Instant Blog Builder Workshop: Bring Your Laptop and Click |3-15 Chicago


3-11-08 Update

Workshop rescheduled. Stay tuned! Contact Barbara to set up your web PR publishing platform. 

When Ray Silverstein [that’s me with Ray in the photo] contacted me to talk about doing a Blogging for Business workshop in Chicago, the power went out and our phones were dead – talk about an electrifying conversation! We got back in touch and set a date. After the presentation, several people came up and asked me to present a live blog workshop event.

Knowing how long it took me to get enough courage to set up my own blog, 2 years, I decided to set a date, announce the workshop and see who shows up. If you’re reading this, you may already be a blogger or at least you know something about the blogosphere. Know anyone in the Chicago area who wants to blog, but doesn’t know how to get started? Then, send them to http://www.howtoblogworkshop to sign up.

Here’s the promo . . .

Ever wished you could have a blog, but didn’t think you had enough technical expertise or content to add a blog to your marketing mix?

Then, the How to Build a Blog workshop is for you!

Presented by: CoryWest Media, LLC

Speaker: Barbara Rozgonyi, social media genius and master blogger, will walk you through every step it takes to build your own business blog in a hands-on workshop setting.

Best for: entrepreneurs, small businesses, nonprofits and aspiring subject matter experts

When: Saturday, March 15, 2008 from 9:00-1:00

Where: Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, 645 W. North Avenue, Lombard, IL

Fee: $297 before March 1, $397 after (includes coffee and continental breakfast)

Register online at:

Bring: your laptop and credit card to purchase hosting – around $90


Why Blog: An Overview

Essential Elements: Key Ingredients for Blog Success

Behind the Screen: Setting up Your Self-Hosted WordPress blog

Presenting Your Blog: Selection Themes and Widgets

Communicating with Your Community

Guarantee: You will walk away with a live blog and the resources you need to submit your blog to directories, track your progress and keep the content flowing. If, at any time after the first two hours you decide this program is not for you, let Barbara know and she will cheerfully refund you registration fee.

Rave Reviews from Blogging for Business 101

“Since your presentation, Barbara, I have activated one new blog, at wordpress, which I had never previously heard of, added a couple of posts to another new one, upgraded my profile on LinkedIn, signed myself up for Google Alerts, checked myself out on Google and was amazed at some of what I found, and followed up on a conversation with another attendee who may be a new business lead. Not a bad ROI for my time. Thanks.” Larry

“Thanks, as always, for sharing such good info. You are a wealth of knowledge … and my favorite resource for what’s up and coming. clip_image001And thanks to the seminar, I’m moving ahead with getting a blog launched. Can’t wait for the bootcamp!” Jenny Hamby

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