Des Moines Social Media Workshop: Get Ready for 2020
Reaching your customers on social media continues to be more and more of a challenge for most businesses and organizations. This hands-on workshop will help you create a strategy for taking your social media to the next level in 2020.
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Past workshops and presentations
Oct. 24, 2019: Iowa High School Press Association Fall Conference in Iowa City (Social Media Stories).
Oct. 15, 2019: Des Moines Video Workshop. Learn to make high quality videos shot and editing on your smartphone. More info here.
Oct. 17, 2019: Tech Connect in Hampton, Iowa. Topic: Social Media.
Sept. 11, 2019: Iowa Parks and Recreation Association Fall Workshop in Ames. Topic: Creating a Social Media Strategy for 2020.
April 3, 2019: High School journalism quick course on Cutting Edge Tech Tools at Drake University.
March 27, 2019: High School Media Leadership/Innovation Conference – New tech in journalism.
March 25, 2019: Iowa Bed and Breakfast Guild conference in Pella – Marketing to Millennials.
March 12, 2019: AMA Madison – Making Quality Branded Videos Using Your Smartphone
Feb. 22, 2019: AMA Central Iowa Experience – Student Panel: Genius Thoughts for Digital Careers
Feb. 14, 2019: Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce Marketing Power Hour
Feb. 6, 2019: High School journalism quick course on Social Media at Drake University.
Nov. 28, 2018: Central Iowa Tourism Region – Marketing to Millennials and Gen Z.
Nov. 15, 2018: Iowa Automobile Dealers Association.
Oct. 25, 2018: Iowa High School Press Association Fall Conference in Iowa City.
Oct. 12, 2018: Iowa School Public Relations Association Fall Conference in Cedar Falls.
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 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