I attended the Social Media Training Course in Oudtshoorn last week (24 and 25 June) and just want to say thank you for facilitating this fantastic opportunity.
Until last week I was one of those people who did not use Social Media at all - in fact, I've never even seen a Tweet in real life and wasn't too sure about how to get onto my own FaceBook page. You should see me now, I am completely hooked on this fun and effective way of marketing my business. Next on the list is starting a blog - I would not have imagined this to be a real possibility only a very short while ago!
Tamzin Martin and her team did an amazing job of teaching a roomful of people, many of us complete strangers to the world of Social Media, how to start using this powerful tool to promote our businesses. I especially value the combination of technical knowledge and support we received, together with some very sound marketing advice. There is little point in knowing how to set up your Twitter account and send out fb updates but with no real marketing strategy to back it up - and I think this is where the BizXnet course really shows its strength. Tamzin's enthusiasm for her subject also stands out - the way she presented her course definitely smoothed the somewhat daunting technical journey many of us had to embark upon.
It is so easy to just sit back and complain about every little thing that is wrong with a country, and about how the powers that be never "do anything," but in this instance I really want to thank and congratulate Western Cape Government for a brilliant initiative. I hope there will be many more opportunities in the future and that we will be able to welcome Tamzin and her team back to the Klein Karoo before too long!