Social Media Presence: How to maintain privacy and authenticity
Learn how to connect with your followers in a genuine way without over-sharing.
Do you struggle with what to post on social media? Do you know you should be more active on Facebook, but you don't know what to post? Do you worry that you share too many selfies on Instagram?
Social media is an important promotional tool for belly dance performers and teachers, but many of us are unsure about exactly how to use it. How do we present a glamorous belly dance image while still being authentic about our struggles? How do we connect with our fans, without losing our own sense of privacy?
In this class I'll share actionable tips on how to become more comfortable on social media. I'll help you understand your privacy settings, and show you some tools you can use to control who sees what content. I'll help you determine what parts of your life you want to share, and which you prefer to keep to yourself.
And there may even be cat and corgi pictures along the way!
Sophia Ravenna likes to say she's a social media professional by day, belly dancer by night, but the truth is that her two identities are hard to separate at times. Dance is always on her mind, as is her social media presence and ideas for how to help her clients build their brands.
On stage, Sophia is known for her lyrical use of fan veils, her love of elegant music and costuming, and her willingness to dance at the drop of the hat. Off stage, she's known for her blog Confessions of a Dance Pants Addict and her Instagram posts of her makeup, costuming projects, dance adventures -- but mostly her cats and dogs, who might be more popular than she is.
When not dancing, blogging, or working in her day job as a copy writer and social media manager, Sophia is most likely to be reading a book or working on a costume.