Twitter Tricks and Tips

The Sisters In Crime Chicagoland and Mystery Writers of America Midwest conference for authors is November 8 at the Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg. The day includes a variety of workshops.

  • “How Insects Tell Us Time of Death” will be presented from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. by Marlene Lanz, former McHenry County Coroner.
  • “Twitter Tips and Tricks,” led by April M. Williams, is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • A lunch break will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., followed by “Research Methods” from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., taught by Raymond Benson.
  • “How to Write Serial Killers,” from 2:45 – 3:45 p.m., will be instructed by Michele May & Michael Major.
  • “Editing Tips: Cleaning It up Before Sending Your Manuscript to Your Editor,” led by Diane Peron-Gelman, Mary Welk and Emily Victorson, is slated from 4 – 5 p.m.

Download my “Twitter Tips and Tricks” presentation and comment below.

Craft Your Social Media Strategy Writers Workshop

Permission to forward granted and encouraged*

Registration is now open for YARWA’s April online class, CRAFT YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY. This workshop is designed for published AND unpublished writers of any genre, and YARWA members receive a 50 percent discount! *

*Craft YOUR Social Media Strategy*
Instructor: April M . Williams
Dates: April 1-26, 2013
Cost: $15 for YARWA members (non-member fee is $25)
To register: http://yarwa.com/programs


About the workshop:
*Are you new to social media and overwhelmed by the number of sites to choose from? Professional online social media offers incredibly powerful marketing potential for authors!

* Which tools are “right” for you?
* Where do you begin and HOW DO YOU KEEP UP?
* How often should you blog, post video, “tweet” to readers and other authors?

This class is focused on getting the most out of small marketing budgets with free social media tools. With your new skills, you will be able to quickly implement effective social media marketing, attract new readers, connect with reviewers, and gain a unique competitive advantage. We’ll focus on the using the creating a strategic plan, choosing the right tools, developing an editorial calendar and creating content that gets attention.

After the first session you can begin applying cutting edge strategy to your marketing efforts!

* About the Instructor: *April M. Williams is the author of the book Social Networking Throughout Your Career: What’s All the Buzz About? April worked in Fortune 50 companies managing information technology projects before transitioning into a career as an author, coach and speaker. She takes her years of experience in technology & marketing and merges it with years as a writer and coach to create a programs designed to help authors brand themselves in publishing. April presented at the UWRA 2012 Heart of the West conference, which had over 150 trade show booths and displays of participating companies. April has guided learners of all levels, from the social networking phobic to experienced, on how to develop credibility and create a brand. Most importantly, April helps those of all levels connect through communities and then maintain a relationship to generate long-term income streams. You can learn more at http://www.cyberlifetutors.com

For any questions, please contact the workshop coordinator, Lea Nolan, at vp-programs (at) YARWA (dot) com

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www.LeaNolan.com

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Social Media: Choosing the Right Sites to Drive Business

Are you new to social media and overwhelmed by the number of sites to choose from? Is your time too precious to waste on social networking without payback? Come to the Powder Room in Algonquin and learn about the choices that are best for your business.

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April M. Williams of CyberLife Tutors will give you the basics to make an inform decision. Find out what the most used social media sites are, know how to tell if they are a good fit for your business, see how they can increase your credibility in your field and how you can use them to increase revenue.

The Powder Room is at 328 South Main Street in downtown Algonquin. Their phone number is (224) 241-8242.

Join us Oct 11, 2012 6:30-7:45. Tickets just $20 in advance. Get both an autographed copy of April M. Williams book “Social Networking Throughout Your Career” ($9.99 value) and the seminar just $25.

Seats are limited. Click below to register.


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Social media marketing is challenging for small businesses in McHenry County. Just keeping up with Facebook changes is almost a full-time job. Did you know there assistance for businesses in McHenry County and it will not cost you an arm and a leg?Bring your Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, FourSquare, YouTube, Twitter questions and more.

Check out the social media marketing programs offered at the Shah Center in McHenry just for small business owners. The Shah Center is a part of the Illinois Small Business Development Center.

Social Media Roundtable: A no-cost seminar to discuss the latest trends in social media marketing and share various approaches with your peers. A social media professional will help facilitate the discussion and be available for questions. There is no fee to attend, reservations required as seating is limited.

Social Media for Small Business: Do you have questions about social media? Want hands-on help? Bring your questions to our computer classroom and work with a social media expert. Learn new ways to reach and engage an online audience and boost your bottom line through the use technologies like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus. Cost: $30.

