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Twitter 101 New Open Course Now Booking

Twitter 101 – A Little Bird Told Me…

Course: Twitter 101 – A Little Bird Told Me…

Duration:  2 hours 9.30-11.30am

Dates: 

10th June 2016 Bath Guild Co Working Hub Click here for Eventbrite booking

9th September 2016 The Glove Factory Studios Holt Click here for Eventbrite booking

Delivery Style – Active participation with Twitter, Discussion, Presentation & Practical Exercises.

Audience – Aimed at anyone who is new to Twitter or anyone wanting to get to grips with Twitter for their business and need a refresh on the key skills.

Outcome –Can you believe there are people who want to know about it and use it but are have trepidations and are nervous? Fear not, this highly practical and interactive course designed to demystify Twitter will leave you more informed and confident in using this brilliant piece of Social Media. The courses are being held at the wonderful Bath Guild Co Working Hub in Bath and the beautiful Glove Factory Studios in Holt, both perfect settings for this great course.

Agenda

  • Twit Twot Tweet- A glossary of the terminology of Twitter in plain English with a look at the key functionality.
  • Hashtags, BashTags, Avatar effect & @Symbols
    Understanding the point of Twitter and its benefits to individuals and business users
  • Building Your Nest – Getting started the right way
    Feathering Your Nest – The best types of content and tweets to put out there and the best times to use Twitter
  • Building Your Flock of Follows – How to find attract followers and build a substantial and relevant audience to tweet to
  • Don’t Shoot Me! – the things you should avoid and be wary of on Twitter, (it’s not much but you should know)
  • Talk to the Animals – How Twitter talks to other Social Media
  • Fly Away Peter, Fly Away Paul – Actually doing it in real time.

Delegate Feedback

“Just spent a fantastic morning with SerialTrainer7 learning all things Twitter Business Development” Eboni Chambers

“Thank you for the fantastic Twitter Training I am already feeling much more confident” Elizabeth Dowler

“Fabulous Twitter training with SerialTrainer7” Mogers Drewett

“A massive thank you to Simon for the Twitter training today. Invaluable session that offered lots of great pointers.” Matthew Dunford

To book your space on the course click for the 10th June date and click for the 9th September date. Simon@serialtrainer7.com or call me on 07979 537824

Management – A House of Cards?

Is Your Management Style Built on a House of Cards?

Have you ever tried building a house of cards? It is certainly not an easy thing to do and a brand new deck is no good, too slippery. No when it works best the cards need to be well used, well thumbed and a bit sticky! Nice huh. Continue reading Management – A House of Cards?

A Moment to be Mindful…Do it Right Now

A moment to be mindful…do it right now.    

Isn’t that a lovely feeling? Just being present with yourself. Fully aware of being in the moment. This very moment. Non-judgmental. Knowing that you are well. Everything at this moment is good. Nothing can hurt you. You are completely present. Focussed on only now. Continue reading A Moment to be Mindful…Do it Right Now

The 6 Best Mindfulness Books

The 6 Best Mindfulness Books

Everybody’s doing it, doing it, doing it. Yes they are and it is fair to say that Mindfulness is presently (see what I did there?) having a real moment in time.  So it should too, the process of being mindful is free, simple and terrifically easy to do, the only thing it costs is practice. Continue reading The 6 Best Mindfulness Books

Managers Managing Manager’s Management

Managers Managing Manager’s Management

Managers Managing Management’s Management

Management’s Management Managing Management

So many variants, so many things that can be done with the M words! I suppose in one way or another they all mean the same thing, managing the management. I will stop this now, please do read on… Continue reading Managers Managing Manager’s Management

Twitter 101 – A Little Bird Told Me

Twitter 101 – A Little Bird Told Me…

Course: Twitter 101 – A Little Bird Told Me…

Duration – Half Day or Full Day

Delivery Style – Active participation with Twitter, Discussion, Presentation & Practical Exercises.

Outcome –Can you believe there are people who want to know about it and use it but are have trepidations and are nervous? Fear not, this highly practical and interactive course designed to demystify Twitter will leave you more informed and confident in using this brilliant piece of Social Media.

Agenda

  • Twit Twot Tweet- A glossary of the terminology of Twitter in plain English with a look at the key functionality.
  • Hashtags, BashTags, Avatar effect & @Symbols
  • Understanding the point of Twitter and its benefits to individuals and business users
  • Building Your Nest – Getting started the right way
  • Feathering Your Nest – The best types of content and tweets to put out there and the best times to use Twitter
  • Building Your Flock of Follows – How to find attract followers and build a substantial and relevant audience to tweet to
  • Don’t Shoot Me! – the things you should avoid and be wary of on Twitter, (it’s not much but you should know)
  • Talk to the Animals – How Twitter talks to other Social Media
  • Fly Away Peter, Fly Away Paul – Actually doing it in real time. 

