AIW Event TODAY in DC! Using Cyberspace to Advance Your Writing Career

www.inkthinkerblog.com — If you forgot to register in advance for AIW’s seminar today, Pushing the Electronic Envelope Even Farther! Using Cyberspace to Advance Your Career, it’s not too late. The event runs 9 a.m to 5 p.m. in JHU’s Bernstein-Offit Building (1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW), and you can register on site.

Regular Registration (beginning September 21, 2009)
§         Member Price, $89
§         Nonmember Price, $129
§         Student Price, $49

Important Note:
§         New membership is only $100/year now through December 31, so join when you register to get the member price for this and upcoming events over the next 12 months!

4 Info-Packed Sessions with More Than a Dozen Expert Presenters

  • Building and Leveraging Your Social Network — Facebook, LinkedIn, and More with Jeff Taylor, Jen Consalvo, Shashi Bellamkonda, and Austin Camacho
  • To Tweet or Not to Tweet? That Is the Question… On Twitter, Blogging and Vlogging with Laurie White, Deborah Ager, and Nancy Shute
  • Using Online Tools to Manage Your Writing Business: Low-cost and No-cost Must-Haves for Every Freelancer and Author with Thursday Bram and Mayra Ruiz-McPherson
  • More Writer’s Website Do’s and Don’ts: How to Take Your Writing Website to the Next Level and Find Work Online with Dori Kelner, Jill Kurtz, Paula Whyman

See you soon!

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Pushing the Electronic Envelope Even Farther! Using Cyberspace to Advance Your Career on October 3

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Don’t Forget to Register for the 10/3 AIW Seminar in Northwest DC!

If you haven’t yet registered for my upcoming American Independent Writers / Johns Hopkins University seminar Pushing the Electronic Envelope Even Farther! Using Cyberspace to Advance Your Career, now’s the time. Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll get in this all-day event, hosted by yours truly, Kristen King:

4 Info-Packed Sessions with More Than a Dozen Expert Presenters

  • Building and Leveraging Your Social Network — Facebook, LinkedIn, and More with Jeff Taylor, Jen Consalvo, Shashi Bellamkonda, and Austin Camacho
  • To Tweet or Not to Tweet? That Is the Question… On Twitter, Blogging and Vlogging with Laurie White, Deborah Ager, and Nancy Shute
  • Using Online Tools to Manage Your Writing Business: Low-cost and No-cost Must-Haves for Every Freelancer and Author with Thursday Bram and Mayra Ruiz-McPherson
  • More Writer’s Website Do’s and Don’ts: How to Take Your Writing Website to the Next Level and Find Work Online with Dori Kelner, Jill Kurtz, Paula Whyman

Get the full event details and a downloadable flier to share with your friends

Ready to sign up?

Three ways to register!
§         Phone: 202-775-5150
§         Online: www.aiwriters.org
§         E-mail: rsvp@aiwriters.org

Regular Registration (beginning September 21, 2009)
§         Member Price, $89
§         Nonmember Price, $129
§         Student Price, $49

Important Note:
§         New membership is only $100/year now through December 31, so join when you register to get the member price for this and upcoming events over the next 12 months! Call 202-775-5150 for details.

As with all AIW events, be sure to mention your membership status and the event for which you’re responding.

See you there!

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October 3, 2009, AIW Event: Pushing the Electronic Envelope Even Farther!

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Johns Hopkins University Masters of Arts in Writing Program
and American Independent Writers present…

PUSHING THE ELECTRONIC ENVELOPE EVEN FARTHER!
Using Cyberspace to Advance Your Career

Saturday, October 3, 2009
Registration @ 8:30 a.m. · Program Starts @ 9:00 a.m.

Bernstein-Offit Building
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036

Metro: Red line, Dupont Circle

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Download the Flier in PDF Format

OVERVIEW & SPEAKER ROSTER

Take your personal brand to the next level with this all-day seminar focusing on online identity for writers of all types. In four sessions moderated by copywriter and consultant Kristen King (@kristenking), an AIW Board member and host of last year’s inaugural Pushing the Electronic Envelope Seminar, attendees will learn about social networking, social media, running a writing business in a Web 2.0 world, and pumping up your writer’s website. Continue reading October 3, 2009, AIW Event: Pushing the Electronic Envelope Even Farther!

