No News Is Not Good News: media relations for the nonprofessional
Make friends when you don’t need them so that you will have them when you do need them.
You may be making news, but is it news if nobody knows about it? This class will explore the basics of “getting the word out” through approaches that work for small businesses and non-profit organizations. Participants will learn the how’s and why’s of getting a story in print or on television and take home samples of formats as well as a number of tip for maximizing their business or organization’s exposure in the press. Class will be held at Dexter Regional High School on Tuesday, April 9th starting at 6 PM. Register by calling PVAEC at 564-6525 or visiting: http://pvaec.maineadulted.org/courses/course/no_news_is_not_good_news__media_relations_for_non_professionals
It (Broker Course) showed me what I didn’t know… (I liked) the instructors approach to teaching with examples and (how) he encouraged lots of discussion during class.
You get the keys for people buying houses, how about for your career?
Beginning April 6th in Bangor, I will be teaching the course entitled “The Role of the Designated Broker,” but it’s not just for designated brokers! If you’re currently holding a real estate associate broker license, this course is for you. You’ll learn what you don’t know and gain a whole different perspective about the business of real estate.
This is truly a class about the practice and the business of real estate–not just law and theory. Upon completion of the course and two years practicing as an associate broker, students become eligible to apply for a Broker’s License and are also eligible to fill the role of designated broker for your company. But even if you have no interest in being a designated broker, you’ll want to consider taking this course. You’ll develop a new understanding of the business as we look at some of the management issues and opportunities that exist in the increasing complex business of real estate. You’ll learn about things like business planning, ethics, and risk reduction–topics only touched on in previous licensing courses. The course is offered as a weekend course by the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate at the Ramada Inn in Bangor. For more information or to register, visit the Arthur Gary School website or call 856-1712.
For those interested in a career in real estate… you may not be as crazy as some people think! I’m starting a class in Bangor for those who would like to meet the license qualifications. At last count we had sixteen students signed up, but we can certainly squeeze in a few more! The class starts at 6 PM at the Ramada Inn on Odlin Road in Bangor.
Real estate licensing classes are offered through the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate. For complete course details and to register visit the school’s website at http://arthurgary.com or call the school at 856-1712.
Walter keeps the class interesting with anecdotal stories that put law into real terms. Good sense of humor!
Note that the following course is open for registration and coming up soon!
Your WordPress Website/Blog–fast and free!
WordPress is one of the most popular free and open source blogging and publishing platforms available today. In this “user friendly” and hands-on course you’ll learn the basics of building a blog or website for your business or pleasure—in fact, you’ll have your site up and running by the end of the class. You should have some fundamental computer skills and a basic understanding of the Internet. The class is not designed for advanced users! NOTE: Students will need to have access to their email account during this class either on a personal device such as a tablet or smart phone OR through a web mail account–bring your password with you! (Class meets in the computer lab; students will have access to a computer.) Plan to attend Tuesday, February 26 and March 5 in Dover Foxcroft from 6 PM until 8:30 PM.
Register by contacting Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative at 564-6525.
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Walter Boomsma (“Mr. Boomsma”) writes on a wide array of topics including personal development, teaching and learning. Course information is also available here!