Social Networking Online and Offline for Weddings and Parties

by Robbie Schlosser

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Social Media Online logosSocial Networking Online occupies much of my attention.

I’m a musician, you know, making a living entertaining at weddings and parties.

Most of my band’s engagements arrive, one way or another, through my social networking online and offline.

(Thanks to ptsmultimedia.com for this eye-catching picture.)

I often blog about the benefits I receive from being active on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.  I also occasionally check in at Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube.

All this social networking online helps me stay connected with my best colleagues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  We share news, ideas, suggestions, ask and answer each other’s questions, offer to help each other with upcoming events, and introduce each other to new people we ought to know.

All this social networking online activity is easy and convenient, whether we’re seated by our laptops and desktops or out-and-about, carrying our iPhones or iPads.  However I’ve found this online activity is a pretty small (though important) part of the story.

In my opinion, online social networking is just the prelude (as a musician might say).  The real pay-off usually arrives when I’m actually with my colleagues.

For me, the ultimate objective of social networking online is to meet face-to-face offline.  With maybe a few emails or telephone calls along the way.  I find our relationships are barely begun until we have an opportunity to chat one-on-one.

That’s when we get to know each other and develop good working relationships.  These let us work together more smoothly and make our clients’ events even more successful.

This is why I’m always excited about attending a networking event in person.  Several excellent ones come up in the SF Bay Area every month, and I’m usually there — at Silicon Valley NACE (National Association for Catering and Events), San Francisco NACE, ISES-NCC (International Special Event Society), Tri-Valley Wedding Professionals, WIPA (Wedding Industry Professionals Association), and several more.

In addition to the great networking, we usually enjoy spectacular decor, visiting a new facility, lively music, sensational wine, appetizers, and a fine dinner.   But best of all, we meet some of the top event professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I always look forward to chatting with EVERYONE there!

How about YOU?  If you attend one of these events, please say “Hi”.  If you’re missing them, I urge you to use social networking online to meet your colleagues and clients offline.

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Meanwhile, the Magnolia Jazz Band entertains at weddings and parties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are ever nearby, you’ll love catching us in action, seeing and hearing us create a great mood.

How can I help you? Call 408-245-9120 or use Robbie@MagnoliaJazz.com. Planning a celebration? Ask about our availability.

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