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L I V E 2 4 -SE V EN


KAT SHAYLER SOCIAL MEDIA QUEEN


Meet Kat Shayler, our new columnist. Kat owns a social media training company called SharpFox which offers tailored social media coaching for small businesses and start-ups. With a love of fashion and accessories and a style of her own, Kat juggles her business as a social media queen with family life with huge success.


It can often be an expensive job this social media training lark though! Only this week I ended up buying a fab jumper – perfectly timed mind you – from a client I was working with – Finch Cashmere.


Whilst battling the weather (in my new jumper) and tackling one of the most stressful projects anyone can manage (moving house), all on my birthday no less, my social media account wasn’t as busy. Who has time to post when they are uprooting years of belongings and then trying to arrange them all in some sort of order to create normality for the family? My job is to love social media; it’s what I train and encourage people to do! But, just that few days of not posting and checking responses to posts was actually a welcome break – a digital detox, which as a social media advocate, I can tell you is healthy!


Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t do it for more than a few days, but I do understand why people recommend a digital detox, it was refreshing… It also reaffirmed to me just how important social media is, as I had so many messages questioning if I was all right? Was I still alive? [laughing] Yes, I’m still alive – I’m just surrounded by boxes of precious possessions that I have to get to my new home in one piece!


…I’m writing my first column for Live 24-Seven from the comfort of the Falcon Inn, Painswick whilst the ‘Mini Beast From The East’ rages and swirls outside the window. What on earth happened to spring?


The Cotswolds is such an exciting place to be doing business at the moment, as well as being a very cool place to chillout at weekends! It’s a hive of activity, as talent from across the region and further afield capitalise on the popularity of the area. I love working with start-ups and small businesses who care, genuinely care, about their customers and the service they offer them, which is always next level. They’re also, more often than not, more dynamic than larger businesses about embracing ways to make their business standout.


Brief digital detox over, I love partnering with companies and individuals; it’s good to share contacts, ideas and spaces! I’m really excited to be partnering with Unicorn House, a co-working space with interiors that would put a boutique hotel to shame! It even boasts its own yoga studio and lunches are delivered by fabulous foodie places from around the area.


Look out for my Instagram For Business workshop on 18th April and do have a look at their website for that workshop and lots of others! http://www.unicornhouse.co.uk/


Shared spaces are great for inspiration. I appreciate that working from home holds many benefits – I work from home a few days a week – as does working in an office, but the great thing about social media is that your office can be in the back of a taxi or in a coffee shop sipping on a better latte than you could ever make at home; you can tap into the buzz of the venue you find yourself in and no doubt take a bit of inspiration from it too…


I’m off to plan for my next set of courses to include Pinterest, a tool that is widely underused for business…


Until next month…


For social media training contact Kat at: kat@sharpfox.co.uk www.sharpfox.co.uk


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Kat x


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