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New Digital Skills Workshops Series

By Sarah Henderson
09.04.2020


If your last three weeks have been anything like ours, you’ve probably spent more time on Zoom than you ever thought possible, and been busy getting used to our new digital reality.

We’re all on a learning curve at the moment when it comes to digital skills. So we’ve curated a new series of online workshops for small businesses and freelancers to help you make the most of digital during the Covid-19 crisis, and beyond. We’re delivering this series of workshops as part of Loughborough University London’s #DigitalSkills programme.

Whether you’re shifting your business online, designing your first webinar, or adapting to working remotely, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve called on our network of expert Echo members to pull together a programme of online workshops on topics ranging from productivity tools and social media to analytics and how to run a really great webinar. Scroll down for details of the workshops, and booking information.

 


Small business finance in the digital world
Thursday 14th May 10.00am – 12.30pm AND Friday 22nd May 10am – 11am, on Zoom
Cost: 2 Echoes

(this is a two part workshop – you’ll need to commit to attending both parts when you book)

In this practical course for startups and SMEs, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to manage your business finances confidently and efficiently.

Led by Ju-Vern See, co-founder of Quantico. Ju-Vern was previously at KPMG and has worked in a variety of financial, operational and systems roles across a range of startups in London, including Receipt Bank and Babylon Health

We’ll cover how to make the best use of digital financial tools, how to master the humble spreadsheet, and how to build your own financial model so that you can plan ahead and confidently present your business to potential funders and investors.

This course is specifically designed for businesses who are registered companies (with a company number) and is tailored towards your specific financial setup and needs.

** Get tickets **

 


How to use LinkedIn to grow your network and win work
Tuesday 26th May AND Thursday 28th May, 10.00am – 12.30pm, on Zoom
Cost: 2 Echoes

(this is a two part workshop – you’ll need to commit to attending both parts when you book)

In this practical course for startups and SMEs, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to maximise the value of LinkedIn for your business, helping you to grow your network  and win work.

Led by Miguel Garcia, ex-employee at LinkedIn and Microsoft, he has a decade of experience helping organisations to use LinkedIn to hire, sell, train, recruit, and market more effectively.

By putting what you learn to practice you will be able to see results leading to more profile views, followers, connections, responses to messages, and shares of your advice and content.

This course is specifically designed for businesses who are registered companies (with a company number) and is tailored towards your specific LinkedIn setup and needs.

** Get tickets **

 

More workshops to be announced soon!


Past workshops…

Work smarter, not harder: Digital tools for productivity
Tuesday 28th April, 10am – 12pm, on Zoom
Cost: 2 Echoes

Do some or all of these problems sound familiar?

– A to-do list that only ever seems to get longer.

– An email inbox that’s out of control.

– A diary so full of meetings and calls that you feel you don’t have time to get any real work done.

– A constant stream of incoming information that it feels impossible to get on top of.

– Constant digital distractions and opportunities for procrastination.

We’re already working hard, so just working harder isn’t the solution – and it risks stress and burnout, which doesn’t help you or your business. This  workshop with Laurie Harrison, MD at LearnJam,  provides actionable strategies and techniques to help you to work less and achieve more by focusing more deliberately on how you spend your time, energy and attention.

You’ll leave with a range of tools and techniques to help you improve productivity, focus and time management, and deal better with ‘overwhelm’ and conflicting demands on your time.


 

How to run a really good online workshop
Tuesday 21st April, 10am – 12pm AND Thursday 23rd April 11am – 12pm
Cost: 2 Echoes

Right now, every workshop is an online workshop. But what makes for a great one? How do you connect with your audience? What’s the secret for keeping people engaged?

This interactive session led by Echo member Jes Bailey will take you through all the steps to create a really good, engaging online workshop.

We’ll cover key content including how to plan and structure your workshop, how to keep things interactive and top tips for facilitation and hosting.

You’ll also receive prep and follow-up materials, and the opportunity to build and test your first online workshop with a small group of supportive peers, under the guidance of expert workshop leader, Jes.