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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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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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.

USING SOCIAL NETWORKING IN YOUR CAREER: 5 TOOLS TO KNOW MCHENRY, ILLINOIS

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USING SOCIAL NETWORKING IN YOUR CAREER: 5 TOOLS TO KNOW MCHENRY, ILLINOIS

Learn what social networking tools can do for your career.

ALGONQUIN, IL. August 16, 2011. – The demand for social networking training for business growing by leaps and bounds. Professionals see the value of leveraging low cost social networking tools to build credibility and create a strong network of support.

According to the Business Ledger, “The number of executives wanting to learn about social media has exploded”, said Amy Murphy director of corporate and community services at Joliet Junior College in Joliet, IL.

McHenry County Women in Management (WIM) hosts a breakfast session with social networking coach and author April M. Williams on August 18, 2011. Williams will share  excerpts from her book “Social Networking Throughout Your Career: What’s All the Buzz About?“.

At this breakfast session, April will share “The Social Networking for Your Career: The Big 5 Tools to Know”. Hear about the tools with the greatest payback for your professional career.

“Women In Management members and guests are thrilled to have April M. Williams share tips and tools of social networking at our August breakfast event,” said Denise Gaskell, WIM VP of Programs. “Learning from April on how to navigate and enhance Social Networking sites and skills are key to making connections and growing a healthy business for 2011 and beyond!”

April teaches social networking for business classes for the Small Business Development Centers and is President of CyberLife Tutors coaching private clients.

Breakfast is included in this session and costs $12 for members, $15 for guests. To reserve your place, please e-mail mchenrycounty@wimonline.org or register online at www.wimonline.org. For more information contact McHenry County Board of Directors at phone 815-459-3860.

About April M. Williams: April M. Williams is a nationally recognized speaker, author, blogger and coach who has assisted hundreds of people in their career. By demonstrating the power of social networking tools, April shows clients how to leverage their strengths to enhance their careers. April published two books and numerous articles on career building as well as other related business topics. She has been featured in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, Project Management Institute, Savvy and Nations Restaurant News. April is a contributing editor to the Blacks Gone Geek IT forum and Hawaii travel website 808Talk. For information on upcoming events, visit CyberLife Tutors calendar.

Copies of April’s books are available on her CyberLife Tutors website. Follow April on Twitter, Facebook and her “Where Are You Today?” travel blog.

EDITORS: If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with April M. Williams, please contact us at 414-502-7745 or http://www.cyberlifetutors.com/contact/.

Using Social Networking in Your Job Search McHenry, Illinois

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Learn what social networking tools can do for your career

ALGONQUIN, IL. August 10, 2011. – Job seekers know it is hard work to land a job. Those job candidates who use social media tools effectively can shorten the length of their job search. By using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and blogs to develop connections and build credibility, a candidate can land a job that is just the right fit.

The McHenry Public Library recognizes patrons desire to learn how social media to boost their careers. They offer a series of career and job search sessions specifically for those in career transition.

April M. Williams is presenting two of these career sessions at the McHenry Public Library:

  • Jan 25, 2011 – Effective Social Networking in Your Job Search
    Learn about social networking tools as a way to shorten your job search. See how you can showcase your qualifications and expand you network. Find out how headhunters and hiring managers post jobs and recruit through their connections. April M. Williams will discuss LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and blogs.
  • Feb 29, 2011 – Expand Your Professional Network Using LinkedIn
    If you’re not on LinkedIn, are you Linked OUT? April M. Williams will focus on LinkedIn as a networking tool to identify key contacts, build relationships, demonstrate credibility and learn insider information to grow their career. Find out how to use LinkedIn for prospecting prospective customers.

Session are held at the McHenry Public Library from 7:00-8:30 PM. The library is located at 809 North Front Street in McHenry, IL 60050. For information call the McHenry Public Library at (815) 385-0036.

“As I have noticed that many of our patrons are looking for work, I have scheduled a series, starting in September, of programs designed to build job search skills. The series includes programs that address Writing a Resume in September, Conducting a Job Search in October, Preparing for the Interview in November, Social Media in January, and LinkedIn in February. In addition to these programs, the MPLD has many resources, including books, magazines, videos, and computer software available to patrons to assist them in their job search,” said Colette Leeser-Freeman McHenry Public Library Adult Services Librarian & Adult Programming Coordinator.

“In general, the public library is uniquely positioned to act as a resource to patrons in the community for any of their research needs. Now, more than at any other time in recent history, the public library has become a very rich resource for job seekers.”

