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Social Media for Humans

Empowering you to do social media differently. Alexis Bushnell chats to a variety of guests about their experiences and shares her own advice as a social media coach focused on ethical and effective marketing on everything from Instagram to Facebook to The Social Dilemma and everything in between.

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Getting started on TikTok with Clem Holman
Learn some TikTok tips and automation hacks to make content creation more fun and less time consuming from small business social media expert Clementine Holman (she/her) of Honey Bee Social.We also treat you to a quick rant about Instagram!Clem help businesses grow their communities online through actionable strategies and cost effective content creation. I’m here to help small to medium sized business help them make content creation as second nature and give themselves some time back, by taking one idea and showing it many different ways.Clem's links.Website: www.honeybeesocial.com.auTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@honeybeesocialInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/honeybeesocial_au/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HoneyBeeSocialLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clementine-holman-small-business-social-media-marketing/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClkKutl955G9BlBQfV8lIgQOther things mentioned.Stephen G Pope: https://www.tiktok.com/@stephengpopeRepurpose dot io: https://repurpose.io/Zapier: https://zapier.com/Alexis' links.I've quit social media for September.Join the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
76:17 09/16/2022
Spreading kindness on social media with Sarah Browning
Is there really kindness on social media? Sarah (she/her) thinks yes, and lots of it, but she's on a mission to prove it. I chat to her about why she's so passionate about kindness and why so many of us are a bit scared to believe in it.Sarah is a Kindness Cheerleader and Communicator. She works with organisations and individuals to find more effective ways to communicate their vision of a kinder world and to achieve their organisational goals. With nearly 20 years’ experience supporting charities, higher education institutions and other not-for-profits to communicate more strategically, she also runs #ProjectAmplifyKindness, an initiative to share stories of every day kindness.Sarah's links.Website: www.timeforkindness.co.ukInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/time_for_kindness/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TimeforKindnessLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-browning-she-her-438b4120/Other links mentioned.Hank Green's sad gap video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbPY2hyU3zkJohn Green's sad gap video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bew3EMicf8gBBC good news stories: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/cx2pk70323etAnatomy of Kindness podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00154cpBlog from a headteacher: https://timeforkindness.co.uk/kindness-blog/what-if-kindness-is-a-priority-in-education/Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
46:10 08/26/2022
Canva-crastination and chronic illness with Kate Browning
As many of us in the UK struggle to work through another heatwave, I'm thrilled to share this chat with Kate Browning (she/her) of Cherry Blossom Management about incorporating self care into your business so your business supports you, whether you have a chronic illness like she does or you just want a happier work life.Kate is the founder and owner Cherry Blossom Management. She genuinely loves to support people, to see them grow, to empower them and witness that transformation that comes with outsourcing and delegating. She believes in doing business your way and incorporating self care into your daily routine.Using Canva for small business, Kate's guest post: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/using-canva-for-small-businesses/The Duck Pond Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theduckpondcommunityKate's links.Website: https://cherryblossommanagement.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cherryblossommanagement/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cherryblossommangementLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katebrowningcbm/Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
40:19 08/12/2022
Make social media fun again
Here in the UK it's summer and no one is looking at your social media so take this time to scrap the strategy and have some fun with your content!Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
06:18 08/05/2022
Procrastination and perfectionism with Saba Umair
If you've ever spent hours looking for the perfect image or crafting the perfect caption, this episode is for you! I chat to mindset coach, Saba Umair (she/her), about how perfectionism creates procrastination and what you can do about it.Saba Umair is a Mindset Coach. She helps action takers gain clarity, build confidence & strengthen self-worth by destroying their self-sabotaging patterns in business, career & life. With the help of brain & body based techniques, she has created massive shifts in her business & life as well as destroyed her habit of procrastination, perfectionism & fear of success.Saba's links.Website: https://myunconventionalmusings.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myunconventionalmusings/Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
59:13 07/29/2022
Slide into the DMs like a human
Can you really slide into the DMs with a "thanks for following" message ethically and without annoying someone?Inspired by a question in the Social Media for Humans Club this week, that's what I'm chatting about on this episode.Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
12:51 07/22/2022
Diversity, inclusion and political correctness with Ellie Highwood
