The English LanguageImproving my English is one of the most important achievements. During my stay, I learned to understand the local accent and decipher the quick-talking nature – because the locals in Northern Ireland speak very fast which is hard to understand for someone who has english as a second language. My written English is also better than before and I developed my written English through writing blogs and communicating with my colleagues in email and whatsapp.
YouTubeI am a Minecraft YouTuber – my YouTube channel has over 60,000 subscribers and more than 3 million total views. Thanks to the YouTube Playbook for Creative Advertising course – a free online course that I completed during my traineeship in just a few hours I now know the YouTube ecosystem and some of the strategies behind its creative content, some tools that will take my creativity to the next level and optimize my campaigns and I found out also how I can reach my audience, hold their attention and earn their love. I enjoyed this course and would recommend it.
CanvaDuring the traineeship, I learned how to use Canva for business – it is a free platform (you can pay for premium) on which you can easily create a design that will be very useful for various websites, blogs and social media. I found it very simple and there is a free canva course by canva listed on trainingmatchmaker.com that I completed. I created a number of canva graphics for my training provider and here is one below which I have embedded into this blog from instagram:
View this post on Instagram
Tonight is the night – we look forward to welcoming you to Derry Central Library for Blogging Inspiration Session from 6pm. “Libraries NI is pleased to offer this free Blogging Inspiration event to introduce people to the art of blogging,” said Julie Reid, Libraries NI Service Development Manager. “Storytelling is forever evolving and blogging, vlogging and podcasting is quickly becoming the new platform for telling stories through text, images and video. Whether you’re blogging for business, documenting your family history or keeping a record of travelling expeditions, you’re using the power of words to tell a story. “We’re delighted to once again team up with @trainingmatchmaker to present this event at Derry Central Library on Thursday 17 October and look forward to welcoming speakers Patience Bradley and Dr Ava Eagle Brown as well as host Tina Calder to the Library.” Christine Watson, Chartered Marketer and founder of TrainingMatchmaker.com said blogging is no longer the preserve of the few. “In recent years there has been a surge in interest in blogging, vlogging and podcasting across Northern Ireland. “It’s a fantastic way to connect with like-minded people, immerse yourself in your passions, keep your mind healthy and active and an excellent excuse to get out and about and use your local library. “Both Patience Bradley and Dr Ava Eagle Brown aren’t just bloggers, they are women who have taken their passions and turned them into a way to keep connected with their peers and communities. “Our speakers challenge the stereotype of what a blogger is and show the real mental, physical and emotional benefits of expressing ourselves online in a responsible, measured and healthy way. “Attendees at the Blogging Inspiration event in Derry Central Library will be sure to leave with the motivation, encouragement and practical knowhow they need to begin or amplify their blogging journey.”