Yep, there he is … Mr. Melvin Brown, II … dry board eraser and all
As you can see for the pic above, Melvin is in deep thought as he focused on his question while standing in front of the whiteboard in my office during my recent Twitter for Business and Beyond workshop two Saturday mornings ago.
I almost didn’t get the opportunity to have Melvin in my workshop. Turns out he felt he “was fine” on Twitter and didn’t need any kind of “Twitter for Business” workshop at all. After some convincing from one of his peers (that would be the ever-lovely Cathy, see below), Melvin changed his mind and showed up that Saturday, January 28 morning … possibly even a bit skeptical. “I have to admit I thought I had a good understand of how to use Twitter in my business environment, until I took this class,” he later would say on my company’s Yelp listing.
I feel very fortunate to have had Melvin as my workshop attendee. He was infinitely curious about all things Twitter and how they could apply to the marketing of his consultancy. He really probed into many topics well beyond the “101″ level (hence inspiring my new title for this workshop).
And then there’s the Groovy Goldendoodle blogger herself, Cathy Bennett; a woman whose deep desire and focus to transition her blogging activities from hobby towards monetization has really impressed me more than I can say (there she is in the pic above taking furiously detailed notes during the workshop).
Cathy, who has already begun to tweet on @GGoldendoodles, took the class because she knew there was more to Twitter than just tweeting. “I arrived to Mayra’s workshop with little Twitter skill and even less knowledge. I left a few hours later, feeling so confident, I’ve been tweeting ever since!”
Well, all in all the private workshop session with Cathy and Melvin was detailed, informative and tons of fun. Both attendees seem to enjoy the ability to gain a lot of 1:1 attention, which is why I purposefully keep these workshops to 2-4 attendees. The intimate nature of the class setting allows us to really dive in and be nimble with our course outline. As a result, we can cover the intended topics but also have the flexibility to tailor the discussion and cater it closely to the needs of each attendee.
I have various other workshops coming up. Click here if you are ever interested in checking them out and possibly even registering for one … or two, or three, or four, or five …
Many thanks to Melvin and Cathy for their willingness to learn and expand their knowledge on social media and Twitter with yours truly.