As part of what I plan to be a continuing series on career management and professional development topics, I wanted to announce that I'll be running two webinars in the next month on creating online portfolios. (Note--if you're wondering if you need an online portfolio, I'd suggest taking a look at this post.)
The first is a more introductory webinar for people who are new to eportfolios. In it, we'll review the basic concepts of putting together a great portfolio and I'll show you how to use a few different online tools to pull it together.
The second is a little more advanced. We'll be looking at how to make your online portfolio tell a great story about you, using story-telling techniques and some online tools that lend themselves to multimedia story-telling. Full details are below.
I'm also offering follow-up coaching/feedback for anyone who's interested and wants me to help them pull together their portfolio, either after the webinars or in place of attending. More information on that is available here.
Since this is my first time running these public webinars through The Bamboo Project, I'm trying to keep things pretty simple. If you're interested, you can register for the workshop and then you'll be taken to a page where you can use PayPal or a major credit card to pay the registration fee. I'll get notification that you've signed up and within 24 hours I'll send you additional information on how to access the webinar.
As with all things technology-related, there may be glitches on the way, so please bear with me if we need to work some things out. And please email me if for any reason you have problems registering or paying or you want more information before you sign up.
Using Free Tools to Create
an Online Portfolio for Work or School
March 27, 2008
2-3 p.m. EST
Anyone can create a paper portfolio but they are hard to maintain and have become just as common as resumes. Make yourself stand out from the crowd by highlighting your professional skills, abilities, and computer savvy by creating an online portfolio!
In this 1-hour webinar you'll learn how to use several online tools to store your portfolio items and present them to potential employers or schools. We'll cover the basics of what should go into a portfolio and how you can create both a working portfolio and smaller presentation portfolios to highlight key strengths and competencies.
You'll also receive a planning
workbook that you can use to begin organizing your own online portfolio and access to a wiki with helpful links and samples.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Using Free Tools to Create an Online Portfolio for Work or School webinar.
Using Storytelling Techniques
to Make Your Online Portfolio Rock!
April 8, 2008
2-3 p.m. EST
One of the best professional
development tools you can have is an online portfolio. But to get employers
and others to really pay attention to what you have to sell, you need
to make the content compelling and engaging. You need to tell a story.
In this 1-hour webinar, I'll introduce you to some basic storytelling techniques and walk you through the process of telling your own portfolio stories. I'll also share some free online tools with you that will allow you to combine audio files, photos, and video clips to make your online portfolio dynamic and compelling.
As part of the webinar you'll
receive a Storytelling Portfolio Planner and templates for building
your online portfolio story, plus access to a wiki with links to additional resources.
HERE TO REGISTER
for the Using Storytelling Techniques to Make Your Online Portfolio