As you may know, I have not been a big fan of Facebook, and I always empathize when my clients talk about all the reasons it’s bad. I don’t have extra time to “mess with it” either.
Well I must confess, I’m having second thoughts. Yes, it’s true. I downloaded the Facebook app to my smart phone, so I could see what it does. After posting a few things on my page, I heard from people that I hadn’t been in touch with for years. They loved the photo of Katie and me at the beach this summer and it was really fun to reconnect. Then I started seeing all the inspirational and hilarious things that my friends were posting on their pages. It’s amazing how much love and inspiration is circulating via Facebook Seriously! It’s a great antidote to the news!
One of the posts that moved me to tears was a video of an 82 year old woman’s audition on “England’s Got Talent”. (See the link below.) I guess it moved me so much because I’m getting older, my Mother is 92 now, and I work with many amazing elderly people like her, who are enthusiastic about learning techie things. I’ts just so great to see people follow their passion right up to the end of their lives.
Another inspiration for me was a fun lady, who had me come work with her every week last season so she could learn Facebook and keep in touch with her 4 children and 12 grandchildren. We had so much fun! She joked about how some of her friends spent way too much time on it and she just wanted to see all the latest photos and make short comments. She got really good at it. Can you imagine how much that means to the children and their parents?! So many times, our children end up living out of state, and Facebook can really help to keep the family together.
I’m eager to share what I’ve learned and to show you how rewarding it can be. I think you will be surprised at how much you will enjoy it. You don’t have to spend a lot of time, or sift through a gazillion emails notifications. I can show you how to adjust the settings to calm it down and make it manageable.
So to this end, I’m planning to offer some Facebook playshops in the new year and I hope you will join in the fun.
We can do my usual private sessions or you can invite up to 7 friends to a “Play Shop” at your home or office. (8 gadgets is the maximum for home Wi-Fi routers). The host is free and the other participants only pay $20 for the 2 hr. play shop. (The minimum requirement is $80) I will also be happy to do more Play Shops at the Mastermind Seminars’ office on Date Palm. Just let me know the best days and times for you.
I hope you are having a lovely holiday season with your loved ones. I hope you will give Facebook a try, so you can re-connect with loved ones you haven’t seen and keep up with the ones you have. Let’s keep that love and joy vibration going all year long!