EVENT: Personal Branding Through Social Media, Tuesday 9/15 in Northern VA

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DATE: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
TIME: 6:30 pm for networking and 7 pm for the event
COST: $15

LOCATION:
Project Performance Corporation
1760 Old Meadow Road, McLean, VA 22102

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: These days, a great resume just isn’t enough. To build your platform, snag an awesome job, and win lucrative clients, you need a strong personal brand to back up your official credentials. Think of it this way: personal brand = street cred.

On Tuesday, September 15, I’ll be presenting to DC Web Women on how I used social media to craft a strong brand online and I’ll share actionable tips you can use to build your personal brand.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Identify your social media goals
  • Pick the right tools for the job
  • Work social media into your business routine
  • Build a targeted online presence
  • Increase your network of followers and friends

SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT

About the sponsor
Project Performance Corporation, part of the AEA group, is a management consulting firm integrating world leading expertise in the areas of environment and energy with cutting edge IT and global management. Our customers include top government and Fortune 500 decision makers.

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EVENT: Looking Professional on the Web — Maximize Your Web Site Impact

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Title: Looking Professional on the Web
Location: Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Link out: Click here
Start Time: 12:45
Date: 2009-03-21
End Time: 3:15

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FREE EVENT! Register via e-mail to bconn@cpcug.org
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Saturday, March 21, 2009, 12:45-3:15 pm
LOOKING PROFESSIONAL ON THE WEB:
Maximize Your Web Site Impact
Speaker:  Merry Bruns, ScienceSites Communications
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Capital PC User Group (CPCUG)
Entrepreneurs and Consultants SIG (E&C SIG)
(Meets the 3rd Saturday afternoon of most months)

Cleveland Park Library, 1st Floor, Large Meeting Room
3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Most businesses can benefit from a good Web site, but there’s more to looking good on the ‘Net than jazzy graphics. Your business Web site needs appropriate content as well. Ineffective Web site content can mean prospective clients pass right over your site, moving on to the next site and business.

Speaker Merry Bruns will provide new practical tips on making your content live up to your site graphics and maximizing your content for your customer.

Merry Bruns is an online content strategist, editor, and Web writing trainer who focuses on communicating Web content to audiences clearly and with impact. Producing and editing Web sites since 1994, she brings a background in communications, advertising, and journalism to her work. Merry provides in-house training for organizations and has taught “Writing and Editing for the Web” to hundreds of students around the world.

Frequently interviewed about content strategy and Web writing issues, Merry Bruns is also an invited speaker and trainer at Web conferences and meetings across the United States. In Washington, DC, she holds open classes at the National Press Club. In addition, since 1997 Merry has hosted “Content & Coffee,” an occasional roundtable at the National Press Club for Web content managers, editors, and writers.

As principal of ScienceSites Communications (http://www.sciencesitescom.com), Merry Bruns has produced and edited Web sites for numerous business, government, educational, and science organizations. Clients for content strategy and training have included Accenture, National Academy of Sciences, BBC London, Porter-Novelli, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Towers Perrin, American Chemical Society, The World Bank, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Georgetown University, American Petroleum Institute, Textron, Environmental Protection Agency, Seton Hall University, and Harvard Medical School.

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Cleveland Park Library, 1st Floor, Large Meeting Room
3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
(west side, between Macomb and Newark Streets)

Metrorail: Cleveland Park Subway Station, Red Line
Connecticut Avenue, NW
Just 1.5 blocks north of meeting site

Parking: Street

For additional Information about the CPCUG E&C SIG and its events (including any updates on topics, speakers, dates, times, and locations; agenda; area map; related Web links; and more), visit the CPCUG Entrepreneurs and Consultants SIG Web pages: http://entrepreneur.cpcug.org/

This event is FREE and open to all. Advance RSVPs are needed for event planning.

To RSVP: Send e-mail to Barbara Conn, bconn@cpcug.org

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Words Matter Week: March 2-6, 2009

740285_words torn paper.jpg(www.inkthinkerblog.com) — Close on the heels of Freelance Writers Appreciation Week is Words Matter Week, sponsored by The National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE). You may remember NAIWE from the three-question survey I linked to recently.

NAIWE has arranged teleseminars, giveaways, and charity fundraising for the week. Speakers include:

Get more info on the event at NAIWE’s website or the Words Matter Week Facebook event page.

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