It’s taken us a little by surprise but one of our most popular services is training. And that’s not just one type of training – we’ve been asked to train on everything from basic computer skills… to intensive 121 communication coaching… to advanced social media marketing techniques. For more information about our training services, take a look at our training page – but please note, we will tailor our training to whatever your needs – so if it’s not listed, please do get in touch.
Here’s a little taster of some of the training we’ve been involved in:
Intensive 121 communication coaching
During April, we provided a bespoke 4 day intensive communication coaching course for a communications professional from Albania. Here’s a little breakdown of the course: Day 1: Developing a communication strategy | Day 2: Creative communication techniques | Day 3: Getting the best results | Day 4: Social media. I loved the intimacy and informal nature of this course – allowing me to really dig deep into the specific needs and requirements of the company.
Social media – beginners and advanced workshops
In June, on behalf of the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce, I’ll be hosting two half day social media workshops – one for beginners and one for the more advanced. These sessions will focus on using social media for business – everything from engaging customers through a Twitter account to developing sophisticated Facebook pages for your business – as well as many more tips and guidance on other social media applications. If you can’t make it, I can run these courses for anyone – as I did for a Brighton based pub group recently, so just get in touch.
Basic computer skills
For many, getting to grips with technology has somehow passed them by – which these days can be incredibly frustrating. One of my clients was constantly having to ask for help with the most basic of computer functions – so, I suggested a short and simple weekly training session on basic computer skills. After just a few lessons, she’s already become a lot more self-sufficient and is also saving time AND money with not having to constantly ask others to do stuff for her.
Social media in the workplace
In May, in partnership with the lovely folks at media140, I’ll be hosting a one-day workshop on using social media for internal communications. This workshop focuses how being more social inside the organisation can benefit businesses through improved engagement levels, increased advocacy, maximised collaboration and innovation opportunities.
For those with a busy schedule, phone coaching can be a great way of topping up your skills without too much of an impact on your precious time. One of my clients took me up on this and I’m coaching her through the early stages of getting a bit more social through a Twitter account and Facebook page. We’re managing this through having the odd one hour phone call here and there backed up by email support between phone chats.
At the Brighton & Hove Business show in April, I carried out a series of face to face 15 minute social media surgeries for local businesses either exhibiting or visiting the show. This was a great way for them to get a taster of how they could use social media – such as Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin – for business. You can read more about the show on our recent blog post.
That’s just a taster of what we can offer. So, if you need training – whether it’s advanced, intensive coaching or simple computer skills, just get in touch.
Main photo thanks to Ian Weir of Shutteritch