Social butterfly

I am presenting my first face-to-face workshop next week on Twitter and LinkedIn basics for business.

While I have done public speaking in Canada and Australia, including live interviews, radio spots and more recently, presenting and facilitating webinars online, this will be a new challenge for me.

It helps that I have been using both channels for five years personally and professionally, but it’s still normal to get the public speaking jitters right?

Last night as I was getting my ‘social media nails’ done for next week’s conference, I had a great chat with my nail artist.

nail art
© Amy Lynch


As she worked on perfecting my Twitter bird wings and beak, the former teacher gave me a few tips:
– look at their forehead instead of their eyes if you’re worried about stage fright;
– just be yourself and be confident;
– at the end of the day, everyone is there because they want to learn from you; and
– one I have known for a while…smile!

I remember trialling Twitter before signing my art school up for an account in 2009. The main benefit I won my Executive Director over with at the time was the fact it was free.

Who knew that when I arrived in Australia over three years ago tweeting about our adventures that I would be presenting on it in front of a room of people eager to learn all about hashtags and RTs?

Wish me luck! Watch this social media clip to get inspired, I was astounded by a few of the facts and how quickly times are a changing.

Published by Amy Maureen Lynch

Over the past decade, Amy Maureen Lynch has negotiated remote work arrangements, freelance client work and validated business ideas, in between living and working in Canada, Europe and Australia (and having three kids). She writes about travel, international family life, creativity and flexible work on her blog, where you can read about her experiences bringing her children into business settings and access flexible and remote work resources to help you navigate the future of work: She produces and hosts the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast, parent-friendly professional development events, digital resources and advises others on creating inclusive and flexible work solutions at: Amy’s first book, Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience, is based on her journey as a blogger, writer, founder and parent to date.

%d bloggers like this: