Meet Our Social Media Manager
Q. What attracted you to work with Happening People?
A. I became interested in social media in 2006, dabbled on and off, and then started helping “solopreneurs” get started as a way of testing what I’d taught myself. In 2011, I was given an opportunity to work for Happening People, a successful training development company that provided me with the stretch I needed.
Q. What are your top 3 tips for a business just getting started on social media?
A. 1) If you’re going to get started, then do it consistently. Nothing will happen if you just setup, show up for a few weeks then disappear.
2) To start with, choose a few sites that are going to be most beneficial to your business and build them. Don’t be tempted to be on everything, however be aware of what’s new but only start it if you really think it’s going to be a game changer for your business.
3) Don’t forget your business needs to be done offline as well, which helps to grow your online business.
Q. How do you keep motivated?
. I am a “To Do List” person and have to schedule my tasks into small 2hr lots. If I am not able to complete something within this time frame, I break the task down further. That way I am fresh on each task. If it’s not scheduled it’s not real!
When I take a mini break at the end of each task I turn up the volume for one song I can dance to.
Q. What’s a single piece of advice you have been given that you still work with?
A. Love one another – I use to joke about this piece of advice, but as I get older I believe if you work from a place of love in all areas of your life things have got to get better and clearer. Easier said than done.
Q. What gives you the biggest thrill?
A. Seeing my 2 boys growing into beautiful young men.
Q. What role models do you have?
A. I don’t have a role model but I do love to hear about the stories of people who have defied the odds or have an inspiring story to tell. The people who possess strength, determination, belief, will and love.
Q. What inspires you?
A. See above and genuine people.
Q. If you could invite 2 people to dinner (dead or alive) who would they be?
A. 2 guests I’d invite to join me and my family for dinner,
- Michael Clark because there is always cricket conversation at our table. He’s also been through some major trials and tribulations and managed to come out on top – Great inspiration for the boys.
- Tina Arena – a great singer, all the family love her music. In the spotlight from such a young age, she went on to reinvent herself and become one of Australia’s best talents – Plus would love to sing with her.
Q. What’s the biggest challenge when you’re trying to build a brand and create buzz for it?
A. If you are clear on what your brand is and who your audience is, then targeting that audience and providing them with valuable content is the easy part. The struggle is to have your audience respond to that content, the social part of social media. The dream is to come up with content that is going to go viral.