2016 TEDxBinnenhof Ideas from Europe

Yesterday, 31 March 2016, I had the privilege of attending the 2016 TEDxBinnenhof event.  Wow, wow, wow.  24 hours later and my mind is still blown.  It was held in a stunning location - the 13th century Ridderzaal (Knight's Hall), and an afterparty on the Hofvijver, with a view over the Mauritshuis and Parliament buildings. … Continue reading 2016 TEDxBinnenhof Ideas from Europe

A High Tea in The Hague to help Syrian refugees build a business

Last week, I attended a High Tea in The Hague, organised to raise awareness of the Basmeh and Zeitooneh Syrian Refugee Relief project. Beatrice is based in The Hague, and introduced us to the products made by displaced women from Syria, currently living and working in Lebanon. I took this short video where Kathy introduces … Continue reading A High Tea in The Hague to help Syrian refugees build a business

2015 Storytelling for Business Workshop

On Thursday 28th May, 2015, I attended a Storytelling for Business workshop, facilitated by Helen Kuyper of 24-7 Storytelling.  I first met Helen at the WBII (Women's Business Initiative International) in August 2014 and you can read my previous blogpost here: The Power of Storytelling Event Highlights.  The workshop that week built on the interest … Continue reading 2015 Storytelling for Business Workshop

Social Media Strategy for TEDx events: your input requested!

  Last night, I attended my fifth live TEDx event – TEDxDelftWomen in Delft, The Netherlands. Organised by friends of mine, Molly Quell, Manuela Damant, Sarah Brown and a whole team of many other great people, it was a fantastic day. The speakers were inspirational and the location – The Rietveld Theater Delft - was large … Continue reading Social Media Strategy for TEDx events: your input requested!

Is it elearning, e-learning or E-learning? The dilemma of how to write #elearning

Almost 18 months ago now, I wrote about my growing fascination with elearning in this post: The E-learning Explosion .  The shortened version of electronic learning, it opens up a wonderful world of possibilities for learners of all ages worldwide. This is a topic which I'm increasingly interested in, particularly now that since September last year, … Continue reading Is it elearning, e-learning or E-learning? The dilemma of how to write #elearning

2015 Connecting Women Presentation: Create your own Social Media Strategy

Last night, I had the opportunity to deliver a social media strategy presentation with Molly Quell to the Connecting Women group in The Hague, The Netherlands. Here is a copy of my presentation, where I talked about the top 10 tools and how people could create a written social media strategy for either personal or … Continue reading 2015 Connecting Women Presentation: Create your own Social Media Strategy

2014 Expatica I Am Not A Tourist Fair Event Highlights

If you are an expat living in The Netherlands, the annual Expatica I Am Not A Tourist Fair is one of the highlights of the year for your calendar. I have attended several years now and you can read one of my previous blog posts here: 2012 Expatica I Am Not A Tourist Fair (on … Continue reading 2014 Expatica I Am Not A Tourist Fair Event Highlights

Which Apps can you not live without?

I admit it.  I'm an App Addict.  When I first got my iPhone about 4 years ago, I messaged my brother.  "Yay, finally have an iPhone".  "Great, app it out!" he replied, along with some suggestions of his favourite apps to get started.  Immediately I added at least 10, including Facebook, Twitter, the Torch (which … Continue reading Which Apps can you not live without?

How Social Media can help expats survive – and thrive – in a new country

This article first appeared in The Feel At Home in The Hague Magazine, 2014 Winter edition, a publication of http://www.thehagueonline.com Have you been making the most of social media to help you survive and thrive in a new country?You may be planning your move to another country, could already be there, or even possibly be … Continue reading How Social Media can help expats survive – and thrive – in a new country

How to disconnect Facebook and Twitter from each other

Ceci is a student in the Zestee Social Media School and had this question today: At some stage, you may have connected Facebook and Twitter so that when you post on one, it does the same post on the other. Often, entrepreneurs who feel that they would like a presence on both Facebook and Twitter … Continue reading How to disconnect Facebook and Twitter from each other

Social Media Tips: Tidying up your LinkedIn Groups

Did you know you can be a member of a maximum of 50 LinkedIn Groups?  I think these are a highly under-utilised social media resource, so if you have reached or close to your maximum, this video will show you a few tips for tidying up your LinkedIn Groups. My goal was to leave groups … Continue reading Social Media Tips: Tidying up your LinkedIn Groups

Social Shopping: Tools for Facebook Commerce

Most retail businesses have a multi-platform social media strategy, but one network stands out in terms of value and referral traffic: Facebook. Zuckerberg's popular social platform drives almost three times as much traffic as YouTube, the closest competitor, according to a report from social technology firm 8th Bridge. Facebook has caught on to the business … Continue reading Social Shopping: Tools for Facebook Commerce

World Day of Social Communications

Have you ever heard of World Day of Social Communications?  I hadn't but recently signed up to trial Fanpage Karma and they send you a "morning report" with a summary of your social media posts, but also useful information about upcoming international days which may be of interest.  This can help you plan social media posts … Continue reading World Day of Social Communications

5 Tips to Sell on Facebook Using Photos

With technology increasing from desktops and laptops to smartphones and tablets, we’re seeing a sharp shift in how content is presented on screen. Because of deeper and sharper resolutions, text-based content is being replaced with more attractive and more engaging imagery by way of photos. Using an image to promote your business may pay off … Continue reading 5 Tips to Sell on Facebook Using Photos

Social Media and WordPress Workshop 28 November

Lisa from Lemonberry and I gave our second workshop together on Thursday 28th November 2013 at the beautiful Spaces Den Haag building. The first hour focussed on the Top 10 Social Media Tools for Business, presented by myself (Renee) and covered some basics on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, ...   Participants were: Ceci & Thomas from … Continue reading Social Media and WordPress Workshop 28 November

Zestee Social Media School Website Pyramid: How to build a solid website and how it's like a house

How much do you know about your website?  After trying to explain the structure of a website to clients recently, I created the Zestee Social Media School Website Pyramid.  I've found that visualising and creating models to explain concepts makes it easier to understand. For those who built their own website, all of the 10 … Continue reading Zestee Social Media School Website Pyramid: How to build a solid website and how it's like a house

2013 The Hague International City Podium Highlights

Last week, I wrote about the International City Podium over on my Dutch Australian website.  Here's my wrap-up of my highlights of this event which was held on the 5th November 2013 in The Hague. Organised by the International Community Platform, in partnership with the Gemeente Den Haag, Ministrie van Buitenlandse Zaken and the West … Continue reading 2013 The Hague International City Podium Highlights

Live class wrap-up: Top 10 Social Media Tools for Business 12 November 2013

  On Tuesday 12th November 2013, the Zestee Social Media School offered our first evening class from 6.30pm-8pm, covering the Top 10 Social Media Tools for Business. This mini workshop was essentially a crash course of all of the major social media tools and how they can be utilised for business, covering Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, … Continue reading Live class wrap-up: Top 10 Social Media Tools for Business 12 November 2013