For me, training courses have to be engaging. They have to appeal to those who learn by watching, those who learn by listening and those who learn by doing.
Put me in a training room and read a Powerpoint presentation to me and I’ll be nodding off/planning my shopping list/twitching to get my phone out and other such things. Put me in a training room and take me on a journey by making me do things, challenging my thinking and letting me ask questions and I’ll be hanging around afterwards to find out more.
DigitalJen training is all about learning and doing. Whether it’s learning to use online tools such as Canva, honing your social media content or looking at ethical decision making, we’ll always look at the ‘why’ as well as the ‘how’.
Kitchen Table Training
I run training courses for up to 4 delegates per session from my kitchen table in St Albans. These are very informal and involve tea (or coffee) in mugs, cake and lots of hands-on opportunities to try things out. Courses run from 9.30am until 11.30(ish) and since starting the courses, we’ve found that all sorts of collaborations have been formed and ideas generated from chatting about how different businesses work as we learn.
Canva is a brilliant tool for creating your own imagery for use on your website and social media.
We’ll be looking at why Canva is such a great tool, how to use it, customising your own images and whether ‘Canva for Business’ is worth the investment for you.
You’ll need to bring your laptop and ideally have some images you’d like to play with stored on it.
Courses are £25 per session/person and you can book on them here
This course is for small business owners who know that they need to do more on Facebook but aren’t quite sure how to go about it.
After finding out what sort of relationship you have with Facebook, I’ll make sure that we cover what you want to know and make sure that you’re confident with the terminology Facebook are currently using, what sort of things you can post, when you can post them and how you can ‘measure’ the success of your posts. Depending on your needs, we can look at posts, pages, profiles, groups, insights, notifications, messaging, sharing the page admin, to boost or not to boost, adverts, targetting and campaigns.
We’ll also cover a bit about the business ethics involved with using Facebook, choosing images and how your personal profile on Facebook can have an effect on your brand.
Courses are £25 per session/person
I have been asked to create a course for people who have started or are starting their own businesses who know that they need to ‘do’ social media but aren’t sure where to start.
This course will cover the main social media platforms that we are seeing businesses use at the moment to open the discussions about what could be the best to use for your business. We will look at the advantages and disadvantages of each one and think about their role in how you tell the story of your business and what you do.
In addition, we will look at the amount of time and/or money that you can invest in social media and how you make sure that you get the return on your investment that you need.
As with the Facebook course, we’ll also look at the business ethics involved around social media and how what you do online can affect your brand.
Courses are £25 per session/person
1:1 Training Courses
Sometimes you can’t absorb all the information you need in a group training session. Sometimes group training sessions don’t cover exactly what you want to need or learn.
DigitalJen 1:1 training courses allow you to learn at your own pace – be that blasting through WordPress in an hour to get you up to speed, or working at a steadier pace at MailChimp or social media platforms over a number of weeks.
Which ever way suits you, training with me means learning by doing – with lots of tips, tricks and practise sessions. If you want to know why things work as they do, I’ll endeavour to explain it all, if you just want to crack on and do ‘stuff’ – let’s do that.
1:1 Sessions are available for:
- Getting your camera off Auto
- Photo walks
Prices start from £35/hour – get in touch to set a date