The Wheel, 48 Fleet Street (entrance on Parliament Row), Dublin 2
Member Price: 70 Euro /
Non-Member Price: 120 Euro
(This workshop is now fully booked).
They say a picture is worth a thousand words – so perhaps a video is worth a million. Test that theory with this creative video-making workshop which aims to help you find your audio-visual voice and tell a compelling story.
This hands-on half-day workshop will set the stage for your storytelling skills, providing you with a new way to express ideas, run campaigns and generate support for your cause.
Skills and topics you’ll be exploring include:
Basic photo and video editing skills
Guide to essential software and tools
The Art of Storytelling
Live editing demonstration
Visualising data and infographics
Compelling video case studies.
Whether you’re a novice or more advanced, you can look forward to leaving this workshop with new ideas, perspectives and inspiration on storytelling techniques, technology tips and audio-visual examples that will inspire you towards your own masterpiece.
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Facilitators: Gert Ackermann & Jayne Tennyson
Gert Ackermann joined The Wheel as Communications Officer in March 2008. He studied Political Science and Journalism before cutting his teeth in the world of journalism, talk radio and book publishing.
Gert is responsible for The Wheel's communications strategy and publications and he is the editor of the sector magazine, Be The Change. Gert also works as a freelance publicist and consultant in the community & voluntary and publishing sectors.
Jayne Tennyson joined the Wheel in June 2015 as the Better Together Marketing Intern. Since December 2016 she has been working as part of the admin support team. Jayne began her current role as Events and Marketing Officer in June 2016.
Jayne is responsible for co-ordinating The Wheel’s specialist training workshops, events and conferences. Jayne also provides communication and marketing support for The Wheel's events.
Jayne has a BA Hons in Media Production from the University of Glamorgan. She has previously worked as video editor and production assistant with a community radio station and local news website.
Feedback from Previous Attendees of Gert's Communications Workshop:
"So much to take in from driving engagement, planning campaigns, communication, knowing your followers, donors and thinking how to get more involvement/engagement. Very insightful and excellent introductory session to Digital Campaigning." - C. Donnelly, Chronic Pain Ireland
"I found value in a lot of the content. The section on the analysis of social networks was particularly enlightening. The emphasis on visual content was of great interest plus the mapping of contacts. The importance of keeping donors updated with what is actually happening with their money was a good reminder and the importance of NOT being the charity that ALWAYS asks for things!! And finally the significance of having a donate button on the website and text donation capabilities was educative. There wasn't any part of the session that was unhelpful! I will certainly attend more sessions in the future!" - C. Coughlan, The Cork Deaf Association
"I was happy to discover that I have been on the right track with things I'd been trying out. I also discovered new ways of digital campaigning & other resources I can use for it." - C. Faherty, Cork Animal Care Society
"The advocacy segment was particularly relevant & helpful Understanding of the less obvious aspects of Facebook & LinkedIn Online tools." - G. Dickson, Cork YMCA/ YMCA Ireland
"I am new in my organisation so I got a great understanding on how important a website is, emailing and facebook. Our Organisation has never done fundraising so it gave me an insight on how firstly to let people know we are here. I will bring it to the Board. I think our website would need to be changed from what I learned at the course." - M. O'Mahony, Eating Disorder Centre Cork
Who Should Attend:
Anyone interested in communications and marketing as it applies to the non-profit sector, including CEOs, board members, communications officers and fundraisers. Participants should have a basic knowledge of social media.
How to Register:
(This workshop is now fully booked).
Registration on the day for those already pre-registered from 9.15am.