Check CyberLife Tutors Calendar For Upcoming Programs

The best way to see what is next at CyberLife Tutors is to check our Events Calendar for upcoming programs, workshops, presentations and keynotes.

Is there a program you would like to see? Ask you library, association or company to hire us to bring the program to you. See our CyberLife Tutors recent speaking engagements.

Here’s a sample of our events in the next few weeks. Visit our CyberLife Tutors calendar for details.

3/28 – Social Media Roundtable

4/2 – Craft Your Social Media online class begins

4/4 – Leverage LinkedIn: Don’t be Linked Out Webinar

4/25 – Social Media Roundtable

4/26 – Define Your Social Media Strategy

4/29 – LinkedIn Advanced for Professionals

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Effective Time Management: Getting the Most from Every Day

Do you find your days sometimes slip by before you know it? And your to-do list remains undone?

Learn how to be productive instead of busy. April M. Williams will share proven time management techniques to increase your daily productivity. Align your top priorities with your daily activities to achieve short and long term goals. Set goals and maintain focus to keep things in perspective. Develop a personal action plan with strategies and techniques to handle procrastination and interruptions.

“Winter is a time so many people vow to get and keep themselves organized,” said Lisa Guidarini, MLS, Adult Program Coordinator at Algonquin Area Public Library District. “Author April M. Williams effectively manages her business, coaching, teaching and personal life and we look forward to learning her time management techniques.”

The Algonquin Library hosts this session at their main location on Harnish on Sunday March 18 from 2-4PM. The session is free through registration is required. Contact the Algonquin Library at (847) 458-6060 or register online at http://www.aapld.org.

Social media coach, speaker and author April M. Williams

Upcoming CyberLife Tutors Classes Events and Workshops

This week I am working with several locations in McHenry County and beyond scheduling Summer and Autumn programs. If you would like to see one of my classes, workshops or other events at your local library or other location, ask your programming coordinator to contact me. See our recent speaking engagements for suggested program topics. Custom programs are available to meet your organizations needs.

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Social Media Social Media Roundtable at Shah Small Business Development Center

Monthly business social media roundtable begins January 28, 2012 at the Shah Small Business Development Center in McHenry, Illinois.

  • Are you just getting started with social media?
  • Interested in learning which social media practices are most effective?
  • Do you want to learn about the latest updates?

The Shah Small Business Development Center launches a monthly social media roundtable facilitated by social media coach and author April M. Williams. The first session is Thursday January 26, 6-8PM. Bring your questions and share your experiences.

This interactive roundtable is the opportunity to discuss with peers your ideas. 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.

There is no charge to attend these sessions, however; registration is required. Call the Shah Center at (815) 455–8593 or email shahcenter@mchenry.edu. The Shah Center is located at 4100 W. Shamrock Lane McHenry, IL 60050.

LinkedIn Advanced for Professionals Hands On Training Course

Are you on LinkedIn, have dozens of connections  and thinking “Now what?” Wondering how to really used LinkedIn in your job search? Then this hands on class is for you. See how you can leverage your network to discover the hidden job market.
Learn how joining groups can benefit your career. Find out how to increase your chances of being found by recruiters. April M Williams demonstrates how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile. Students must already have a LinkedIn profile and know how to add connections.

“LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network and an important tool for careers. Patrons are interested in learning more about using LinkedIn while they are employed and during job transitions”, said Lisa Guidarini, MLS, Adult Program Coordinator Algonquin Area Public Library District. “Author April M. Williams is an active LinkedIn user and has seen the benefits for her career.”

These sessions held January 29 and February 5, 2012. A LinkedIn Basics class will be held January 15, 2012. The LinkedIn Advanced for Professionals class is one of the many career related services and programs offered by the Algonquin Library.

Check April M. Williams and CyberLife Tutors calendar for the most current schedule of events.

Connect with April M. Williams on LinkedIn.

