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“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born till the moment you die is a process of learning.”
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

If you do not see a class listed that you are interested in, please contact us to inquire about when the class may be scheduled.

You can also schedule a private workshop for your company or professional organization! Just contact us!

Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday May 17, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
at The Landing Zone, 625 Celeste Street
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At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action – collections of marketing activities that help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives. One important campaign type that many nonprofits and small businesses have used, but would like to learn more about, revolves around Events. When you run an event you want to make sure that you leave ample time for the promotional activities that will drive your registrations, and you want to create and provide an optimal online registration experience. If you have run events or are considering running events, and you’d like to build on your knowledge of these two important elements of running a successful event, this session is for you.

Please note: this session will not be addressing best practices around event planning topics like venue selection, planning event entertainment or dining options, running fundraising activities like live or silent auctions, etc. It is focused on helping the audience promote their event and streamline the online registration process.

Attendees of this presentation will learn:

  • The different types of event you might run
  • Setting a goal for your event
  • Promotion of your event (including a sample promotional timeline and activities)
  • Set up an effective online registration process
  • Post-event activities you can’t forget
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Tuesday May 23, 2017
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
at Ponchatoula Kiwanis Club, 201 West Magnolia
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Let's get Back to Business! (School is back in session and we are all returning from our vacations!) It's time to grow your contact list!

Join us for "30 Ways to Grow Your List" workshop - you'll leave with ideas and strategies to capture new contacts, grow your list and take action to help move your business forward.

Having an interested and qualified list of contacts that you can stay top of mind with is vital to every business. Continuing to grow that list is just as important. In this workshop we will show you 30 easy ways to grow your contact list today!

We will cover:

  • Why someone should join your contact list and what’s in it for them
  • How to ask people to join your list "face-to-face"
  • How to use social media to grow your list
  • How to grow your list on your website or blog
  • How to use print material to get people to sign up
  • How to use events to help grow your list
  • How to use incentives and giveaways to grow your list

Plus, you'll have a chance to network with other attendees and grow your contact list, live during the workshop!

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Wednesday July 19, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
at The Landing Zone, 625 Celeste Street
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Ignored – or Engaging? How are your subject lines working – or NOT working – to capture the attention and interest of your audience?

This fast-paced seminar will take a deeper dive into the mechanics of truly effective subject lines.

We’ll cover: 

  • The three keys that make or break your subject line (and how short your window really is..)
  • What works – and what does NOT work – in capturing your readers’ attention
  • Length, brand, urgency and offers – make them work for your subject lines
  • Before and examples that make it crystal clear how to improve your results

Get their attention – get in the door – and get the response you desire. Whether you are trying to get read, realize revenue, increase your reach or inspire referrals, your subject lines are a key to your success!

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Wednesday August 9, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
at Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, 201 S. President Street
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You know you should be on social media for your business or non-profit. You know it can help you drive more new and repeat business for your organization. But, do you know why? Do you know which social media platform will have the biggest bang for your buck? And when you start your profile, do you know what to say and how to grow your following?

This session will answer all of those questions and more!

Let us help you:

  • Determine the platform that’s right for you and your organization
  • Announce your presence and build your network
  • Create and share content that encourages action
  • Understand social media advertising and learn your options
  • Convert social media leads into potential customers by growing your email list

From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing what to say and where to say it, this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing for you. You don’t have to be on every platform, and you don’t have to make every post by yourself. Let us make social media easy - join us!

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Thursday August 10, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
at Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, 299 W. Jackson Avenue
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You know you should be on social media for your business or non-profit. You know it can help you drive more new and repeat business for your organization. But, do you know why? Do you know which social media platform will have the biggest bang for your buck? And when you start your profile, do you know what to say and how to grow your following?

This session will answer all of those questions and more!

Let us help you:

  • Determine the platform that’s right for you and your organization
  • Announce your presence and build your network
  • Create and share content that encourages action
  • Understand social media advertising and learn your options
  • Convert social media leads into potential customers by growing your email list

From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing what to say and where to say it, this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing for you. You don’t have to be on every platform, and you don’t have to make every post by yourself. Let us make social media easy - join us!

