Social Media for the Terrified

263 TUTOR: Susan Grossman

This course is for anyone fearful or baffled by social media and the fast pace of the digital world. It is designed to dispel myths and anxieties and will offer easy steps into unfamiliar waters. Whether you want to engage with friends or family overseas, write a blog, develop a business idea or campaign to make the world a better place, understanding how social media works can change your life. The tutor will help you every step of the way to move forward with confidence.

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Course Notes

Over the course of the week we will look at what the purpose of social media is, how you can engage with others, and the benefits it might bring.

This course is designed to make social media understandable and accessible to all. All you will need to practice at home is a smartphone, laptop and an internet connection.

The week will cover:

Twitter: how to get an account, write tweets and connect with what's happening around the world. You will learn the basics of setting up an account and be able to research any topic that takes your interest. Connect with long lost colleagues or chat to your favourite politician or celebrity.

Facebook: how to find support groups, buy and sell, and connect with old friends without compromising your privacy.

Instagram: what is an 'influencer' and could you be one? Better still, here's an exciting platform to share your photos and news, whether personal or work related.

Blogging: if you've ever had the urge to write, here's your chance. Even without your own blog you can contribute to online platforms like Medium and get your voice heard.

There will be an opportunity in the week to reflect on how social media can bring us all together and how to stay safe online. From exchanging views with others watching the same TV programme to connecting with old friends, social media has something to offer everyone.

No previous experience is needed. But if you are already dabbling, this week will improve your skills.

Course Tutor

Susan Grossman

Susan Grossman

About Susan

Susan Grossman is a journalist, broadcaster and coach. She has thirty years experience in the media as a freelance journalist, travel writer and magazine editor specialising in travel, food and health. She is author of half a dozen travel guides, has been travel editor on a national newspaper, a hotel inspector reported for BBC Radio 4 Breakaway for 15 years.

She is currently a visiting lecturer on the MA in journalism at Westminster University and also lectures at the City Lit. Susan is an ILM qualified career coach, writing coach and mentor working via Skype, within organisations and face to face. She runs workshops and individual training sessions on all aspects of getting published and career progression.

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Twitter: @wordsallowed


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WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul

WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul

WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul

WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug

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