We dive deep into political correctness, ally-ship and using social media to push for social justice with diversity and inclusion trainer and coach, Ellie Highwood (she/her).Ellie enables inclusive organisations via meaningful equality, diversity and inclusion strategies and actions, and empowers individuals to soar via coaching; making the world a fairer place one decision at a time and enabling more people to thrive.Everything Ellie does is about developing people, or developing organisations so that they can develop people! After 20 years as a lecturer, climate scientist, department and research group leader and 4 years in the Leadership Group at the University of Reading, developing and implementing strategy and action plans for gender and race equality as Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, she is delighted to be running her own portfolio career as a consultant, coach, trainer and facilitator. This gives her the opportunity to work with fascinating people and organisations, and use all her experience of juggling leadership, research, management, parenthood and life.Ellie's links.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellie-highwood/Twitter: https://twitter.com/EllieHighwoodDiversity and inclusion website: https://www.equasense.co.uk/our-expertise/Coaching website: https://sendthemsoaring.com/about-ellie-highwood/Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
56:40 07/15/2022
Alt text 101
This quick tip is all about alt text and making your social media content more accessible. If you're avoiding alt text because you don't feel confident with it, hopefully this episode will get you going!Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
10:04 07/08/2022
Creating an aligned social media practice with Lori Reising
If you're longing for a version of social media that you don't hate, Lori Reising (she/her) has some powerful advice for creating an aligned social media practice that supports your business and your life. She talks about sovereignty, the power of choice and quitting "trying" to do the good habits.Lori brings you over 2 decades of experience as a Holistic and Trauma-Informed Healer, Intuitive Medium, Embodiment Guide, Ritual Facilitator and Fear Culture Disrupter. As the host of the soul-hitting podcast The Raw and Wild Hearts, her enthusiasm for your potential is palpable.  Lori came into this physical world with the ability to hear, see and feel messages from her higher self and guides.   She brings her experience from lifetimes for your ultimate transformation of deep cultural programming and conditioning to rediscover your life force energy and majesty in a life with your birthright of joy and ease in this wild human journey.  Her deliverance of meditation and cosmic guidance offers access points to the evolutionary and creative expansion we were sent here to embody.  Her playful energy will reignite your inner child. Her passion for your multidimensional potential is unstoppable!Lori's links.Website: www.therawandwildhearts.comYouTube: www.youtube.com/therawandwildheartsInstagram: www.instagram.com/therawandwildheartsFacebook: www.facebook.com/therawandwildheartsLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lori-reising-81290938/Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
76:14 07/01/2022
Setting boundaries with social media
If you struggle with boundaries on social media whether that's spending too much time scrolling, feeling bad for not responding fast enough or the dreaded post-regret, this episode is for you!I share some ideas about how to set your boundaries and stick to them!Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
10:31 06/24/2022
Cyclical social media with Sabrina B
From cancel culture and being "problematic" to the politics of social media and so much more, I was thrilled to chat with Sabrina B (she/her) about the nuance of social media, the gray areas and seeing it as not all bad - but not all good either!Sabrina B. is a tarot reader, workshop facilitator, and podcaster. She is also a novice herbalist who takes pride in being of service to her community. When she is not working, she's intentionally embodying the principles of cyclical living while trying to detach herself from capitalist conditioning.Sabrina's links.Website: https://experimentalaudioscene.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/experimentalaudioscene/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExperimentalAudioSceneLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabrinatbrathwaite/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sabrinaundefinedAlexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
82:02 06/17/2022
Reuse your content
If you're a business owner rather than a content creator, this quick tip is for you! I explain why reusing your content is good for both you and your audience - hooray for time saving wins!Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
11:25 06/10/2022
Fighting the social media time-suck with Doris Taylor
If you've ever felt overwhelmed by social media, like it's just a massive time-suck, or frustrated that you have to become a content creator to promote your business, this episode is for you!Doris Taylor (she/her) shares her own struggles with losing endless time to Instagram both on her personal account, and her new business account. We discuss how to shift to a community focused approach to social media and whether anyone is really choosing a doula because of their "perfect" grid.Recently I left my career of over 20 years as a Registered Nurse and have started working as a birth and postpartum doula in the Greater Seattle area, Washington State, US. I provide emotional and physical support for a birthing person and their partner during labor and in the transition home with their little one(s). I am also a wellness coach and herbalist making herbal body products helping clients with chronic illness and overwhelm. Doris' links.Website: https://www.moonshinewellnesspnw.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/healersmoonllc/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healersmoonllc/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doris-taylor-3a937b59/Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
58:25 06/03/2022
Can you use social media ethically?
