I just came back from running some training in London, where I've previously done a lot of this type of work. In 2015, though, that's been the case far less frequently, and I've been all over the place. Even the work I'm doing for the British Library is at their Boston Spa site, and it's been nice to do things not JUST in the South.
With that in mind, there's three training courses I'm running in September and October which are much more local to me up North than usual, and open to all. I ran my very first full-day workshops in York back in 2012, and a lot of people have asked when they'll be run there again - details are below.
Sept 4: Digital Marketing toolkit workshop, york
We're runnng this one at the University of York, in a training room in the Library chosen because it has decent sized screens and good facilities. This is the 'emerging tech' workshop which focuses on aspects of Web 2.0 beyond the social media basics. It changes every time but we'll definitely be covering geolocation and augmented reality, marketing with video, Publishing Online (embedding PDFs, sources of creative commons and free images for comms, interactive tools like Padlet), Mobile and Apps, and probably some social media analytics too.
Full details including booking form are available on the UKeIG website.
The workshop is grounded in the here and now - things you can do as soon as you can get back to your desk, rather than speculation as to what digital comms will look like in 2020 - so people find this course very useful. Here's some feedback from the last 2 versions of this specific course I've run for UKeIG:
Sept 11: Presentation skills workshop, York
As above this one takes place in my place of work, this time covering presentation skills. It's entitled 'Making your message stick' because that's the theme for the whole day - we're all presenting a lot these days, so the very least you want is for your key messages to stay in people's minds after they leave your talk.
Full details including booking form are available on the UKeIG website - this course focuses on what researchers have found to be key in building effective multimedia presentations, and working from that. It's very hands-on and you'll be creating beautiful slides (whose aesthetically pleasingness will be a byproduct of them being good communication tools, rather than the sole aim...) and experimenting with Prezi. We'll look at the absolute golden rules of creating presentations, explore 4 different methods of creating them based on how much time you have and how high the stakes are, and also discuss presenting itself, conquering nerves and so on.
Oct 16: Presentation skills workshop, Manchester
As above this is the full-day Making Your Message Stick workshop, this time for CILIPNW. It'll take place at Manchester, probably at Manchester Metropolitan University, but that final details are still being sorted out. I'll try and remember to update this page once it's all sorted!
Some feedback from the two most recent Presentation Skills workshops I've run, for CILIP NE and the Bodleian:
You can see all of the upcoming workshops on my Upcoming Events page. Hope to see you at one of them!