Women in business learn video skills

Chris McRae, Dawn Peterson, Debbie Crook, guest speaker Olivia Knott, Karen Preston, Gloria Parkin and LeeAnn Brough.

Chris McRae, Dawn Peterson, Debbie Crook, guest speaker Olivia Knott, Karen Preston, Gloria Parkin and LeeAnn Brough.

Businesswomen in Victor Harbor turned media celebrities last week when the Women in Business Regional Network held their latest Victor Harbor dinner.

Network member Olivia Knott from South Coast Realty has built personal as well business brands on social media and is well-known locally for posting videos, including in support of charitable and community causes like the Beach House project for the Women's & Children's Hospital.

Olivia showed examples of how ordinary people with little training had been able to create and feature in videos to provide profiles of themselves and what they do and also as testimonials.

She pointed out that these days you didn't need expensive, nor specialised equipment to post professional looking videos.

With video getting much more reach than static posts on social media the women were encouraged to think about what video footage would enhance their social media reach and engage their customers and followers.

Olivia said, when shooting video for social media, to consider ways to bring audience value, to educate, share thoughts, go behind the scenes, do something humorous or offer prizes through competitions.

There was a practical part of the dinner with the women pairing up to practice what they'd learned, being encouraged to produce and share videos about what they love about being a part of the Women in Business Regional Network.

Christine Taylor, Lynda Pugliese, Helen Sampson, Trudi Waller, Tania Heaslip, Leanne Farr, Leanne Reynolds and Joanne Dean.

Christine Taylor, Lynda Pugliese, Helen Sampson, Trudi Waller, Tania Heaslip, Leanne Farr, Leanne Reynolds and Joanne Dean.

The next Victor Harbor function will be a lunch on Wednesday, September 9 when Jo Puplett of Inspired by Hannah will be speaking about personal styling for the businesswoman.

The next dinner will be on Monday, October 14 when a representative from Skilling SA will be speaking about the opportunities available to employ apprentices and trainees, including financial incentives and more flexible employment arrangements.

The Women in Business Regional Network is open to business owners, managers, staff and those dreaming of owning their own business. You don't have to be a member to attend events but bookings are essential via Eventbrite.com.au.

For more information about the Women in Business Regional Network visit www.wibnetwork.com.au or phone Carolyn on 0435 432 203.