About April M. Williams: April M. Williams is a nationally recognized speaker, author, blogger and coach who has assisted hundreds of people in their career. By demonstrating the power of social networking tools, April shows clients how to leverage their strengths to enhance their careers. April published two books and numerous articles on career building as well as other related business topics. She has been featured in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, Project Management Institute, Savvy and Nations Restaurant News. April is a contributing editor to the Blacks Gone Geek IT forum and Hawaii travel website 808Talk. For information on upcoming events, visit CyberLife Tutors calendar.

Copies of April’s books are available on her CyberLife Tutors website. Follow April on Twitter, Facebook and her “Where Are You Today?” travel blog.

EDITORS: If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with April M. Williams, please contact us at 414-502-7745 or http://www.cyberlifetutors.com/contact/.

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Ignite Your Passion: How to Find and Ignite Your Fire Inside

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Networking For Results DVD

Networking For Results DVD – 51 minute live presentation.

 

McHenry County Business Daily Twitter Paper

Are you interested in McHenry County and businesses in McHenry County? Get the latest news in one place. The McHenry County Business Daily Paper published daily, brings you news from McHenry County businesses through their Twitter feeds.

Visit the McHenry County Business Daily Paper for your free subscription and keep up with the latest in McHenry County news. SEE SAMPLE BELOW


Are you a McHenry County business who wants to be included in the McHenry County news? Send us a message on Twitter @aprilmwilliams or click on the word “Comments” at the top of this article and ask me to put you on the list. We will add you to the list and your tweets will appear on the McHenry County Business daily new.

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Share Your Facebook Fan Page Here

I met many McHenry County business owners at the Facebook class I taught last night. This is the first of four social networking classes in the series at the Shah Center in McHenry. Next up are classes on Twitter, blogs and LinkedIn.

During the session, each participant set up a business page. One of the questions was “How do I get more Fans for my business page?”

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LIKE our CyberLife Tutors Facebook Business Page

Here is one way to build you business page “LIKES”.

Click on “comments” at the top of this article and tell us the name of your Facebook business page so we can “LIKE” it. In “website” field, enter the link to your customize Facebook profile URL we created in class last night. My custom profile URL is http://www.facebook.com/aprilmwilliams.

Once you have more than 25 ‘LIKES’ on your business  page, you can create your custom Facebook vanity URL for your business page.  Go to http://www.facebook.com/username to select and set your URL.

I will be sharing more Facebook tips on our blog. Be sure you do not miss a article, sign up for our Enews and Updates in the box on the right side of the page.

Thanks for sharing. Please stop by our CyberLife Tutors Facebook page and add us to your page’s “favorites”.

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Illinois Small Business Development Center and Cyberlife Tutors host Social Media classes

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ALGONQIUN, ILLINOIS – November 1, 2010

Please join the Illinois Small Business Development Center and Cyberlife Tutors for an interactive, four part series on Social Media and how it applies to YOUR McHenry County business today.

This series is designed for those new to or curious about social media as a business building tool. Hosted by Illinois Small Business Development Center and April M. Williams of CyberLife Tutors, attendees will see how business can harness the power of free tools to target specific customers. Sessions cover LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and blogs. Mark your calendar for February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane, McHenry, Illinois 60050. Cost is $30 per session or $100 for the series. For registration or more information please contact Illinois Small Business Development Center at (815) 455-6098 or email sdbc@mchenry.edu .

“Understanding the keystrokes of how to harness and use social media is a key capability to operating effectively,” states ISBDC Director Mary Margaret Maule. ”These classes shorten your learning curve and reduce wasted time trying to learn yourself, self taught. Social media is the fastest growing form of marketing, most cost effective and flexible. Social media is a MUST have for all small businesses.”

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. April published a book “Social Networking Throughout Your Career” and has been featured in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, Project Management Institute, Savvy, Business Journal and Nations Restaurant News.

ABOUT the CyberLife Tutors – Serving McHenry County, Northern Illinois and surrounding areas to promote business through low cost, high impact marketing, building relationships and driving results.

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Algonquin Farmers Market

We live in McHenry County, Illinois and support our local business owners. Here is a video of our visit to shop with the vendors at the Algonquin Farmers Market.

Stop by the Algonquin Farmers Market any Thursday evening from 1 PM – 7 PM at the corners of Harrison & Washington Streets in the heart of beautiful historic downtown Algonquin. Plenty of free parking and a wide variety of vendors showcasing the best of McHenry County. The event runs now through September 30th.

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