Learn how to use the invite and share tools to spread the word and get people on board
Getting people on board
You’ve created an awesome event, added heaps of content, a great image and it’s listed in our Activity list. Well done! The next step is getting people on board, and in this help article we step you through how to do that. We’ll look at how to share event details, invite your contacts and provide some tips along the way.How to get your events out there! Click To Tweet
At the activity page, use the share icons to post event details to your Facebook or Twitter feeds. The connection process is managed by the third party. Community Meets will not have access to account passwords or login details. Connection only authorises a sharing protocol. Periodically, a third party may disconnect a service. When that occurs, you will need to reconnect your account to continue using the Share feature.
Prior to sharing an event, a preview will be available.
Don’t underestimate the power of sharing! With approximately 2.3 billion Facebook users, you need to be sharing group details to social media. Here are some tips on when friends are most likely to be checking their social accounts.
● Weekdays between 1-3 pm
● Evenings between 7-8pm
● Weekends between 1-2pm
Another way to share is by selecting the link icon. This will import the activity name and URL into your mail browser, allowing you to add and invite personal by email.
Page members or followers are automatically invited to an activity when it is posted, the exception being where contacts folders have been created at ‘Manage Contacts’. Where this is the case, the organiser will be able to select which folders receive activity invitations.
To get others on board, use the Invite tool (shown below) to import and invite contacts. Once a contact has been invited to at least one activity, they appear in a Previously Invited list. For subsequent events, simply visit that list to invite your contacts.
The invite tool can be used several times per event, allowing you to add new contact along the way. They will only receive one invitation per event.
Before creating an event, or using the invite feature, we suggest updating your profile to include a recognisable name and photo. This will assist invitees recognise the source of the invitation.
Mail providers may classify certain types of mail as spam and mail may end up in spam or junk folders. If this is the case, please add the following email address to your mail address books.
Contacts and lists can be imported at Manage Contacts. Prior to doing so, you need to create at least one folder to house your contacts. This will be beneficial if contacts need to be managed separately. You will have an option to message selected folders and choose which folders receive activity invitations.
Once contacts have been imported, you can use the Invite icon (shown below) to invite them to the page.