April Williams
Speaker, Author, Executive Coach, Blogger
Mobile: 414.502.7745 Email: april@cyberlifetutors.com
 http://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilmwilliams
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Getting Started With LinkedIn for Professionals at Algonquin Library

Learn the basics of using LinkedIn professionally and launch your career forward in 2012. LinkedIn is a recruiters first tool for finding job candidates. Whether you are currently looking for employment or not, it is important to have a LinkedIn profile.
Come out the Algonquin Main Library for this session with speaker, author and coach April M. Williams.
See the benefits of using Linkedin for professional networking. Determine if you are an active or passive candidate. Topics covered include basic account types, creating your profile, getting connected, and joining groups. We will cover researching companies and applying for jobs using LinkedIn tools.
“Our patrons are interested in learning more about social networking tools to help them connect with other professionals.” said Lisa Guidarini, MLS, Adult Program Coordinator Algonquin Area Public Library District. “This programs highlights the benefits of using LinkedIn to build an online network and stay connected. Author April M. Williams is a long time LinkedIn member who actively uses her LinkedIn connections and groups to benefit her career.”

This session is January 15, 2012 from 2-4PM. Contact the Algonquin Library to register for this session. Reach the Algonquin Library online or call 847.458.6060. The Algonquin Main Library is located at 2600 Harnish Dr. Algonquin, IL 60102.

Visit April M. Williams’ LinkedIn profile by clicking on the links below.

April M. Williams
Speaker, Author, Executive Coach, Blogger
Mobile: 414.502.7745 Email: april@cyberlifetutors.com
 http://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilmwilliams
Where Are You Today Travel Blog
CyberLife Tutors

We shorten your learning curve
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Pledge to Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Shop Small Business Saturday on November 26, 2011 and support your favorite business. For the second year, shoppers are asked to support the local companies in their community and help jump start our economy. Shop local and support your local business owners.

According to the Small Business Association, in 2009 there was 27.5 millions small businesses in the United States defined as 500 or fewer employees. They state small businesses employee about half of our counties population and create 65% of new jobs.

Find Small Business Saturday on Facebook. Follow Small Business Saturday Twitter activity with hashtag #smallbizsat.

Shop Small Business Saturday

Shop Small Business Saturday

Social Networking for Business Presentation Schaumburg Library

Is your business on the fence about getting started with social networking? Are you overwhelmed by the choices of tools available and do not know where to start? If so, the Schaumburg Library is the place to be on October 25 at 7PM for this “Social Networking for Business” session.

Social networking coach and trainer April M. Williams will give an overview of the most effective free social networking tools available for businesses to engage with customers. You will leave with tools to build your brand and begin a dialog with prospects. Learn how to promote yourself and sell your “stuff” to new customers.

Social media is made up of a variety of online tools which provide a place to communicate and network. Learn about the different types of social media and how they can be used to expand your customer base from expert April M. Williams.

•         What is social networking?
•         Why it makes sense to market your business using social media
•         How to find customers and market your business using social media
•         What social media sites to use
•         How to get started with social networking

April M. Williams, a nationally recognized speaker, author, coach and blogger actively leverages the power of social networking tools. April is President of CyberLife Tutors and shows clients how to leverage their strengths to enhance their business.  Williams is the author of “Social Networking Throughout Your Career” and has been featured in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, Project Management Institute, Savvy, Business Journal, Nations Restaurant News and CBS Chicago News.

Contact the Schaumburg Library to register for this free session and arrive early to reserve your seat. The last session April led at the Schaumburg Library so well attended it was standing room only. The Schaumburg Library is located at 130 South Roselle Road Schaumburg, IL 60193.

Schaumburg Library Poster from April M. Williams previous presentation

Schaumburg Library Poster from April M. Williams previous presentation

Lessons Learned from Author John D. Brown

This month I attended the Romance Writers of America Heart of the West conference in Park City, Utah. I was invited to speak on social networking for writers: Connect with Write Stuff.

John D. Brown gave the Friday evening keynote titled “Lessons on Story from the Hunger Games“. During his 10 lessons, John reminds us that our book, product or service may not be right for everyone. Or, you can’t please all the people all the time.

Authors John D. Brown and April M. Williams at Heart of the West books signing URWA

Authors John D. Brown and April M. Williams at Heart of the West books signing URWA

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