List of the Best Free Social Media Webinars on YouTube
Number 1: The Best
Introduction to Social
Media - 21/02/12
This is a video that is
set up to inform, in return for something.
In this case they are obviously trying to gain a social media following
through releasing edited video. It is
created by the people at Creative Collective, and I should probably point out
that the video called “introduction to Social Media - 21/02/12” is just one
video out of a set, so instead of describing the one, I will do them all.
They are in-fact a very
good set of videos, with each one giving good snippets of advice and
facts. They lay out some of the basics,
and also (most promisingly), they point out stuff that you could only know
through being on social media for a long time.
This includes things such as how becoming invested in one blog (for
example), is often not a long term investment move because most private
citizens stop blogging after a while, and so your contribution grows old, stale
and un-viewed. At the time of looking,
there are 78 videos, posted by “dacreativecollective” and they are probably the
best free videos you are going to get.
Even if you think the advice on there is pap, you should at least hear
their arguments, facts and tips before continuing. (Also, Evette Adams voice is
really sexy on it).
Number 2: The Runner Up
Intro to Social Media
YouTube name, I do not know how close they are to the real Google company) is
on YouTube with 550 videos, all of which are free. Some you may find useful, and others a waste
of time. I would suggest however that
you start with the “Intro to Social Media
webinar”. They do have some very useful
tips, albeit spread across a heck of a lot of videos. If you do have the time, then it can’t hurt
to have a look at them, after all they are free.
Number 3: But Still Better Than Most
Webinar - 10 Social Media
Tips - 2010-07-08
Here is a free, almost
hour long webinar which (despite the advertising medium), is not a bad bit of
teaching. They start the webinar by
laying out a foundation so that people are able to understand social media in
the terms of functionality, and in the context within Web 1.0 (which is a
static web). They also explain it in
terms of Web 2.0 (which is a dynamic web).
They also explain the ways and fares of the up and coming mobile web
(also known as Web 3.0). After they have
laid the groundwork, they explain the ten most important social media practices
that you would be wise to follow. Within
this webinar, they take you from the very basic, all the way to the advanced
without the fluff or hype, and show you how you can gain a return on investment
through the correct application of social media.