I teach Social Media Classes at Colorado Free University and at Boulder Valley School District’s Lifelong Learning program.To register for any of my Social Media Classes, please visit Lifelong Learning or Colorado Free University.

10/14/2017 Be Your Own Boss: Create a Social Media Manager Business Saturday 10a – 1p Southern Hills
10/18/2017 Social Media for the Rest of Us Wednesday 6:30- – 8:30p Platt
10/25/2017 Create a Business Newsletter with Mail Chimp Wednesday 6p – 9p Arapahoe
10/28/2017 How to Write and Sell Magazine Articles Sat should be 9 to 12 CFU
10/28/2017 Make your Posts Pop with Canva Design Tool Sat 1 – 3p CFU
10/30/2017 Twitter Time: Join the Twitter Revolution Monday 6p – 8p Arapahoe
11/2/2017 Create a Successful Social Media Manager Business Thurs 1p – 3:30p CFU
11/3/2017 Facebook Personal Pages for Beginners Friday 1p – 3p Arapahoe
11/16/2017 Blog Your Way to Success Monday 6p – 8p Southern Hills
11/18/2017 Facebook Business Pages: Ads, Boosts, Events, Groups Sat 1p – 3p CFU
12/2/2017 Bootstrap and DIY Marketing for the Self-Employed Saturday 10a – 1p Casey
12/5/2017 Make your Posts Pop with Canva Design Tool Tuesday 6:30p – 8:30p CFU
12/9/2017 Create a Successful Social Media Manager Business Saturday 10 – 12:30p CFU
12/9/2017 How to Write and Sell Magazine Articles Sat 1p – 4p CFU


Bio
: Jules Marie has a B.S. in Marketing and holds certificates in Entrepreneurial Studies, Digital Marketing and Social Media Management. She is the founder of 33 Words PR and is a publicist and  journalist who has had hundreds of magazine articles published.

To register for any of my Social Media Classes, please visit Lifelong Learning or Colorado Free University or call me at 303-478-7863 for information on any of my classes.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS-PAST AND CURRENT

SOCIAL MEDIA CLASSES

Twitter Time! Join the Twitter Revolution!

Twitter is a microblogging site which limits posts to 140 characters. Twitter allows you to share your thoughts and actions real-time. News breaks faster on Twitter than anywhere else online.You’ll learn to tweet using hashtags, links, photos and video images. You’ll discover how to follow people, how to tweet, re-tweet, like and love tweets, and more. Twitter is super easy to use on a mobile device or laptop and with its easy-to-use software; you’ll find you’re tweeting along with the Twitterverse!

Facebook Business Pages: Ads, Boosts, Events, Groups
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Maximize your Facebook business reach and engagement as you capitalize on the use of ads, groups and events. You’ll finally understand why only certain people see your posts and how you can find and reach more people with these tools. Ads help you target potential clients by location, interests, likes and connections. Events take your company to the next level as you invite new and future fans to your store opening, yoga training, musical event or birthday party. Groups are an additional marketing tool that allows others to rally around your brand, product, service or idea. Creating and joining groups allow you to connect and reach with like-minded others. Please take Facebook for Business before registering for this class unless you are already an intermediate level.

Bootstrap and DIY Marketing for the Self-Employed

Fill your small business toolbox with free or inexpensive marketing options to help your business grow and flourish. This class will help you find your voice in the digital world with DIY tips for promoting your product or service via websites, blogs, videos, events, contests, giveaways, causes, reviews, visitor posts, newsletters, lead or landing pages, and social media platforms. Effectively present your product or service to key media and e-news outlets via press releases, media advisories and public service announcements. Think of bootstrap marketing as a millionaire marketing on a shoestring budget.

Digital Marketing for Your Business

Magazine, newspaper and online editors are always on the lookout for interesting stories, people and adventures to write about in their publications and online news feeds. Learn how to write a newsworthy press release, a noteworthy media advisory and a public service announcement and get the attention your company deserves. We’ll also discuss Facebook for Business and how to create online campaigns and ads with Facebook or Google Ads. We’ll review how Google Analytics can help you dial in your online marketing campaigns. A roundtable class discussion and in-class writing assignment will help craft the first steps toward a digital marketing campaign you can implement immediately.

