Social Media Surgery #StevenFlower
How to run a social media surgery
Social media surgeries are informal drop-in sessions where anyone from the voluntary and community sector can come and pick the brains of our ‘surgeons’ (helpful volunteers who understand the world of Twitter, Facebook and the rest).
A Social Media Surgery Recipe from Steven Flower
- a free room where there is wifi and you can buy or blag a drink (cafe is perfect)
- a surgery manager – the person who’s happy to choose a time and date and check with the people at the venue that it’s ok with them. On the day they welcome people, introduce them and just make sure people are ok.
- at least one surgeon (can overlap with manager in the weeny ones) and hopefully at least one person from a local community and voluntary group who wants some help
- zero expectations – high hopes can kill enthusiasm. Expect nothing and be delighted by what does happen. (The Zen of Social Media Surgery)
Surgeries are regular, simple, “stress-free” meetups that NetSquared organizers can use to supplement less frequent events that take more resources to organise…
Social Media Surgery Guide
These resources will held you successfully plan your first social media surgery
- What does a Social Media Surgery look like?
- Promoting your Social Media Surgery (includes draft email invitations, posters, and meetup event text)
- Tips and templates for holding a Social Media Surgery
- Documenting your Social Media Surgery
- Recruiting Partner Organizations for your Social Media Surgery
Video produced by the BBC about Social Media Surgeries
Additional resources and links
- The Social Media Surgery homepage: http://socialmediasurgery.com/
- Testimonial video from a Social Media patient