What's the Plus? How to Get Started with Google+

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

What's the Plus? How to Get Started with Google+

Monday, March 11, 2013, 6 p.m.

What's all this talk about the plus (+)?

Google+ is now the second largest social network in the world, with more than 100 million uers!

The purpose of this class is to help you become familiar with Google+ and to give you the confidence to start using this engaging social networking tool.

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

During this 2.5 hour workshop you will learn to:
  • Make an appealing Google+ profile
  • Optimize your profile for the search engines
  • Change your account settings
  • Create circles of friends, family and colleagues
  • Interact with your circles - share content, give a +1, comment and post
  • How to read your Google+ feed
  • Start a Google+ Hangout
  • Create an event and how to invite people to it 

By the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Have a great Google+ profile
  • Have created circles for different groups and placed people into them
  • Know how to engage with your circles
  • Know how to create a Hangout and events
  • Understand how to get started with Google+

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who has never heard of Google+,
  • Those who have heard of it, but are not sure what it is, and
  • Anyone who has an interest in learning more about social media and its newest trends.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic PC skills and Internet knowledge is required
  • A working email address (please know your password)
  • Optional: Please bring a headshot or photo for your profile picture saved on your flash drive, or in your email, or on your mobile phone (you must know how to upload photos from your phone)

This workshop is presented by Romona Foster. Romona is a highly endorsed social media trainer teaching professionals how to leverage and brand their businesses through the use of social media. She is an engaging speaker who is passionate about all things related to social media marketing. Romona trains groups and individuals on how to use LinkedIn, how to market on Facebook, all about Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Constant Contact, and Microsoft Office.