Creative Minds need help with the internets…

So, as you saw me rant about how too many A) Windsorites and B) creative class inhabitants are clueless about how to maximize their viewership/readership/listenership/sales, I am putting my money where my mouth is…

Tuesday, January 27th, there will be a FREE education night for those artists, musicians, writers, etc. who want to expand their dismal presence online, using free web applications that are being proved to grow webs of connectivity among the tech, education, and corporate communities.

There will be several presenters, who will talk for 7-10 minutes each, about a particular program they are proficient in using, and share their knowlege of these programs. Presenters will SHOW on a projection screen, all the steps from clueless, to daily user of each web application they share. They’ll simply plug into the projector with their computer. Some presentations will be video only, pre-produced, and sent in from around Ontario from some people I know who are very gifted with these apps.

ONE lucky person will be chosen (to stay for the entire thing) and be registered for EVERY web app. (which they can choose to use or lose after the symposium), thus injecting some continuity to the process of registering for these sites. The presentations will ALL consist of a walk-through of how to:

A) register, B) use, and C) manage their existence online with that particular app, and,  D) be taught why this app is usable, important, and pertinent to get ideas to others.

The talks will hopefully inspire a bigger presence on the web, and some more eyes, ears, minds being amazed by our Windsor talents.

It’s going to be awesome.

Oh, by the way, if you think you have something to offer in this regard, a little talk in front of some non-techies…tell me so I can schedule you for a presentation!! COME ONE, COME ALL!!

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4 responses to “Creative Minds need help with the internets…

  1. Happy to help. You can put me down for Blogger, Facebook – groups vs Fan pages, RSS, Twitter, #hashtags, YouTube, Technorati. Can also do something on how to use all of these together to promote without actually having to post on every individual site.

    • Okay, Blogger, RSS, #hashtags, and Technorati…if you can wrap these in a nice concise package…telling all of the people of the creative class (writers, painters, photographers, musicians, poets, etc) how to use these tools. I think someone else asked to present Facebook, and someone else has Twitter. You can also throw in the groups vs fan pages argument. ALSO…the tie-ins are crucial. Any tie-ins you want to share…that are not covered by the others…please do.

      Want to give me an idea of how long you would present for…and then we can talk about the next step!
      AWESOME!! You’re going to help AND educate me a ton.

  2. I think the Blogger and RSS go well together as one presentation – 10 minutes. #hashtags go with Twitter as well as an overall tie in. Facebook groups vs Fan pages – about 5 minutes. Just a quick run-down of the pros and cons of each. Help people identify what will work for them depending on the situation and or goal. A presentation on the tie-ins would be about 10 to 15 minutes. Use all of the examples from the night and give a quick demo on making it work together seamlessly.

  3. If these artists are artists of the musical persuasion, then please don’t forget Bandcamp, ReverbNation, Last FM and Artist Data (which will feed info out to lots of other online communities).

    There are other specialist communities for other disciplines, of course – but these would be my top picks for anyone dealing with music and organised sound.

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