If you live near Staunton or anywhere in the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, we’d like to invite you to sign up for one — or both! — of the courses we’ll be teaching this fall at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave.
First, starting on the evening of Wednesday, September 21 and continuing for three more Wednesdays after that, Erik will help you build your own web site in WordPress. Even if you already have a WordPress site, or want to have a web designer put one up for you, you’ll still learn a lot in this class about how it works and how to make it work for you:
Creating Websites in WordPress for Business and Personal Use
Led by one of the area’s WordPress and online marketing experts, you’ll use WordPress to build dynamic, attractive and professional looking websites quickly and easily. Learn how to create your site, tune it for search engines, add photos and other multimedia, connect to social media services, choose the right look and feel for your site, and add user-friendly features through plug-ins. You don’t have to know how to code to have a great website! 50217; $165; Four Wednesdays, Sep 21-Oct 12, 6-9 pm; Instructor: Erik Curren; BRCC Weyers Cave Plecker Center
Then, beginning on Wednesday, October 26, also in the evening for four weeks, Lindsay, our social media guru, will help you make the most of Facebook, Twitter and other services for your business:
Blogging and Social Media for Business and Entrepreneurs
Social media is a small business owner’s best friend, allowing you to compete with the big guys without stinging ad costs that deliver uncertain results. Led by one of the Valley’s pioneers in social media marketing, you’ll explore major social media sites—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Stumble Upon, Tumbler and more—and learn how to use them to build two-way relationships with your current and potential customers. You’ll also gain clear blog writing advice for making an impact and building an audience for your product or service. If your business is your passion, let Social Media take it to the next level in the world of Web 2.0.50219; $140; Four Wednesdays, Oct 26-Nov 16, 6-9 pm; Instructor: Lindsay Curren; BRCC Weyers Cave Plecker Center
To sign up, download the PDF registration form at BRCC’s website and the follow the instructions to register by phone, in-person or by mail or fax. But don’t delay — we expect these classes to fill up fast.