In 2008 I was the keynote speaker at 3 separate Engage your Community conferences. That was before I burned out and ‘retired’ from all unpaid and volunteer work.
They were great conferences though, and the organisations that attended had the opportunity to learn a lot from all the presenters and workshops.
Most organisations made the usual complaint:
not enough time to learn everything, or
we need a whole week, not just one day.
Wellington conference and workshops
Well, coming soon is the next Engage Your Community:
If you’ve ever wondered how the web could be better used by your organisation; or are frustrated at what your blog never gets updated; or want to venture into social media, then this is a conference for you.
It’s also a conference aimed squarely and unapologetically at the community sector. At those voluntary and non-profit organisations working at the grass-roots level.
It’ll be held on Thursday 12 November and Friday 13 November 2009, at Massey University, Wellington. Thursday offers a conference, and on Friday there are some half-day workshops.
Blog, Tweet, KaPow
You have only seconds, if you’re lucky, to ‘engage’ your website (or email) readers1, so I’m offering a workshop called Blog, Tweet, KaPow: how to write for Web readers:
Actually, people don’t *read* web pages; they glimpse them.
This hands-on workshop teaches you how to connect with your audience via web pages, emails, Twitter and other ‘web’ media. Learn specific techniques to get more of your message across, more quickly and more effectively.
This workshop is for everyone who writes emails, web pages, blog posts or documents to go ‘on the website’.
I hope I’ll see you at Engage your Community in Wellington.
People usually spend no more than 2–3 minutes on a website