With many people leaving social media and a lot of those who are sticking around struggling with the ethical issues around it, I'm sharing my thoughts on whether it's possible to use social media ethically and where I draw the line.Links mentioned.The Ethical Move: https://www.theethicalmove.org/Social for good and #ReclaimSocial with Tereza Litsa: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1709287/8471875 Ethical small business ownership with Nancy Hyne: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1709287/8295629 The power of community for ethical business with Katie Skelton: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1709287/8862133 Ethical business roundtable: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1709287/10484134Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
10:15 05/26/2022
Fundraising on social media with Leah Lewis
Whether you're a charity or fundraiser yourself, want to support charities through your business, or want to know how to best support the charities you love through social media, Leah Lewis (she/her) shares advice from her many years of experience as a professional fundraiser.Civitas is Latin for Community. Community and fundraising is my passion! I can support your charity to diversify fundraising income, to build relationships with the community and raise funds for the amazing work your cause achieves! Specialising in working with small charities and have over 8 years experience in the non-profit sector. My mission is to encourage charities to connect with their community, build relationships to ultimately increase income!Leah's link.Website: civitasconsultancy.co.ukInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/civitasconsultancy/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CivitasConsultancyFacebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/communityfundraisersnetworkLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/civitasconsultancyAlexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
36:59 05/20/2022
How often should you share promo posts?
There is no hard and fast rule on how often to share promo posts so I'm sharing how you can change how you think about them to help you figure out how often is ideal for you.Copyright exists on the Internet with Catherine Berry: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1709287/9063686Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
10:43 05/12/2022
Trauma responses and social media with Vanessa Persephone Wells
How does social media activate trauma response in those of us with co-dependency and abuse histories? Vanessa Persephone Wells (she/they) explains what's going on and what we can do to take care of ourselves and manage those responses.Vanessa is a psychic medium, empathic coach, solitary eclectic secular witch, energy worker, and founder of Dark Hearts Healing Arts. They offer Shadow Work and Self-Worth Witchery for deep feelers, intense thinkers, and witchy creatives who are done living in survival mode and want to live, contribute, and create in a way that feels affirming, rewarding, and real. Their mission is to support you in cultivating deeper self-connection, authentic self-expression, and confidence in your ability to craft a life you love, so you can freely and fully be YOU!Vanessa's links.Website: darkheartshealingarts.comInstagram: www.instagram.com/darkheartshealingartsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackHeartsHealingArtsAlexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
53:12 05/06/2022
Taking breaks and coming back - the power of engagement
Many small business owners are worried to take social media breaks or feel, if they do, the algorithm penalises them. In this episode I share my tips for returning to social media after a break successfully.Spoilers, the answer is engagement. Always.Join the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/ Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansVoice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/socialmediaforhumans)
11:11 04/28/2022
Ethical business ownership - an Earth day roundtable
Celebrate Earth day with an ethical business roundtable discussion with special guests:Mandy Chowdhary - Goodness Goodies.Named for my passion in providing goods that taste delicious and 'free from' whilst positively impacting health and the planet.  I believe that small decisions made daily by us, help the world we live in to thrive.Website: https://goodnessgoodies.co.uk/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goodnessgoodiesFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Goodnessgoodiesliving/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandy-chowdhary-059b9388/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@goodnessgoodiesukKate Stansfield - Kate Stansfield Translations.Kate Stansfield has been a freelance French/Spanish to English translator, copy-editor and proof-reader for over 11 years. She has dipped her toes in the corporate world, in the world of international organisations as an intern at the UN in Vienna, and in the not-for-profit sector as a charity administrator and later volunteer translator.Website: www.katestansfield.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kate.stansfield.translations/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katestansfieldtranslations/Katherine Byam - Where Ideas Launch.The Wing Woman to your Genius: Katherine is a business resilience and brand stewardship strategist, partnering with leaders committed to a sustainable future.Website: www.whereideaslaunch.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/whereideaslaunch/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whereideaslaunchFacebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/womeninsustainablebusinessLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherinebyam/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thewingwomantoyourgeniusPodcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/6UEXGLioqreK3rUZjplS5bVirginia Cinquemani - Green Gorilla Consultants Ltd.Empowering sustainability professionals to make an impact | Author of SustainABLE | One of top 100 f:entrepreneur female entrepreneurs 2022.Website: https://thegreengorilla.co.uk/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/virginiacinquemani/Katie Skelton - Little Green Duck.Katie is a visibility mentor, helping small business owners that care about more than just profit to be seen by the right people, attract the right opportunities and make a positive impact in the world.Website: https://littlegreenduck.co.ukInstagram: instagram.com/littlegreenduckLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/katieskeltonVoice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
