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News & Resources from Social Phonics

February 2011

In This Issue
Summer Camp Is Coming!
More Boot Camps
The Bloggiest News
Register for Summer Camp
Summer Camp IconComing this summer: Social Phonics Summer Camp - the perfect way to take your social media skills to the next level, and to have fun while you're doing it!

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Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Social Phonics News.  We tried to think of a clever title like The E-Lert or the Socialnator Phonicsator.  But we came up dry, at least for now.

However, we hope that you'll find our content anything but dry!  We have committed ourselves to providing churches, ministries, and non-profit organizations with the absolute best in social media training, consulting, and resources.  The Social Phonics News will be our monthly way to get some of that stuff in your in-box.

So, please forward it on to friends and colleagues.  You can also share the Social Phonics love on Facebook and Twitter with a simple click on those little icons at the top of this email.  Impress your friends and neighbors with your social media prowess!

And read on below for some more great stuff!
Announcing Summer Camp!!!
Summer Camp IconSocial Phonics is thrilled to announce our first Social Phonics Summer Camp, coming
Monday, July 18 - Wednesday, July 20, 2011
in beautiful South Minneapolis at the newly remodeled Solomon's Porch Training Center.

Our Summer Camp is the natural outgrowth of many Boot Camp participants asking us for the next level of social media training. 

Having learned the basics of many social media tools, our Boot Camp veterans have requested a more intense training that will take them to a level of social media proficiency that will benefit their organizations even more.  We are offering a three-day summer camp this July to fulfill just this request.


Summer Camp is going to be a blast!  We'll have camp counselors to help you every step of the way, and we'll have lots of fun and games as well.  Plus, you'll be learning every step of the way.

You won't want to miss it.  Read more at our website, and register today!


New Boot Camps Added
SP boot campOur Social Phonics Boot Camps are expanding like a brood of bunnies in the Spring.  Chances are, one is coming to a city near you.  Check out our offerings, and get in touch with us if you'd like to host a boot camp in the fall.

If you've been to a boot camp, take this opportunity to tell your colleagues around the country that they should attend one, too!  Then convince them to join you at Summer Camp!

FEBRUARY 17, 2011 - Denver, CO

FEBRUARY 24, 2011 - Detroit, MI

MARCH 10, 2011 - Dallas, TX

MARCH 23, 2011 - Memphis, TN

APRIL 7, 2011 - Kansas City, MO

MAY 12, 2011 - Wausau, WI

MAY 19, 2011 - Dyer, IN 

MAY 20, 2011 - Indianapolis, IN

MAY 26, 2011 - Chicago, IL


The Latest from Our Blog
Be sure to check our blog every week, because it's a great place to find out the latest on how to use social media smartly and securely for your organization.  If you feel like you can't keep up with all of the changes in the social media world, you can rely on us to keep you up-to-date on the latest.  Here are some of our recent posts:

Cruise Facebook as Yourself...or as Your Organization

Last week, Facebook started rolling out yet another change to Pages, and these are changes that have a huge effect on those of use who use Facebook on behalf of ourselves and our organizations...

Lights, Web-Camera, Action!

This week Vimeo, a recorded video network similar to YouTube, has launched some really great features. You should give them a look if you are into posting video or are thinking of it...


How Are Facebook Pages Different from Groups?

To be blunt, most organizations or public figures will want a Page and not a group. If you only have a group I encourage you to start a Page and ask your group members to like the page...

Update Your Facebook Security 

This week, Facebook announced something that at first blush seems rather geeky, but in fact it's very important.  It's called HTTPS, and here's why you should care...

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Tony & Doug
Social Phonics, a division of JoPa Productions