CONFERENCE GOING: PART 1
How To Use Social Media To Enhance
A Voice-Over Conference Experience
March 25, 2019
Note: This week (March 28-31), VO Atlanta - the voice-over industry's largest annual conference - will bring 700+ attendees together for education, networking and fun. Even more will join virtually. The author shares how to enrich a VO conference experience through social media ...
By Natasha MarchewkaVoice Actor & Course Creator
During a voice-over conference there is plenty to share, but less time to participate on social media.
So why do it?
The benefit of sharing your experiences at a conference is threefold:
JUGGLING YOUR TIME
Some people seem so adept at posting their experience before, during, and after, that they make it look easy.
In my experience, it's not. It's a juggle. It takes away from being present.
I've come up with some simple steps to make both my conference experience and my participation on social media as easy as possible.
Grab as many photos as possible: many with others, a few selfies, and some branding photos.
An archive of photos of the people you've met and of the friends you spent time with will serve you well. You can tag people on social media and keep the conversation going after the conference.
Group photos are especially great for tagging lots of people, making new friends on social platforms, and adding variety to your photo storyline.
I would caution you, however, to not include yourself in every single photo. That makes for really boring, egocentric posting.
What are branding photos?
You'll be grateful to have a photo collection to share during and after the conference, throughout the year, and even to share before the next conference.
2. Posting Tips
Pre-conference, be sure to familiarize yourself with hashtags that the conference is using, so you can check out other people's posts and join the conversation.
If you're overwhelmed by posting on social media during the conference, post at the end of the day or in the morning before emerging from your room, so you can be fully focused during conference time.
What to post?
3. Where To Post
Once you find your rhythm, collecting content at a conference for social media purposes can be navigated easily. You'll be grateful for the effort you made!
See Part 2 - How To Effectively Network At A Conference
Broadcast and non-broadcast, Natasha has recorded 10,000+ commercials and voice-over projects over the past 13 years, including Adventures by Disney, ZipRecruiter, and Electrolux. With a Bachelor's degree in Radio Television Arts, several years of singing jazz in New York City, and many, MANY jobs paying her dues, she started her voice-over business as an eager entrepreneur. She's also a prolific list maker, which has helped her move her business and family to three different countries. Her course offerings from Master VO To-Do List helps working voice talent get their business on track.
Voice-Over Web: http://natashamarchewka.com
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