Social media apps, tips and tricks

Course Dates: 29/03/23
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Keeley Street
Enhance your social media strategy by learning third party apps, tips and tricks for everyday use.
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Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00

Course Code: CSMAT02

Wed, day, 29 Mar - 29 Mar '23

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

Using social media is great for business and personal use. However, it can become very time consuming or frustrating. This course is designed to offer some helpful advice and techniques on how to use social media smarter, faster, and better.

What will we cover?

• Creating a social media strategy and how to stick to it
• Time-saving tips and tricks for using social media
• Auto-scheduling posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to save time
• Learn to use third-party applications that can help you execute your social media strategy - Later, Bitly, Phonto, Vont and more
• Editing videos to provide better, longer content
• Gaining followers and reach without having to buy it!
• Boosting a post and creating an ad with a target audience.

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

• Create automatic scheduling to help you with time management
• Track clicks to your website using shortlinks
• Enhance social media content photos and videos
• Save time in posting by using mobile applications
• Gain followers and reach without having to buy it!
• “Boost” a post and create an ad with a target audience.

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

This course is suitable for students who have completed Social Media for Business: introduction or have a firm understanding of how to use LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. Learners should be confident on logging in, posting live messages and checking notifications.

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

This class will focus on social media platforms and will be taught from a practical and theoretical perspective. The instructor will use a presentation and online examples, students are welcome to bring their smart phone to download the applications taught in class. It will also incorporate other websites, students may find it useful to take notes. Notes will be provided in Google Classroom.

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

You should have access to your existing social media account(s) with their log in details. If you don’t have existing account(s) you will need to have 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. Course handouts will be provided by your tutor.

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

Social media for business: intermediate, Social media content strategy, Social media marketing in a day, Social media for advertising: a detailed introduction, Twitter for business, Facebook for business, Using Instagram for business: introduction.

Amber Raney-Kincade

Amber holds an MBA in International Marketing, and previously worked as a Marketing Manager and Account Director for various marketing agency in London, where she was an early adopter in using social media in campaigns with high success. After the recession in 2009, she started teaching adults how to use social media to promote their business, often working with career changers who were switching gears after being made redundant to start their own businesses. She began teaching social media at City Lit in 2015. Her approach is dynamic and engaging, vowing to make the scary world of social media accessible to everyone from the tech-savvy to the technophobe!

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.