68:24 04/22/2022
Do less, achieve more
Why doing less is great social media strategy for freelancers and micro-business owners, and how to figure out where to focus your time and energy.Get your Action It April workbook: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/product/action-it-workbook/Free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BCSacornAlexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
09:40 04/14/2022
Sexuality and social media with Dr Colby Zongol
Digging deep into social media's impact on relationships and sexuality with Dr Colby Zongol (she/her). We chatted about how social media enables us to explore who we are and what we like, what the research really says about porn and is Instagram only bad for our self esteem?Dr. Colby Zongol is a sexologist who believes that the relationship rules we've been taught are bullshit.  Forget what "should" be, imagine what COULD be!  Through teaching and mentorship she helps clients reprogram the limiting beliefs and patterns that are keeping them stuck so that they can curate the sex and love life of their dreams.Colby's links.Website: https://www.colbyzongol.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.colbymariez/Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/socialmediaforhumans)
60:41 04/07/2022
Making social media less angry
I've been trying something new to help me be less angry on the internet and I wanted to share it with you too.If you try it too, I'd love to hear what you think.Alexis' links.Free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BCSacornI hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
08:17 03/31/2022
Mindful Instagramming with Stephanie McKenna
It was so interesting to chat to Stephanie about how she uses Instagram with the moon cycles - 2 weeks on the app, 2 weeks off.We also dove into the other ways she's more mindful of her Instagram usage - avoiding the doomscroll, focusing on meaningful action and prioritising her mental well-being over everything.Stephanie is a self-proclaimed creative maximalist. She truly believes that surrounding yourself with the things you love is one of the greatest joys of the modern world. She's also obsessed with organization. She's always loved organizing and re-arranging her own things, and jumps at the chance to help others re-energize their own belongings. Through organization and ritual, Stephanie helps people create intentional spaces so they can thrive. She believes stewarding your own space can help you to feel more deeply rooted and in reciprocity with the earth.When she's not wearing her designer hat, you can find her working in her garden, cuddling with her two cats, playing the banjo, or doing any number of craft projects (right now it’s knitting and learning to weave!)Stephanie's links.Website: www.bowerbirdatelier.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/bowerbirdatelier/Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/socialmediaforhumans)
60:22 03/25/2022
Video isn't all that
Is video really the big deal social media platforms and experts want you to think it is? I share my hot take on why the stats tell a different story.Digital in 2022 report: https://wearesocial.com/uk/blog/2022/01/digital-2022-another-year-of-bumper-growth-2/Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
12:20 03/18/2022
Self publishing and social media with E L Williams
From the highs and lows of self publishing to how her passion for the planet and animals on it permeates her work, I'm thrilled to kick off season 2's interviews with indie author E L Williams.E L Williams grew up in the Welsh Valleys in a tiny house full of books and stories of magic. She’s passionate about animals, nature and all things spiritual and frequently combines all three in her writing.As a sustainability specialist by profession, her writing is influenced by her desire to protect and cherish the natural world. The First Ethereal is her first novel.Emma lives in Berkshire with her husband and her elderly Miniature Schnauzer. When she’s not working, writing or pandering to the needs of her demanding pooch, she’s usually to be found gardening or coddling her dozens of house plants.Emma's links.Website: www.elwilliamsauthor.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/el_williamsyoung/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ELWilliamsAuthorTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@elwilliamsauthorAlexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/socialmediaforhumans)
57:47 03/10/2022
Video for people who are terrified of video
Kicking off season 2 with a new format; quick tips starting with video!Everybody's talking about how video is the Next Big Thing but do you have to be creating video content? And is video really even feasible if you're terrified of being on camera?Alexis gives 4 ideas for all levels of video terror so you can give it a try... if you want to.Practice video in a safe, supportive space like the Acorn Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BCSacorn.Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/socialmediaforhumans)
12:49 03/04/2022
Do we even need social media with Eleanor Snare
