Hi there! I’m Sam Flynn, a social media trainer, speaker and author.
I have been training organisations in the use of social media for business for over 7 years. I also speak regularly at business events worldwide on the effectiveness use of social media business.
My background is in Business Psychology, which gives me a unique approach to social media, as I focus on the psychology rather than the technology. To achieve social media super success, you need to stop focusing on what the technology is, and instead think about how you can use it to build relationships with your existing and potential customers, to lead them to want to buy from you again and again. After all, social media is about PEOPLE!
I started my first business, at the age of 24 – Personnel Surveys. We project manage the employee survey process for businesses. I was definitely naive and thought that the phone would start ringing the minute the website went live! It was then I realised I needed to get marketing savvy! Social media became a passion, and I began to be asked more in meetings about social media than about surveys!
I invested in a social media course to increase my knowledge and launched Sam Flynn Social Media in 2010. Social media has changed so much since then, but the approach hasn’t. It’s still about relationships, and when businesses get that right, they see the success they deserve.
I deliver in-house training within organisations, group workshops and online training. I am also a Senior Trainer for Imparture, delivering their Social Media Marketing Immersive course in Manchester, and their online Social Media Marketing Immersive course to delegates worldwide. My clients range from large international companies like Siemens, United Bible Societies and Ogilvy, through to SMEs.
Training naturally lead to more demands to speak at events. I’ve got to admit, I’m happiest when on a stage! I love engaging with an audience and helping them understand social media beyond the technology. The best feedback I receive from my talks is when people tell me I made it simple and clear for them to understand. There are very few people (me included) who enjoy being baffled by technology. So, I enjoy stripping the technology away and just focusing on social media for what it is – PEOPLE!
And, I’ve written a book! Social Media Super Success gives you the psychology and techniques to use social media to grow your business.
I can’t wait to see how social media evolves over the coming years, and to help more and more businesses understand how to use it effectively to build their customer base.