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Introduction

Moving to the US with your partner was a choice, but now that moving boxes are unpacked and children are at school, it’s time to take time for yourself! Have you ever considered to share your thoughts and ideas in a blog? But you didn’t know how to start? Yes, the hardest part of blogging is getting started. During the 3-hour workshop, you will learn everything you need to start your own blog.

Why should you attend?

Your blog can be a professional tool to voice your ideas, a platform to defend a good cause, or a way to share your knowledge. But, it will also make you unique in your job search here in the US and make it easier to go back to your career once back in your home country.

Your blog will get you to:

  • keep in touch with good habits = commitment to publish regularly
  • develop new skills = self improvement and personal development
  • express yourself = keep on using your brain for a rewarding activity
  • share your passion = opportunity to connect and network with other like-minded people

And as the skills for blogging are the same for private persons or professionals, you could also choose to have a blog just for fun and share your life here with family and friends.

What will you learn?

The basics for starting a blog and many tips how to develop it to a full scale success.  You don’t need to have a degree in computer science to become a blogger!  During the workshop, you will get an easy 9-points guide that will teach you everything you need to start your blog tomorrow.  You will get answers to questions like How much does it cost? How long does it take? Can I make a living of it? I want you to feel confident and start tomorrow with your blogging project!

Registration: smckenna@imf.org

The Guest Speaker

Catherine Rochereul-Portier is a marketing consultant who helps French, German and American SMEs to establish themselves and to flourish.  Catherine was born and grew up in France and later moved to Germany where she created Rochereul & Friends, a French-German marketing consulting firm.  In 2013, she left for Washington, DC and expanded her consulting services. Catherine discusses the differences between these markets on her blog: http://www.HowToGuide.org.