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LDU Introduction to Social Media for young artists
Lebanon Development Union (LDU) is organizing a series of capacity building workshops for young artists and talents (age 18 to 45) on their interaction with the media, personal branding, event preparation and social media advocacy. This program is funded by the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF).

The training sessions will be on April 13, 20 and 21 from 9am to 5pm at the Youth and Culture Center, Zouk Mikael. For more information call us on 03/199633 | 03/535329 or email us to 

This application is for the 2nd and 3rd sessions on basics of Social Media to be held on April 20 and 21, from 9am to 5pm at the Youth and Culture Center, Zouk Mikael. DEADLINE for applying is April 15, 2013 at 5pm.

Young artist between the age of 18 and 45, has little social media knowledge and is committed to attending the training on April 20 and 21.

The workshop is an introduction for basic social media users.It is a practical training, therefore trainees should have a laptop with them. LDU has a limited number of laptops available, we will provide them on 1st come 1st served basis.
The training will cover the following topics:
- Gmail accounts, Applications and services
- Facebook page, landing page, effective postings, page promotion and facebook ads
- Twitter intro, creating handle, profile, use of hashtags, twitter as a promotion tool for arts
- Linkedin, creating profile, do and don’ts
- YouTube, creating a channel, uploading videos, branding and promoting your channel
- Introduction to Blogging, creating a wordpress blog, posting and integrating facebook, twitter and linkedin widgets
- Introduction to Wikipedia, creating a Wikipedia page
- Quick introduction to Instagram, Pinterest, Vibe, Vimeo, Behance (online portfolios) and QR Codes

Trainer: Social Media Executive Cindy Nehme

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Name and Surname *
Date of Birth *
Phone or Mobile Number *
Email *
Address *
Field of art *
example: writer, painter, musicien, photographer, singer, journalist, etc...
Have you organized or co-organized a cultural event before? *
(whether for you or for someone else)
Do you have a laptop? *
This is a practical training, a laptop is needed. LDU has a limited number of laptops which will be provided on a 1st come 1st served basis)
How often do you use social media to promote your events? *
How would you describe your social media skills and knowledge? *
please be accurate in responding to this question, it will help us tailor the training according to your level
Have you had interaction with the media before? If yes, please choose the appropriate media, if not choose no *
please provide us with URLs or copies of the interviews done by email
Do you have a compiled portfolio? *
If not, please prepare before the training the list of events/exhibitions/performances that you have done
Are you interested in taking the follow on social media training for free, held on April 20 and 21? *
Where have you heard about this training? *
please specify and check all that apply
Please include your Facebook account, page, blog, website, Twitter handle, youtube channel, etc. *
type in the accounts URLs one below the other, if you have none, write none available
If you have a social media platform, please precise who is managing it for you and why? *
reasons could be your lack of knowledge or your lack of time
What do you expect from this training? *
Explain why we should choose you for this workshop and how you would benefit from it? *
Would you like to recommend someone for this training and why?
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