Before starting my work trial at Loving Social Media I had mixed emotions. I was nervous of the unknown but also excited for what was to come. I heard such great things about Gary and how he could benefit my career. So far it hasn’t disappointed, the staff have been amazing, it’s a perfect atmosphere for a workplace, fun and bubbly but also determined to succeed and complete the task in hand.
Gary is a great boss and Thegz is an amazing teacher. They have both taught me so much already in my 10 days and I hope I could learn more from them in the future.
During my first couple of days at Loving Social Media it was very nerve racking, however, the team really made me feel welcome. I knew it wouldn’t be easy because on the first day I had a task over the two weeks to get 2000 followers on a brand new twitter account. Gary and Thegz both gave me tips and advice on how to gain more followers and just general tips on how to keep a good, interesting twitter page. In the first couple days they also taught me about Likealyzer, and how you could check your Facebook score and it also explains what you’re doing wrong and right with your Facebook page.
In the beginning of my second week at Loving Social Media I had achieved 1,200 followers all within the correct area. Gary was very pleased and it gave me such boost and motivated me for the rest of week. Before I started the work trial I wasn’t really up to date with Twitter however by the 2nd week I was confident with Tweeting the right stuff. I was using the tips Gary and Thegz taught me and also was researching on the big companies Twitter pages and see what they were doing right. It was mainly keep your followers engaged and keep your Twitter page interesting.
During my second week I was also involved more with Gary’s opticians, GoodLooking Optics. Being on the shop floor and keeping the customers happy. At GoodLooking optics the customer service was very different to any other opticians I’ve been to. As a client you would never be ignored, you’ll receive the right stuff to keep you happy, Tea and Biscuit while you wait, can’t go wrong with that service. Gary taught me to never ignore the customers, and just make them feel welcome into the shop. On the shop floor I also learnt to call customers to inform them that their glasses or contacts were available in the shop to pick up.
On the last couple of days Gary invited me to his business workshop, where 10-15 small business owners turned up to learn more about how social media could help improve your business. There were businesses from Wedding planners to School uniforms, a vary of businesses. While I was there I learnt so much more from the workshop. Gary and Thegz explained how Twitter and Facebook worked for your business, they explained that why should you pay for adverts when you could simply promote your business on social media. I also learnt the structure of a business; operations, finance and marketing.
During the workshop Gary gave me an opportunity to speak in front of everyone and explain how I had achieved gaining so many followers in just over a week, and how I felt about my time working with Loving Social Media. I wasn’t just the only one to gain knowledge during the workshop, everybody left there very satisfied with now knowing what to do on social media to gain a better business status.
Overall my time working at Loving Social Media has been very helpful, gaining so much knowledge. Looking back I very much enjoyed my time, it has developed me and gained me the experience I was looking for. I hope there will be a place for me at Loving Social Media to develop my career even further in the world of social media.
Written by Rhys Williams
Love social media, Optician, Work Experience Mentor, Entrepreneur
Honors & Awards — Beta tester for twitter Spaces 2021 Best Social Media in the world.
2020Shortlisted for Digital/e-Commerce Business of the Year. 14 Hour Global seminar 50,000+ Views May 2020. Most inspiring business person of the year 2020 finalist. OPENING SANTANDER BANK 2019. Special service to the borough Enfield. 2019 Social Media Marketer of the year. 2018 Winner of best Greek business in the U.K. 2018 Ask the expert 100% optical Vision-X Opticare Conference. Keynote Speaker. 2014 The Worlds First CET on social media. 2017 Judge at the 2013 Enfield Business Awards Judge of the national optician’s awards. 2013 – Dispensing Optician of the Year Finalists. 2008 Final Best work experience place to work UK SME . 2007 Worlds first Optician on Twitter and Facebook 2005 Whoever has read this email I am very much looking forward to working with you, Creating outstanding work, and achieving great things together. Bring on 2021.
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Loving social media was born from a love of digital communication and the passion for guerrilla marketing over 15 years ago I discovered Myspace and then Facebook. They did wonders for my optical business in then evolved for me doing friends social media then hiring an apprentice her salary was covered for all the friends and colleagues social media. In 2019 the opticians (Goodlooking Optics) that I owned merged with another optician the merge didn’t go perfectly and there was a conflict so I decided to completely devote myself to love social media. in January of 2019 I sold all the customers of loving social media in preparation for this big merge which I then regretted. today loving social media has 24 clients a pure passion of getting your website optimised the Page 1 with a joined up approach using social PPC And SEO Like all self-respecting digital companies, we know that we are always learning because things are always changing!