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October

Webinar: 'Social Media best practice for beginners'

When: Wednesday 3rd October 12:00 – 13:00 BST

Who is this aimed at: Anyone relatively new to using social media.

Description: Aimed at those who are new to social media, this free one hour webinar will introduce you to some best practices as you get going. 


We'll explore the virtues of using social media, to help you get properly started on channels like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Learn what material to post and when. How to attract and engage your audience and keep them coming back to your feed.



As a soon-to-be social media master we'll also highlight the "what not to do's". The importance of having a working strategy, not ‘broadcasting’ and recognising not all social media channels are the same.

This webinar is designed for those who have signed up to one or more of the major platforms, and want to get better engagement with your audience.

How to join: Book a free place


Webinar: 'Using a smartphone to shoot video'

When: Wednesday 24th October 12:00 – 13:00 BST

Who is this aimed at: Everyone.

Description: Video will make up 82 percent of all internet traffic in 2021, according to forecasts released by tech giant Cisco. That compares with 73 percent of traffic in 2016.

If you're not already making video to support your social media posts and campaigns, then you need to get shooting.

In this free one-hour webinar, we'll show you the basics. It's not as difficult as you might imagine and you won't need huge amounts of expensive gear. "Camera and ... action".

How to join: Book a free place


November

Webinar: 'Design that works'

When: Wednesday 7th November 12:00 – 13:00 GMT

Who is this aimed at: Everyone.

Description: Giving a professional polish to your designs for posters, publications, adverts and websites is a real skill. Making them stand out in a crowded market place is vital. If your designs need some help, join us and sharpen your skills.

We will examine the fundamental importance of hierarchy, explore the diverse ‘voices’ of fonts and their impact on audiences and the value of harnessing the power of grids and columns in your layout.

The webinar will focus of design principles and is not about which software package to use.

How to join: Book a free place


Communication Works: Making the most of tools and time. CME Workshop on Media and Communication for Clergy

When: 26-27th November 2018, beginning and ending with lunch at 13:00.

Where: St Columba's House, Woking, Surrey, UK within easy reach from Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and train from London Waterloo (travel directions enclosed).

Description: How can you communicate well within your chaplaincy and your community? What tools can help, and how do we encourage full participation in sharing our lives and our mission? This 24-hour practical workshop aims to give you insight and ideas, time to share best practice and to decide on priorities. Touching on many areas familiar to you already we will work on using these strategically in your area, and hope to enable and inspire you.
 
Facilitator: Liz Hudson is a Communications and Public Relations Consultant with 15 years experience of working within the Church of England.

She works on internal, external and social media communication techniques, project planning and execution, crisis management training and video production. For the last year Liz has worked closely with the Diocese in Europe as Press and Communications Officer.

Liz won a top five placing at the European Excellence Awards 2015 for her public and media relations work on the Reinterment of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral.
 
Cost: £160 – CME funds can be used (available to licensed clergy on application to their Archdeacon).
 
Registration: By 15th October to Debbie Cunningham.  
 
For further information please contact Canon Ulla Monberg from 1st September.

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