EDGEucational Forum Recap

In case you missed it, these are just a couple topics that were discussed at Metro Edge’s first EDGEucational Forum. Our social media experts and attendees discussed how technology and social media is changing the landscape of the workplace for better or for worse.

Yeah, we know how to use the latest technology and social media tools, but have you ever stopped to think about whether you are too connected or how social media can take your business to the next level?

  • Did you know that social media enables businesses to market and advertise on a shoe string budget? Social media now makes it possible for you to stay connected to your clients or customers when you don’t have funds to mass market through traditional methods. For only a few $$$ (or for free), you can get the word out about your services or your product. Try creating a Facebook fan page for your business.
  • Is there really such a thing as being too connected? Social media allows you to brand yourself and expand your network ten-fold! Initially technological advances may have pulled people apart (just email me), but social media is actually bringing people back together. It is truly interactive. The key…social media shouldn’t take away from personal interaction, it should enhance it!
  • Can social media bridge the gap between generations? It may not happen overnight, but social media is the wave of the future (and the present) so we need to help the older generation get up to speed.
  • One of the challenges we young professionals face is getting the older generation on board with our ideas about how social media tools can enhance our business, not detract from it.
  • Social media seems to be shifting the power in organizations away from executives and into the hands of all employees.

Let us know what you took away from the event. If you were unable to attend, we still want to hear from you! Do you think social media bridges the gap between generations? How has social media changed the way you work? Are there downsides to being too connected? Any other related topics you want to blog about?

How connected are the members of Metro Edge? Take Metro Edge’s own social media quiz. The survey will close on Monday, December 14 and results will be shared the following week.

Thanks again to our experts and to everyone who attended the EDGEucational Forum.  We look forward to seeing you at our next event!!

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