Thursday, February 27, 2014

Workshop: An Introduction to Social Media (Stitchlily Style)

An Introduction to Social Media (Stitchlily Style)
7th March 2014

Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa College of Further Education, Cork

On the weekend of March 7-9th a fantastic 3 day festival of textiles is running. The annual Cork Textiles Network Conference is jampacked with goodies this year, from talks, symposiums, workshops, to exhibitions (and exhibition opening!). As part of the conference I'll be running a workshop, 'An Introduction to Social Media'

I wanted to so something different for this workshop, because most of the attendees are makers, who like me, would rather spend their time making than typing. So, I want this afternoon session to be more of a critical thinking session about Social Media, than just do this and this. There is an awful lot of pressure to be online and to be on Social Media to promote yourself, your work, etc. I feel to much of this information and  pressure comes from the social media machine, the website owners, makers of apps and other computer gadgetry, and not enough comes from the craft industry about how to actually use it for business in a more practical, time-limited, restricted funding way. Quick and cheap being the key components here!

Mind mapping is a graphic technique to represent ideas and concepts. It is a visual thinking tool that helps structuring information, helping you to better analyze, comprehend, synthesize, recall and generate new ideas.

Using mind-mapping techniques, the participants will develop an action plan for the social medium they want, with a practical strategy for creating an online profile which suits them and their business. Of course, this being me, who abhors mind-numbing blah-de-blah shoulds and shouldnts, we'll be using plain old paper and markers to create a really fun map of your social media future!

There are just a few places left on this course, of what should be a fun afternoon, Social Media Stitchlily Style. 

Because the workshop is part of a conference, booking is essential and there are a few price options. The fee includes getting to attend the fantastic morning lectures. For more information, and to book view and download the PDF of the conference here

Conference Options   
Saturday Only   CTN members €80  Non members  €90  Sunday Only     CTN members €80   Non members  €90  Full Weekend   CTN members €140   Non members  €160
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