Social Media Basics for Jewish Communal Professionals

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When people talk about using social media tools, do you feel like you missed the first day of school and can't catch up?

This six-week webinar series is specifically for professionals at Jewish organizations who want to learn the ropes of using social media tools at work. Over the course of the class, you'll learn to navigate specific sites, improve your search skills, how to automate alerts, and have a solid foundation for using social media. We'll also review case studies of how Jewish organizations are using different tools to reach their audience.

Leah Jones will be teaching the class. She's the founder of Natiiv Arts & Media and the former Digital-Culture Evangelist at Edelman PR. She specializes in coaching people in the use of social media and has worked with journalists, accountants, musicians, clergy, PR professionals and theaters since starting her company in January of 2009.

Each class will last one hour, beginning at 11AM Central and the schedule of topics is below.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009: Working Vocabulary

Get all of the terms people use to talk about social media defined and lay the foundation for working in the space.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009: Search & RSS

Do you always turn to Google and MSN when you're looking for information online? In this session, you'll learn about a variety of search engines and get your search skills tuned up. After that, Leah will teach you how to automate searches using RSS.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009: Twitter

The micro-blogging site seems to be in the news every week, but why do people really use it and how can it help you build relationships, find sources and connect with your readers?

Wednesday, October 21: Blogs

While blogs are starting to feel like old media to some people, the easy to update platform is still relevant and useful. We'll cover finding blogs, writing your own blog and comparing different blogging platforms.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009: Facebook and LinkedIn

These aren't the only two social networks, but are two of the most popular for professionals to use to connect with the people that are in their rolodex.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009: Photo and Video

Flickr, YouTube, Ustream and Qik - how can you use photo and video to add to stories and document life on the go?

What do people say about Leah?

"Leah's program was thorough, thoughtful and far more useful than I anticipated. Even though I was familiar with some of the content by virtue of my tech beat, Leah put a fresh spin on how to use and tap into the power of social media. I've used many of the techniques she showed me, impressing many people in the process. I consider Leah my social media tutor."

Eric Benderoff, former technology columnist at Chicago Tribune

“Ms. Jones quickly and effortlessly implemented (and easily educated me to confidently continue) a variety of techniques and ideas in online promotion and monitoring. Her high level of skill and knowledge in this area proved essential during a particularly crucial time of the promotional and subsequent touring phases of my novel, Three Fallen Women (So New Media, 2006). Further, and perhaps most importantly, her revolutionary thinking provided me with stunningly cutting edge ideas for online book promotion and branding.”

Amy Guth, Digital Coordinator/Books, Chicago Tribune

Tickets are non-transferable and there are no partial refunds for missed classes.

Tech Requirements

You will be supplied with a web address for GoToWebinar in advance of the Webinar. You'll need a computer with speakers or headphones and an internet connection to participate in the call.

To attend a Webinar on a PC, the following is required:

  • Internet Explorer® 6.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 2.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
  • Windows® 2000, XP, 2003 Server or Vista
  • Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection
  • Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (Recommended) (2 GB of RAM for Windows® Vista)

Name Sales End Price Fee
Early Bird - Individual   Ended $120 $3
Regular Registration - Individual   Ended $150 $3.75

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