Today I have some tips and a killer app to help you host a Facebook Party!
On August 22, 2015 Facebook hit a milestone of 1 Billion users in a single day! People everywhere are on FB and it’s a great place to share!
I’ve had success hosting online Facebook parties or classes but they can be a lot of work too. Today I’m going to share some tips with you and a tool I just found that will rock your world if you are hosting online events!
First–what is a Facebook party you ask???
This is where you set up a Facebook event and then at the scheduled time you post photos, info, videos, etc just like you would share if someone was at your house. Party attendees follow along from wherever they are and interact right on the event page.
on to the tips now…
1. Don’t rely on Facebook invites only
Email your list, text your friends, or actually make a phone call (yes, your phone will actually make real calls to real people!) Don’t mass invite 500 friends! Having a small, but interactive group will be better in the end. So give an authentic and real invite…maybe old school style with a postcard in the mail followed by a phone call!
2. Begin with the end in mind
What will your Call to Action be in the end? Make sure you write and plan out your entire class before you start ~ keeping in mind what you want your guests to do or learn in the end. Then at the end ask them to do what you are requesting….give them a link to view more, to order, or whatever. And it doesn’t hurt to give an incentive for acting fast!
3. Make your posts engaging and fun
Invite participation! People are more likely to respond to your call to action if they are having fun interacting with others.
4. Keep it Simple
Young Living has hundreds of products….don’t try to share all of them at once. Overwhelmed guests will end up doing nothing. So keep it simple with one main message and one call to action.
5. Get their contact information
Online events are a wonderful way to make new connections, but be sure to follow up! I like to offer a giveaway in exchange for their email. One class I even had them text me their name…and I did a giveaway drawing. Make it fun! Then follow-up…ask what they liked best? A personal contact with them after the event can help those that may be on the fence.
6. Make it visual
Every post should be a photo or video with a short description. A warning, too, don’t steal graphics…people don’t like that and Facebook frowns on using copyrighted images. Young Living has a flickr account and you can use something online like Canva for making graphics.
7. Create it Once!
Create your event description and each post in a Word document. This allows you to cut and paste each post and saves time during the actual event! This also gives you the class info to repeat the same class without recreating all the same content.
Now for the EASY part! Enter Post My Party…
Instead of setting up the content in Word, how about setting it up in a program that saves it as a template and posts automatically at the set time so you can have a successful party over and over and over again?!?!
Could it get any easier? Welcome PostMyParty.com
Now, you can sit back and interact on the event page, answer questions and ENJOY the party instead of the frantic copy/paste, copy/paste, copy/paste…for over an hour!
Thank you PostMyParty….you have rocked my world!
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Here’s to happy partying!
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