Tag Archives: social networking

Park life, where people help people

Every weekend I go to my local park. I walk through the woods, round the lakes and have a coffee at the cafe. Roundhay Park is a place I’ve visited for nearly 50 years. Nearly! It has great landscapes and … Continue reading

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Always people first

I’ve learned that if you wait until something is perfect, it won’t be; not for everyone anyway. The delay will probably have had a detrimental effect on what you were trying to do. So I had an idea and put … Continue reading

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Sociable city anyone?

This time last year I’d just been asked to lead on developing and implementing social media strategy at Leeds City Council. I’d run some social media cafes. Of the relatively few people that came, the majority were a bit despondent … Continue reading

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On mythbusting and moving on

I’ve seen and heard it said a few times recently that some organisations need to move on from self-proclaiming about ‘using’ social media to just cracking on and realising the benefits that really engaging networks can bring, for them and … Continue reading

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Learning together

Like other cities and towns no doubt, staff in organisations across Leeds are getting to grips with new ways of working, including networking and amongst other things; use of social media. To some, this can be a daunting task, to others; … Continue reading

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Making it real

Sometimes things happen and it just feels right. The above moment was a big issue, for me and my organisation. An idea that could easily have been left in a pub somewhere became real. Leeds City Council gathered 90 of its … Continue reading

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From Yemen to Yorkshire

I recently watched the film Salmon fishing in the Yemen. I don’t know what the pull to this film was as I’d not heard others rave about it; it didn’t catch my eye when it was a trailer at the cinema … Continue reading

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