How time flies! Yes, spring has sprung, and I have to admit I have no idea where did the last month go! I can't believe we celebrated 2 years in business & the 2nd Anniversary of launching B!Social, from Nelson to the world! :)
Here are some exciting updates on what happened in the past few weeks in the B!Social universe.
And, proud to introduce a new feature on the blog: The B!Social Hall of Fame :)
Thank you to all the amazing people & my lovely clients for joining me on the journey! :) Here are all the details, read on!
It's time to #bsocialnow :)
Pre-celebrating as a Finalist for Australia & New Zealand
Yes, September was our Birthday Month, and we started the celebrations already in August, in style. :) I couldn't have wished for a better way than being voted as a Finalist for the Social Media Marketing Awards Australia & New Zealand. If you missed the wonderful views of Sydney, and how the whole B!Social journey started, check this out.
The Facebook B!irthday at BizNet
It was a pleasure to B!Invited by the Nelson Tasman Business Trust to this popular local business networking event, to share my insights on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, and how can these add value to growing a business.
A total sold out full house, WOW! And did we enjoy it all! :)
We kicked off with highlighting the importance of a solid social media strategy, and invited 3 local business owners on stage, Scan4U, Flaxmore Vineyards and Ms Fizzberry to present their absolutely inspiring local case studies on what works for them on social.
Check out their stories and B!Inspired :) You can do it, too!
2 years. 15 workshops. 100% recommendation rate.
Alongside the strategic consultations & trainings I do with clients, workshops are definitely one big pillar of the services I offer at B!Social. During the past 2 years, I enjoyed developing & fine tuning a method and a set of signature courses that deliver practical, hands-on learning by doing and provide a great social experience.
This was Workshop #15. And time to go all in on LinkedIn to leverage the opportunities of this exponentially growing platform.
Here is to the Team B!Linked. Behind the scenes, what we learned, how we did it, yes, you can now check all of it here. :) Make sure to turn on the sound when you watch the video!
As featured on The NONFICTION BRAND Podcast
"Former Hungarian diplomat, now enthusiastic Kiwi Bea Pole-Bokor joins host DP Knudten in a conversation about taking HUGE risks, getting past personal doubts, and going for the intentional life and career you really want—and how they met cute at Social Media Marketing World 2018."
Tune in. You won’t regret it (hopefully :) ) We will travel from Hungary to France all the way to New Zealand, with an epic stopover in the USA & San Diego, and even Fiji.
DP asked me all about social media, diplomacy, how the two relate, moving to NZ, the journey to start a business you love, personal branding, LinkedIn, Facebook, unselfish selfies, Social Media Marketing World, putting Nelson Tasman on the big social map and so much more.
Where it all started 2 years ago... Time flies, and time to give back.
And... Yes, this is where it all begun. My first official post this day exactly 2 years ago. Time to celebrate, and time to give back. Proud to support three charities this month as I reached the 2 year milestone, the Aroha Discovery School, the Nelson Tasman Hospice and Safeguarding Children Initiative.
The best way I can give back is by offering my knowledge so organisations like theirs can help spread the word about how they can make an enormous difference, and so more people can fundraise for them. Needless to say, Social Media is an excellent tool to leverage for sharing their story and what they stand for.
If you have a favourite charity and would like to support them so they can reach and help more people, you can now do it through my workshops. Please get in touch for more details about the B!Social Charity Spots.
Upcoming Social Media Workshops
If you missed our last workshop, but keen to learn more about how to take your Social Media Marketing to another level, we have all the upcoming workshops here. Going all in on Facebook & Instagram this month! Last ones coming up for this year in October!
Raise your Profile & Grow!
Doing something for the Earth so we can be here longer together
Have you been wondering about this, too? I had the opportunity to attend an inspiring presentation by the Chia Sisters, New Zealand’s most sustainable beverage company, and explore how can B!Social become one of the 1000 businesses locally measuring their carbon footprint by 2021!!
Love the innovation & forward thinking in our local community!
B!Social Hall of Fame
A big shoutout to these amazing businesses and organisations who chose to B!Social in the past few weeks, doing a personalised training, completing a strategy session or attending a workshop. Super proud of you all!
Hope you will enjoy your Social Media journeys! :)
Check them out and give them a Like! Let's support local!
Kia ora. Haere mai. Ka pai. Is Social Media like a language, too?
September felt special for someone like me who loves languages. Finally attended my 1st Maori class as part of the Maori Language Week and enjoyed hearing a bit of Spanish come to life in Nelson, thanks to the first Latin America and Spain Festival.
Made me wonder about the language we speak on social media these days, it is quite an interesting one, too - just think hashtags. :)
It was great to attend the launch of the 1st Latin America & Spain Film Festival in Nelson, celebrating culture, traditions, diversity through films. Well done Pablo Salas & Nelson Son for putting it on!
Celebrate Your Success!
When you build a business you love and can do what you love every single day.
When you know you learn, grow, and change no matter what comes along the way.
When you get home after your workshop, swap to a different role and you get a SUPER sticker from Peppa Pig. I don’t know by the way when was the last time a sticker made me so happy. :) When was the last time you got one? Maybe I will introduce them for my client meetings! Watch this space :)
And when you get a reminder on your favourite social media platforms to celebrate your 2 year anniversary, because you did it!
A good day and month to reflect. From where I’ve come. To where I’ve grown. With all the ups & downs. They come together.
And if you are still reading. Please reflect. Celebrate your success. Life is a journey. You’ve got this. Enjoy the ride. Because you deserve it! :)
Cheers to the next month, everyone! And thank you for being part of the B!Social journey! I'm now cheering for you! :)
About Bea Pole-Bokor
Hi, I'm Bea!