Delegate Feedback

“Just spent a fantastic morning with SerialTrainer7 learning all things Twitter Business Development” Eboni Chambers

“Thank you for the fantastic Twitter Training I am already feeling much more confident” Elizabeth Dowler

“Fabulous Twitter training with SerialTrainer7” Mogers Drewett

“A massive thank you to Simon for the Twitter training today. Invaluable session that offered lots of great pointers.” Matthew Dunford

To Book Your Course or One to One session with Simon get in touch either through Twitter @serialtrainer7 or email Simon@serialtrainer7.com or call me on 07979 537824

Sales Hunger – Unleash the Wolf!

Sales Hunger – Unleash the Wolf!

Sales people want to sell. There I said it. It is true, they love it, they love hunting for prospects, they love the presentations, and they love selling the benefits of their products and love the hell out of closing the client. Why? Because they are hungry for the sale. Or they should be. Continue reading Sales Hunger – Unleash the Wolf!

What’s Your Calling?

On the radio this morning there was an interview with this chap who worked as a welder. He used the skills of welding to create sculpture and waxed lyrical about the skills involved and the various techniques. Who knew huh? At one point the interviewer said “it sounds like this was your personal calling in life” to which the welder emphatically agreed.

Now welding might not be your thing, but there are times when we feel that what we are doing is linked to a personal calling. Well what’s yours?

In your current profession does it truly resonate with you and consume what you do in a way that creates a fire and passion deep in your soul? Does it say to you “yes, this is what I was put here to do?” if it does then perhaps it could be said that it is your ‘calling’.

Being lucky enough to be in this situation is wonderful, when we look back at our childhoods and teachers asking us “what do you want to be when you grow up?” leads some of us to say an astronaut, a fireman, a ballet dancer or even a welder! yet how many of us actually get what we wanted?  When I myself was asked that question I said “a teacher”. As a result I made sure I was involved in training in nearly every job I held and I genuinely believe that being a trainer, coach and mentor is my personal calling. So I got what I wanted.

How can we make this happen for ourselves? Well first we have to identify what it is we want to be called to do. So if you think about this phone box on a beach, the phone rings and a voice calls you do something, what would it be? What really drives and inspires you? what would make you get out bed early every day, with a smile on your face filled with happiness and passion? If you can think of it, then how can you make it happen?

It is important to understand that we spend a massive amount of our time on earth working to earn money to live. Many people are deeply unhappy in their work and would love the opportunity to start looking at something more meaningful, even if it meant taking a cut in pay. When training people, I often say to them “truly, if what you do makes you unhappy then get out of it and find something that brings you joy. Even if you have to stack shelves in a supermarket for a while, nothing is worth being that unhappy.” It takes a strong will to make that jump, but those that have done, would never look back.

It is often said that people want an effective work life balance. What they actually mean is they want more time to do what they want outside of work. I have yet to find anyone who has too much time doing what they want and not enough of the work! “oh no, take away some of this free time and give me more work to even out my work life balance” can you imagine!

We surround ourselves with technology, resources and labour saving devices to help free up more time for us to do what we want, but we still feel trapped somehow. This is why we need to work out what our calling actually is and strive to get as close to it as possible. If you want to work with technology then network with people who are and find an inroad. If you want to work closely with the public or with animals there are ways of getting into this via social networks and specific industries.

We are all so blessed with the opportunities available to us that we often cannot see the wood for the trees. So as a start, good news, you probably don’t need to be told how to get into these things, you already know it, you just need to make the move and that is the tough bit.

Ask what the worst thing that could happen if you did make the move. Is it really that bad.? Could you leave a door open behind you so that you could go back if needed? You probably could. As wise man once said “if you are in a position to be fortunate enough to do what you want, it is better to build a longer table than a taller fence.” so surround yourself with networks, support and contingencies that can act as a safety net. Things will start to find their way and fall into place. Fate can play a hand too and you might get a feeling that things are going the right way, alternatively you might now believe in fate, you will just know that what you are doing is right. Right for you that is.

So ponder for a moment what your calling is, and start to work on answering it.  That phone box is ringing somewhere for you right now…

Thanks for reading. This blog forms part of personal development and career coaching offered by me Simon Hares at SerialTrainer7 Ltd. If you would like some help get in touch with me Simon@serialtrainer7.com or call on 07979 537824.