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Avoid the pitfalls of New Media and Social Media with our training courses from Mosaic Media Training

Keen to avoid the pitfalls but reap the rewards of social media in the public eye?

If you would like to understand how best to make the most of social media to communicate with your constituents, this course will bring you right up to date.  

Whether you are a local councillor or a national or European parliament politician, you will gain a real insight from Mosaic Media Training’s media trainers into how to create engaging text, audio and video for use on your own website or on social networking sites.

We’ll also show you some interesting examples of how politicians are using social media, blogging and video to best effect. Plus we will show you how to monitor what ‘citizen journalists’ are saying about you, in order to manage your reputation.

Mosaic’s social media training for politicians course is led by one of the UK's most experienced media trainers.

Course programme

The use of social media for effective communication

  • The types of social media available and their benefits and limitations 
  • Getting started on social media
  • Social media etiquette
  • Reputation management
  • The key legalities and 'code of conduct' considerations for councillors when using social media
  • Engaging and campaigning using social media

Who should attend

Local councillors, county councillors, prospective party candidates, those wishing to stand for election or to pursue a more prominent political career. This workshop is all about raising your media profile through the digital communications channels available to everyone.

Know how to harness the power of social media and engage with the public openly and confidently.

Course outcomes

Delegates leave this course with a spring in their step and a renewed energy to promote their message. It's easy to get left behind in the digital age and this workshop ensures that candidates are better prepared, more knowledgeable and ultimately more confident in using social media.

Each course is individually tailored to your requirements.

Email us at about social media training for councillors or call us now on 01206 841933 to find out how we can set you on the right track.

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Meet your media trainers for our Social Media for Politicians course

Karen Ainley, expert Media Trainer from Mosaic

Karen Ainley

Karen Ainley is a former BBC TV and radio newsreader and reporter with a background in newspaper journalism. She started Mosaic Media Training in 2000 after leaving the BBC and has helped thousands of individuals improve their skills over the years. With a BA (Hons) in Publishing and Computing and now an MSc in Digital Marketing Communications, Karen loves all things techie, and has leapt from the world of 'traditional' media into the hugely diverse digital arena, where she has a keen interest in how businesses use the internet to promote themselves to their target audiences. She was one of the UK's first podcast trainers, when few people knew what a podcast was, and loves working with organisations of all sizes to help them raise their own strategic game.

Kevin Bentley from Mosaic Media Training

Kevin Bentley

Kevin Bentley spent more than 20 years with the BBC, the latter half as a TV reporter with BBC Look East and a parliamentary reporter and producer on the BBC’s East at Westminster programme.He has worked on Radios 1,2 and 4 and was a sub editor on Ceefax.He has also worked for numerous local radio stations, including BBC Essex. He is a past National President of the Round Table organisation and has been passing on his media training and presentation skills for over a decade.

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