Here's a collection of 15 TIPS on "good stuff" to put on your Facebook page. We hope these inspiring examples will help you dare to better communicate who you are and what you stand for.
1) Describe your experiences
You know you're striking the right chord when Vivaldi
and a Drake-Hotline-Bling Dance Off happen
within 5 minutes of each other!"
|(from TRIBAL VISION DANCE's Facebook page)|
|(from RAG & BONE PUPPET THEATRE's Facebook page)|
So it's no wonder we found the following post on their page! It's about a 109-year old Australian who knits tiny sweaters for... rescued penguins!
|(Curious about this story? Click here.)|
|(from CORPUS' Facebook page)|
4) Dare to mention the elephant in the room
Other artists don't appreciate brand recognition as much. Ask singer-songwriter Mike Ford, who's been miserable throughout the reign of our previous mayor and posted this:
|(from MIKE FORD's Facebook page)|
Different mayors get different reactions. Take Canada's Ballet Jörgen for example. Their version of The Nutcracker includes a moose in a canoe. A few days after they had posted this photo...
... they posted the next one, writing: "Guess who!? Mayor John Tory made his debut as the Moose in our Nutcracker this afternoon. Bravo! Bravo!"
|(Mayor John Tory in CANADA's BALLET JÖRGEN's Facebook page)|
7) Speak from the heart
8) Share lessons learned
On her Facebook page, COSIMA GRUNSKY wrote: "One of the many things my dad taught me was to always stop and support the lemonade stands run by kids. You are not just giving them a loonie, you are giving them hope and confidence."
Speaking of Cosima's dad, JACK GRUNSKY, we couldn't help but laugh when he warned us on his fan page that "Once again, I shamefully use Facebook to self-promote... TA DA! Finally, my new CD of songs 'Stirring Up The Dust' is released and available through my website jackgrunsky.com, and also on various download sites like eMusic, Google Play and soon on iTunes and Amazon, thanks to the folks at Indiepool."
Don't worry Jack, it's OK. You can "brag" all you want on Facebook!
9) Tell the cool stories, and write follow-ups!
Apparently, many passersby around The Esplanade followed the advice of Cosima's dad and bought $300 worth of lemonade from 12-year old Pauline so she could accompany Corpus to China! The company asked for our help by sharing a link on the crowd sourcing platform indiegogo.com (which raised $1,640).
Later on, they posted this photo of young Pauline: "Our Esplanadian Pauline is now in China with Corpus Dance Projects, which is performing Les moutons in twelve different venues throughout Xi'An. Not only is she helping the dancers before, during and after the shows, but she has also discovered the Terracotta Warriors, climbed a sacred mountain, visited temples, rode a tuktuk and much more."
|(from CORPUS' Facebook page)|
Cadence have mastered the art of selfies, with a good eye on how to position themselves for a fun shot. They never miss an opportunity to include their fans. Many fans. Lots of fans.... Like 20,000 of them (as posted during their gig at the Taichung Jazz Festival in Taiwan).
|(from CADENCE's Facebook page, without the fans)|
|... with the fans|
Chris McKhool redefined the selfie last time he visited the KidSparks playground at the Ontario Science Centre. Good one, Chris!
|(from CHRIS MCKHOOL's Facebook page)|
"These are just a few of the heads we'll be using on our drums for upcoming shows." This post by TorQ Percussion Quartet would have been misleading if not accompanied by the following picture, and preceded by this sentence: "Thrilled to officially announce that we are @remopercussion artists!"
|(from TORQ PERCUSSION QUARTET's Facebook page)|
"A little bit of doodling before our afternoon show in Sault Ste. Marie... Leaving our mark wherever we go!", wrote DuffleBag Theatre with their usual whimsy, before their Beauty and the Beast school performance.
|(from DUFFLEBAG THEATRE's Facebook page)|
14) Do timely/seasonal posts
Sultans of String jazzed up their Christmas photo-op... last July (with a little help from Photoshop) with great result, so they could add this cool visual post in December.
|(from SULTANS OF STRING's Facebook page)|
|(from COSIMA GRUNSKY's Facebook page)|
After sifting through our artists pages, we thought it was only fair that we'd share a few posts found on Prologue staff's own Facebook pages. Here are a few funny personal entries.
Remember: if you think you might be ashamed by something you write, don't post it (better send an email)!
Stéphanie Filippi (our bilingual Education Outreach & Touring Manager), made her choice during the Toronto Christmas Market when prompted to choose between naughty and nice. She accompanied this picture with: "Actually a no brainer, wholehearted choice after all...", to which a friend commented: "Bragging again?"
Jon Laurie-Beaumont (Sales manager and Artist Relations), posted this scrumptious photo with "When your girl let's you sleep in while she goes grocery shopping and makes potato pancakes... you know you've got a winner".
Another one at Prologue who got herself a winner is our own Émilie Charlebois (Operation and Resources Coordinator), who peppers her personal page with gorgeous photos like this one (for the good reason that she got married this year!).
Patty Jarvis (Prologue's Executive Director), is a good sport. She wrote:"I'm sure Hilary is flattered" when she shared the little joke we posted on Prologue's Facebook page. One of her friends commented: "I want YOU for president!"