Facing Tweetablogaphobia*
The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis Presents a Hands-On Workshop

“How to Conquer Confusion and Use the New Media” was the subject of the July 18 Press Club hands-on computer workshop led by Elizabeth Erickson (left) and Richard Gavatin (right) at Webster University. The three hour presentation gave participants insights into how new media is an important tool in marketing one’s skills and expanding one’s network of contacts.


“How to Conquer Confusion and Use the New Media”
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 18
Workshop and Light Lunch:  $10 for members; $12 for guests and non-members
Webster University, Emerson Library Conference Room Room 110
Emerson Library, 101 Edgar Road, Webster Groves 63119
(Parking available in nearby lots and garage on Garden Ave.)
      For journalists and communicators, a working knowledge of the new social and professional media is essential to keeping a job, finding a job, or being your own boss.  But new media is developing so rapidly that it’s difficult to catch up. Join Press Club members for a hands-on workshop that will replace your confusion with practical communications tools.  In just three hours you can develop a website, create a blog, get on Facebook and LinkedIn, learn to build your brand, and—of course—Twitter; plus explore new web-based information sources.
        Two local experts, Richard Gavatin and Elizabeth Erickson, will guide you through the new media.  Richard, a Press Club board member, is a consultant on websites and web design.  His company, IMS, has specialized in customization of accounting software since 1984.  Elizabeth is the principal/creative with Rangency, a new company that helps clients develop brands and networks.  For the completely clueless, Richard and Elizabeth will offer the basics.  For those who have experience with the new media, they will introduce new strategies for expanding networks of potential clients and news sources.  
       This is an unprecedented opportunity to learn a lot in a very short time at a very low cost (which includes a light lunch). Webster University has a room with 24 computers.  The first 24 who sign up for this class will get a computer to use.  If you sign up later you can still attend but bring your own laptop. RSVP ASAP

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*Mild anxiety when confronted with new media, hand-held communications devices, and tweets.