On Friday, I spoke at the #BeeSocialMcr conference organised by Creative Promanchester.

The event combined the two worlds of networking – online and offline.  It explored the differences between the two, and there were speakers on both aspects.

I decided to speak about being authentic on social media.  I have used the word authenticity a lot this year, and it is definitely the social media buzzword of 2016.  I didn’t realise until the day, how authenticity was actually at the forefront of the majority of the talks.  The talks I listened to focused on being real, whether in real life or on social media, and also being different.  In an age where so many people and businesses are using social media, we have to do more to stand out and keep people interested.

I really enjoyed the afternoon and it was a pleasure to speak at it.  I took snaps on snapchat of the afternoon, and have turned the snap story in to a vlog.  Unfortunately, my battery ran out, but I managed to capture a good bit of the day!