Social Media for Illawarra Businesses

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 – Fraternity Bowling Club 5pm to 7pm

Many people in Wollongong ask me how I get the time to be all over facebook and other social media.  They also ask me why I do it.  So I've set up a small workshop to answer all those questions.

A program for Illawarra Business Managers

Small to Medium businesses are busy.  They are trying to grow and juggle unlimited competing priorities.  So what do you do with Social Media?

  • Do Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and Blogs have a role in your business?
  • Is Social Media just for kids?
  • Are customers talking about your company right now?  What are they saying?
  • Can Social Media be used to grow business?

In essence, this 2 hour Social media workshop will help you understand Social Media to make an informed decision about how to engage with your customers and prospects.

Who should do this program?

The program is for Illawarra business owners and managers who are concerned, curious or challenged by Social Media.  More importantly, this workshop is for people who want to make better connections with their customers and prospects.

Did you know that facebook has over 500 million users, and that the fastest growing segment is aged 35 plus?

Did you know that Google Maps has 269 reviews for 12 hotels in Wollongong?

Did you know that Linkedin has 12,000+ business users associated with Wollongong?

The following comment was made online about a Wollongong Real Estate Agent

Did not notify me of the condition the property .....poor communication, sometimes not responding to emails/calls".

Could this be your business?  Would you even know?  How would you deal with this?  

The future is not just about Marketing, it is about connections.

“A Brand is no longer what we tell consumers it is – it is what consumers tell each other it is” Scott D Clark, Board Proctor & Gamble

At a glance

The session will help you with the following:

1.    Defining and understanding Social Media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter)

2.    Understanding how it can affect your business, without you knowing.

3.    Prioritise, where to start

4.    Using Social Media for Customer Service and Sales

5.    Create an action plan for engagement

This will be a heavy, fast paced session designed to give you an immediate kick start.

Some idea of the content

Along the way we will cover topics such as:

1.    12 ways Small Businesses can use Twitter.

2.    How to split your personal and work personas on Social Media

3.    How to integrate Social Media with email

4.    How you can be seen to be everywhere

5.    Which new Social platforms are especially good for small businesses in regional areas.

6.    6 traps of Social Media (How to avoid stuffing it up)

7.    The 4 must use tools of Social Media

8.    The one Social Media network you must be involved with.

All participants receive a free Social Media Set-up kit valued at $100.00

The Details

The total cost of the session is $99.00 including GST.  Note there is a small booking fee for the ticket agency.

The event is not far away and the early bird special expires 1 week before the event.

Location: Fraternity Bowling and Recreation Club, Bourke St, Fairy Meadow.


Time: 5pm-7pm



Overall the feedback has been tremendous with very positive actions as a direct result of the sessions.
This impact is no doubt due to the quality of content that everyone contributed and in particular your session….

Robynne Hall, Dealer Support Manager, Mazda Australia

Great examples.  Good delivery and slides.  Well done excellent. - Graeme Cowan

Loved the links at the end – excellent examples; great energy – top job. Michelle Bowden

Great at bringing in real-life experiences into his dialogue to illustrate his message.  Entertaining.  Provided thoughts about focusing on what you are about. Steve James

What an understanding Steve has about service and sales – changed my attitude forever. John Hepburn

Fabulous – makes you stop and think! - Kim Waterhouse

Accomplished, well-paced.  Good content, easy to assimilate models. Simple, effective message.  Service is sales – sales is service – memorable. Jane Milton

Steve links purpose to business in a marvelously experiential way.  He is obviously passionate about his purpose and informed on his subject. Noeline Dawes


Name Sales End Price Fee
Early Bird   Ended $85 $2.12
Workshop Fee   Ended $99 $2.48

On the Web

Social Media for Illawarra Businesses Tickets, Fairy ...

Eventbrite - Steven Di Pietro presents Social Media for Illawarra Businesses - Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at Fraternity Bowling Club, Fairy Meadow, New South …

Social media and the Cultural Community

Illawarra Digital Enterprise Program workshop dedicated to the Cultural Community. Social Media presentation. ... Business & Mgmt. Tweet. 20. 03.

Businesses of the Month - Wollongong Small Business …

Hungry Cat provides social media services for small businesses including: ... Join us for al the glitz and glamour as we celebrate the success of the Illawarra ...

TAFE Illawarra Choices Day

TAFE Illawarra Choices Day, ... Events Activities Restaurants Venues Business Directory About Us Contact Us. ... snap a picture and share it on social media to go …

Social media opens door to narcissism | Illawarra Mercury

Social media is making us more narcissistic, ... Formal season has wrapped for graduating students around the Illawarra. ... News Business. Smartphone. Tablet ...

Illawarra Business Chamber | Representing Business in …

Illawarra Business Chamber can help your business ... News & media. Latest ... Illawarra businesses are reporting improved business conditions and renewed ...

using social media for business success

There Using Social Media For Business Success have been two ... innovation and. Comprehensive course on Social Media for business owners in the Illawarra ...

Latest news from Illawarra Business Chamber

... the Illawarra region as reported by the Illawarra Business ... media. Latest news; Photo gallery; Promotional Partners; About us. Corporate Social Responsibility;

Illawarra Women in Business - Unanderra 2526 - Local ...

To connect with Illawarra Women in Business, ... social media, media issues ... once again as an IWIB Business Women's Awards sponsor! Illawarra ITeC are …

Illawarra General Business Services Businesses | Gympie …

Discover Illawarra Business Services > General Business Services from 5 ... Websites for sale in Australia at Social Stores Online! You can buy an ... APN News & Media.

Profits on face value as businesses harness social media ...

Two young Wollongong technology enthusiasts are out to help local businesses tap into the world of social media and boost their ... ABC Illawarra NSW All ...

Marketing Businesses for sale in Illawarra , buy a ...

Search’s 0 Marketing Businesses available in Illawarra . Choose country. Log in; Help; Business for sale. Buy a ... Social Media Franchise ...

How To Market and Advertise Your Business Using …

Business Using Social Media Illawarra. What’s tonight about? •Using Social Media To Reach Your Target Market •The Pros and Cons of Digital Advertising

IWIB Business Networking Lunch 17 October 2014 @ …

Illawarra Women in Business. ... IWIB Business Networking Lunch 17 October 2014 @ Bella ... In today’s digital age we focus a lot on social media for our ...

NSW Trade & Investment Illawarra / South East Update ...

It is with this in mind that the Office of the Small Business Commissioner ... Illawarra Events: Wollongong Small Business ... use this social media but is ...

Social Media

It’s no secret small business owners are keen on doing more to promote their business using social media, ... Illawarra (Wollongong) Lord Howe Island New England ...

Illawarra A Class Catering - Best Illawarra Catering Business

Aug 25, 2011 · Watch Video about Small business assistance,marketing with video,marketing via social media by ... Best Illawarra Catering Business ...

Sydney Social Media For Business Owners Workshop

Watch full movie Sydney Social Media For Business Owners Workshop in any ... Vs St George Illawarra ... Social Media Marketing For Small Business Courses ...

NSW Trade & Investment Illawarra / South East Update ...

ILLAWARRA/ SOUTH EAST UPDATE: NSW Trade ... It is with this in mind that the Office of the Small Business Commissioner is conducting a review of the Retail …

Social Media for Business | Mayvin Training

Category Archives: Social Media for Business. Facebook to Reduce ‘Overly Promotional Pages ...

Related Events