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Banff New Media Institute upcoming programs

February 5, 2010


And the Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition, which I find out about precisely one day too late to go to the launch of. And don’t tell me about dangling my participles! Where I come from, it’s a competitive sport! Banff New Media Institute Multimedia Web Magazine Launch and Upcoming Programs The Banff New Media Institute launches […]

Lorraine Murphy speaks at Social Media Club of Victoria, August 24th

August 16, 2009


Yes, it’s road trip time for raincoaster! On Tuesday, August 25th I’ll be speaking at the Social Media Club of Victoria. My two presentations (that’s right: TWO presentations for the price of one! which is, uh, free, but whatever) are on the topics of “Event Marketing Across Social Media Platforms” meaning I’m going to talk […]

The Shebeen Club hosts the Surrey Writers’ School this Monday

August 12, 2009


Yes, I posted this on the Shebeen Club website and over on Facebook, and I’m probably going to post it on raincoaster as well. Don’t want an empty house! Who: The Shebeen Club and the Surrey Writers’ School What: $15 gets you dinner and a drink (cash, plzthxkbai) with the finest of Literati When: 6-9pm […]

Pimp My Blog June 6th: get more readers

May 31, 2009


Pimp My Blog Practical tips and tools for increasing your readership and influence, and applies to any blogging platform (with the exception of Tumblr, which is really only good for talking to the voices inside your head in my opinion). It includes a very basic intro to social media like Facebook and Myspace for promotion. […]

Blogging for Beginners Saturday, May 30

May 28, 2009


Blogging for Beginners: Start from scratch and learn to post text, video, audio, and images. Basic copyright and blog etiquette, intro to sidebar widgets, categories, custom headers and design, and what on Earth to put IN the blog. Also where to find technical help. By the end of the workshop you’ll have a fully-functioning […]

Social Media Etiquette: a panel discussion May 28

May 7, 2009


Raul Pacheco, Shane Gibson, and I will be taking part in a panel discussion on social norms in social media platforms on May 28th at the monthly Blogger’s Meetup in Vancouver. The panel will be moderated by Colleen Coplick of Wantsa, and will delve into issues like why are the various behaviour codes different on […]

Women’s Empowerment, Learning and Leadership Program

May 3, 2009


Announcing PeerNetBC’s Women’s Empowerment, Learning and Leadership (WELL) Program! PeerNetBC is looking for women of all ages and from all walks of life who are interested in gaining facilitation skills to join our WELL program. The program includes extensive training in facilitation skills and opportunities to learn through direct practice by co-facilitating workshops with PeerNetBC […]

Sponsorship for Students of raincoaster media

May 3, 2009


raincoaster media runs workshops and presents lectures on blogging and social media for social and individual change. After four years of teaching, we are not cheap, but we are good. An example: it’s not uncommon for students of our Blogging for Beginners course to hit the #1 spot on Google within four hours of starting […]

Scam-Proofing for Visual Artists

April 18, 2009


This is particularly relevant after last year’s tragic sale/scam in which many Vancouver artists lost their art and their cash. From press release: CARFAC BC Presents: Visual Artists, Scams and Ripoffs With Martha Rans and Melissa Gruber Thursday, April 23rd, 6:30 pm Alliance for Arts and Culture Boardroom Suite 100 – 938 Howe St (between […]

Introduction to Gmail and Google Tools with Raul Pacheco and Lorraine Murphy

April 16, 2009


This is a four-hour, intensive course in getting the most from Gmail, Gtalk, Google Documents, and related Google tools. You do not need a Gmail account to take this course, although you should think ahead of time about which Gmail username you’d like to practice with. You can register one account to learn with and […]

Blogging Workshop: Pimp My Blog Saturday, April 11th

April 4, 2009


Pimp My Blog Practical tips and tools for increasing your readership and influence, and applies to any blogging platform. It includes a very basic intro to social media like Facebook, Twitter and Myspace for promotion. We’ll cover which widgets to use on the blog for maximum readership, how to link judiciously for both SEO and […]