You’re Hired! How to sell better than the BBC’s The Apprentice – What I learnt at a Ruth Badger Master class

Chi-chi Ekweozor Meets Ruth Badger

Chi-chi Ekweozor meets Ruth Badger the most famous star of popular BBC show The Apprentice

I’ve been on the excellent LEAD programme at the University of Salford’s Salford Business School since September last year.

LEAD is a leadership development programme developed and piloted by Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) in conjunction with the North West Regional Development Agency (NWDA).

Since its inception in 2004, over 150 businesses have benefited from the programme which combines personal development of the owner-manager with support and development of the business itself.

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Introduction to Social Media for Media Professionals Overview


How do you get the word out about that new blog?

How do you reach influential Twitter users who can spread the word about your new product/service?

Which is best for promoting your organisation on Facebook? A Group or a Page?

The Introduction to Social Media for Media Professionals course is the ideal environment to learn how to use free social media tools like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook strategically to grow and market your media business or organisation.

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Manchester Social Media Surgery welcomes Crain’s Manchester Business

Crains Manchester Business, the highly regarded weekly business newspaper for Greater Manchester

Highly regarded weekly business newspaper for Greater Manchester

I’m really excited to share that Samrana Hussain, business reporter at Crain’s Manchester Business, the highly regarded weekly business newspaper for Greater Manchester will be attending the Social Media Surgery later this month.

Manchester Social Media Surgery events offer real life advice and case studies from an experienced panel of digital and social media marketers who discuss social media projects and issues presented by the audience.

As shared earlier in the week, Hussain reported on the free Social Media Surgery events on Crain’s Manchester Business and I’m delighted that the experienced journalist is joining us at the event on Tuesday April 13.  Hussain recently joined Manchester Crain’s Business from ITV Granada.

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Free Social Media Surgery for Businesses in the North West

Manchester Social Media Surgery logoExcitement is building ahead of next month’s Social Media Surgery.

The theme of the popular monthly informal networking event that attempts to help Manchester businesses embrace the social media revolution in order to grow their company is ‘Is Twitter any good for marketing’.

Taking place on the second Tuesday of every month at Innospace (Manchester Metropolitan University’s business incubator) on Chorlton Street between 5-7.30pm, Manchester Social Media Surgery events offer real life advice and case studies from an experienced panel of digital and social media marketers who discuss social media projects and issues presented by the audience.

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Real Fresh TV’s Monthly Social Media Events Guide

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This month sees the launch of Real Fresh TV’s Social Media Events Guide.

In the last week of every month, we will be bringing you a roundup of upcoming events, seminars and conferences focused on social media and the web taking place in the region.

Want to add your event to the list?

Contact us at least one month before your event and we’ll publicise it!  Call it a media partnership in the making… (more…)

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3 Key Takeaways from the Introduction to Social Media for Media Professionals Training Course

Social Media Process v 1.0

Social Media Process v 1.0

Yesterday I had the pleasure of running an Introduction to Social Media for Media Professionals training course at One Central Park, Manchester.

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Shouldn’t Social Media Training Be Included With Web Design Services?

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The rather provocative title comes from recent experience on an interesting project with a brilliant new client.

Contact Theatre, Manchester’s home for explosive new theatre run a biennial international theatre exchange programme called Contacting the World.

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The Learning Social Media by Doing Course Overview

The Learning Social Media by Doing Course Overview

The Learning Social Media By Doing Course has been put together in response to requests by attendees of the popular Social Media Starter Course for a more practical, hands-on training event.

Designed as a follow up to the entry level Social Media Starter Course, the Learning Social Media By Doing Course is a practical half day workshop that gives anyone new to social media a safe environment to try on the tools for size.

Do you need to Twitter for work?  Have you just been nominated company blogger but don’t know your WordPress from your Movable Type?  Do you feel overwhelmed by all this talk of trackbacks, pingbacks and Google PageRank?

Then the Learning Social Media By Doing Course is for you.

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Real Fresh TV featured in the UK’s Top 100 Marketing Weblogs

Real Fresh TV in the UK’s Top 100 Marketing BlogsLovely to see we are getting even more widely read!  We’re straight in at #75 which isn’t bad for a new entry.

Here’s the full list of the The UK’s Top Marketing Weblogs.  It is managed by the splendidly named James Gordon-MacIntosh of Seventy Seven PR.

Excellent stuff.

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Introducing the Social Media Starter Course

Introducing the Social Media Starter CourseI’m pleased to announce that you can now register for our newly minted Social Media Starter Course.

Social Media Starter Course

Date: 10 October 2008
Time: 9:30am–12:30pm
Venue: One Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5WW
Cost: £100 including lunch

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