There’s still time to sign up for the non-credit, continuing education courses I’m offering this fall at North Shore Community College (Danvers, MA campus). Learn a new skill that can help you grow your business, or try something just for fun (drafting a novel in 30 days!).
Be a Better Business Blogger (CSA793)
Customers, clients and the media are looking for you online – and increasingly, they expect to find not just your website but also a blog. This half-day workshop is for you if you already have a business blog and want to learn how to use it more effectively, how to generate an endless supply of topics for blog posts, and how to keep the blogging process manageable. Please note, this is not a technical course on how to set up a blog; however, would-be bloggers are welcome.
Meets Saturday, September 25 from 1 PM to 4 PM
Offered again on Tuesday, November 9 from 6 PM to 9 PM
Press Release Clinic: How to Write an Attention-Getting Media Release (CSA795)
This hands-on workshop will show you how to craft a press release that gives editors and other media gatekeepers the information they want, so your business or organization can get the attention you want. You’ll learn the anatomy of a press release; what to include and what to leave out; and how to get the release out to your target audience. Bring your draft press releases and learn how to improve them on the spot.
Meets two Wednesdays, October 6 and October 13 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Get Ready for National Novel Writing Month (CSA794)
As a three-time National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) participant and “winner,” I’ll share tips and tricks to prepare you for embarking on the journey of a lifetime… (Or at least, the amazing journey of writing a 50,000-word draft of a novel during the 30 days of November.) Here’s what we’ll cover in the workshop that just might motivate you to draft that novel you’ve always wanted to write:
- How to sign up as an “official” participant (at www.nanowrimo.org).
- How to prepare without blocking your creativity for the month of writing ahead.
- What to expect during NaNoWriMo (the highs, the lows, the thrills, the chills!)
- You’ve written the draft – what’s next?
Workshop meets on Saturday, October 2 from 1 PM to 4 PM
All classes meet at NSCC’s Danvers campus. Contact me for more information, and register online at www.northshore.edu.