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Social Media Surgery - interactive learning meetup, #net2welly

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If you’ve got questions about how to make the most of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or another way you’re socially engaging with people online, come along to this meetup to get personalised advice from a bunch of friendly social media surgeons.

At the surgery people working in community organisations and NGOs are paired with a seasoned social media professional. It’s one-to-one advice, with as many questions answered as there is time available.

Whether you’re just starting out, have technical questions about a specific service, are looking for input into broader strategy or measurement, or have have a cunning plan you want to toss about – this is your chance to get personalised answers.

The Social Media Surgery is being co-hosted with the Community Comms Collective. It’s only possible with generous contribution of skilled surgeons and a venue courtesy of Spark.

How it works

This time the surgery is going to be run with patients turning up when you please. Come at the time that suits you best during the two hour session. On arrival take a seat in the waiting area until the next available surgeon can see you.

As with bodily health check-ups, the length of each consultation will vary depending on the symptoms presented: some will be quick, others might take much scratching of heads, up to a maximum of 20 minutes. If you’ve got time to spare, you’re welcome to queue to talk with more than one of the surgeons. Surgeons will be willing to talk with a patient or two at a time.

We’re encouraging everyone coming to draw on the experience of other other patients - we’ve all got something to share. BYO lunch if you like.

Please let us know if you’re coming, so we can arrange enough surgeons. On the day, we’ll tweet updates on the expected waiting times.

About co-hosts, The Community Comms Collective

The Community Comms Collective offers a communications 'boost' to community organisations by matching organisations with one (or more) of their network of experienced communications professionals. They also run regular workshops on communications topics, offer free web usability assessments for charities and offer a whole lot of communications resources on their website

Social media sharing

NetSquared Wellington: #net2welly (

Community Comms Collective @community_comms (

Co-organiser: Stephen Blyth @commonknow_nz (

Venue host: Spark @SparkNZ ( (

Photo credit: @foomandoonian (