Today’s free webinar on marketing literacy and language schools: Specialty tips for large institutions

April 25, 2012

Join us today for the sixtth in a series of ten free webinars on how to market and promote literacy programs and language schools.

Each webinars highlight different ideas from 101 Ways to Market Your Language Program. Every week you get practical, low-cost ideas to help you promote your program. Best of all, you’ll get to connect with others on line who are also interested in the same topic, ask questions and interact.

The webinars are  30 to 60 minutes in length. Bring a pen and paper. I’m going to give you lots of ideas you can implement right away.

Webinar #6 of 10 – What to expect

Tomorrow’s webinar will focus on:

  • Specialty tips for programs at large institutions
  • Navigating institutional politics
  • Advocacy and relationship-building as part of marketing

Webinar time

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

There are some time zone changes coming up around the world, so double-check these times against your local area:

Point of origin – 14:00 (2:00 p.m.) Mountain Time, March 21, 2012 – Calgary / Edmonton

16:00 (4:00 p.m.) – Eastern Time – Toronto / New York

20:00 (8:00 p.m.) – Greenwich Time – London, England

22:00 (10:00 p.m.) – Eastern European Time – Athens / Istanbul

05:00 (5:00 a.m.) – following day – Japan Standard Time – Tokyo

How to log in

There is no need to register. These webinars are free and open to everyone. Seating is limited though, so sign on early.

To join the webinar, simply click here: http://meet11548754.adobeconnect.com/saraheaton/

Will it be recorded?

You bet. I’ll record the program and post it within 24 hours or so. No charges or fees to watch these recorded programs.

What will future webinars cover?

Here’s what we’ll cover in upcoming webinars:

  • Week #7 – Relationship marketing. The power of connections.
  • Week #8 – It’s how you make them feel. Adding personal touches that make all the difference
  • Week #9 – Effective follow up with your marketing and not giving up too soon.
  • Week #10 – Social media for marketing.

All you have to do is block off Wednesdays in your calendar at your corresponding local time and then log in using the link above.

If you can’t make the webinar, and you’d like to ask a question about the topic, feel free to leave me a comment. I’ll do my best to answer questions that come in before the program during the webinar. You can watch the recording to get the answer to your question, or I’ll answer you back in the comment section.

Related post:

101 Ways to Market Your Language Program (10 Free webinars) http://wp.me/pNAh3-1j6

Recordings of past programs:

#1 Webinar recording: 101 Ways to Market Your Language and Literacy Program 

#2 Webinar recording: 101 Ways to Market Your Language and Literacy Program

#3 Webinar recording: 101 Ways to Market Your Language and Literacy Program

#4 Webinar recording: 101 Ways to Market Your Language and Literacy Program

#5 Webinar recording: 101 Ways to Market Your Language and Literacy Program

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Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.

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Tomorrow’s free webinar on marketing literacy and language schools: Focussing on what makes you unique

April 17, 2012

I’m so excited about tomorrow’s free webinar program! It’ll be the fifth in a series of ten free webinars on how to market and promote literacy programs and language schools.

Each webinars highlight different ideas from 101 Ways to Market Your Language Program. Every week you get practical, low-cost ideas to help you promote your program. Best of all, you’ll get to connect with others on line who are also interested in the same topic, ask questions and interact.

The webinars are  30 to 60 minutes in length. Bring a pen and paper. I’m going to give you lots of ideas you can implement right away.

Webinar #5 of 10 – What to expect

Tomorrow’s webinar will focus on:

  • How to set yourself apart from other programs.
  • Horizontal vs. vertical markets.
  • How to present or “package” your programs in a way that gets their attention.
  • I’m going to share tips on how to figure our what makes your program unique. This is what professional sales people call your “unique selling proposition”, but we don’t need sales lingo, do we? We’ll help you figure it out in ways that make sense for educators.
  • Determine which marketing strategies actually work best for you. Not what other people say should work, but what has actually proven successful for you. Sometimes it means going against the grain… Come and find out why.

Webinar time

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

There are some time zone changes coming up around the world, so double-check these times against your local area:

Point of origin – 14:00 (2:00 p.m.) Mountain Time, March 21, 2012 – Calgary / Edmonton

16:00 (4:00 p.m.) – Eastern Time – Toronto / New York

20:00 (8:00 p.m.) – Greenwich Time – London, England

22:00 (10:00 p.m.) – Eastern European Time – Athens / Istanbul

05:00 (5:00 a.m.) – following day – Japan Standard Time – Tokyo

How to log in

There is no need to register. These webinars are free and open to everyone. Seating is limited though, so sign on early.

To join the webinar, simply click here: http://meet11548754.adobeconnect.com/saraheaton/

Will it be recorded?

You bet. I’ll record the program and post it within 24 hours or so. No charges or fees to watch these recorded programs.

What will future webinars cover?

Here’s what we’ll cover in upcoming webinars:

  • Week #6 – Specialty tips for programs at large institutions
  • Week #7 – Relationship marketing. The power of connections.
  • Week #8 – It’s how you make them feel. Adding personal touches that make all the difference
  • Week #9 – Effective follow up with your marketing and not giving up too soon.
  • Week #10 – Social media for marketing.

All you have to do is block off Wednesdays in your calendar at your corresponding local time and then log in using the link above.

If you can’t make the webinar, and you’d like to ask a question about the topic, feel free to leave me a comment. I’ll do my best to answer questions that come in before the program during the webinar. You can watch the recording to get the answer to your question, or I’ll answer you back in the comment section.

Related post:

101 Ways to Market Your Language Program (10 Free webinars) http://wp.me/pNAh3-1j6

Recordings of past programs:

#1 Webinar recording: 101 Ways to Market Your Language and Literacy Program 

#2 Webinar recording: 101 Ways to Market Your Language and Literacy Program

#3 Webinar recording: 101 Ways to Market Your Language and Literacy Program

#4 Webinar recording: 101 Ways to Market Your Language and Literacy Program

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Update – January 2018 – This blog has had over 1.8 million views thanks to readers like you. If you enjoyed this post, please “like” it or share it on social media. Thanks!

Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.


Call for papers: Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference 2012

April 15, 2012

University of CalgaryAre you interested in language policy and related research? I’m on the organizing committee for this upcoming conference in Calgary and promised I’d share this call for papers. We’d love to have you submit a proposal!

Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference 2012

September 6 – 8, 2012

University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Plenary Speakers

  • Francois Grin, University of Geneva
  • Elana Shohamy, Tel Aviv University
  • Peter Ives, University of Winnipeg

Call for papers

This international conference will be held at the University of Calgary, Canada.  We invite papers that approach language policy from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives, and in a variety of contexts, from the local/institutional to national/global.  We invite abstracts (500 words maximum) for papers in any of the following areas:

  • Language policy and political theory
  • Official language policies
  • Language policy and lingua franca
  • Heritage language policies
  • Language policy and globalization
  • Ideologies and language policies
  • Language policies in school settings
  • National identities and language policies
  • Language policy and the economics of the workplace
  • Non-official languages in mainstream classrooms
  • Language policies and social mobility
  • Language attrition, language revitalization and language policies
  • Language policies and transnational communities

Abstracts should be 500 words maximum including all references. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2012.

Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two experts in the field. Final decisions will be sent to authors by June 15, 2012.

Each paper presentation should be 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for discussion. You can submit a maximum of two contributions, one as author and one as co-author or discussant.

Principal conference organizers: Dr. Tom Ricento and Dr. Mary O’Brien.

Go here to submit your proposal: http://www.educ.ucalgary.ca/lpp/call-for-papers

Conference website: http://www.educ.ucalgary.ca/lpp/

Click here for a downloadable poster for the conference.

Conference Twitter hashtag: #malpp

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Update – January 2018 – This blog has had over 1.8 million views thanks to readers like you. If you enjoyed this post, please “like” it or share it on social media. Thanks!

Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.


Today’s free webinar on marketing literacy and language schools – Developing written materials

April 11, 2012

Join us tomorrow for the fourth in a series of ten free webinars on how to market and promote your literacy program or language school.

These webinars highlight different ideas from 101 Ways to Market Your Language Program. Every week you get practical, low-cost ideas to help you promote your program. Best of all, you’ll get to connect with others on line who are also interested in the same topic, ask questions and interact.

The webinars are  30 to 60 minutes in length. Bring a pen and paper. I’m going to give you lots of ideas you can implement right away.

Webinar #4 of 10 – What to expect

Today’s webinar will focus on:

  • Written materials to support your marketing
  • Business cards
  • Stationery
  • Signage

Webinar time

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

There are some time zone changes coming up around the world, so double-check these times against your local area:

Point of origin – 14:00 (2:00 p.m.) Mountain Time, March 21, 2012 – Calgary / Edmonton

16:00 (4:00 p.m.) – Eastern Time – Toronto / New York

20:00 (8:00 p.m.) – Greenwich Time – London, England

22:00 (10:00 p.m.) – Eastern European Time – Athens / Istanbul

05:00 (5:00 a.m.) – following day – Japan Standard Time – Tokyo

How to log in

There is no need to register. These webinars are free and open to everyone. Seating is limited though, so sign on early.

To join the webinar, simply click here: http://meet11548754.adobeconnect.com/saraheaton/

Will it be recorded?

You bet. I’ll record the program and post it within 24 hours or so.

No charges or fees to watch recorded programs.

What will future webinars cover?

Here’s what we’ll cover in upcoming webinars:

  • Week #5 – What makes people care about you. How to stand out from the crowd.
  • Week #6 – Specialty tips for programs at large institutions
  • Week #7 – Relationship marketing. The power of connections.
  • Week #8 – It’s how you make them feel. Adding personal touches that make all the difference
  • Week #9 – Effective follow up with your marketing and not giving up too soon.
  • Week #10 – Social media for marketing

All you have to do is block off Wednesdays in your calendar at your corresponding local time and then log in using the link above.

If you can’t make the webinar, and you’d like to ask a question about the topic, feel free to leave me a comment. I’ll do my best to answer questions that come in before the program during the webinar. You can watch the recording to get the answer to your question, or I’ll answer you back in the comment section.

Related post:

101 Ways to Market Your Language Program (10 Free webinars) http://wp.me/pNAh3-1j6

Recordings of past programs:

Webinar #1: Recording: 101 Ways to Market Your Language and Literacy Program http://wp.me/pNAh3-1jF

Webinar #2: Recording: 101 Ways to Market Your Language and Literacy Program http://wp.me/pNAh3-1kv

Webinar #3: Recording: 101 Ways to Market Your Language and Literacy Program http://wp.me/pNAh3-1ld

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Update – January 2018 – This blog has had over 1.8 million views thanks to readers like you. If you enjoyed this post, please “like” it or share it on social media. Thanks!

Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.


Calling all language / literacy program managers: Want feedback on your business card?

April 4, 2012

Is your business card tired and old? Want to improve it but you just don’t know how?

In next week’s free webinar on how to market language and literacy programs we’ll be talking about some of the written marketing materials you use, such as business cards, stationery and signage. I am hoping for a couple of volunteers who are willing to share their business cards with us as samples. I’ll go over what you’re doing right and what you can improve. Here’s what I’m looking for:

  • Scan a copy of your current business card
  • E-mail it to me
  • Give me permission to give you feedback publicly during our webinar

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • An assessment of your business card
  • What can be improved
  • Ideas for design and lay-out
  • Feedback on your use of colour (or lack of it)

The cost? Nothing! You’ll be doing me a favor by sharing your card with us!

Leave a comment or send me an e-mail to participate.

These webinars highlight different ideas from 101 Ways to Market Your Language Program. Every week you get practical, low-cost ideas to help you promote your program. Best of all, you’ll get to connect with others on line who are also interested in the same topic, ask questions and interact.

Check out the recordings of past webinars

You can view the past three programs on my Archived Webinars page.

Related posts:

101 Ways to Market Your Language Program (10 Free webinars) http://wp.me/pNAh3-1j6

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Update – January 2018 – This blog has had over 1.8 million views thanks to readers like you. If you enjoyed this post, please “like” it or share it on social media. Thanks!

Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.


Tomorrow’s free webinar on marketing literacy and language schools – Writing effective marketing copy

April 3, 2012

Join us tomorrow for the third in a series of ten free webinars on how to market and promote your literacy program or language school.

These webinars highlight different ideas from 101 Ways to Market Your Language Program. Every week you get practical, low-cost ideas to help you promote your program. Best of all, you’ll get to connect with others on line who are also interested in the same topic, ask questions and interact.

The webinars are  30 to 60 minutes in length. Bring a pen and paper. I’m going to give you lots of ideas you can implement right away.

Webinar #3 of 10 – What to expect

Tomorrow’s webinar will focus on:

  • How to set write effective marketing copy
  • Features vs. benefits
  • Tips and tricks to improve your marketing

Webinar time

Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

There are some time zone changes coming up around the world, so double-check these times against your local area:

Point of origin – 14:00 (2:00 p.m.) Mountain Time, March 21, 2012 – Calgary / Edmonton

16:00 (4:00 p.m.) – Eastern Time – Toronto / New York

20:00 (8:00 p.m.) – Greenwich Time – London, England

22:00 (10:00 p.m.) – Eastern European Time – Athens / Istanbul

05:00 (5:00 a.m.) – following day – Japan Standard Time – Tokyo

How to log in

There is no need to register. These webinars are free and open to everyone. Seating is limited though, so sign on early.

To join the webinar, simply click here: http://meet11548754.adobeconnect.com/saraheaton/

Will it be recorded?

You bet. I’ll record the program and post it within 24 hours or so.

No charges or fees to watch recorded programs.

What will future webinars cover?

Here’s what we’ll cover in upcoming webinars:

  • Week #4 – Business cards, newsletters, signs and other communications
  • Week #5 – What makes people care about you. How to stand out from the crowd.
  • Week #6 – Specialty tips for programs at large institutions
  • Week #7 – Relationship marketing. The power of connections.
  • Week #8 – It’s how you make them feel. Adding personal touches that make all the difference
  • Week #9 – Effective follow up with your marketing and not giving up too soon.
  • Week #10 – Social media for marketing

All you have to do is block off Wednesdays in your calendar at your corresponding local time and then log in using the link above.

If you can’t make the webinar, and you’d like to ask a question about the topic, feel free to leave me a comment. I’ll do my best to answer questions that come in before the program during the webinar. You can watch the recording to get the answer to your question, or I’ll answer you back in the comment section.

Related post:

101 Ways to Market Your Language Program (10 Free webinars) http://wp.me/pNAh3-1j6

Recordings of past programs:

Webinar #1: Recording: 101 Ways to Market Your Language and Literacy Program http://wp.me/pNAh3-1jF

Webinar #2: Recording: 101 Ways to Market Your Language and Literacy Program http://wp.me/pNAh3-1kv

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Update – January 2018 – This blog has had over 1.8 million views thanks to readers like you. If you enjoyed this post, please “like” it or share it on social media. Thanks!

Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.


Tomorrow’s free webinar on marketing literacy and language schools – Setting marketing goals, target markets, budgets

March 27, 2012

Join us tomorrow for the second in a series of ten free webinars on how to market and promote your literacy program or language school.

These webinars highlight different ideas from 101 Ways to Market Your Language Program. Every week you get practical, low-cost ideas to help you promote your program. Best of all, you’ll get to connect with others on line who are also interested in the same topic, ask questions and interact.

The webinars are  30 to 60 minutes in length. Bring a pen and paper. I’m going to give you lots of ideas you can implement right away.

Webinar #2 of 10 – What to expect

Tomorrow’s webinar will focus on:

  • How to set marketing goals
  • How to identify a target market
  • The difference between “end users” and “target market”
  • How to budget for marketing and promotion

There are some time zone changes coming up around the world, so double-check these times against your local area:

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Point of origin – 14:00 (2:00 p.m.) Mountain Time, March 21, 2012 – Calgary / Edmonton

16:00 (4:00 p.m.) – Eastern Time – Toronto / New York

20:00 (8:00 p.m.) – Greenwich Time – London, England

22:00 (10:00 p.m.) – Eastern European Time – Athens / Istanbul

05:00 (5:00 a.m.) – following day – Japan Standard Time – Tokyo

To join the webinar, click here: http://meet11548754.adobeconnect.com/saraheaton/ — There is no need to register. These webinars are free and open to everyone. Seating is limited though, so sign on early.

I’ll record the and post it so you can view it later, too.

Here’s what we’ll cover in upcoming webinars:

Week #3 – Focus on benefits, writing marketing materials

Week #4 – Business cards, newsletters, signs and other communications

Week #5 – What makes people care about you. How to stand out from the crowd.

Week #6 – Specialty tips for programs at large institutions

Week #7 – Relationship marketing. The power of connections.

Week #8 – It’s how you make them feel. Adding personal touches that make all the difference

Week #9 – Effective follow up with your marketing and not giving up too soon.

Week #10 – Social media for marketing

All you have to do is block off Wednesdays in your calendar at your corresponding local time and then log in using the link above.

If you can’t make the webinar, and you’d like to ask a question about the topic, feel free to leave me a comment. I’ll do my best to answer questions that come in before the program during the webinar. You can watch the recording to get the answer to your question, or I’ll answer you back in the comment section.

Related posts:

Webinar recording: 101 Ways to Market Your Language and Literacy Program (#1) http://wp.me/pNAh3-1jF

101 Ways to Market Your Language Program (10 Free webinars) http://wp.me/pNAh3-1j6

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Update – January 2018 – This blog has had over 1.8 million views thanks to readers like you. If you enjoyed this post, please “like” it or share it on social media. Thanks!

Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.


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