Build your Digital Toolkit

With: Sinead Mac Manus

Date: Tuesday 5 July 2011
Time: 1pm-4.30pm
Venue: University of Portsmouth Library (PO1 2ST)
Tickets: £20

Social networks, mobile apps, cloud computing… Is the growing choice of digital technologies baffling you?

This practical workshop provides an excellent introduction to the best free and low-cost tools that you can use to productively manage and grow your business with an emphasis on functionality and integration.

You will take away from the workshop the building blocks of a digital toolkit to help you be more productive in your work including:

  • Three simple and free ways to build an online presence for your business in under an hour
  • The only tool you will ever need to manage all your social networks
  • The ultimate tools for managing a stress-free inbox
  • A tried and tested system for keeping track of new contacts and potential customers
  • Tools for capturing and sharing information with your team
  • The best way to manage your business and personal documents
  • Three simple ways of never forgetting to do something again

Sinead Mac Manus is the founder of 8fold, a digital well-being company that helps busy people work better. She writes about mindful twenty-first century working at her blog From Apps to Zen and on her curated Facebook page Mindful at Work.

Sinead has written a free e-book, From Apps to Zen: 26+ Ideas for Building a Business with Balance and she is a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs. A yoga fanatic, she tries to bring a Zen-like quality to her daily life but normally fails due to drinking too many double espressos.

“What a brilliant day that was!! It was great to have ‘real people’ deliver very practical pointers to the maze of web things, social network sites and I am a convert. The workshop was a revelation and delivered appropriate accessibility to the most effective way to make the web work for me” - Previous participant, Ruth Facey, the Travelling Jeweller, Hampshire

“I attended Sinead’s Digital Toolbox seminar in November and found it to be full of useful, practical tips, as well as inspiring. I’ve been to other digital workshops, but Sinead’s are the best of the bunch. Highly recommended” - Previous participant, Richard Brownsdon, ClearlySo, London

“An interesting, enlightening overview of some of the key digital tools to sell and promote yourself digitally as well as how to best manage yourself and your time virtually. Would highly recommend this presentation for all 21st century workers!” - Rob Khan, BBC Radio 1 and freelance producer, London

The highly subsidised fee for this special event is just £20 per person which includes all course materials and refreshments. Advance booking is essential as numbers are strictly limited. Tickets can be booked and paid for via the University of Portsmouth Online Store.

The event will take place in a modern, fully equipped and accessible seminar room at the University of Portsmouth Library on Cambridge Road (Ravelin Park) in Portsmouth. Map and directions

For further information email cibas@port.ac.uk or call 023 9284 6232

This event is part of the Future Skills Festival which takes place in Portsmouth through June and July 2011. The Festival is presented by Cibas, the creative industries business and skills development agency based at the University of Portsmouth.