Make Your Posts Pop: Social Media Designs Using Canva Social Media Classes

Have fun learning to create striking social media posts that friends and fans will rave over! You’ll learn to use simple tools to design stunning one-of-a-kind images to include with your content. Each design takes five to 10 minutes to create. Include attention-grabbing images and graphics with your content and increase your online visibility. You’ll leave this hands-on class with a minimum of six unique designs you can immediately post and share to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, your blog or website or any online platform you use. No design experience is necessary. Bring a laptop of desktop computers will be available.

Attendee Comments: I enjoyed learning about the ‘MORE’ features. Greatly informative class. All hands-on. No presentation. This is an awesome class! I actually learned something and created six designs. Amazing. I wish it were an hour longer. This was an easy- to-learn program; I love it! This class could not be improved. Good information and lots of fun! This class is great as it is. Loved the hands on; wished it were longer than two hours.

How to Write and Successfully Sell Magazine ArticlesWriter

If you’ve dreamed of writing for magazines or other print or online media, this class will show you how to break into the media world as a paid freelance writer. Learn where to find ideas, how to refine them, and how to increase the chances of having your story chosen for publication. Students will identify article ideas and magazines to pitch them to, and then write a query letter to the editor. We will discuss style guidelines, what editors expect, and how to pitch a guest blog or article to an online website. Guest posts are an ideal way to add back links to your website, so bring your ideas!

Attendee Comments: Very knowledgeable, organized, good public speaker. I got solid ideas for taking my writing to the next level. The class could be longer. Jules is an excellent teacher with lots of experience. I got lots of great tips and ideas. The class could be longer. Jules is very experienced and I loved learning how to write and pitch a query letter to an editor. Jules is very organized and well-prepared. She’s very willing to help and give feedback and it’s much appreciated. I got lots of practical tips and how to’s but most importantly, the idea that I really can be done and to keep working on it. 

Comments from CFU Students: What passion!Knowledgeable, personable. Jules knows her stuff! As a full-time writer, she lives what she teaches. This means her material is timely and relevant. I’m thankful for Jules inspiration and practical knowledge. Jules is full of knowledge and experience. Jules gave me the energy to start submitting my articles. Jules is personable and well-informed. She was enthusiastic about the subject and about us becoming published! Excellent! Very knowledgeable, helpful, practical. I finally have inspiration and a direction for where to start.

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Basics of Blogging and Blogging for Success

A blog is simply a short and informative article of about 350 words. Blogs can be an enjoyable hobby and also a way to earn additional income. Whether you’re interested in blogging for your won enjoyment or for employment opportunities, you’ll find blogs are an essential part of today’s business world. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn the essential components for creating an optimized blog with rich, engaging, informative content, images and video. We’ll also discuss social media platforms and how to promote your blog. We’ll cover how to connect with other bloggers and the importance of guest blogging. Be sure to bring a few ideas you’d like to blog about to class; no writing experience is necessary.

Social Media Bootcamp for Boomers

Enjoy this hands-on class geared for anyone fairly new to the world of social media and for boomers who want to learn more about how to use it. It’s fun to share photos of kids, grandkids, outings and events. Discovering new places and sharing them with your online friends is an easy and fun way to keep in touch. We’ll focus on using Facebook, but we’ll also cover how to use Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Learn tips and tricks for posting, tweeting and pinning online which will increase your overall fun factor and your “reach” and “engagement”. You’ll finally understand why only certain people see your posts, pins and tweets. You’ll leave feeling more comfortable and confident about using these fun social media tools to connect with your friends and family or to promote your business.

Attendee Comments: I like the surprising little nuggets that will help me take my blog to the next level. Love instructor’s energy and creativity. Jules has great energy and takes an interest in presenting and sharing her info. Great follow-up and engaging teacher! Good Power Point and enthusiasm. Liked knowledgeable, experienced instructor. Loved the topic and opportunity to learn more. Like the chance to have Jules read blog post after class via email. Liked in-class writing assignment. Liked lots of information and personal experiences that are meaningful. The class pace was really fast. I like the Q&A and learning from other’s questions. I liked knowing what a blog should look like and how to start it.Good overview of blogging. Slow down! As a beginner blogger, it was a lot of info but excited to start practicing and utilizing this info. I like the friendly instructor and her willingness to help. This is a hands-on class; loved it. Love having a copy of the presentation mailed before class; that was a big help. Jules was very helpful and knew the subject very well and was very willing to help us. Very informative about how the blogs connect to search engines. (11/1/16) The tips Jules gave are applicable to my work and I’ll be editing for days! Jules offers lots of practical tips and we had great class interaction. Maybe a little less emphasis on the WordPress dashboard. I liked the pertinent content, Jules positive attitude and her speaking ability and that she emails us a copy of the slide presentation. 

