#TNSHRM14 was a two day whirlwind of sessions and speaking for the 2014 Tennessee State SHRM conference. I joined 400 other attendees in Sevierville, Tennessee to listen to HR pro’s talk culture, engagement and a number of other HR related topics. I also had the opportunity to speak on two panels about social media for the HR pro.
Under the hashtag #TNSHRM14 we blogged, Tweeted, Facebooked and Instagrammed our way through the conference. Although the attendees at TNSHRM were not as social media savvy as other conferences they were curious and interested and asked lots of questions.
After sitting through a legal session where a speaker compared social media to sewage the social team was fired up. We spent some time re-butting this presentation on social media platforms like blogs and YouTube (see videos below) and made sure to emphasize the positive impact social media can have not just on an organization but also on an individual.
Based on the attendance at our sessions the attendees definitely see the value in social. They were interested in social media, they asked good questions and they challenged us to provide real solutions. I’m thrilled I got to speak with such awesome attendees.
In the future I would like to use more video at conferences. Ben Eubanks did a great job catching Dave Ryan and I fired up about a poor social media presentation and spent some time recording our rebuttal thoughts. It was an excellent way to capture a moment and might not have come across so easily writing the post a week later.
Check out the pictures above and the videos below for more insight into the conference!
Employee and Labor Relations With Melissa Fairman:
Dave Ryan #TNSHRM14 Social Media Employment Practices: