Silence is More Powerful than Noise Online

“Silence is more powerful than noise online.”
— Brenda Johima

This could simply read “silence is more powerful than noise.” Period.

Online, this means, only post, write, Tweet, Facebook, blog when you feel, when you want, when you have value to add, and something that has emotional impact and/or an opportunity for learning. Having said this, there still are no “rules” on when you must post, despite what “experts” may tell you. It’s simply my take on things.

People shut out noise. They listen, we listen … when wisdom and smarts jump out from within the silence online … and even more so, if you’ve opened hearts at the same time.

What are you adding online? Heart, smarts, value, love, learning, meaning and connection?

Or … noise 😉 ?

— Brenda Johima

Social Media Workshop in Prince George BC : Social Media for Artists

I’ll be in the Northern Interior of B.C., in Prince George this fall (2012) for two workshops.

One, in the workshop below, I’ll cover the basics of social media for artists and business owners.
It’s intended to be an introductory workshop but anyone at any level of ability is welcome to attend 🙂

This session will be hands-on so please bring your choice of a laptop, tablet, iPhone, iPad or any device of your choice where you are able to connect via WIFI or 3G. There will be no boring PowerPoint in this session. You’ll be active, interactive, learning and busy. The time will fly by.

Here is their write up below. Please contact the gallery directly and visit the Two Rivers Gallery website as they are taking care of all payments and registrations for me. Thank you!

Social Media for Artists

Sunday, September 23, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Facilitator: Brenda Johima

Calling all artists! Join artist and social media expert Brenda Johima and learn what the world of social media can do for you. Brenda will introduce you to tools and techniques to further your business, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Learn how to better connect with other artists and potential clients, helping you to promote yourself and your art in the virtual world.

Website : Two Rivers Gallery
Facebook page : TwoRiversArt
Twitter : @TwoRiversArt
Address : Two Rivers Gallery, 725 Civic Plaza, Prince George, B.C., V2L 5T1
Phone : 250-614-7804

Find out more about Brenda Johima’s business(s) right  here : 

brendajohima.com (art and photography website)
JOHIMA Social Media + Marketing

The second workshop is all about iPhoneography (iPhone Photography) and Mobile Photography(this will is in a separate blog post and is on Saturday, September 22nd, right before the one above. I’ve got a FUN weekend planned for you! 🙂

P.S.

>> I’m looking forward to my stay at Coast Hotels & Resorts at the Coast Inn Of The North <<

Social Media Camp 2012 and iPhone Photography!

It’s time to GET SOCIAL.

To Social Media Camp, that is.

I’m super excited to be speaking at Social Media Camp 2012 in Victoria, B.C., once again!

I’m honored to say that this is my third year in a row as a speaker at this prestigious Social Media Conference in Canada. For the past two years, I’ve been both a featured speaker and also a session speaker, and for 2012 I’ll be presenting a Power Session, which for my session, will be my version of a hybrid between a speaking engagement and an interactive session where you can ask me lots of questions.

I will not be holding back any secrets as to exactly which apps I use, as well as any tips, tricks and techniques. That’s right, not holding any cards close to my chest. Why? Better images make for a more beautiful web, and in my opinion, increase your marketing power online. During my overflowing-with-content, action packed 45 minute session, you can ask me ‘almost’ anything to do with iPhone photography. (usually I hold a few cards close to my chest … but not this time … 🙂

What’s the biggest question that I get asked on a regular basis about iPhone Photography? (iPhoneography) “What app did you use? Which app is that?” I’ll answer those questions, AND explain why we need to find new questions to ask mobile photographers 🙂

Last year at Social Media Camp 2011, my session title was “I’ve got an iPhone, now what? Photography Apps and Social Media for Sharing Images” and it was standing room only!

Apparently for this year, there is limited space in the room for my Power Session, so please do arrive early because I’m eager to have FUN, share my passion with you for this exciting medium of mobile photography, and to share tips, tricks and techniques to inspire and encourage you to take even more great photos.

Photography and art make for a more beautiful web. Nowadays, cell phone cameras and iPhones are ‘one of’ the fastest way to create art and post to web, blogs and social networks.

