovation,

• plan business events and friendship outings

… Simple, easy and entertaining.

Pinterest is on the mission: “Our goal is to connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting. We think that a favourite book, toy, or recipe can reveal a common link between two people. With millions of new pins added every week, Pinterest is connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests.”

Follow our link to jump on board and start your day with Pinterest.

Social Media workshop

We ran a workshop with Admin House to show local business owners the importance of using the internet as an advertising platform, because engaging with your customers online, using social networks like Twitter and Facebook, is a good way of attracting and sustaining your potential business cliental.

I have recently started an internship with Direct-Assist where I am experiencing a completely new world of online opportunities, I’m learning many new things in many new places. I video recorded the workshop and am eager to start editing to get the word out there. I am dying to show you the impact of social media on small businesses.

AdminHouse Workshop

Admin House, Lizelle Coombs and Kwikwap, introduced the workshop to our smiling, enthusiastic and engaging audience. She captivated us all as she grasped the concept of your business growth and success regarding online presence, your business website and interaction with customers.
I was extremely surprised at the response of the attendants, as I imagined tough and uptight business owner’s. We were rewarded with a warm, comfortable and relaxed crowd and they participated very well. I remember just after Romany had explained the benefits of using Facebook, for that fast and easy customer connection, her phone died and one member immediately resourced our Direct Assist fan page where he found the ‘Tool of the Week: ‘ tip I had posted earlier regarding mobile hidden battery power and battery backup. This generated an open and inviting atmosphere, as others started to freely ask questions and voice their opinions.

Social Media workshop

Business cards were exchanged and this was my first time experiencing that drive for business, with accepting business cards, opportunities and ideas. Members willingly provided feedback on the success of the workshop, agreeing that social networking and advertising was crucial in captivating their customers’ wants and needs. The workshop gave me the motivational boost I needed and also opened my overall insight, I walked away feeling inspired and I write here before you, still feeling inspired.

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