Use Social Networking to Spread the Word
by Melinda Lang
Social networking is a great way to spread the word about news, upcoming events and your personal experiences with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association encourages you to take some time this September to build your social media presence so you can help engage the public when the CMTA launches its CMT Awareness Month campaign on Facebook September 1.
By connecting to the CMTA through Facebook and Twitter, you and your friends and followers will have immediate access to our upcoming CMT Awareness Month campaign so you can get involved and help spread the word! Just by changing your profile picture to the CMT Awareness Poster every time you post a message you will be raising awareness of CMT. It’s that easy!
Copy and Save the photo to your desktop then upload to your profile picture, or visit here to download the images:http://www.wearethecmta.com/spread_the_word.php
The CMTA will post tips throughout the month on Facebook and Twitter to help you learn more about using social networking to communicate effectively and raise awareness about Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
Get started by getting connected!
If you are on Facebook, “like” CMTA’s Facebook Page- Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association: The Time is Now and encourage others to do the same.
If you are on Twitter, follow the CMTA @CMTSTAR
Then, SHARE! Ask your friends and followers to “like” CMTA on Facebook and follow the CMTA on Twitter. Consider posting once a week to raise awareness about CMT among your friends and followers. Here are some sample posts you could use Facebook:CMT Awareness Month is in September, please “like” the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association to be one of the first to hear about the exciting campaign they have planned in September.
I am a [person with CMT, caregiver, health care practitioner, concerned citizen]. With an estimated 6 million people affected by CMT worldwide, this is an issue that needs our attention.
September is CMT Awareness Month, please ‘like’ the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association to learn about what is being done to combat this public health issue.
Did you know that September is CMT Awareness Month? “Like” the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association to learn about the upcoming campaign to raise awareness this September.
Twitter (limited to 140 characters):
CMT affects an estimated 6 million people.. Follow @CMTSTAR for info about CMT Awareness Month.
September CMT Awareness Month is quickly approaching. Follow @CMTSTAR to learn more about how you can help.
Spread the word — After you take the Action of the Month, please encourage others to TAKE ACTION:
Forward this email to at least 10 family members, friends, co-workers and community contacts. Add a personal note, explaining why this is important to you and encouraging them to get connected to CMTA online and learn about the latest news, upcoming events and campaigns.
Help us measure our impact and reach. Report back to CMTA that you TOOK ACTION! GLOBAL SUPPORT & ACTION COMMUNITY
SPEAK OUT for the rights of people with CMT ! Together we CAN make a difference!
NOTE – If you do not have a Facebook or Twitter account, it is easy to set one up. Simply visit www.facebook.com and www.twitter.com and follow the instructions to sign up. Then, participate in the August Action of the Month to help spread the word.