Part One: Adults
I spent two days with the adult program offering training on social media for career mobility at the Louisiana Center for the Blind in Ruston, LA. It was a really enjoyable time with laughter and prizes. Our course Twitter hashtag was #LCBSM and we covered all sorts of material including personal branding for job seekers as well as the basics for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. The students ranged in age, work backgrounds and their fluency with assistive technology. The training was well received by students and the staff as LCB sat in, as well. We ended the program with an activity with yarn and jelly beans, helping students prioritize focus for their social media strategies.
Everyone on my trip was really friendly and hospitable. The center had someone pick me up from the airport, despite my night arrival and early morning departure. I stayed on campus in one of the cottages - it had a kitchen and dining room area as well as a private bedroom and bathroom. Shuttle service to the center was provided but it was a nice walk to get there. I walked all around town on my last night and got a lovely pedicure at the nail salon downtown.
Part Two: Youth
I have another two days booked later this month doing a similar training with the "STEP" program for high school students. We will work on social media and social networking as they gear up to attend National Convention. While I'm there, I hope to walk to Louisiana Tech campus for a quick tour and to try some Cajun food.
I would love to offer more trainings like this - please be in touch to schedule a call to discuss your program needs!