Earlier this year I had great fun speaking on a Chicago Women in Publishing panel on freelancing. CWIP asked me to present again this fall, and this time it’s more about navigating social media — and how we can use these services to build personal and organizational networks and promote our own work (in a friendly, non-spammy, it’s-all-about-the-social-capital kind of way).
If you’re a writer wondering if a blog can help show off your expertise, or an editor who has thought about using Twitter to connect with other people interested in the topics you cover, or if you’re just trying to figure out how to manage those pesky privacy settings on Facebook, this presentation is for you. We’ll cover some helpful free tools and I’ll show you how to create your own easy-to-use social media and news portal.
The program is Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. It’s at the Willis (er, Sears) Tower.
There will be handouts. And a Q&A. And refreshments!