Last week we held a Social Media training class in Redwood Falls. We’re still hearing great things from the session. Post session he held a trainig session from the BLue Green Alliance on on environmental training for employees. In fact we got fun taste of their Dumpster Diving class with Jose Velez – as shown in the video below. It’s amazing how much you learn with a little hands-on activity.
Last week, we had our first on-the-ground, hands-on training with busienss owners in Redwood Falls. Our plan was to work with a local social media specialist to provide training in the area. That way the attendees have a local expert to approach with questions later.
The room was full! We had a wide range of attendees, men and women, folks who were right out of school and folks who were closer to retirement. The class was three hours long – and intense. In fact they were talking about follow up courses before the class even finished! But foks kept up. We learned about Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, LinkedIn, FourSqaure and YouTube. Some attendees had used some of these tools before but it seems that everyone got to try at least one new tool – and definitely walked away with some good strategies for using social media in a busienss setting.
The trainer was Sarah (Viergutz) Kuglin from RV Technical Solutions. She’s from the area, has worked with many of the local businesses and did a great job. She knew her stuff and was able to use local examples that resonated with the attendees. She did a terrific job. Locally we work with Julie Rath at the Redwood Area Development Corporation. She too knows every business in town and worked hard to fill the room and make sure everything went smoothly.
The only hitch in the day was the broadband! We ran into some capacity issues in the training room. In the video below, Teresa Kittridge (fromM NREM), Sarah Kuglin and Julie Rath talk about their impressions from the day. (After the session businsses were invited to stay to learn more about the Blue-Green Alliance and some of their training opportunities. More on that soon!)
You could build your own site, but should you? We will talk about why you might want to hire a web developer, what you want to look for in a developer and how to make sure that you get what you need to have a site you like today that works for you tomorrow.
Join us for an introduction to social media strategies for renewable energy businesses. Learn how other businesses are using Blogs, Twitter, Video and Social Media networks such as LinkedIn and Facebook. We will talk about how to use social media to other businesses and consumers.
Last month the Utilities Telecom Council held a Summit on Smart Grid Policy. Here are the various session:
Keynote Speaker: Joe Rigby, Pepco CEO
Session 1: What’s Next in Smart Grid Policy: Leaders Forecast the Big Issues Ahead
Session 2: Managing the Technology Mix: Building, Buying or Sharing Smarter Utility Communications Networks
Lunch with Rep. Rick Boucher, and Afternoon Sessions on Building Customer Acceptance and Interoperability Standards
Session 1 (Day 2): Cybersecurity Requirements: Does Compliance Really Equal Security?
Session 2 (Day 2): Cybersecurity Overload: Meeting the Challenges of Implementation and Communication
Session 3 (Day 2): Managing the Mounds of Data: Get Ready for the New Energy Information Marketplace
Blogger Cassandra Heyne, who focuses on rural telecommunications policy, does a nice job of writing up the sessions.