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Do You Know How to Fix Social Media Blunders?

Getting messages mixed up on social media platforms happens to many of us. Maybe it’s sending a message to the wrong person or posting or tweeting something too personal, before remembering that your business colleagues are also your friends and followers. Avoid this embarrassment by doing a few quick checks before you click that ”post” button.

I had been interviewed by the Canadian Immigrant magazine and shared my real life and social media tips. Enjoy the article and let me know if you have your own suggestions on how to “fix” mistakes on social media and in real life.

http://canadianimmigrant.ca/work-and-education/damage-control-how-to-fix-social-media-blunders

 

About two months ago I have asked for your stories of real life immigrant faux-pas. Please enjoy two select stories (unabridged) from the Intelligence Connect community.

 

Boris: “I had some funny and embarrassing situation many years ago when I just arrived to Canada as immigrant.

About 2-3 weeks after arrival I went to supermarket to do grocery shopping. So I was moving along the different section and noticed Pepsi cola  bottles on the shelf. The label on the bottles stated the writing “Pepsi Free” which meant caffeine free but being a new immigrant I did not know that.. So I loaded my shopping cart with bottles of Pepsi cola and headed to the cashier. She started counting the bottles and calculating the charge. When she told how much I had to pay, I became really mad and asked her in my broken English why she was charging me showing her the label on the bottles with “Pepsi Free” on them. I said it is free and you cannot charge me and then she obviously started laughing so hard and when finally stopped, she explained to me everything but as I was leaving the store, I heard her laughing again. 

I definitely made her day and even if she was in the bad mood before, I helped her a lot.”

 

 Victoria: “In 2010, Natasha and I decided for a long weekend + a couple more of vacation days to travel to Quebec ( Montreal, Quebec City, Tadoussac to see whales).

On July 1st we stayed in Quebec City assuming that it would be a beautiful city to see fireworks which we have here in Toronto. We found a nice restaurant, which was half empty sipping coffee we asked a waitress who brought a bill,  what time the fireworks should be.
Waitress: – What fireworks?

I : – Canada Independence  Day fireworks

Waitress: – Oh, I don’t know (seeing our dilated/ surprised eyes  and being polite she said)- Let me ask the manager.

We never received an answer. We thought that young people who worked in the restaurant, may not know. Only a couple of months late we learned that some regions in Quebec do not celebrate Canada Day “because July 1st is the day when the majority of rental leases are renewed and people are busy moving in and out”:-)”

Communications Coordinator, volunteer or intern

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Intelligence Connect helps people be fulfilled in their ideal careers. Learn more about us at www.IntelConnectEvents.com

The Communications Coordinator will possess clear understanding of team responsibilities and will be writing and editing content, developing and executing communications via social media and blogging, assist in event planning, meet deadlines requiring little supervision, and be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

–       Prepare and edit event content including invites and confirmations

–       Write content for company the website and the Career Expo website

–       Research and write content for the company’s blog

–       Research social media to reach out the company’s audience

–       Follow the marketing social media plan

–       Research and choose images for blog posts and other content

–       Promote communications and events on social media

–       Build and maintain a contact database

–       Serve as liaison on event-related matters

–       Contribute marketing and promotions ideas

–       Collaborate with the marketing team to promote events

–       Ensure that all initiatives support the company brand

–       Assisting with planning and coordinating the company’s events – seminars, the annual expo, and networking events

–       Provide additional assistance when needed

 

Experience & Education

 

  •  Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English including writing, proofreading, editing.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and high degree of professionalism

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, email, researching, and social media.

·         Ability to think strategically and present creative solutions.

·         Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

·         Excellent project management, time management, and presentation skills

·         Self-motivated and comfortable taking the initiative.

·         University or college degree/diploma in English, Communications, Marketing or a related field.

·         Knowledge of Human Resources, Psychology or Management is a strong asset.

.         Nice to have – design software (Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign).

 

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume at Larysa@IntelConnectEvents.com.

To be considered, all resumes must be submitted in Word format.

 

The right person can transform a business. If you’re not right for this role, but you know someone who is, please pass on this information to help them achieve their next career success!

 

Events Coordinator, volunteer or intern

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Intelligence Connect helps people be fulfilled in their ideal careers. Learn more about us at www.IntelligenceConnect.ca

The Events Coordinator will possess a clear understanding of the project objectives and responsibilities, must have a passion in organizing and producing events, anticipate project needs, prioritize work accordingly, meet deadlines requiring little supervision, and be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

–       Assisting with planning and coordinating the company’s events – seminars, the annual expo, and networking events

–       Gather information on each project to achieve quality events

–       Create and maintain good rapports with clients, speakers, vendors, and colleagues

–       Assist with event marketing logistics including but not limited to sponsorship negotiation and management, venue management, content and speaker management, food and beverage management, AV and booth management, giveaways ordering and management, leads management and ancillary event management

–       Prepare nametags and other materials such as packages, gift bags, registration lists, etc.

–       Process event leads through the internal system

–       Help schedule and take notes during all event management meetings

–       Assist in budget and invoice closure and post-event surveys for all events

–       Prepare and modify event contracts as needed

–       Keep track of event finances.

–       Serve as liaison on event-related matters

–       Contribute to new ideas in order to improve the events

–       Collaborate with the marketing team to promote events.

–       Ensure that all initiatives support the company brand

–       Provide additional assistance when needed

 

Experience & Education

 

  •  Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English including writing, proofreading, editing.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and high degree of professionalism

  •   Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, email and researching.
  •  Ability to think strategically and present creative solutions.
  •  Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  •  Excellent project management and time management skills.
  •  Self-motivated and comfortable taking the initiative.
  •  University or college degree/diploma in Event Planning, Communications, Marketing or a related field.
  •  1-2 years of event management experience. Experience with expos is an asset.
  •  Knowledge of Human Resources, Psychology or Management is a strong asset.

.         Nice to have – design software (Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, or InDesign).

 

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume at Larysa@IntelConnectEvents.com.

To be considered, all resumes must be submitted in Word format.

 

The right person can transform a business. If you’re not right for this role, but you know someone who is, please pass on this information to help them achieve their next career success!