Social Media Training

Tailored, private Social Media Training courses – onsite at your premises.

Get exactly the help you need to make your organisation successful with Twitter, Facebook, Blogging or any other social media site, in one easy session; or, a longer programme which gives you the skills to maximise all aspects of a complete social media presence.

If you’re a UK business or third sector organisation looking for a social media training course, we’ll design and deliver your perfect day (or morning, or several days!).

What do our social media training courses cover?

social media trainingIn a phrase – exactly what you need. No more, no less. We help you create an agenda for your training session which is bespoke to your organisation and staff. We help you figure out what you need, so that your training is just right.

Right for your company. What your business does, and the audience you want to attract, will (if you’re doing it right!) have a huge influence on how you use social media. The kind of content you post, tone of voice you use, and audience you’re looking for will be completely different if you’re running a heavy plant hire firm or a local cocktail bar. We take that into account, ensuring that  the training is focused on your sector.

Right for your staff . Experience matters, and there’s a huge range when it comes to a relatively new technology like social media. We make sure we know whether we’re training complete technophobes or avid bloggers, and keep the pace and complexity appropriate.

So, almost every training session we deliver is different, but these are some of the areas we often include:

For those new to social media

  • What’s all the fuss about, and how can social media help with my business objectives
  • How to get set up with a great Facebook or Google+ page – we can even work through this with you
  • Which sites will work best for my organisation?
  • How to use one or more specific social media sites (for example, “How do I use Facebook  to find new customers”,”I need a crash course in making Twitter work for us”)
  • Developing a plan for managing and growing a social media presence

For intermediate / advanced social media users

  • Great content plans – keeping your social media postings exciting and valuable
  • Growing your audience proactively – how to find potential customers or supporters
  • Tools to use to manage your social media more efficiently
  • Developing, executing and measuring a campaign

You can mix and match exactly to suit yourself – so you might be confident on Facebook and just want to know how to run a Facebook advertising campaign, but want “back to basics” beginner training on Twitter.

twitter trainingWhy is our social media training different?

Rose McGrory is a specialist Social Media agency. That means that all our trainers spend the rest of their time  developing and executing social media campaigns on behalf of our managed service clients. They face the same challenges you will, every day, and are right up to date with the very latest trends and changes.

We take that “real world” savvy and use it in our training.

So, our social media training courses don’t just show you which buttons to press, or how to find your way around the site’s functions. You’ll learn that too, but it’s much more important to know how to use each site to your advantage.

We aim to make you an in-house social media champion – so you’re clear about what you want out of Twitter, Facebook or whatever sites you decide to use, and know how to get it.

What does our social media training cost?

Private social media training sessions cost from just £299, depending on the time required to cover your objectives. We also offer discounts for sole traders and third sector organisations.

For most organisations, bespoke private training is by far the most efficient and cost effective option. If you attend a standard training course, you’ll be taught “general purpose” social media suitable for a wide range of business sectors and abilities. The trainer isn’t able to take into account your previous experience, business sector or goals.

Many clients come to us having been on numerous standard Facebook or Twitter courses (both free and paid for), and still none the wiser as to how best to apply social media to their business.

Tailored training is much better value! Here’s why

  • It caters for your exact needs at that time – we agree a prioritised list of what you’d like to cover prior to the day, or can suggest the most important topics if you’re just starting out;
  • It covers only the social media sites which are likely to be most beneficial for your business – no twiddling your thumbs while the trainer talks about sites you don’t plan to use, or covers areas you’re already familiar with;
  • It’s done in the context of your overall marketing objectives – who do you need to be reaching out to, and what’s the best way to do that;
  • The private format means that you can ask questions as you go, and spend more time on areas you find confusing; and with no potential competitors in the room, you can be open about your organisation’s challenges;
  • It’s hands-on with you at the keyboard, usually on your own laptop or PC, to ensure you retain as much knowledge as possible;
  • We come to your site, saving on travel costs and time.
  • We also offer a Small Group rate for up to three trainees, providing even better value.

What our customers say

We evaluate our social media training courses carefully to ensure customer satisfaction, and to date, 100% of our course participants have rated them as “very good value for money“.

Typical client comments for our bespoke training
I would be happy to recommend Rose McGrory for social media training, especially for anyone wanting a session that is tailored to their company’s requirements. Kate is a very good trainer and really made sure that all our questions, and more, were answered in the interactive and hands-on session.

The training is very good value in comparison to other social media training course providers and can be provided in the comfort of your own office. As a result of the training, I feel ready to implement our social media strategy.”

Keshma Shah
Communications Manager, Schroder Investment Management

I really enjoyed yesterday and found it extremely useful.

It was so great to have you focus completely on our business and make the real time changes to our pages.

I felt you really understood our products, market and strategy.”

Maggie Howell
Director, Intuition UN Ltd

I really enjoyed the training yesterday. As {my colleague} said, it was incredibly informative (and in my case enlightening!)

Jo Walker
Campaigns & Communications Officer, Suzy Lamplugh Trust

“We selected Rose McGrory because we wanted  tailored training on both Facebook and Twitter. We consider ourselves experienced users of the former and total beginners on the latter – the training was perfectly pitched to meet our exact requirements on both counts.

Our trainer’s knowledge of the use of social media in business was excellent, making the day interesting, informative and very useful. We all came away feeling very inspired.

Alison Kirkbright
The Open University

Your training was excellent thanks, a real pleasure and just what we needed

Maggie Swinfen
British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust

Call NowWhat would you like to do next?

contact usTo start putting together your perfect social media training session, please call us on 0845 496 1108, or email sayhello@rosemcgrory.co.uk

 

Learn more about us: here’s the lowdown on our company ethos and approach; or take a look at our blog, where we cover a wide variety of tips, issues and “How Tos” about working with social media

 

Want to hit the ground running with a complete social media setup as well as training? You need our Social Media Kickstart.

Small Group Social Media Training Seminars

We also run occasional small group training seminars for owners or marketing managers in specific industry sectors – for example, Gym and Leisure businesses, Tourism and attraction businesses. Courses are usually run in London or the Midlands.

These provide an extremely quick and cost effective way to understand what social media can do in a business context, as well as gaining some hands on experience with a couple of the key platforms.

If you are interested in being kept informed about upcoming courses, please email training@rosemcgrory.co.uk