~ Free Online Training ~

That's right: free training! We offer regularly-scheduled educational chat programming here at our web site. It's free and open to the public. To access the chat facilities, you need a Java-enabled web browser (most are) and the latest version of Skype. To download Skype, click here. To register for the chat series, send email to sokeefe <at> tulane <dot> edu. Then, we'll send you one reminder on the morning of each chat.

You can follow our programs from beginning to end, or pop-in any time you are stuck, have a question, need some help, or feel like chatting. We encourage you to stop by and see if you like this method of learning. Many college students use the sessions, and we appreciate it when working professionals take time to share some wisdom with the group.

Steve O'Keefe's Internet PR Chat Series
Sponsor: Patron Saint Productions with IAOC
Friday, 2/1/08 -- Friday, 4/18
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM ET, every Friday (no class 4/28/08)
Instructor: Steve O'Keefe plus guests
FEB 1 - Campaign Planning & Themes
FEB 8 - Document Production & Syndication
FEB 15 - Video Production & Syndication
FEB 22 - Social Networking PR
FEB 29 - Blog PR
MAR 7 - Web PR
MAR 14 - Discussion Group PR
MAR 21 - SPRING BREAK (No Class)
MAR 28 - News Releases
APR 4 - Contact Management
APR 11 - Search Engine Optimization
APR 18 - Online Newsrooms

Introduction to Online Public Relations is a 10-week chat program sponsored by the International Association of Online Communicators (IAOC). Introduction to Online PR has been running for several years now. It began as online office hours for Steve O'Keefe's class at Tulane University. However, the students liked it better when Steve opened the sessions to the public. Feel free to stop by and share tips, war stories, or ask questions. Topics covered include the basics of online PR, from planning campaigns to formatting e-mail news releases. For the topic schedule, see the link above -- but remember, we're open to discussing anything related to online PR, whether it's the topic of the day or not. Hope to see you online!

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