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We provide organisation logos in various formats and ask that you work with us in order to maintain our unity. There is a customised logo to fit your Facebook page.
The format for group names is ‘Wokingham Ladies Who Latte’ for example. (The location name followed by the organisation name. If a Group starts off servicing two or more towns or areas, it still only meets in one location and therefore that should be the group name. The main reason for this is to ensure that areas are not hogged by one group when there is the potential for neighbouring groups to exist.
The main organisation logo should not be changed, adapted, added to or distorted in any way. The brand is ‘Ladies Who Latte’ and the group name is the location at which it is available.
The logo and brand identity must only be used in the interest of Ladies Who Latte. The logo and name must not be copied or adapted for use outside of Ladies Who Latte activities or events. You must not start up new groups that are unattached to Ladies Who Latte in the immediate vacinity, time or date of an existing Ladies Who Latte meeting.
When you become a Ladies Who Latte Leader you agree not to copy the Ladies Who Latte brand, not to set up in direct competition with our groups and not to ‘poach’ our ladies. We believe in free will and if you do break away and set up on your own in a legitimate and decent manner then we will support you in your venture.
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You agree to immediately notify Ladies Who Latte of any unauthorised use of the email accounts, website and software or any other known breach of security.
Ladies Who Latte Facebook set up.
Ladies Who Latte is an ever growing organisation and it grows from strength to strength through the unity of it’s ladies. This is why it is important for the organisation as a whole to be visually represented as one. We very much appreciate that our leaders volunteer their time in those roles and we are very much aware that Ladies Who Latte would not have gotten this far without that hard work and dedication.
Unfortunately there has been the occasion when less than desirable behaviour has lead to much upset among our ladies and that has lead us to realise that there needs to be a slightly more formal approach to our format and visual presentation.
Why should we have Social Media House Rules? [found to the right of this page on a desktop and to the bottom on a handheld device]
It costs nothing to set up a latte group other than your time. You need to nd a suitable venue – consider access, easy or free parking. Hotels, golf clubs and some restaurants are great venues. ere is generally a quiet time between 10am – 12noon. Choose the day and date with the venue, get the Manager on your side, it is VERY important they are supportive of your event. You could negotiate for a bit of a discount or free cakes or biscuits. It is a nice touch and involves the venue directly with the event. e more ‘friends’ in business you can call on to support you the better. You should hope to have at least 10/12 at your rst meeting.
You also need to have knowledge of the area, It is worth nding out what other networking groups are around– it is not wise to clash with them. Consider a 2 week gap and a di erent day, which could be bene cial. Also check with your chosen venue if they host any groups.
Most important – do this with a friend if you can – either personal or later someone within your group. It is hard doing this on your own. We ask people to commit for at least a year – many of us have been doing it for a lot longer (because we love it). e group needs time to settle and build and continuity is vital to that success. If you have a friend to work with, then she can cover for illness, holidays etc. e main work is on the day, be there to welcome and encourage people to network. Women never need an excuse to start talking; they will do that as soon as they arrive.
Have you been to another group to make comparisons – it is strongly recommended you visit at least 2 if you can. Some have spotlight speakers – only 5 minutes. Some allow everyone to introduce themselves, if the group is small (less than 20 you can do this) Not ‘1 minute intros’ – just a few words: e.g.: “My name is Mary Flavelle, I am from Ladies who Latte which encourages women to network with con dence, I have business cards with me, see me later”. at is all that is needed.
is is a time for giving rather than taking, so be sure this is what you want to do. Most of us get real pleasure out of helping other women grow and succeed. You will understand only too well why women need to feel con dent and self assured. Many have to learn this and it can be difficult.
When you are ready to go, I can send you a press release but don’t depend on it putting bums on seats –it is just for marketing and maybe the local paper will ask more of your story. Also we will connect you to the Leaders page on Facebook, where we leaders can share concerns and warnings if need be. Also it is where we introduce you to the others and add your event to the website. www.ladieswholatte.com (press release)
Media wise you will also become well known. Keep your group in the public eye, add your events to any free networking websites in your area – including the local council and newspapers. Encourage the women to join LWL and LIKE our page on Facebook. We are growing and together we will be making a huge impact but we need to be united and prove we are a great business group.
Finally: What is the bene t to your business? One of the hardest things to do is getting known, for either your business or your product, it can cost a fortune in marketing. Ladies Who Latte will give you the opportunity to get your name out there. e main thing is to enjoy the experience, learn from it and learn from each other. e business will come. 8 years on I still love the Latte groups, you never know who you will meet or where this journey will take you – but never underestimate your audience. There will always be surprises.
1. Visuals - The cover photo of your Facebook page should be timely and relevant. You may choose to have group photos of your meetings and members networking or photos of your leaders so you are easily recognised. You could even use this area to feature particular members for their networking successes. You can update this as often as you see fit, but we ask that this space is not used to recreate, add to, reform or bastardise the organisation logo in any way.
The cover photo of your Facebook Group can be updated by sending the image you would like to us via email so we can put consisten branding as a banner at the bottom and upload it for you. The lack of a separate logo (as is on the Facebook Pages) makes this even more necessary.
