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WSPW season IV: CapitalSquare + Wakafire Photography!

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This may likely be the last group/ general smartphone photography class for the year 2017. Our friends at CapitalSquare have been such great partners all through the year 2017 that they will have hosted 3 out of the 4 workshops we have had so far. Amazing people have attended and learnt amazing stuff. So now you, your parents, your relatives, your friends, your girlfriend(s), your side-chic(s), your driver(s), your furniture, your ancestors, infact your entire local government have just one more opportunity to learn this in 2017.

Class: N3,000

Venue: CapitalSquare, Lekki.

Date: Friday 8th, September 2017.

Time: 11am.

We all know that stunning images are a must for social media, but not everyone has a high-end camera. We ain’t messing on this one. You’ll learn how to take amazing photos even with your regular smartphone. Tag a friend who needs this! At the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to take magazine-shoot worthy photos with just your smartphone.

This workshop is for:

  1. Small business owners who want great photographs of their products but do not have the budget for a professional photo-shoot
  2. Bloggers and social media influencers who want to improve their photography skills
  3. Social media managers
  4. anyone who wants to learn how to take great pictures with just a smartphone.
  5. Anyone who wants to start a mobile photography business.

The class will cover the following:

  1. Getting started: Creativity OR skill? removing mindset roadblocks, recommended phones.
  2. Recommended apps for editing, watermarking.
  3. Photography skills + Class assessment.
  4. The Business side of phone photography.

At the end of the class, you’ll be issued a free micro-certification PDF certificate. The Certificate is issued by @chatclassng and confirms course completion.

Venue: CapitalSquare, lekki. Got questions? Leave a comment. Powered by ChatClass NG.

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WSPW season V: Wakafire X Jonathan Cole HQ.

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This may likely be the last group/ general smartphone photography class for the year 2017. Our good friends at Jonathan Cole have asked for one last class in 2017 and we obliged with a 30% discount of pricing. So instead of paying N5000, you get to pay N3,500. So now you, your parents, your relatives, your friends, your girlfriend(s), your side-chic(s), your driver(s), your furniture, your ancestors, in fact your entire local government have just one more opportunity to learn this in 2017.

Class fee: N3,500.

Venue: Google Hangouts.

 

Date: Friday 15th, September 2017.

Time: 11am.

Pay here.

We all know that stunning images are a must for social media, but not everyone has a high end camera. We aint messing on this one. You’ll learn how to take amazing photos even with your regular smartphone. Tag a friend who needs this! At the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to take magazine-shoot worthy photos with just your smartphone.

This workshop is for:

  1. Small business owners who want great photographs of their products but do not have the budget for a professional photo-shoot
  2. Bloggers and social media influencers who want to improve their photography skills
  3. Social media managers
  4. anyone who wants to learn how to take great pictures with just a smartphone.
  5. Anyone who wants to start a mobile photography business.

The class will cover the following:

  1. Getting started: Creativity OR skill? removing mindset roadblocks, recommended phones.
  2. Recommended apps for editing, watermarking.
  3. Photography skills + Class assessment.
  4. The Business side of phone photography.

At the end of the class, you’ll be issued a free micro-certification PDF certificate. The Certificate is issued by ChatClass NG and confirms course completion. Pay here.

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ASUU Strike…Again. Here is what ChatClass NG is doing about it.

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The year is 2017 and ASUU (The “almighty” Staff Union of Universities) which is a bigger body to SSANU and NASU is on strike….again. What this means is that all government owned institutions are practically at standstill till further notice. No teaching, no supervising…. nothing.

At ChatClass NG, we are responding to this challenge in our own unique way: by offering 30% off all courses currently on the ChatClass platform.

 

This means that students (and basically anyone who is interested) can take any of our classes at ChatClass NG with a 30% discount.

To register for any of the classes, simply click here to get started.

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Learn How To Take Amazing Photos At The SmartPhone Photography Workshop.

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Great photos are a must if you want your social media posts to garner maximum engagement, particularly on platforms like Instagram where photos are everything. A picture is worth a thousand words after all.

But how do you take great pictures without fancy, high-end cameras, and equipment or a really expensive, high-end smartphone?

Taken and edited with just a regular smartphone!

Taken and edited with just a regular smartphone!

WakaFire Photography has built a business out of taking great photos, with just a smartphone. They’ll be hosting a two-hour workshop to show you all the tips and tricks of the trade.

