Thursday, July 30, 2009

E-Commerce & Blogging for to-Retire UP Employees

Last May 27 to 29, I was at the APEC Digital Opportunity Center, National Computer Center, UP Diliman Quezon City and conducted a workshop about e-store creation, online payment, blogging 101, and Internet / blog marketing (interested parties can attend our August 10 to 12 session).
This was made possible by the UP Center for Women's Studies whom I've been actively supporting in their IT literacy efforts through DigitalFilipino since 2007.

My session was part of the "Entrepreneurship and ICT for to Retire UP Employees” seminar workshop that happened last May 25 to 29 where a lot of them are women. Participants are about to retire within five or ten years from now. The objective is to develop and enhance the entrepreneurial and ICT skills and knowledge of the participants.

I felt fortunate to be part of advocacies such as this that aims to spread the knowledge about e-commerce to women locally and internationally. In the past few years, also got several club members involved in the process.

Thanks to social networking, a lot of us are able to keep in touch up to this time.

"Search and You Shall Find 2!" talk at De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde

Through DigitalFilipino Club member Adolfo Aran III, I got invited last February 24 to be a speaker by the De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde Emerging Trends in Marketing Class and Junior Marketing Association on the topic about Search Engine Marketing & Optimization 101 dubbed as "Search & You Shall Find".

I enjoyed the experience so much that I requested for the title of the seminar to be exclusively mine and will be more than happy to continue with the series.

I'll be back again at De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde this August 13 to deliver an updated talk on the topic. See you DLS-CSB!

Search engine marketing & optimization is certainly one popular topic in my ongoing e-commerce, blogging, social networking, Internet marketing workshop series happening this July 27 to 31 and August 10 to 12.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Search Engine Marketing, Web Content Writing & Development Workshop for NCRFW

Last June 11, I got invited to conduct a one-day Search Engine Marketing, Web Content Writing, and Development Workshop for PhilGAD Portal Content Owners and Page Maintainers at the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) Conference Room, 1145 J.P. Laurel, St., MalacaƱang Complex, San Miguel, Manila.

The hands-on workshop taught participants how to write and develop web content that is useful and attractive for its target audience to attain search engine rankings. It will also provide tips and techniques to get your site to the top of search engine rankings (e.g. Google, Yahoo, and MSN) and stay there.
I think the Commission has an interesting challenge whereby their role as an entity is heavily driven by advocacy related programs. They have an opportunity as an agency of the government to influence how search engines perceive Filipinas or Filipino women online. I do hope that they will take such challenge.

Many thanks again to NCRFW for this opportunity!

P.S. I'll be doing an Web / SEO Content Writing and SEO Tools & Techniques workshop this July 27 in Makati City. Parties interested can sign-up there directly.