Digital Media Workshops and Presentations

Chris Snider teaches workshops about digital media at Drake University and for groups and organizations across the Midwest. He’s available to speak on topics including smartphone video, video editing, storytelling, social media strategy, new digital tools and podcasting.

Chris’ most popular presentations include:

Hands-on With Smartphone Video: This workshop combines teaching video techniques, apps and hardware to get attendees shooting and editing videos with their smartphones. I’ve given this presentation in as little as one hour (not very hands-on) and for as long as a full-day workshop. It also works great as a half-day workshop.

Building a Social Media Strategy Beyond Facebook: This workshop or presentation will help small business owners and social media strategists understand how to build a social media strategy outside of Facebook. We will explore best practices for using Instagram, Messenger, Bots, LinkedIn, YouTube, podcasting e-mail and more. And because Facebook isn’t going anywhere, we’ll discuss best practices for using Facebook in 2018 and beyond. This can be done as a presentation or as a workshop.

Video Storytelling: In this hands-on presentation or workshop, I provide tips and tools for making compelling videos that tell a story. You’ll learn about core video techniques as well as apps and hardware to turn your phone into a high-end production machine.

Upcoming workshops/speaking engagements

Oct. 12, 2018: Iowa School Public Relations Association Fall Conference in Cedar Falls.

Oct. 25, 2018: Iowa High School Press Association Fall Conference in Iowa City.

Nov. 15, 2018: Iowa Automobile Dealers Association.

Nov. 28, 2018: Central Iowa Tourism Region.

Contact Chris to learn about creating a custom workshop for your company’s needs.

To learn about future workshops, sign up for my email newsletter.

Past workshops and presentations

July 30, 2018: Social media strategy workshop with Des Moines North High School journalism students.

May 30, 2018: Beyond Facebook: Building a Social Media Strategy for 2018 at Drake University.

May 22, 2018: Introduction to Audio – Podcast Workshop at Drake University.

May 17, 2018: Ames PRAM Lunch and Learn: Alternatives to Facebook for your Digital Marketing.

May 15, 2018: Spoke about Design Basics to newspaper and yearbook students at Hoover High School in Des Moines.

May 7, 2018: Spoke about new digital tools to newspaper and yearbook classes at Cedar Rapids Washington High School.

April 24, 2018: Spoke about video storytelling to Public Relations Network of the Quad Cities.

April 2, 2018: Spoke about new digital tools at Iowa City high schools.

March 21, 2018: Hosted a workshop with AMA Iowa titled How to Succeed in Zuckerberg’s New Facebook with Justin Wise from Think Digital. View my presentation.

March 15, 2018: Smartphone video + Premiere Pro daylong workshop.

Feb. 28, 2018: Career Day at Hoover High School.

Feb. 23, 2018: Discussed new digital tools with high school teachers at Iowa High School Press Association’s Winter Thaw.

Feb. 2, 2018: New Tools of the Trade at Iowa Newspaper Association Convention & Trade Show and Iowa College Media Association Annual Conference in Des Moines.

Feb. 21, 2018: Learn How to Make Quality Videos with PRSA Central Iowa.

April 20, 2017 – Smartphone video presentations at the Nebraska Press Association Convention

April 5, 2017: 360-Degree Photography and Video

April 5, 2017: New Digital Tools at the Iowa Newspaper Association’s High School Media Leadership/Innovation Conference.

March 16, 2017: Presentation on smartphone video tools to Iowa Bankers Association Marketing Peer Group

Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Smartphone Video + Premiere

Saturday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – 2017 Social Media Strategies

Dec. 14-15, 2016: Spoke about new digital tools with journalism students at Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln High School, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson High School and Westside High School (Omaha).

Nov. 17, 2016: Mobile Video Tools Workshop for Central Iowa Public Relations Society of America.

Nov. 16, 2016: New Digital Tools Workshop for students, faculty and area professionals as part of E.T. Meredith Magazine Center.

Oct. 27, 2016: Smartphone Video presentation at Iowa High School Press Association Fall Conference in Iowa City.

Oct. 24, 2016: Analytics for Social and Mobile presentation for students, faculty and area professionals as part of E.T. Meredith Magazine Center.

Oct. 18, 2016: Smartphone video workshop at Drake University.

Sept. 2016: Core Video Techniques workshop presented to Ames PRAM (Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing) group (September 2016)

April 13, 2016: Hosted a Smartphone Video Hands-On Workshop at Drake University.

April 6, 2016: I presented on New Digital Tools at the Iowa Newspaper Association’s High School Media Leadership/Innovation Conference.

March 5, 2016: Hosted a New Digital Tools Hands-On Workshop at Drake University.

Feb. 20, 2016: Hosted a Social Media Strategies Workshop at Drake University.

Nov. 11, 2015: Hosted high school journalism students from Des Moines high schools at Drake University.

Oct. 29, 2015: Spoke about how to use Snapchat for publications at the Iowa High School Press Association Fall Conference.

Oct. 20, 2015: Taught a day-long smartphone video workshop at Drake University.

Oct. 16, 2015: Spoke about smartphone video at the Iowa School Public Relations Association fall conference.

August 11, 2015: Social Media Workshop at Drake University in Des Moines

July 14, 2015: Video workshop at Drake University

June 9, 2015: Social media workshop at Drake University

April 6, 2015: Presented about using Snapchat as a marketing tool at Drake University

April 4, 2015: Led a Social Media Strategies workshop at Drake University

July 31, 2014 – Led webinar for Iowa Newspaper Association on mobile video tools

March 2014 – Taught a workshop on mobile video at Drake.

February 2014 – Taught a workshop on building websites in WordPress for AIGA Iowa.

Sept. 28, 2013 – Taught a workshop on DSLR photography at Drake.

April 20, 2013 – HTML and CSS basics at Drake.

April 9, 2013 – Search engine optimization at Drake.

March 29, 2013: Presented Lunch and Learn to Drake faculty on about using social media in the classroom.

March 22, 2013: Social Media Workshop with KMA Radio advertisers.

March 9, 2013 – WordPress workshop at Drake.

March 7, 2013 – SEO workshop at Strategic America in West Des Moines.

July 2013 – Taught journalism sequence at Business Horizons high school camp in Pella, Iowa.

June 2012 – Taught design sequence at MediaNowSTL high school journalism camp.

January 11, 2012 – IABC Iowa – Writing for the web and mobile journalism.

February 2012 – Iowa Newspaper Association Convention – Writing for the Web

Nov. 17, 2011 – National Communication Association Convention – Topic: Voices For and of The People: New Media, Journalism, and the Iowa Caucuses

June 2011 – Taught design sequence at MediaNowSTL high school journalism camp.

April 2011 – Creating a blog/site using wordpress.org

April 2, 2011: Basics of HTML and CSS

March 2011 – Writing for the web and introduction to SEO

March 5, 2011: Shooting and editing video in iMovie

March 23, 2011: Writing for the web

February 2011 – New media tools, social media and setting up your first blog

August 2010 – Social Media, the future of media and your role – Iowa High School Press Association

October 2010 – Improving your website to increase traffic – Iowa Newspaper Foundation webinar

November 2010 – Mofuse Jump Into Mobile webinar