Over the next several months we will be exporing this thing called ‘Social Media’ and what it can do for us not only as people, but as Rotarians as well. Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Google+, Google Hangouts and many more are being used by millions each day to communicate and reach an audience of people that help share everything from photos to stories, jokes and more.
Instead we will be exploring how we can make a better impact using these ‘free’ sources to let others know of what Rotary is, what your local clubs do within your community and give a sampling of the amazing global impact Rotary has had on the world. Let’s face it, when we speak of Polio, what organization has done more to eradicate its hold on the nations than Rotary.
So are we talking about patting ourselves on the back to brag about what we are doing. Absolutely not. What we can accomplish through sharing the local community and international works of our clubs is to assure that Rotary International will sustain itself in order to continue to serve in the coming years. You see, our membership as an organization has not grown over the recent years. We can help! You can begin now by beginning to explore your very Facebook account and begin to look for the members you know within your own clubs as well as searching for local clubs that neighbor yours where you might have common ground on upcoming projects or events.
For those of you who do not have a Facebook account, simply click HERE and start now. The whole process will take about 4 minutes and you will be on your way.
In this post we want to be sure you are aware and following the primary social media accounts your District 6950 is using to better establish a local means to communicate both to our members and to those exploring and finding us by sheer accident. You see many of those people who stumble upon us are actually asking questions like “where is a local club I can attend”, “what are the membership requirements”, tell me about Rotary” and more. So imagine that if we have strangers asking these questions and we are directing many to your local clubs for information, how much more of an impact you can have on your own followers who know, lke and trust you. If you are proud to be a Rotarian, let’s not be bashful any longer about spreading the word.
Raise Your Visibility
What exactly happens when someone “likes” your business, personal or District 6950 Facebook page?
So if our District page has 400 fans, then our status updates will be published in 400 people’s news feeds! And if an update contains great content, your fans may like it, comment on it, or share it with their friends. This kind of interaction builds customer, friend and neighbor loyalty and spreads your content virally through Facebook. It can be huge!