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Catch Colin Moorhouse’s speechwriting workshop – in person or online

I’ve known Colin Moorhouse for several years now, mostly as a disembodied (phone, social media and email) presence — but a thoughtful, experienced and generous one.

Possibly the leading speechwriting trainer out there (with two decades under his belt!), he has a lot of insight and knowledge to share. And he’s done just that for countless students through his intensive annual two-day workshop at Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University.

You can also take Colin’s course online, running six weeks but with the same hands-on practical assignments, individual attention and focus on the business as well as the craft of speechwriting.

Both workshops start in March, but with Colin’s reputation, I’d sign up now. The on-site workshop takes place all day Friday March 1 and March 8 at SFU’s downtown campus. And the online course begins on March 15, with an early-bird discount available now.

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The Art of Social Media starts Jan. 17 at Emily Carr University

Heads up, Vancouverites: next week, my workshop The Art of Social Media begins its six-week run Monday evenings at Emily Carr University of Art and Design:

An introduction to social media for people who want to use social media as a platform for creative expression, as a communications and marketing tool, or just to stay in touch with family and friends. Learn the basics of blogs, Flickr, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and more. Find out how to stay safe, be productive and have fun online.

It runs Monday evenings, 7:00 to 10:00 pm on Granville Island. (That’s right: you can go straight from class to one of the most happening places on the whole damn west coast of North America, right at the peak time for happeningness!)

And it’s just one of six, count ‘em, six courses happening this term as part of Emily Carr’s new and growing social media continuing studies offering. They include:

Alex and Rob teaching Fundamentals of Social Media at UBC in March

Ready to dive into social media, but not sure where to start? Alex and I will be teaching Fundamentals of Social Media at UBC Continuing Studies in March – a more in-depth version of the course we taught last fall. (Which, by the way, we enjoyed tremendously – thanks to everyone who took part!)

The four three-hour evening sessions start on March 24 at Robson Square in downtown Vancouver, and the course fees are $425. Here are the details:

This introductory course provides an overview of social media: its history, theories and the principles behind online communication including the power and impact of web 2.0 . Starting with a definition of “online community”, yo explore the range of social media technologies and applications, including such tools as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, RSS, wikis and social bookmarking, and how they apply to a variety of goals and strategies. You’ll explore real-world cases and discover emerging “best practices” for this rapidly-changing field, and how it is shaping communication in everyday business today.

Register here.

Even cooler news: that course can help you earn UBC Continuing Studies’ new Award of Achievement in Social Media. And to follow on from our Fundamentals course, the award program also includes courses in Social Media Monetization and Social Media Strategy and Marketing taught by friend-of-the-show Rochelle Grayson.

Register now to be sure you get your space!