Historically we always set up Facebook Pages over Groups to keep them as open and accessible as possible, however it has been pointed out that functionally a Facebook Group is better for our leaders so they can monitor who has recieved their messages and who has not. As we listen very carefully to our Latte Leaders we now set new groups up with a Public Group to get the best of both worlds.
2. Facebook Mission Statement - This should be present in your ‘about’ tab of your Facebook page/group
For Ladies Who Latte the purpose of having Group Facebook pages is to ...
The purpose of this Facebook page is to connect, support and motivate our ladies in a positive and constructive way. Networking face to face is a truly beneficial way of supporting each other in business and our personal lives. We believe that communicating with each other online as well simply improves the lines of communication and bridges the gap in between physical meetings.
To promote a positive experience for our page users, we reserve the right to take down any material deemed inappropriate by the Ladies Who Latte team. Examples of which are, but not limited to, vulgar language, disturbing photos, angry or aggressive behaviour toward other users or our leaders, and posting anything in violation of any intellectual property right of another.
If someone persists in offensive behaviour or continually violates any of our house rules, we may block that person from further participation. So please, just remember to respect one another and if you wouldn’t want your mother to read it, then it’s probably not a good idea to post it!]
3. Keep Your Facebook Page Spam-Free
Some Facebook users may not be contributing beneficially to your page, for example: when they are posting content like “Watch my new video” or “Like my Gardening Page”. If they keep doing that often, you should remove their random and irrelevant content, which is pointlessly taking up space.
As a Group Leader and Facebook Admin you should be aware of what is being posted on your page and remove inappropriate, heavy sales or irrelevant content for the benefit of those users who do use the page for it’s intended purpose.
The activity panel is one easy way to mange what is posted on your page. You can set the filters to allow you a look at what is being posted before it goes public on your page. If all is well then it gets the thumbs up and with one click you make it live. This does mean though that you need to be on the ball for checking it so that valued and timely content is not published too late to be of benefit.
4. Accept Negative Feedback
Deleting posts is definitely not an advised social network practice, but there are exceptions as to when it’s acceptable. The posts sent to your wall will not always be positive and flattering. You will always get frustrated with people expressing their dissatisfaction with your methods or setup, and you should be ready to address their problems and answer their questions as a Group Leader in a positive and constructive way. Don’t remove the conversations that are uncomfortable or embarrassing. You will always come out looking better if you can manage a problem rather than hide it. You are business women yourselves, so you know how to mediate difficult customers and where possible it can sometimes open our minds to a new perspective even if the way they have gone about communicating it isn’t that desirable!
But, the ones that cross the line by using inappropriate or offensive language that can trigger fights with other users should be removed (grudgingly, but appropriately). Ladies Who Latte as an organisation will not tolerate such behaviour.
5. Protect Your Users and Remove Inappropriate Behaviour
Protect the most valuable asset of your Facebook Page – your users. The following are some of the most commonly addressed things in community guidelines and things Ladies Who Latte feel are justified in the removal of:
Offensive or violent language
Hateful or discriminatory comments regarding race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation or political beliefs
Links or comments containing sexually explicit content material
Violations of copyright or intellectual property rights
Spam, link baiting or files containing viruses that could damage the operation of other people’s computers or mobile devices
Attacks on specific groups or any comments meant to harass, threaten or abuse an individual
Commercial solicitations or the promotion of a competitor
6. Self Promotion and Advertising
When it comes to people promoting themselves or directly advertising their businesses we feel that this has an overall negative and pushy presence on the page and is the surest way to alienate our ladies from visiting, following or liking the pages.
There is a model in practise at the moment that is proving a success and that is to set a designated day in the month – e.g. First Friday - when everyone is allowed to put one advert for their business on the Group Facebook page for all to see. We should be helping our companies and feel this is a good discipline. This allows our ladies to have their day – but also protects them from gratuitous spamming - so for the rest of the time direct advertising will be deleted.
We ask for our leaders to use their discretion as to what level of advertising they permit on the page but most importantly that they are consistent with it’s enforcement so if your ladies feel that it is not appropriate at all then no one should be able to.
We as an organisation feel this is a healthy approach to supporting our businesses without flooding the platform with unwanted advertisements.
As Ladies Who Latte is all about accessible networking - in the form of FREE meetings -we also naturally believe that other networking groups and organisations should be our allies - not our enemies, however, if you feel that your pages or ladies are being targeted purely in order to gain ‘members’ to other networking organisations then we would class that as inappropriate and urge you to deal with it as you would gratuitous spamming.
As a Latte Leader assets for creating twitter backgrounds and logos are made available for you to download on the Leaders Group within Facebook, so should you want to set up a Twitter page for your group we ask that you follow the above rules for set up and conduct, however, we do not expect you to do this if you do not want to. After all Social Media accounts are like pets and they all need feeding! so we would not ask this additional time of you. You will notice that all the offically set up Ladies Who Latte Facebook Groups and Pages are all named with the location first followed by the organisation name eg; 'DoverLadiesWhoLatte' We ask that you stick with this naming convention whenever possible to keep with that all important brand consistency.