Bay Area Social Media Expert, Jason McDonald, Announces Social Media Workshop in Oakland, California

Oakland, California – January 16, 2014

Social Media WorkshopFremont, CA – December 31, 2013 – Jason McDonald (, a top Bay Area Social Media expert, is proud to announce he will be conducting a lunch workshop for the SGMP (Society of Government Meeting Professionals, San Francisco Chapter) to be held January 16, 2014, in Oakland, California. The social media workshop will focus on the needs of meeting professionals to enhance meetings – before, during, and after an event – by using LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook.

"Social media brings many wonderful things to today’s meetings and events," explained Dr. McDonald. "The SGMP is a leading organization helping government officials and contractors do a better job at planning and hosting events, meetings, and conferences, and so I was very honored to be selected to conduct this lunch workshop in Oakland."

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The new social world of Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and the like is an overwhelming avalanche of information. Many meeting professionals are paralyzed by too much information, despite a recognition that this “wave of the future” is here to stay. The fact is that using social media in a targeted way can improve the meeting experience before, during and after a meeting or event. To take one example, using LinkedIn groups and messages one can “get the word out” of an upcoming meeting and pre-discuss the agenda. During the meeting, using an effective Twitter #hashtag can allow for instant feedback and discussion, and can even extend the conversation afterwards. Even Facebook (generally known for friends, family, and fun) can be utilized to bring some zest and pizzazz to the most serious of meetings. This one and a half hour will explore how to use social media in a targeted way to make meetings better, more productive, and even more fun using tips and tricks for social media.


Dr. Jason McDonald is a recognized SEO and Social Media expert consultant in based in the San Francisco Bay Area / Silicon Valley. Dr. McDonald received his Ph.D. from the University of California in 1992, and has worked at many hi-tech start up’s in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, Dr. McDonald is Senior Editor at, a web portal and email service covering hi-tech embedded systems on the Internet, founded in 1994. Recently, Dr. McDonald has begun teaching marketing, market research and Internet marketing at Bay Area institutions such as AcademyX and DeVry University.

Dr. McDonald can be found on the Internet at, a website focused on search engine marketing, SEO, and other Internet marketing issues with in-depth free information on SEO, Page Tags, Google Analytics, Metrics, Link building, Free SEO Tools and more. He can also be contacted by telephone at +1-702-879-4771 or email, [email protected].