This one too...

This one too…

At the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to take magazine-shoot worthy photos with just your smartphone.

 

This workshop is for: 

  • Small business owners who want great photographs of their products but do not have the budget for a professional photoshoot
  • Bloggers and social media influencers who want to improve their photography skills
  • Social media managers
  • anyone who wants to learn how to take great pictures with just a smartphone

The class will cover the following:

  1. Getting started: Creativity OR skill? removing mindset roadblocks, recommended phones.
  2. Recommended apps for editing, watermarking.
  3. Photography skills + Class assessment.
  4. The Business side of phone photography.

At the end of the class, you’ll be issued a free micro-certification PDF certificate. The Certificate is issued by ChatClass NG and confirms course completion.

 

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

Date: Friday, June 23 2017

Time: 10AM – 12PM

Venue:  CapitalSquare Ikoyi – 114B Ilupeju Street, Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi.

Workshop Fee: N3,000 (covers workshop and access to the CapitalSquare workspace for the day). Pay here

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Email Marketing is dead…or is it?

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It’s not uncommon to hear these days, often pronounced like a death sentence; “Email marketing is dead”.

A couple of years ago, I worked at a major financial institution. During the weekly marketing meetings, someone from the marketing department would announce proudly; “we have over (insert some vaguely high number)email addresses and we have sent information about (this) product to them”. There were hardly any conversions from those emails. You are likely to know someone or some organization/ startup who is in exactly this same position right now and probably wondering why they don’t ever make conversions.

A lot of businesses, big brands et al as well as entrepreneurs, unfortunately, believe this fallacy and fail to use email marketing for their businesses. I am not talking about click baits, free stuff et al. Truth is unless you know what I know, you are likely to agree with them and miss out on the opportunity to leverage on it for your brand.

Q: Why do some brands have massive email databases and others struggle to even get people to read theirs?

Q: Should you buy email addresses for your campaigns? or why shouldn’t you?

Q: How often should you send out emails to prospective and/or converted customers?

Q: What are touch points and how do you leverage on them for email marketing?

This course answers all of that and more. I have put together the email marketing module from my very exclusive social media masterclass for just ten (10) people. Yep, you read that correctly.

Why should I teach you though? Excellent question.

  1. I have been a social media freelancer, had a Job as a social media manager, been a social media consultant and now run my own agency. I have gone full circle.
  2. I have worked on over 200 projects over the last 3 years across several sectors ranging from banking, stockbroking, cinemas, events, radio/ youtube shows, human resources, non-profits, movies, schools, FMCGs all the way to mining and solid minerals. So yeah, I have lots of experience.

What do I intend to teach at this class? The basics of email marketing from start to finish.

  1. Email marketing systems and structure.
  2. The power of great content and copywriting.
  3. Email marketing platforms and tools.
  4. Email marketing analytics.
  5. The secret ingredient for email marketing.

Class Structure:

Duration: 2 hours.

Date: Sunday 30th June 2017.

Time: 2pm- 4pm.

Course fee(s):

A hugely discounted fee of NGN 15,000 ($37.5).

Venue: You have the option of attending virtually or physically.

Virtual class: Google hangouts.

Physical class: ChatClass NG HQ, Prince Ganiyu Babalola close, Olayemi Ayobo Lagos.

Here is what one of my students had to say:

Femi is an outstanding instructor who understands social media with confidence. He did a great job in using practical examples to illustrate a point and using easy to understand terminologies to explain concepts.

Olaoluwa Alabi; Founder; Dream Tribe.

Pay here.

Got questions? Email support@chatclass.ng.

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Engineering the next generation of social media managers.

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Short Story.

Me: “Hello” *Insert Name*”

Him: “Hi Femi, How are you?”

Me: “I am amazing. I am looking to hire a social media manager. Know anyone?”

Him: “What is your budget?”

Me: *Insert amount*

Him: “If I would be honest with you, I am also looking to hire right now. If I found him/her before you, I would hire him/her and pay double.”

The above is a conversation that actually took place between myself and a friend (one of my seniors in the industry). I had similar conversations with other CEOs and they had the same feedback: because entry barrier is low, the marketplace is saturated with lots of people who claim to know a thing or two about social media, but there are only very few people who really know their onions. I can hear you say; “but I could learn this online”. True. There are tons of content on social media stuff online but;

  1. They lack context. A lot of the things you learn online are based against the foreground of foreign countries. In Nigeria, most of them don’t work. We need lessons within a Nigerian context.
  2. Some of them (if not most), are one topic out of many. I want to teach you the whole nine yards.