SHOW. Like. Trust. Images sell.

iPhone Art and Photography for Social Media Marketing

Everything online is sold and marketed using text content and/or images.

iPhone and cell phone photography is growing at a rapid pace, not only as an artistic tool for creative expression, but as a viable tool to be used for business and marketing online via Social Media and image sharing.

  1. My creative tool of choice, and camera of choice for mobile photography is the iPhone (3G and 4s)
  2. I have 80+ art and photography apps. I’ll share my favorites.
  3. AND >> My session is open to ALL Mobile Phone Photographers. Although my session and demonstrations are based on using an iPhone, you Don’t have to have an iPhone to join in! If you are interested in creating cool images, please join me 🙂
  4. Top secret : Some people have even attended my session without even owning a cell phone. Shhhh. It’s all inclusive, everybody is welcome, it will be FUN.
  5. My presentation is loaded with iPhoneography examples from beginning to end, a visual display, with NO boring PowerPoint 🙂
  6. Get inspired, motivated and passionate about this exciting medium, to use it in your business (or for personal expression)
  7. As I also work as an ARTIST, I’m here to show you some techniques, that you can then apply to your own industry and images.

Here’s what you will learn:

  1. Brenda’s top 10 apps for improving iPhone images
  2. How you can use Brenda’s top 10 basic elements of fine art and design tips to improve your photos
  3. How to correct (or use for artistic effect) blurry and lifeless, “blah” photos
  4. How to use your mobile phone to create art-based marketing on the fly, real time, and where to share your images online
  5. How to create eye-catching cell phone photos that are even more creative, dramatic and that ‘pop’

So … GET SOCIAL.

iPhone Photograph of wine glass and chocolate cake by brenda johimaI’ll see you there! Please do come and say HI! on June 8-9th in Victoria, B.C. Here’s all the details :

CONFERENCE WEBSITE:
Social Media Camp 2012

TWITTER:
#Follow @SocMediaCamp on Twitter
#Follow @JOHIMA on Twitter (for everything SEO, design, social media and online marketing)
#Follow @brendajohima on Twitter

FACEBOOK:
Social Media Camp on Facebook
JOHIMA Social Media + Marketing on Facebook
Brenda Johima Creative on Facebook

P.S. I’d like to extend my gratitude to Chris Burdge and Paul Holmes for giving me this opportunity to speak, and connect for two days at a stellar conference, with some of the brightest and best speakers, thinkers, online marketers, social media experts and eager learners. It’s going to be a good time!

— Brenda Johima

 

Food For Families : Comox Valley : Campbell River

Help me help the Food Banks in the Comox Valley and in Campbell River. I’ll be Tweeting live on location, with Bob Johnstone of 97.3 The Eagle

On Twitter :

Follow @brendajohima and @johima

Follow @ThriftyFoods and @TheEagle973

On the Radio : 97.3 The Eagle

Listen in : Courtenay:   9:00AM – 1:00PM  –  Breana Morgan on-location (Courtenay Thrifty Foods)
Campbell River:  1:00PM – 5:00PM  –  Ryan Mennie on-location (Campbell River Thrifty Foods)

We’re helping the Food Banks promote Thrifty Food’s ‘Food For Families’ Food Bank Drive this Saturday, December 3rd, 2011.

See you there!

Brenda JOHIMA Social Media Consulting

Take Online, Offline. Call Me. 1.250.335.1195

 

 

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Questioning the Power of Social Media? Be Convinced

Are you still questioning the power of Social Media? Are you still wondering if you should create that new full-time Social Media employee position in your company?

Or are you wondering if it’s worth contracting with a Social Media Consultant for your business?

Maybe this Global BC News Hour video will help convince you, where Sophie Lui looks at the relatively new employment positions in the social media industry. (aired on Monday, Mar 7, 2011)

Social Media, there’s no looking back.
~ Brenda Johima ~

P.S. I’m available for Social Media consulting contracts 🙂
Email: info [at] johima [dot] ca

Take Online, Offline. Call Me. 1.250.335.1195

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