This week was the second round of trainings - new group, new format. We did it in three sessions of an hour each. There were two classes, to accommodate two different work schedules.
The goal was to take a group of reporters who had never seen Twitter before, and get them to the point where they understood a few things they could do with it and felt empowered to start playing with it. The focus was on Twitter as a research/reporting tool rather than as a promotional tool, although we touched on self-marketing and networking/community-building as well.
I didn’t really use the powerpoints, except as a reminder to myself of what I wanted to cover each day, but here are the slides:
You might be able to tell that the plan changed over the course of the 3 days as I got a better handle on their learning curve and learning style. I think devoting an entire day to the practical applications of @mentions turned out to be useful, and forced me to reorganize the rest of it in a way that ultimately made more sense anyway.
One of the classes will actually get a bonus day 4, looking more in-depth at Twitter clients and how Twitter interplays with the rest of the digital world.