Shall We Dance? The Social Media Soiree

by Shonali Burke on May 4, 2010

If you’re in the DC Metro area, here’s a great event coming up you should know about: the Social Media Soirée, hosted by our very own Terri Holley and Creative Blog Solutions, on May 19, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Silver Spring, Md.’s, Eggspectation.

Here’s why:

  • Small businesses are increasingly investing in social media marketing including blogs, Facebook and LinkedIn to stay relevant and competitive… as I’m sure you’re doing.
  • According to the Small Business Success Index™ (SBSI), sponsored by Network Solutions® and the Center for Excellence in Service at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business,  the adoption of social media by small businesses has doubled from 12% to 24% in the last year.

The Social Media Soirée is designed for small business owners who are interested in honing their social media skills. If you attend, you’ll learn from eight featured expert users who will give live demonstrations on the latest social technologies.

Eight! And all during breakfast!

Regular Women Grow Business blogger Melanie Spring is one of these experts, so if you attend, you won’t just walk away with great networking and learnings, you’ll get to meet two of your favorite columnists… IRL.

What’re you waiting for? Register here… and let us know how you enjoyed the event, won’t you?

Image: Jim Manka-Taylor, Creative Commons

Shonali Burke is editor of Women Grow Business and one of the country’s leading business communicators, who was named to PRWeek’s inaugural top “40 Under 40″ list of US-based PR professionals. She specializes in creating and implementing integrated (online and off), results-based, measurable communication programs for clients both large and small at Shonali Burke Consulting. An accredited business communicator, she is also Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins University’s M.A. in Communications program and active in the local communications community as President of IABC/DC Metro. Talk to her via her blog, Waxing UnLyrical or Twitter.

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