Diving deep into disconnecting from social media with coach, Eleanor Snare (they/them), for the final episode of Social Media for Humans season 1.We discussed how running a business without social media has been going for Eleanor, consumerism and late capitalism, FOMO and whether we're no longer able to process loss.I'd love to hear your thoughts on anything and everything we discussed in the comments.Eleanor Snare is a coach for folks who want to leave a positive legacy, but don't know where to start.Trained in a toolkit of interlocking modes including design, social history, creative education and commercial communications, Eleanor creates spaces and step-by-step programmes for people to work out how they can be of service to the planet with generosity and joy.Eleanor has the pleasure of being a lecturer in the only specialist art school in the North of England, facilitating critically-aware, ecologically-sound fashion education for 18 to 21 year olds.A queer non-binary individual, who yet also benefits from colonial and capitalist structures of oppression, Eleanor recognises the importance of belonging for those they interact with. Their purpose is therefore two-fold: to be of planetary service, and to re-connect people to something larger than themselves to which they can belong.Through this work, Eleanor hopes to contribute to the healing of corrupted systems both inside and outside ourselves.Eleanor's links.Website: https://eleanorsnare.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eleanorsnare/Other things mentioned.Intersectional environmentalist Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/intersectionalenvironmentalist/Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
71:25 10/21/2021
Finding your freelance way with Sarah Townsend
Freelancing isn't easy but Sarah Townsend (she/her) has an endless supply of tips to help, whether you're brand new, haven't taken the plunge yet or have been freelancing for decades.We chat about imposter syndrome, authenticity, burnout and book writing, among so many other topics in this super interesting episode.As a freelance copywriter for more than 20 years, Sarah Townsend helps purpose-ledbusinesses discover the power of persuasive copy.In 2020, she published Survival Skills for Freelancers, to help business owners around theglobe tackle the day-to-day challenges of self-employment.Described as “better than a business coach, the Amazon #1 bestseller busts the myths about being your own boss to help you ace self-employment without burnout. It distills 20 years of experience – plus quotes from over 100 freelancers – into 200 unputdownable pages.Since then, Sarah has combined her copywriting work with delivering mentoring, training andevents to help the self-employed community tackle the ups and downs of freelance life.Sarah's linksThe Little Book of Confusables: https://amzn.to/3AjqtB4Survival Skills for Freelancers: https://amzn.to/2Y1z1cwLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahtownsendeditorial/Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/stecopywritingInstagram: http://instagram.com/thecopywritersdayCopywriting website: https://www.sarahtownsendeditorial.co.ukSSFF website: https://survivalskillsforfreelancers.comAlexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
48:12 10/07/2021
Art, life and mental health with Nia Pasumbal
A free and easy chat with Nia, an incredible artist, about the pressure to churn out content for Instagram, freelance vs employment and figuring out what to do with your life when you have anxiety.Nia is a freelance illustrator based in the NYC/NJ area. She has a particular interest in storytelling and psychology and uses those interests in her work. Nia is most often found tucked in the corners of her room reading or watching YouTube videos.Nia's links.Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/niapasumbal/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NiaDoesArt/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nia-pasumbal-9242b1a6/Redbubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/niapasumbal/KoFi: https://ko-fi.com/niapasumbalWebsite: https://www.nia-pasumbal.com/Alexis' therapist who provided the coping strategies mentioned: https://www.drjules.com/Dr Jules on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Dr-Jules/100054608102510/Alexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/socialmediaforhumans)
55:04 09/23/2021
Copyright exists on the internet with Catherine Berry
Always a hot topic, today we're talking copyright and why you can't just use any old image you find on Google with Catherine Berry (she/her).Catherine is a photographer who teaches how to take your own photographs ('Selfies for your business' and product shots) as well as offers bespoke services including brand photography, Gif making, virtual photoshoots, video editing and a 'send your bits and bobs' service for a set of 'on brand' photographs. Small business owners love that Catherine is always enthusiastic and delivers her top notch, creative expertise on brief; all done with a touch of fun!Catherine is based in Swanscombe, Kent but often travels to London and other UK locations. When she's not out photographing she loves to find an outdoor adventure. She's been known to climb a mountain and take on marathon distance obstacle races, amongst other crazy pursuits. Quite at home neck deep in mud!Catherine's also blessed with a wonderful family despite keeping her on her toes, she wouldn’t be without their love and support.Catherine's links.Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/entirelycatherinephotography/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EntirelyCatherinePhotographyWebsite: www.entirelycatherinephotography.com Other things mentioned.PDF Download for help with using your photographs creatively: https://www.entirelycatherinephotography.com/consistent-photo-content-helpPhotographers United Pro (FB Group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/135206643871630Not for profit visual arts rights management organisation: DACS.org.ukAlexis' links.I hang out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexisbushnell/​Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaForHumansJoin the club to learn more about ethical and effective social media marketing: https://socialmediaforhumans.club/Voice over by Hawke Wood: https://www.spotlight.com/3490-9081-8844Support the show
39:49 09/09/2021