Consulting: The Shah Center consulting services are free to all clients, start-up entrepreneurs, owners and managers of businesses. We’ve helped businesses in our area attract customers, improve their operations, increase sales, and get financing. We can review your business plan before you talk to your banker to help you prepare. Use our research and contacts to strengthen your plan, improve your operations or develop your marketing and e-business strategies. Plus, we catalog and track all federal, state and local government business assistance programs. We offer counseling and seminars/workshops on these and other topics:

  • Business planning, people and other business management issues
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Finance and accounting, regulation and taxation
  • Production and operations, office automation and computer training
  • Business data analysis, technology and other issues necessary to promote business growth
  • Operational, project and strategic planning techniques

All classes are held at the Shah Center.  The McHenry County College Shah Center at 4100 W. Shamrock Lane in McHenry, near Centegra Hospital. For more information or to register, please contact the Illinois Small Business Development Center at (815) 455-6098 or sbdc at mchenry.edu.

For information on all of CyberLife Tutors presentations, workshops, classes and events visit our events calendar.

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Social Media Roundtable Monthly at Shah Center McHenry

Social Media Roundtable meets monthly at Shah Center in McHenry, Illinois. Bring your social media marketing questions. This two-hour session, facilitated by April M. Williams begins at 6PM July 25, 2012. In this interactive roundtable, discuss your social media marketing ideas with peers and learn what works for business marketing.

Exchange experiences and toss around ideas of how to drive awareness of your business and increase profits. This is a tremendous opportunity to brainstorm with other small business owners and broaden your network.

No fee to attend, but please call (815) 455–8593 to reserve your seat or email shahcenter@mchenry.edu. For information on upcoming CyberLife Tutors events, visit CyberLife Tutors events calendar.

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Learn Google Docs Online Collaboration at Algonqiun Library

Google is so much more than just a search engine. Google Docs, now renamed Google Drive features options that allow you to use it as your own portable office. April M. Williams will show you how. Learn the basics of creating, sharing and collaborating with Google Docs or Google Drive. You must have a free Google account before class to take part in this hands on session. Learn how to set up a new Google account.

Contact the Algonquin Library to register at 847.458.6060. This session is free to attend though registration is required.

Visit our calendar for information on other upcoming classes.

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LinkedIn Advanced Hands On Workshop at Algonquin Library

Join us April 29 2-4PM for a free LinkedIn class for professionals with social media coach April M. Williams at Algonquin Area Public Library District.

* Are you on LinkedIn and wonder, “now what?”
* Find out how to leverage your professional connections to boost your career.

Learn how to leverage your LinkedIn network to discover the hidden job market and join groups to increase your chance of being found by recruiters and hiring managers.

April M. Williams demonstrates how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile. This is a hands on session and computers are provided.  Students must already have a LinkedIn profile and a minimum of five contacts before attending the workshop.

Class is at the Algonquin Area Public Library District main library located at, 2600 Harnish Dr, Algonquin, IL. Call the library 847.458.6060 to register or for more information. Seating for this workshop is limited.

For information on upcoming programs, visit our CyberLife Tutors events calendar.

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Monthly Social Media Roundtable at Shah Center McHenry

Monthly Social Media Roundtable meets at Shah Center in McHenry, Illinois. This two hour session, facilitated by April M. Williams begins at 6PM April 25, 2012. This interactive roundtable is your opportunity to discuss your social media marketing ideas with peers.

What works? What doesn’t? Exchange experiences and toss around ideas of how to drive awareness and increase profits. This is a tremendous opportunity to brainstorm with other small business owners and broaden your network.

No fee to attend, but please call (815) 455–8593 to reserve your seat  or email shahcenter@mchenry.edu. For information on upcoming sessions, visit CyberLife Tutors events calendar.

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Define Your Social Networking Strategy Shah Center McHenry

New Social Networking Strategy class at the Shah Small Business Center in McHenry, Illinois.

Social networking can be confusing. Without an online presence, you could be losing customers and prospects to the competition without even knowing it. Find out how to connect with prospects and customers using cost-effective social media providing an opportunity you can’t get elsewhere. Instructor April M. Williams, President CyberLife Tutors. Fee for this two hour class is $30.

Contact the Shah Center directly for additional information and registration for this classes at (815) 455-6098.

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LinkedIn Advanced Hands On Class at Algonquin Library

Free LinkedIn class for professionals at Algonquin Public Library.

Are you on LinkedIn and wonder, ” Now what?”
See how you can leverage those connections for your career.

Learn how to leverage your LinkedIn network to discover the hidden job market and join groups to increase your chances of being found by recruiters.

April M. Williams demonstrates how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile. This is a hands on session and computers are provided.  Students must already have a profile and a minimum of five contacts.

Class is at the Algonquin Area Public Library District main library located at, 2600 Harnish Dr, Algonquin, IL. Call the library 847.458.6060to register for more information. Seating is limited.

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