Last night I had the honor of introducing Matthew Schott to the WJMC. I had to read a short paragraph that highlighted some of his achievements, and then got to hand him the mic and shake hands. After his speech, I got to talk to him personally, and he gave me some more help, not only with my blog, but with my possible future social media presence.
Matt Schott is one of the faculty this year at WJMC, so his speech was a little more informal than the others. He mainly talked about social media, its growing presence in the business and journalism world, and the dos and don’ts of social media.
He started off with a brief video highlighting some interesting facts about social media. Here is the video if you want to check it out; I highly recommend it because it shows just how big social media is today.
He ran through a PowerPoint illustrating what to do on social media, as well as what not to do. He also told us to OWN what we do, be the best in a given area so other people will come to our sites rather than others. On a related note, he also told us to be ourselves and to take responsibility for typos and mistakes that get printed, that way we save some face and recover better from mistakes. The one thing that he said that really made me consider actively posting on social media was, “Now, and even more so in the future, social media determines your success; the better you are at it, the better off you will be.”