Back when I was a school girl (and I’m thinking particularly of Year 12 maths with Mrs Deeks), I got in trouble quite often for talking too much. (This won’t come as a particular surprise to anyone who’s met me, I suspect.)
These days, I get paid to talk! Oh, the irony. The strange part is I usually get paid to talk about stuff that was way off being invented back when I was at school, which in part makes me feel really old, and in part reminds me that blogging and social media are a most amazing invention which have changed so much about my world in a very, very short space of time. And that’s one of the main reasons why people want to hear me talk about them so often.
My blogging and social media talks at libraries in Perth
Over the last four or five years, I have been lucky enough to be asked to speak at a dozen or so libraries across Perth. It’s a job I always enjoy, because libraries tend to attract people who are my kind of people – but they just don’t know that much about blogging or social media yet, and they want to.
The topics I’ve been asked to talk about are pretty wide-ranging (and have dipped into my interests in travel and fiction writing too, which is perfect for me), and a few of these have been:
- The why, what, when where and how of blogging at Thornlie Library 2016
- Travel blogging at Lesmurdie Library 2015
- Social media: Safe and fun at Kwinana Library 2014
- Blogging Workshop at Nedlands Library 2013
- How social media changed my life at Victoria Park Library 2013
- Facebook, Twitter and all that stuff City of Perth Library 2012
- Digiscrapping at Karrinyup Library 2012
- Reading blogs and Safe social networking at Town of Cambridge Library 2012
- Using social media on your travels at Scarborough Library 2012
Testimonials from my talks at Perth public libraries
Warning – a little piece of blowing-my-own-trumpet coming up here, mostly because I really want to collate all this lovely feedback in one spot. I think because I love doing these kind of talks they always turn out to be enjoyable for both me and the attendees and so people tell me warm fuzzy things like the following.
You were fab, approachable, laid-back, easy to talk to and of course really know your stuff. (Ripeka Hitaua, A/Library Program Supervisor, City of Gosnells)
Thank you for sharing your knowledge on social media, we are still receiving fantastic feedback from those who attended! (Hoi Ng, formerly E-Services Librarian, Town of Victoria Park Library)
Loved the interaction with the presenter.
Simple, short and interesting, informative overview which covered important key questions about blogging. (Participants at City of Gosnells talk)
Very good overview for an audience with varying skills!
Well presented and informative.
Excellent presentation. (Shire of Kalamunda talk)
If you’re from a Perth library and you’d like to book me for a talk, please feel free to email me – I’d love to help you out!