This Saturday as promised I did a free training session for people who wanted (or were pushed into) to train people on Business Blogging. The training session was in the Cork Airport International Hotel. A very funky hotel. One I like a lot if you’ve read any of my previous posts. I think most people were impressed by it. Amazing decor. A big thank you too to the Mercer Group who gave me the room for free and
layed on (that sounded dirty) provided scones and tea and coffee for us, again without charge.
(Photo by Sabrina)
I’m actually going to use the hotel for future training events in Cork because the surroundings are so nice and there’s free wifi all over the hotel too for everyone, not just those giving the presentations or those staying there. Likewise I’ll use the Radisson SAS in Dublin again for training classes as the place is gorgeous and the service from the staff is exceptional.
So we now have 10 people who I hope to see in the next while also giving Business Blogging training and given the majority are bloggers themselves and know their stuff, this growing area will be high quality from the start. Nice way of smothering the cowboys.
I also promised that I’d open source my training material and so I shall. I’ll be stick all of it on my business website in the next month or thereabouts.
Sabrina has blogged about it and a great conversation was had about what content is good for a blog, what people will allow and won’t allow as readers and what engages and what bores. I think for BarCamp Cork there should be a few quick unconference type talks where people contribute things like that. “Topics for good blog posts”, “Startup cheap tips” etc.