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Mens Shed Communications

Posted by Dave Corbett on May 26, 2012 with No Comments as ,

Mens Shed Communications Between Sheds

Men’s shed communications is very important to all Mens Sheds. The question is why is this so important, and the answer is simple. Online communications for Mens Sheds whether you belong to a national association or just a independent Men’s Shed. Here is why it is so important.

Using the online forum for Men’s Sheds is important, tell people about your Men’s Shed, what you do, when you meet, and how many days a week you are open, is all important information you want to get out there online. Sell yourself, let people know what you are all about. Advertise your up and coming events. Nobody else is going to do this for you.

Mens Shed Software Communications

Using software communications to talk to other Men’s Sheds is easy enough to do. Just download Skype and find other Mens Sheds on Skype to talk with. My personal skype address is bill.ray2575, you are welcome to call me or just text me if you install Skype. I am happy to share information, this is what they call networking. Read the rest…

Barbeques – Fridays

Posted by Dave Corbett on May 12, 2012 with 4 Comments as ,

Barbeques – Fridays A Success

Barbeques Fridays has been declared a success, and we are planning a lunch time barbeques every Friday at lunch time. Drew one of our members said it was a great idea to hold one every week, all work and no play does make us a bit boring. Mr Gary Rose from the Blue Gum Hills Mens Shed joined us for lunch on Friday and we invited him to come back again and bring other members from their Men’s Shed next time he came over to see us. It was suggested by Gary that we attend their next market day and we will bring this up at our next monthly meeting.
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Every Man Needs A Shed

Posted by Dave Corbett on March 23, 2012 with No Comments as

Every Man Needs A Shed – Why

Every Man Needs A Shed, why do men need a shed, or to be precise, a Men’s Shed, It is a place to unwind and talk shoulder to shoulder with other men. Your life style might have change,d and you use to go to work ,and you where able to talk to other men about different things. Then retirement came along, and your working days are over. It is a known fact, that mens health issues can increase, shortly after retirement from work, they can have an increase of many problems, ranging from hearing issues to diabetes, and relationship problems, that may have started to develop because you are no longer at work, and you feel like you are at a loss because you have nothing to do. This is where the National body comes into the picture, and the rapidly growing amount of Men’s Sheds that are starting to form all over Australia. Read the rest…

Social Networking – Men’s Sheds

Posted by Dave Corbett on March 16, 2012 with No Comments as , ,

Social Networking What Is it all About

Social networking for online business’s is a must have, if you belong to a Men’s Shed or any other business for that matter. Getting your business noticed online is of extreme importance to you. It’s of paramount importance that you get exposure online. The two most easiest ways of doing this is use, Facebook and Twitter. They both have high volume traffic and both are very secure for your business to use.

Some time back Facebook was in the news media about how public figures were being attacked, and was causing a lot of problems for them on Facebook. Those days have long gone, and both Facebook and Twitter have major upgrades to their systems to prevent any hacking problems from happening again. Read the rest…

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Essential Tools – Online Men’s Sheds

Posted by Dave Corbett on March 15, 2012 with No Comments as , , ,

Essential Tools For Men’s Sheds

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Essential tools and what are they for Men’s Sheds. For most of these tools you will need a Gmail account. There are a number of tools that you can use for your online Men’s Shed. Here are a few of them:-

  1. Are you looking for articles to write about and you have searched all over the place. Stop doing that and go to Google Alerts, Google will then send you articles on the topic you are searching for. This is one of the essential tools you can use.
  2. If you use WordPress, like we do, it will give you statistics on your site. We know how many visitors we have had each day, just by logging into our back office. There is a better piece of software, that will show you more accurate information and it is called Google Analytics. This is another great essential tools for your Web-mastering, resource package. It tells you how many visited you and where they came from, what pages they went to and how long they stayed for. so do I know how much traffic we get everyday, you better believe it.

Get Online Easy – How To For Men’s Sheds

Posted by Dave Corbett on March 11, 2012 with No Comments as , ,

Get Online Easy For Men’s Sheds

Get online easy, it has only become clear to me that buying a domain name and joining a web host company to get a free WordPress blog of website, can be very challenging for some people. It does not matter whether you are building a site for Men’s Sheds or just for your own personal use. The only difference is that personal use, you need to buy a online web hosting package and Men’s Sheds in Australia can get a free package with Web Host Australia.  If you are building a sit for your self contact me and I will be happy to talk or e-mail you some advice for free, but with unlike non profits I do charge a very low rate for private installs.
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Men’s Sheds – Are They For You

Posted by Dave Corbett on March 1, 2012 with No Comments as , , ,

Men’s Sheds Are All Over The world!

Men’s Sheds – Are they for you, the answer is more than likely yes! Men work all their lives and suddenly they are retired from the workforce. Whether it is by design or by accident, you have suddenly stopped working, you where very use to getting up 5 days a week and going to work. Many men find that they don’t cope very well, with suddenly lots of time on their hand, and sometimes depression can sneak up on them.

This is where Men’s Sheds can help you. They  have lots of activities to do and lots of good friends to be made, check out what do we do in our shed and see what we are up to. Men’s Sheds have taken off all over the world, here is one article from the United Kingdom, about Men In Sheds. Another media presentation about men in sheds and mens needs, is shown in this video.
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