Older People Living with Cancer

Peer advocates supporting older people affected by cancer

Smarter communicating is the name of the game

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Last Tuesday OPAAL Trustees and staff came together to look at how we could develop our individual and collective social media skills. We were tutored by a very patient Jude Habib of Sound Delivery who managed to get the best out of what was a ragtag bunch, all of us it seemed at different experience levels.

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We looked at how we made use of Facebook, Twitter, our website and this blog.  We discussed how we could do things smarter and make everything we produce more eye catching and attention grabbing. We’re absolutely delighted that our newest member of staff, Angela Broadbridge, comes with a whole range of social media skills. Skills we’re sure to make good use of in the coming months and years.

As you can see from our photo taken at the end of the day, a good time was had by all.

This is how we looked at the end of the day!

This is how we looked at the end of the day!

We left tired but invigorated and also determined that we’ll all contribute to better telling the stories that matter; the stories of the older people our members support and the wonderful work that advocates do every day. We have a follow up day for staff next month and are really looking forward to it.

Our thanks go to BIG Assist for funding our social media skills training.

Marie McWilliams, National Development Officer, OPAAL

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Author: Marie McWilliams

OPAAL's National Development Officer

One thought on “Smarter communicating is the name of the game

  1. It was great to work with such a dynamic and fun team. But what was so important was that OPAAL trustees attended alongside staff and were able to understand their role in helping to tell the organisations story.

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