Participants in the first A Window on the War social media workshop met at Great St Mary’s on Saturday 16 June, and received training from social media experts and project organisers HistoryNeedsYou. Skills covered included: how to create an effective account that benefits your organisation or project; how to create an effective communications strategy and how to measure your true effectiveness; how to be ‘social’, and avoiding common errors. Participants came from a variety of voluntary and academic backgrounds with a varied skillset, and enjoyed learning from each other’s experiences as well as the skills being shared by the workshop leaders. Participants were invited to take part in A Window on the War and we look forward to seeing their input in due course.
If you are interested in voluntary opportunities and associated training as part of A Window on the War, including archival research and effective social media, please contact us.