Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak to the Blacksburg Rotary Club on how to use social media for business. Christy Brown of LL Brown Insurance asked me a few weeks ago to speak to their group on how I use things like this blog, or Twitter, to reach out to consumers. This was the first public speaking event I've ever done, and true to form I waited until the last minute to prepare. I thought it went well; I HOPE it went well, anyway, and that those who were interested found something of value to takeaway and add to their business.
Apparently it has, because as early as last night I started receiving emails from some of the attendees, and I hope to be helping some folks start their new blogs in the very near future! Will be sure to post them here when they do.
But one of the coolest things that happened, was when Blacksburg Town Manager Marc Verniel told me that the Town had actually started a Twitter account, and was broadcasting information out regarding happenings and important messages around Town! Sure enough, I looked this morning and found them here ... this is unique, as the number of municipalities using things like social media to communicate with their citizens is still very small. Blacksburg is ahead of the trend on this.