Social Media for the Rest of Us

Enjoy a class geared for anyone new to the world of social media who want to learn more about the main social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for personal use. This class provides tips, tricks and secrets for posting, tweeting and pinning online. We’ll discuss a little bit of everything and you’ll leave this class feeling more comfortable and confident about using these fun social media communication tools to connect with your friends and family.

Attendees Comments: This was a great class but I wish it had been longer. There is so much to learn for people at a beginning level. Jules was very helpful iin explaining how to use Facebook; it wasn’t just about how to post, it was about how to do a wide variety of things on Facebook. I loved the enthusiasm of the instructor; awesome class. This was a great introduction to the things I should’ve known by now and it was just what I was hoping for. I think we could use more time for one-on-one questions.

Facebook for Personal Use

If you’re new to the world of Facebook, join us for an informative, hands-on class that lets you delve into all those things you wish you knew about how to use Facebook! Learn the ins and outs of using Facebook for your personal use. Everyone in class will “friend” one another’s accounts and we’ll link, post content, add photos and videos, add tags to photos and people’s names and use hash tags (and explain what they are!). We’ll also learn how to comment on posts, share posts and edit and delete posts.

Attendees Comments: Oh, wow! I had no idea there were so many fun things I could do on Facebook. Thisis the best two-hour class I’ve taken all year. I liked the fact that the instructor presented on a screen so we could all see. Jules Marie is very generous with her time. People are at many different levels of knowledge–maybe some kind of pre-test would help to put people in classes of a similar level of knowledge. I like that she gave us time to actually open Facebook and use some of the tricks she taught us. It went a little fast for me; Jules sure does know a lot about social media!

Facebook for Business 

Learn the ins and outs of how to use Facebook for Business. We’ll discuss optimizing posts with rich content and keywords and how, why and when to use hashtags in posts. We will also discuss insights, reach and engagement and how they can help create effective digital campaigns. We’ll create a Facebook ad and boost it and promote posts and watch what happens in real time.

Attendees Comments: Enthusiastic presentation with hands-on learning. We covered a wide range of features–good menu of tools. Learning by hands-on experience was great. She covered a lot of material. I liked the checklist. I think it helped keep the questions from derailing the presentation. Liked the handout. Would like a longer class! Breathe! Jules answered my questions with confidence. She is very supportive! Good overview. Offer an advanced class and take it to the next level. (Oct. 2016) Thanks! Just enough info. Great class. Very informative, engaging speaker. It could be longer! I’m social media savvy except for FB and this class was a big help. I like the checklist of class objectives Jules provided. It’s best to have a Facebook Business page created before this class begins. Wow, lots of information! I think it could be offered in two sessions because there is so much information. I like the step-by-step way she described each tab we need to manage. 

To register for any of my Social Media Classes, click Lifelong Learning or Colorado Free University.

Content Creation for Websites, Social Media, Newsletters, or Blogs

Consistent posting to social media platforms is a highly effective marketing technique. Learn how to create compelling, attention-grabbing content that will inspire and engage your audience. What do you know that your fans don’t? What’s new in your business and how will it impact your readers? Savvy headlines and rich content that pops will make you stand out. We’ll discuss how to come up with content ideas, images for posts, campaigns and offer types, where to find trends, how to curate content, and more.

Attendees Comments: I loved the volume of information and the expertise of the instructor. There was enough content in this class for multiple classes; wow! I liked the materials shared. The small class size allowed the teacher to provide specific, individual help. I appreciated the hands-on approach. Specific examples were extremely useful and I now know where to start. I learned a lot about blogging and how to help my Facebook business page. I learned a lot of new things! (2016 comments) The flexibility to discuss individual needs was tailored to each person perfectly while still having a good outline of content. I look forward to my next class with Jules. We need more time! Make class longer! Wonderful overview! Good class participation. The Facebook and Website reviews were very helpful. Spend more time practicing content creation techniques. 

Social Media Classes are fun so please register for one today!

To register for any of my Social Media Classes, click Lifelong Learning or Colorado Free University.