What is Social Media?: Making It Simple

Date: 
Monday, January 14, 2013 - 5:30 p.m.

It's time to go social. We'll make it simple for you!

Whether you are interested in using it for personal or business reasons, social media is changing the way people connect with each other.  Don't get left behind. Create you own social media experience by attending this class.

Instructor: R. Foster (see brief description of credentials below)
Computer Lab, Room 311

We'll start from the beginning and discuss:

  • What social media is.
  • What Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are -- Who is on them? What do they do there? Why should you care?
  • What other social networks are out there (e.g. Pinterest, YouTube, Google+)
  • Where to begin? Which networks matter?
  • How to simply get started with social media.
  • How social media connects people -- chatting and sharing.

At the end of this three-hour workshop you will:

  • Know how to choose the right network for you
  • Know how to start building your network
  • Understand vocabulary that is unique to social media
  • Know how to share content on various platforms
  • Start getting engaged with social media

Course Prerequisites:

  •   Basic computer navigational skills and Internet knowledge are required
  •   An active email address (please know your password)
  •   Optional: Please bring any photos you would like to use on a USB flash drive.

This workshop is presented by Romona Foster, an administrative and technical consultant specializing in social media marketing, email marketing, and computer/software training. She is responsible for building and managing social media profiles (Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter) and creating email marketing campaigns for a number of small businesses, nonprofits and entrepreneurs. In addition, she trains groups and individuals in social media marketing, email marketing and Microsoft Office. She is knowledgeable in and constantly called upon to provide information and resources (how-to's) on a number of subjects that relate to internet marketing, social media marketing, administrative processes and technology.