Running workshops and think tanks is the perfect way to educate your internal audience and delve into what your customers, suppliers and partners are able to discuss. I have run and managed many workshops and think tanks over a range of topics from social media, content creation and thought leadership.
LinkedIn with Porirua City Council Leadership Team
FACE-TO-FACE WORKSHOPS - LinkedIn Workshop
I co hosted a LinkedIn Workshop with the Communications Manager, focused on helping Porirua City Council leadership team to boost their LinkedIn profile, offering profile photographs and where to find the latest content.
Related blog post: What is the biggest challenge facing social media?
Porirua City Council - social media training sessions
Facebook workshops across Council, Pataka, Porirua Libraries and Te Rauparaha Arena, I put together a practical workshop helping our internal teams to enhance customer service response rate and dealing with trolls and disgruntled customers.
Related blog post: The fine line between code of conduct and social media guidelines
Porirua City Council - website training sessions
Teaming up with Porirua City Council IT department, we put together a series of website training sessions to ensure all end users of the website are up skilled and clear on best practice. I worked with the web developer to create a fun interactive session.
Global LinkedIn training workshops
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As part of a global rollout of LinkedIn and Condeco Software, I created and managed a series of workshops across London, Frankfurt, New York, Singapore and Sydney. Workshops were designed to have employees understand the importance of LinkedIn and the benefits for themselves professionally and the business.
Related blog post: Six tips on how to share your content using LinkedIn
Global social media workshops
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There was a growing need for employees at CSC to understand the benefits of social media and blogging for business. Working closely with representatives from Linkedin, I created several workshops, which I ran throughout the business tailored specifically for internal departments and industry teams. Workshops where face to face or participants could dial in.
Related blog post: What is the biggest challenge facing social media
Youth Workshops - speed talking with FutureVersity
I was invited by FutureVersity to speak at a "Speed Dating" event, which was focused on inspirational speakers discussing with FutureVersity participants, on workplace passions. I discussed by passion for digital marketing and social media, how this career path came about and why I feel it's a growing industry. We took questions from the audience, who where engaged and interested in future careers in marketing.
Workplace of the future - Think Tank
I hosted a two hour lunch'n'learn session took part in the London office and via video conference with the New York team, focusing on a "Black Mirror" style conversation about the future of the workplace, over the next 5, ten, fifteen and twenty years. With a series of controversial questions put to the team we opened up the conversation on future technology, employee and product trends. This conversation gave me insight into the teams thoughts and processes, and also assisting in developing futurist blog articles.
Graduate think tank
With the rise of 18 - 24-year-olds using closed networking apps, I created a functional think tank session to solve the issue of internal communication options within a global technology firm. We discussed the use of Email in the Workplace and the possibilities of alternatives.
Related blog post "Pow, the Power of Powtoon" to find out more.
Change Management Q&A
We invited change management specialists and co-authors Jackie Furery and Graham bird from Where Workplace Works to participate in a Q&A panel and discuss stories and insights the London team.
2020 work experience programme
Three day work experience programme, working with two students from the local area, we introduced them to social media, strategy and video content creation. Working as part of a the communications team at Porirua City Council, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of projects where your input and fresh ideas will be highly valued; including managing day to day running of social media enquiries, engaging with the local community and creating your own social media campaign.
FutureVersity twitter workshop
A successful Twitter workshop for employees at FutureVersity, focusing on using Twitter to generate traffic to their website, build their company presence and to generate more business leads.
We covered "Understanding Twitter #BecomeATweeter" which was a one-hour workshop focusing on:
Effective profiles, Understanding Twitter lingo, How to create a tweet, Hashtags, Building a following, Creating industry specific campaigns
UK LinkedIn Workshops
As part of the social media and digital internal campaign, I created tailored LinkedIn workshops to be rolled out across the UK team. Setting up a plan of LinkedIn workshops across one day in the London HQ office, each department spent one hour going through the LinkedIn session, I also provided a professional photographer during the day to take LinkedIn profile headshots for each employee, regardless of whether they participated in the workshop or not. It was a fun and engaging day, where the team were able to join interactive workshops.
Youth Workshop - building your digital brand
Working with a London based charity FutureVersity, I created and delivered a tailored digital workshop for their student base, aged 16 - 18 years. This was a fun, hands-on and interactive workshop, which introduced the students to LinkedIn and understanding how promoting your profile in a positive and professional manner can play a part in increasing your job hunting and networking skills.
50 shades of social media
Working with a London based PR agency, I took them through my 50 shades of social media workshop, where we discussed everything from campaigns, organic, paid, audience insights and plugins.