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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

Thursday July 13, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
at Amite Chamber of Commerce, 101 S.E. Central Avenue
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This presentation is a guide for small businesses or nonprofits who have been using Facebook for social media marketing, but need some tips to take them to an intermediate level.

You’ve thought about what social networks to use for your business or nonprofit, and you’re ready to take the next step. Where do you go from there? This seminar will give you a closer look at the popular social media networks – Facebook. We’ll show you the benefits of using Facebook, how other organizations are marketing with it, and some dos and don’ts. Facebook is changing constantly! This seminar will share with you the most up to date information with tips on how to tell if your social media activity is working.

Core concepts introduced include:

  • A closer look at Facebook
  • How to tell if it’s right for your business
  • What kind of content to create and post
  • Etiquette
  • How to tell if your content is working
  • Suggestions on what to do next
  • Why social media & email marketing must be used together
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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
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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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Wednesday October 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
at Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, 299 W. Jackson Avenue
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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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Wednesday November 15, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
at The Landing Zone, 625 Celeste Street
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Kim will present this live, guided demonstration on the tools and features inside Constant Contact’s email marketing system.  First impressions matter – how are YOU doing with your emails? This seminar will help you avoid common mistakes and maximize your emails for powerful impact! In this time-efficient, highly practical session, you will learn the basics so you can get going with your own email marketing, including all of the items below.

  • Branding beyond the logo – how placement, pictures, even colors can re-inforce recognition & engagement
  • Readability – including fonts, white space and single-column design
  • Images – including sizing, placement, links and more
  • Sharability – are you going social with your email? Easy tips to encourage more cross-platform engagement
  • Setting up your Constant Contact account
  • Creating an email campaign and editing a template
  • Branding your emails with your logo, colors and photos
  • Creating content that people want to receive and read
  • Importing your email list into your constant database
  • Getting new subscribers by adding sign-up boxes to your website and emails
  • Tracking and interpreting your results

NOTE: You don't need to bring a laptop, though you are welcome to for note taking.

If you’d like to get a head-start before attending this workshop sign-up for a FREE 60-day trial account to start your marketing campaign today!

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Wednesday December 13, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
at The Landing Zone, 625 Celeste Street
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Let's get Back to Business!  Before you know it the holidays will be behind us and after taking this class you'll be a step ahead! 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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Phone: 985.662.8419
Email: info@5stonesmedia.com
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