Why should I teach you though? Excellent question.

  1. I have been a social media freelancer, had a Job as a social media manager, been a social media consultant and now run my own agency. I have gone full circle.
  2. I have worked on over 200 projects over the last 3 years across several sectors ranging from banking, stockbroking, cinemas, events, radio/ youtube shows, human resources, non-profits, movies, schools, FMCGs all the way to mining and solid minerals. So yeah, I have lots of experience.

Here is what one of my students had to say:

Femi is an outstanding instructor who understands social media with confidence. He did a great job in using practical examples to illustrate a point and using easy to understand terminologies to explain the concept of social media.

Olaoluwa Alabi; Digital Strategist; Marketing and Communications.

How would this course help you?

  • Develop and execute social media strategies that deliver results.
  • Get a well-paid job as a social media manager
  • Make extra money as a freelance social media manager
  • Launch and grow a successful social media company.

What do I intend to teach you?

  1. Social Media Audit and reporting.
  2. Strategy formation. (questions to ask, research, channel selection, content, hashtags).
  3. Social media management. (understanding analytics, social media reporting, social media policy, disclaimer policy, social media budget).
  4. Events streaming.
  5. Social Media marketing: (Email Marketing, Influencer/ publicists/ hypers/ growth hacking/ conversions network).
  6. Employee Advocacy. (Employee Advocacy Policy).
  7. Social Media Recruitment.

Class Structure:

Duration: 4 weeks.

Time: 2pm- 4pm (2 hours every sunday).

Course fee(s):
Complete module: NGN 45,000.00 ($112.5)
Certificates: NGN 5,000 ($12.5)
Group discount: 15% on total.

Pay here.

Got questions? Email support@chatclass.ng.

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New Course Alert: Learn Digital Art: Become a Certified Design Professional.

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If you want to travel fast, travel alone but if you wish to travel further, find a partner.

We have partnered up with Abinibi to bring you the Certified Design Professional course to ChatClass NG. The course is on sale as well which means you get to pay N30,000 instead of N50,000 standard rates for the course.

Course Modules include:

  • Introduction To Design
  • Document Format Decisions
  • Vectors And Bitmaps
  • Fonts And Typography
  • Image Creation/Photo editing
  • Colour Theory And Usage
  • Design Composition
  • Responding To/Interpreting Briefs.

and for the icing on the cake, you get a certificate at the end of the course. Well, what are you waiting for? Register here.

Connect with us on social media:

Facebook: ChatClassNG

Instagram: @ChatClassNG

Linkedin: ChatClass NG

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Enjoy 50% discount on Social Media classes

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Incase you missed it….you probably did. From today the 23rd of March till 30th April, 2017, we are giving a 50% discount off our social media classes. That means that instead of paying N50,ooo (USD 100) for the course, you get to pay N25,000 (USD 50)…..just like that.

The social media course is a 2month 7 module masterclass- (weekends only) on social media management to get you all the training and support you need to succeed:
1. Develop and execute social media strategies that deliver results.
2. Get a well-paid job as a social media manager
3. Make extra money as a freelance social media manager
4. Launch and grow a successful social media company.

Well, what are you waiting for? Register here.

Connect with us on social media:

Facebook: ChatClassNG

Instagram: @ChatClassNG

Linkedin: ChatClass NG

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We are hiring!

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We should say that all those who we have had the privilege of working with us have gone on to do very amazing things from the experience and the relationship they have gleaned from us. Now, it’s your turn. We can’t wait to meet you!

  1. Project Manager

Role Description.

i. Report to the CEO and any other appointed representative of Extrafemi Ventures (and/or its associate companies/ business units) in the performance of your duties and work with the CEO and any other appointed representative of Extrafemi Ventures to develop and execute a compelling branding including and not limited to Graphic Designs for Extrafemi and all her subsidiaries.

ii. Collaborate with other members of staff as well as business units within Extrafemi (Extrafemi, ChatClass NG, Page4, and WakaFIre) to ensure the overall business goals and objectives are met on an ongoing basis.

iii. Manage staff trainings and strategic partnerships regarding trainings and personal development.

iv. Manage framework for trainings and masterclass sessions as well as marketing.

v. Acquire, interview tutors for following market demand and tutor/trainer contracts and manage the day-to-day operations of ChatClass NG as well as trainings and masterclass sessions as directed.

vi. Draft, review and implement quality control for classes and certification processes.

