A perfect description of a perfect social media surgery? Bearwood.

This video is shot by the Lorna Prescott – who’s the surgery manager for the enormously successful Dudley Social Media surgery –  and she’s talking to Coral Musgrave who organised last night’s first social media surgery in Bearwood. It is wonderful to see surgeries seeding with people who run one helping others develop there’s – and all working along the keep it simple lines that started with the recipe.  Lorna (of Dudley CVSlearnt this from her first surgery:

  • Never underestimate the power of sharing knowledge, skills and experience (crucial in community development practice)
  • Social media surgeries are to help active citizens to join the massive conversation which is taking place on the internet
  • Social media surgeries are not basic IT training – we can signpost to adult learning for that
  • Individuals working in the public sector, voluntary sector and involved in community groups are willing to give their time

Well done and lets hope those organisations come back for more help in Bearwood. Can I make one suggestion Coral?  Put some more dates in – so people who are enthused can book to come to another.

May I also say it’s a top notch piece of social reporting. Lorna came to one of our social reporter training programmes a year of more ago – and is a natural in the business of keeping things relaxed, simple, and get them online quickly.

One comment

  1. Lorna Prescott says:

    Hi Nick
    Thanks so much for the compliment on my social reporting. Since meeting and being trained by you and Gavin early last year I have been carefully cultivating the Nick Booth approach. I cheekily call this the lazy approach, but it’s more accurately described by you above as keeping things relaxed and simple. Combined with my absolute inability to finish *anything* I am happy to recklessly hurl stuff on the web, knowing that if I don’t get it up there more or less immediately it will just fall further and further down my list of things I want to do. And my motivation is helped by being involved in such exciting things – helping at Bearwood’s first social media surgery was a privilege, so creating a record of it and sharing that was an enjoyable thing to do.

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