Business

I run a number of workshops on how to use videoconferencing, social media and eBusiness to boost your business.

Virtual Meetings

This series of workshops is designed for anyone in the organisation who wants to improve their skills in running virtual meetings or who is new to virtual meetings. Each workshop will actively engage participants and give them skills to immediately apply in their workplace. I model best meeting practices in my virtual workshops – so you will learn on two levels.

Workshop Description

Getting Started With Your Videoconference System

Workshop length: 60 minutes

Conducted via point-to-point videoconference

In this workshop you will learn how to operate your particular videoconference system and gain the confidence to use videoconferencing for your next meeting. It will explain all aspects of the system and how it can be used. Topics covered include:

  • System components
  • Keypad operation
  • Point-to-point & multipoint
  • Meeting tips
Videoconferencing – The Basics

Workshop length: 45 minutes

Conducted via videoconference or face-to-face

This is a basic workshop for those who have little or no experience with videoconferencing. It will explain how videoconferencing works and how it can be used. Topics covered include:

  • What is videoconferencing?
  • Equipment needed
  • How videoconferencing can be used
  • Modes of operating
Running a Successful Virtual Meeting

Workshop length: 45 minutes

Conducted via videoconference or face-to-face

In this workshop we demonstrate the good and bad of videoconference meetings. Designed for anyone who will be meeting virtually with colleagues or customers. Topics covered include:

  • Chairing skills
  • Virtual meeting etiquette
  • What not to do
  • Including everyone
Managing Multisite Meetings

Workshop length: 45 minutes

Conducted via videoconference or face-to-face

This workshop will help you if you have used, or are intending to meet with more than two sites connected together. Topics covered include:

  • Starting a multisite meeting with dignity
  • Chairing skills
  • Preventing a free-for-all
  • Seeing who needs to be seen
Conducting Virtual Interviews

Workshop length: 45 minutes

Conducted via videoconference or face-to-face

In this workshop you will learn how to conduct a virtual interview without frightening the interviewee to death! Topics covered include:

  • Before the interview
  • Starting the interview
  • Making everyone feel at ease
  • Effective questioning
Creating Great Virtual Meeting Slides

Workshop length: 45 minutes

Conducted via videoconference or face-to-face

This workshop will demonstrate how to develop effective visual material that will work well in virtual meetings and presentations. Topics covered include:

  • Colours that work
  • Size matters
  • Saying it with pictures
  • Displaying your visuals

Social Media

Love it or hate it, social media is here to stay. Learn about social media and how to harness its power in your business.

Workshop Description
Introduction to Social Media

Workshop length: 2hrs

Delivered in 3 ways:

  1. Face-to-face
  2. Webinar
  3. Online
This will be an introduction to the exciting world of social media and how it can be used to support your business and customers. In the session you’ll explore a variety of social media tools as well as look at ways in which these can be used. Topics covered in this seminar are:

  • What is social media?
  • Some facts and figures about social media
  • Overview of popularsocial media tools
  • Creating conversations withsocial media
  • Examples of how others are using social media to engage
Design Your Social Media Strategy 

Workshop length: 2hrs

Delivered in 3 ways:

  1. Face-to-face
  2. Webinar
  3. Online

In this workshop you will start to design a social media strategy for your business. At the completion of the workshop you will:

  • Understand how to use social media to engage with your customers
  • Know how to build trust and reputation for your brand
  • Have a five step planning process for HOW to use social media in your business
  • Begin planning your social media strategy

eBusiness

In addition to the eBusiness workshop below, there are a range of sessions on how to boost your busines with free online tools. See my Web 2.0 Tools site and blog for more information.

Workshop Description
Getting Started in eBusiness 

Workshop length: 2hrs

Delivered in 3 ways:

  1. Face-to-face
  2. Webinar
  3. Online
In this practical workshop, filled with hints and tips, you’ll learn how to take your business online and have it working for you 24/7 to access a steady stream of customers. You don’t need to be a technical whizz – if you can use a computer and know how to link to a web page you’re halfway there.In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • How to get connected and start your eBusiness.
  • How to use the internet to work for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • How to access a raft of online tools that will save you time and make money.

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