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Social Media Comes of Age: Use Social Media Networks with Ease and Confidence takes place from June 15 thru July 20th at the OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE
University College

Biscayne Bay Campus 3000 NE 151 Street, ACII-130
North Miami, Florida

Instructor: Heidi Richards Mooney

Summer Dates: 5 Wednesdays: June 15, 29, July
6, 13, and 20

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Member Fee: $85 Non-Member Fee: $125

Course Number: OLL0493SU

Location: Academic II – 212 (Business and Journalism building, Main Campus, BBC)

To register for Social Media Comes of age (Course Number: OLL0493SU): visit us online at or call 305-919-5910

Note: To enjoy full benefit of this hands-on course, please bring your personal laptop computer or I-pad equipped with wireless Internet capability.

“Social Networking opens up … new doors of communication with other people and it’s really a great way to communicate especially for men and women of a certain age.” – Heidi Richards Mooney.

Do you have a Facebook profile or are you waiting for someone to show you how to set one up?

Is Twitter intimidating?

Is LinkedIn just for professionals?

What about online security?

In this hands-on course we will answer these questions and more. You will learn how to maneuver the top three social networks including setting up your profiles correctly, posting photos, videos, tagging friends, and most importantly, learning how to maximize your time in the new social media arenas. In addition to breaking the ice in social media, we will focus on security and privacy issues. Students will learn the tools and nuances of each site to comfortably and confidently work through the social media maze.

To register for Social Media Comes of age (Course Number: OLL0493SU): visit us online at or call 305-919-5910

About the Instructor:

Heidi Richards Mooney is an Online Visibility Expert, the author of a dozen books and serial Entrepreneur. She helps her clients make sense of social media, navigate the social web and learn which questions to ask to get their websites, blogs and profiles found online. Heidi has interviewed hundreds of experts on Internet Marketing and Social Media Around the World. In 2003 Heidi was named one of 50 women shaping the Internet by the International Virtual Women’s Chamber of Commerce. In 2009 she was named a Twitter Woman to Follow by In 2010 she was named Media Leader of the year by the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and Social Media Leader of the Year by the South Broward Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association. She works with solopreneurs, professionals and small businesses in ecommerce, direct sales and retail.

Heidi has been networking online since early 2007 and is the author of five wordpress blogs as well as strategist and content creator for several of her clients. She has a Facebook Profile, 5 Facebook Pages, is one of the top 5% on Twitter, and runs 3 groups on LinkedIn. Her new book, due out in the Summer of 2011 is “How to Hire the Perfect Web Designer: What Questions to Ask so You Don’t Loose Your Time, Your Mind and Your Money!”

To register for Social Media Comes of age (Course Number: OLL0493SU): visit us online at or call 305-919-5910