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July 1 – September 9 :: Social Media Trainings for the University of Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (via Webinar)

July 1, 2010

This is the second summer that I have been contracted by the University of Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Initiative to present a series a social media trainings to their members. Beginning today with Facebook and ending on September 9 with blogging on WordPress, this series of six social media trainings via webinar will also cover YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr and mobile technology. All webinars are 90 minutes and take place every other Thursday starting today. Last summer most attendees were just starting to dabble with social media. It will be interesting to see how much has changed over the last year. Alright… time to call-in and log on!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 1, 2010 8:07 pm

    Half the participants were completely new Facebook. That’s always tough because those that aren’t get absolutely bored to tears if you go to basic. Half were Facebook Page Admins and I demonstrated the FBML App and HTML code live on a Facebook Page – how to add a “Donate Now” button to a Facebook Page. I know the newbees got overwhemled at that point, but that’s what Page Admins really need to know… that they are ready and yearning to learn.

    On a side note and not really related to this webinar in particular, but I am still consistently pretty shocked how little most Admins really know about the Facebook Page tool set. They think they know, but they really don’t… and the only way they can learn is to get training, but if they think they are Facebook experts then they won’t get training! It’s a conundrum for sure.

  2. July 8, 2010 10:07 pm

    I led a “Facebook 201” table discussion recently at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service and ran into similar problems. I mentioned adding a donate now button to the page and everyone got excited and wanted to see how but then when I mentioned “HTML” their eyes immediately glazed over. I could tell they were making note to tell their IT person to figure it out.

    • July 9, 2010 1:59 pm

      Yeah… it is a tough balance. Newbees won’t get it, but the intermediate and advanced folks will be bored if you don’t show them something new. Facebook is the most problematic. Everyone’s skill level is different. Thanks for commenting! Exciting. :)

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