Notes from the TLK panel discussion

Yesterday I took part in a panel discussion for students from the AUCB looking to get into the world of freelancing alongside Gellan Watt and Hayley Potter, for those that weren’t there here is a copy of the question slides:

I promised to write a quick blog to link to some of the things I mentioned
(in no particular order…)

Networking events locally for web/creative folks:


Software that I love and use:


Books I mentioned:

The top tip of what interviewers are looking for from Ernie Robinson my old boss at Eldridge Pope:

“Can you do it, Will you do it & Will you fit in”

- wise words that stuck with me that I’ve kept in my mind as both an interviewee and interviewer!

If I’ve missed anything, please leave a comment and I’ll add it!

UPDATED 14/12/11: A handy set of bullet point notes from Phil Hawkins

*affiliate links

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The SocialTech blog has always included posts about web related events going on locally. As many of you will know, I’m passionate about creating a tech/web community in this area and I think the time is right for a blog that showcases all this stuff in one place and that was independent of agencies or specific groups.

BomoTechBlog will include all the Tech / Web / Creative events I can find out about in a handy calender, posts about cool agency projects, start-ups, awards and anything else tech / web / creative.

It’s a pet project and I’m not hoping to be the next TechCrunch/Mashable/TNW. I might include some affiliate linked ads for products I love (Capsule / Freeagent for starters) to hopefully cover the hosting, ready for when it starts getting millions of hits per month! (yeah, whatever…)

What would I like from you?


If your agency does something cool (not just a new site, but a new way of doing something), wins an award…. raises a squillion pounds for charity… please email it to the newsdesk!

If you’d like to help me write articles, I’d love to hear from you too.

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Spring 2011 Training Courses

Social Media is a quickly expanding popular method for businesses to engage with their customers. Are you communicating the right message in the right way to help grow your business online?

We have a series of Public Courses during May, at our Bournemouth training centre, that will help provide you with the right skills and techniques to fully utilise these services to the maximum potential.
Social Networks


Places will be limited, so to book your place or to find out further information on any of our courses and secure an early bird discount, visit our ‘Course Dates‘ page at, or contact myself, Danny on 01202 798098.

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Notes from the Learning Practitioners Forum

I attended the Element K Learning Practitioners Forum at the start of June, a ½ day event in central London with some excellent speakers.

The focus of the event was e-learning and learning technologies. I’ve had a couple of people ask for a copy of my notes, who were unable to attend, or who saw my tweets and wanted to know more and so I’ve (finally, sorry!) typed up my notes here.

All of the talks were excellent;  there were a few key topics I was listening out for and I’ve paraphrased the bits from those talks I especially took away and added some of my notes to them.

NB: Quotes are in “double quotes” my notes are in italics.

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Bar Camp Bomo 2 – now with sponsors

Big thank you to C4L and Fibreband our main sponsors of BarCamp Bournemouth 2.

If you haven’t signed up to come along… why not?

** Sign up for BarCampBournemouth2 here **

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