The PR Guru

May 9, 2011

More dates for 2011-12 PR Coaching Programme: Birmingham

Filed under: Uncategorized — richardswancott @ 2:45 pm

Hi folks,

Here’s another update on the coaching programme for those of you who are not in North Staffs but would still like to get involved. As I mentioned last time, following the success of the 2010-11 programme, we are also running courses in Manchester and Birmingham this year.

We are excited about all the sessions and particularly our October 3rd event with Guy Clapperton. Guy has worked extensively with the national media, and is also a social media expert and best-selling author.

His book, This is Social Media, covers the basics of setting up and maintaining profiles on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, as well as the things you need to know about blogging and podcasting.

So here are those all important dates and speakers!

July 4th: how to write an effective press release (with me)

Aug 1st: writing a winning award application (with Midlands Business Awards’ Jo Bailey)

Sept 5th: how to find public speaking opportunities (with public speaking veteran Tony Altham)

Oct 3rd: an introduction to social media (with best-selling author Guy Clapperton)

Nov 7th: using Twitter to raise your profile (with Market Avenue’s Anna Woolliscroft)

Dec 5th: how to get business from your blog (with expert blogger Quinton Watton-Smith)

Jan 3rd: how to use PR to get your website to #1 on Google (with SEO specialist Peter Brough)

Feb 6th: reach business decision makers in Birmingham (with Birmingham Post Deputy Business Editor Anna Blackaby)

Mar 5th: generating leads through Facebook (with Ariadne’s Thread’s Liz Thursfield)

Apr 2nd: how publicity stunts can help your business (with former Saatchi & Saatchi expert Richard Grisdale)

May 8th: LinkedIn for Business (with social media expert Len Foster)

Jun 6th: getting into the national media (with former Times journalist Nick Booth)

We will be meeting at The Fairlawns Hotel and Spa in Walsall.

Give us a shout if you have any questions or would like to book your place: 01782 472035/07880 733138 or There are only 20 places on each programme so act fast if you want to get involved!

I’ll post the Manchester dates later on this week.


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