The Miami chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners is hosting a hands-on session on how to blog for Dade and Broward county women business owners. It's today (Jan. 10) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Biscayne Centre, 11900 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
President Anne Freedman told me members and non-members are invited, and that there will be drink served to calm any first-time blogging fears. It costs $45 for non-members and $25 for members.
Here are more details from the NAWBO event release:
StateWide Blogging Party to Give Florida Women Business Owners Chance to Launch Their Own New Media Outlet
January 10, 5-7 p.m.
Biscayne Centre 11900 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Blog, blog, everywhere a blog – but what is it and where is ours?
Knowing that fear of technology was a potential hurdle but wanting to take advantage of a new, fast and a free way to communicate with and among members, the Miami Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners decided to combine two passions: education and having fun. The result is a first ever statewide "blogging party" with a goal of teaching women entrepreneurs in Miami-Dade, Broward, Orlando and Lakeland how to create and conduct business networking through an association “blog” for their chapters and one for their own businesses at the same time.
“We wanted to eliminate the anxiety some people have about new Internet technology by making this a really fun learning experience,” said Valeska Jacques, CEO of uVium, Inc., who will be giving in-person,hands-on instruction to Miami and Fort Lauderdale women business owners. A blog is a new online media outlet that allows instantaneous, 24/7 communication between the writer and readers. Those at the party will be joined via Internet conferencing by members of the Orlando and Lakeland chapters of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Biscayne Centre, an office condo at 11900 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami, has donated the use of its wireless conference room for the meeting. Participants are invited to bring their laptop.
“We’re excited about the new opportunities for quickly and easily sharing ideas, information and expertise through blogging and how we may use this as a way to network with other women business owners throughout the state,” said Anne B. Freedman, president of Miami Chapter,NAWBO, and owner of Speak Out, Inc. Cost for the “Blogging Party” is $25 for members and their guests. $45 for non-members and at the door. Space is limited. RSVP@nawbomiami.org or by calling 305-271-6797.