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Gréasán na Meán Skillnet to present creative seminar for Social Media Era
05 Jan 2016 : Seán Brosnan
Gréasán na Meán Skillnet will present a creative seminar for the Social Media Era featuring Glen Mulcahy and Damien Mulley, Tuesday 26th January at Connemara Coast Hotel, Galway.

This one day workshop, which takes place on Tuesday the 26th January at the Connemara Coast Hotel from 10am will demonstrate the insights into the future of social and digital media platforms online. The seminar will give attendees an exclusive and first hand opportunity to explore and develop the skills necessary to gain expert knowledge of smart devices and to use them to their maximum potential as content creation tools. The cost of the one day seminar is €180, and includes lunch.

Headlined by two innovators, Mulcahy and Mulley will connect and share their wealth of knowledge on content creation and mobile devices. Expert social media consultant Damien Mulley (Director of Mulley Communications and founder of the Social Media and Web Awards) will outline the varied skills necessary to use your iPhone or iPad to its maximum potential, focusing on the creation of video content for social media platforms. Damien will also demonstrate to get the best possible reach and reaction by scheduling content, planning posts and studying algorithm to ensure maximum engagement.

Glen Mulcahy is RTÉ’s Innovation Lead of Technology with RTÉ and founder of the RTÉ International Mobile Journalism Conference (Mojo Con). Glen has pioneered the use of smart phones for content creation. His Mojo Con conference demonstrated the wealth and breadth of the outstanding developments achieved by media organisations, broadcasters and individuals around the world, exploring and developing the potential of smart devices used as content creation tools. At this workshop, Glen will demonstrate how the iPhone or iPad can be used to create short-form video and graphic driven content, exploring simple shoot and edit techniques. Sharing his expertise of working with various mobile devices, Glen has trained over 1000 journalists in Ireland, Europe and the Middle East on the skills of content creation and development in broadcast media.

About Gréasán na Meán Skillnet

Established in 2003, Gréasan na Meán is part of the national Skillnets Network, and is composed primarily of Gaeltacht-based and Irish speaking companies based on the Ros na Rún campus in an Spidéal, Galway. Skillnets are a network of businesses that have come together to develop new skills from training experts in all aspects of business and from each other. Training, innovation, communication, talent and storytelling in every form is at the heart of the Gréasan na Meán group, who endeavour to develop competence and skills in media hopefuls and employees to support the flourishing media industry in the West of Ireland.

Gréasán na Meán Skillnet represents a growing core of the various media industries based in the Connemara Gaeltacht, and have identified media training needs that can be best addressed through an innovative and collaborative approach to training. In these courses Gréasan na Meán will actively carry out its core belief - ‘through collaboration we flourish’ - by offering a clear set of aims and objectives which enable candidates to upskill, hone existing skills and ultimately fulfil their potential.

The Gréasán na Meán Skillnet is linked with an ever-growing hub of media in the West of Ireland. At present their network membership is over 60 companies which have identified training needs that can be best addressed through an innovative and collaborative teaching approach. Gréasán na Meán always aim to deliver affordable facilities to candidates, providing a range of courses at subsidized rates and are pleased to facilitate jobseekers by offering a number of free places on many courses.

For more information, or to register your place for this workshop, call 091-558400 or visit www.greasannamean.ie or email info@greasannamean.ie.

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