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Wednesday August 16, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
at The Landing Zone, 625 Celeste Street
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We are surrounded by technology, and that technology has changed the ways that businesses and consumers interact.  The changes permeate all aspects of business: running operations, designing and building products, overseeing human resources and education, tracking performance and making projections and strategies.  More than those, however, marketing is one of the areas most impacted by the rise of technology in recent years.  Taking advantage of that technology and the avenues it creates for engagement between brands and consumers is at the heart of digital marketing.

Join us as we look forward at just a few of the trends in digital marketing that we believe small businesses should be paying attention to in the year to come.  We’ll explore what the trends are and some simple ideas for jumping on and taking advantage of them.

The trends we’ll discuss will be:

  • Digital marketing – it can no longer be ignored
  • Content marketing – it’s more important than ever
  • Targeting + Segmentation = Personalization
  • Mobile (experience and advertising)
  • Beyond big data – make decisions
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Wednesday September 20, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
at The Landing Zone, 625 Celeste Street
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You know you should be on social media for your business or non-profit. You know it can help you drive more new and repeat business for your organization. But, do you know why? Do you know which social media platform will have the biggest bang for your buck? And when you start your profile, do you know what to say and how to grow your following? This session will answer all of those questions and more!

Let us help you: 

  • Determine the best practices of Pinterest
  • Announce your presence and build your network
  • Create and share content that encourages action
  • Understand social media advertising and learn your options
  • Convert social media leads into potential customers by growing your email list 

From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing what to say and where to say it, this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing for YOU - Pinterest. You don’t have to be on every platform, and you don’t have to make every post by yourself. Let us make social media easy - join us!

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Tuesday September 26, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at East St. Tammany Chamber Boardroom, 1808 Front Street
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If you're looking to create leads and gain new connections, LinkedIn is the social network for you!  Also known as the Suit-and-Tie social network, LinkedIn has a more serious tone with legitimate return when utilized correctly.  This class will cover optimizing your profile, hiring solutions, job seeking, groups and group ownership, company pages, endorsements and recommendations, premium accounts and more!

Light lunch provided
Limited Seating, Reservations Required
Members Free, Future Members $10

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Wednesday October 18, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
at The Landing Zone, 625 Celeste Street
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It’s that time of year – the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us. There is no better time to reach out to your customers, bring new clients in, and boost repeat and referral business! Whether you have a retail shop, provide a specialized service or work business-to-business, or have a nonprofit in need out outreach, this workshop will provide simple, practical tips for closing out 2017 on a high note.

Let us help you learn: 

  • How to leverage social media to engage new and existing customers
  • Which promotions and special offers work for your business right now
  • Best ways to drive response from your emails and social posts
  • Easy strategies to keep your offers looking good on a cell phone or tablet 
  • How to create and manage a campaign for the holidays (it’s easier than you might think!)
  • Create a simple playbook to plan your marketing activities all season long
  • Most importantly, how to measure your results to get more out of your effort along the way

Please come ready to meet other small business owners and nonprofit professionals. We are all wearing many hats, and we can all share and learn from each other. This session is best suited for beginners in online marketing but all skill levels are welcome. The subject matter is less about technology and more about how to grow your business or organization. Join us – and rock your holidays this year!

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Tuesday October 24, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
at Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, 201 S. President Street
Register Now

It’s that time of year – the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us. There is no better time to reach out to your customers, bring new clients in, and boost repeat and referral business! Whether you have a retail shop, provide a specialized service or work business-to-business, or have a nonprofit in need out outreach, this workshop will provide simple, practical tips for closing out 2017 on a high note.

Let us help you learn: 

  • How to leverage social media to engage new and existing customers
  • Which promotions and special offers work for your business right now
  • Best ways to drive response from your emails and social posts
  • Easy strategies to keep your offers looking good on a cell phone or tablet 
  • How to create and manage a campaign for the holidays (it’s easier than you might think!)
  • Create a simple playbook to plan your marketing activities all season long
  • Most importantly, how to measure your results to get more out of your effort along the way

Please come ready to meet other small business owners and nonprofit professionals. We are all wearing many hats, and we can all share and learn from each other. This session is best suited for beginners in online marketing but all skill levels are welcome. The subject matter is less about technology and more about how to grow your business or organization. Join us – and rock your holidays this year!

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