2. Head, Branding and Communications.

Role Description.

i. Report to the CEO and any other appointed representative of Extrafemi Ventures (and/or its associate companies/ business units) in the performance of your duties and work with the CEO and any other appointed representative of Extrafemi Ventures to develop and execute a compelling branding including and not limited to Graphic Designs for Extrafemi and all her subsidiaries.

ii. Collaborate with other members of staff as well as business units within Extrafemi (Extrafemi, ChatClass NG, Page4, and WakaFIre) to ensure the overall business goals and objectives are met on an ongoing basis.

iii. Oversee company and client branding projects and development from conceptualization, proposal and execution as well as manage client briefs as directed.

iv. Develop weekly and annually graphic content and directed that builds meaningful connections and organically grows the relevant communities with maximum engagement for all social media and/or digital assets belonging to Extrafemi and her subsidiaries as well as her esteemed clients.

3. Head; Content and Social.

Role Description.

i. Report to the CEO and any other appointed representative of Extrafemi Ventures (and/or its associate companies/ business units) in the performance of your duties and work with the CEO and any other appointed representative of Extrafemi Ventures to implement and execute any and all social media strategies delivered via the social media worksheet for Extrafemi and all her subsidiaries.

ii. Collaborate with other members of staff as well as business units within Extrafemi (Extrafemi, ChatClass NG, Page4, and WakaFIre) to ensure the overall business goals and objectives are met on an ongoing basis.

iv. Create and Curate a minimum of 10 pieces of content every across ALL social media assets for Extrafemi and all her subsidiaries as well as her esteemed clients.

iv. Send weekly reports on (iv) above.

v. Handle/cover events streaming for Extrafemi as well as her esteemed clients as directed.

vi. Handle marketing as directed for Wakafire- (a project of Extrafemi) online store.

Think you got what it takes to work at Extrafemi? Apply here.

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How exactly does ChatClass NG work?

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This article was originally written here.

We are attempting to disrupt the way we learn and acquire certifications albeit slowly. CC (as we will refer to it going forward) is built on the idea that certifications and degrees can be broken down into bits and pieces to be acquired based on Job roles, skill deficiencies and/or funding. A classic example is project management.

Project management contains about 30 modules which are usually lumped up and taught together in about 35 hours and currently costs USD 300 (approx N150,000 at USD 1= N500). Project management as a competency skill and as a certification is usually required by employers from prospective candidates seeking employment so yeah, its big deal.

However, the bigger question is how many prospective candidates (and entry-level employees) can actually afford N150,000 for an examination and/or certification? and to what degree does this improve their career prospects? This is the question CC hopes to provide answers to.

CC thinks that if these certifications are broken down into micro-certifications and/or micro-masters, three things would happen;

  1. The programs/ certifications will become affordable. So more graduates/ employees/ entrepreneurs can access them and have better career prospects. Employers will have better-skilled workers. As every business owner knows: great talent = money.
  2. Graduates/ employees/ entrepreneurs can take only courses that match their Job roles and/or skill deficiencies rather than being forced to take everything. Example; Why can I take supply chain in projects alone as a micro-certification within my role as a supply chain manager? Why do I have to take the entire project management course? This applies to all certifications.
  3. Because the programs/ certifications are now more affordable, and more graduates/ employees/ entrepreneurs have access, the market size of the issuing organization will increase exponentially.
  4. Leveraging on content providers and partners, CC hopes to provide internships for people who take courses on its platform with a chance of retention based on terms and conditions.

How does ChatClass NG intend to do this? There are 2 ways but we will discuss one here:

CC has created an e-commerce website: www.chatclass.ng to sell micro-certifications from content creators like Extrafemi, The Steve Harris Company, Enterprise Hill and The Abinibi Creative Academy. Content may either be pre-recorded, a live class online and/or at a specified location with certificates issued at the end of the program. There are many more partnerships in the works in the coming days. Currently on the site are

  1. Change your life in 30 days- Steve Harris.
  2. Social media masterclass- Extrafemi
  3. Certified Graphic Design Professional- Abinibi Creative Academy.

Want to get your course and/or certification on ChatClass NG? We are on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin.