Free workshop for members

The Time
11.00 - 5.00pm

The Venue
Musicians' Union
2 Sovereign Court
Graham Street
B1 3JR

Apply online by 15 April

Workshop content

Using social media effectively can help you get better and more work as well as to engage with like minded professionals. This workshop looks at how you get started and how to use social media such as Facebook and Twitter as a valuable business tool rather than a means of sharing photos of your cat!

Who should attend?

This course is for people who've not started on social media (Facebook and Twitter particularly) or who have signed up but done little else or don’t really see the point of it. We look at:

  • what is meant by social media
  • differences between Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others
  • what it can do for you
  • how to get set up
  • how to construct a profile
  • how to be time-efficient
  • tips and tricks.

Note: This workshop includes tutor demonstration, instruction and group interaction. You will not be expected to go online at the session but you will need to follow up post session to implement what you have learnt.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop, you will:

  • have a better understanding of how to use social media to support your work
  • have greater knowledge of popular social media platforms and which ones would work best for you
  • be able to plan in social media activities to suit your work and time limitations
  • Be more confident and able at communicating through social media to meet your objectives.

Tutor: David Thomas

POLITE REQUEST: if you are successful in obtaining a place on this workshop and, due to unforeseen circumstances, you are unable to attend, please let us know asap because we have others on the waiting list who we can allocate your place to. If you do not let us know this will disadvantage another member. Also, we may lose the funds that enable us to provide these workshops to all members including yourself.

NOTE: 1. If we were to postpone or cancel this workshop due to unforeseen circumstances (this has happened only twice in five years due to tutor illness and a tube strike), we will be unable to reimburse any costs such as pre-booked travel expenses. If this were to happen in the future, we will email and telephone you as soon as we know that there is a cancellation and attempt to re-schedule the workshop asap. 2. We are required to undertake a short equality & diversity survey, which you will need to fill in before or at the workshop. The information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will help in our commitment to E & D.

IMPORTANT: Unfortunately we cannot always offer everyone who applies a place due to high demand. We set up a waiting list and contact people if there are cancellations. If you do NOT receive confirmation that you have secured a place, please do not turn up on the day because we will not be able to admit you. However, please keep applying because we work hard to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to attend at some point.

Apply online

To apply for a place on this free, one-day workshop, please fill in the short application form below. You will need to login or register if you have not done so already so have your Union number to hand. All events have been over-subscribed to date so successful applicants will be chosen randomly after the cut-off date. We will let you know if your application has been successful within a few days of this date.

If your application is unsuccessful in this instance (because we are over-subscribed), your name will be added to the waiting list and you will only hear from us if there is a cancellation and, consequently, we can offer you a place.

Further enquiries
t: 07710 240585

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