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This two-part live online social media writing training course covers writing for all Web platforms. You will learn to write in a way that makes ideas resonate and stick in the digital world. Topics include drafting content for websites, blogs, social media and many other platforms.

  • Format: two half-day live online training sessions on consecutive days (Wednesday-Thursday).
  • Schedule: see “upcoming start dates” for the next start date.
  • Duration: each interactive online class lasts 3.5 hours including a mid-session break.
  • Interface: high-definition live videoconference with enhanced training features.
  • Content: best-practice briefings, videos, interactive workshops and high-level discussions.
  • Timing: each session starts at 09:00 GMT = 10:00 London time (BST) = 13:00 Dubai time (GST).

If you would like us to run this course at a different time, please get in touch.

Outline

Principles of Writing for Online Readership

This module explores how to write content for the Web, social media and mobile devices that gets read.

  • Discover how people read differently on social media compared to the Web
  • Learn to write for mobile devices and apps
  • Five key principles for shareable social media writing
  • Workshops: writing headlines that get noticed; writing for apps; how to make your company’s social media content shareable

Web Content Strategies

This module covers the foundations for social media writing success.

  • Establishing social media purpose and strategy for your company
  • Get your audience to tell you what to write
  • Workshop: develop a content strategy framework to streamline messaging

Writing Text that Search Engines Like

This module covers strategies to ensure your social media writing is discoverable.

  • Building a social media ecosystem
  • The importance of search algorithms in social media
  • Optimisation tips for the main six social media platforms

Micro-writing

This module covers writing for the social media platforms that increasingly dominates people’s consumption of information online.

  • Style, tone and language for social media writing
  • Highly engaging content and writing themes
  • Blog etiquette
  • Social media writing tips by platform plus bonus material
  • Writing responses to comments and reviews

Who should attend?

This is an intermediate-level course designed for learners with existing knowledge and several years of experience in communications or PR. Learning is pitched at a level to help you develop strategic approaches and apply sophisticated techniques. This course is recommended for all professionals who create communication texts, since almost all written content is destined for the Web in some form.

What you will learn

After this course you will be able to:

  • Visualise how people read and consume information differently online and apply it your own writing
  • Articulate the fundamental differences between writing for paper and writing for electronic delivery
  • Adapt and re-edit texts to optimise them for web reading
  • Write website content that is easy for online readers to navigate and digest
  • Apply keyword strategies for search engine optimisation so that your content gets discovered
  • Write content for blogs and social media that inspires people to follow and share
  • Distil your writing down into its purest, simplest form for micro-formats like Twitter and SMS
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