Building Your Brand Online: SCBWI Calgary Conference

REGISTRATION CONTINUES for the SCBWI Calgary Conference 
Building Your Brand Online
This two-day conference on September 15-16, 2012 will be facilitated by Vancouver-based author, publishing consultant and social media coach Crystal Stranaghan

You'll recall that Crystal was the publisher at Gumboot Books, which published the first two books in the MegaByte Mystery series, Dead Frog on the Porch and Dead Bird through the Cat Door. She has a wealth of knowledge about marketing, social media and publishing. Plus, she's a super nice person!

Registration is limited to ensure small class size and personal attention for each participant.
Saturday September 15, 2012 from 9am-5pm

During this intensive full-day workshop for writers and illustrators (published or unpublished), participants will define their goals for building their own brand online and learn how to achieve those goals using the free tools available to them. Each participant will craft a personal plan for building their web presence, identify what they want out of the experience, pick which tools are right for them, learn how to use the available tools (twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, websites, blogs) professionally, and formulate a workable plan to achieve their social media goals without compromising their writing time.
Sunday September 16, 2012 from 9am-5pm 

In this full-day workshop, participants will learn how to design a professional looking website & blog using wordpress - and leave the course at the end of the day with a working site & blog. If you already have a wordpress blog set up (publicly hosted or privately hosted) but it needs updating, redesigning or it was built by someone else and you need to learn how to use it - then this workshop will also be helpful. You will receive a "homework sheet" when you register for the course, to help you create some content for your site in advance. You will need to bring a laptop to work on (that has wireless internet capabilities) as well as your prepared materials. You don't need advanced technical knowledge of computers, but you do need to be comfortable with word-processing software (like microsoft word) and be comfortable navigating on the web.
Registration is now open to SCBWI members ($140) and non-members ($160).  
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the SCBWI Canada West Calgary Regional Coordinator Pam McDowell at or visit our website.


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