Twitter: a short introduction

Course Dates: 18/03/21
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Location: Online

An introduction to Twitter, the social networking and online news service. The course provides a base understanding of the channel for personal and professional use.

This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

Twitter is one of the most commonly used social network. It is not only a fantastic tool to communicate with a broad range of audiences but also a mean to curate news and information relevant to its users. This course will provide you with key understanding and knowledge to operate and navigate on this channel.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• A short introduction to Twitter
• Setting up your Twitter profile
• Communicating effectively with your community
• Aggregating news on Twitter
• Growing your follower base.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Know the various functionalities Twitter offers
• Create engaging tweets
• Interact with various types of contacts
• Track and collate desired information.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No prior knowledge of Twitter is required, but you should have general computing and internet skills. You should be able to follow spoken instructions, read written instructions and information, and discuss work with your tutor in English.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course consists of practical activities, discussions and demonstrations. One to one guidance and support will be given throughout.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You should have access to your existing social media account(s) and remember to bring with you the log in details. If you don’t have existing account(s) you will need to bring a valid email address and its password to sign up for a new account. This will help you to practice the course content during the class and gain valuable hands-on experience.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Twitter for business, LinkedIn: a detailed introduction, Introduction to Facebook, Social media getting started, Intagram: a short introduction. Students are free to ask the tutor for advice on related courses.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Anna-Line Massot

Anna-Line is a social media and communications professional with over 10 year’s experience working for global organisations as well as smaller structures. She built most of her career in the car and finance industry, before starting freelancing in 2018. She is currently Social Media Manager for the recruitment department of a global bank, as well Communications Manager for the talent acquisition and management specialist Alexander Mann Solutions. With a background in communications and marketing, she is passionate about the subject and its ongoing evolution and has a vast experience within the field, from content and community management to analytics. “There are a lot of myths surrounding social media, and they can come across as very cryptic and overwhelming. I love teaching at City Lit to give people the confidence to use it for their personal or professional use, and alleviate their concerns”

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: CTWS05

Thu, eve, 18 Mar - 18 Mar '21

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £49.00
Senior fee: £49.00
Concession: £25.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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