Getting Started with Twitter

Getting Started with Twitter

We will show you how to set up a Twitter profile, find followers and follow others. You will learn how to compose Tweets, include media such as photographs, use hashtags, engage with others and send direct messages.

Event date Wed 16 Dec 2020 4:30 pm
Event Ends Wed 16 Dec 2020 6:30 pm
Registered 12
Available places 0
Registration closes Tue 15 Dec 2020 8:00 am
Notes £25 to Member Councils
Speaker James Hughes
Location WALC Zoom Room

4.15 pm

Zoom Meeting Room

will be opened.

4.30 pm

Course Content

  • Why Bother: A look at why organisations use Twitter
  • Twitter explained: An overview of what a Tweet is; and the different elements that make up a Tweet when it is opened.
  • Setting Up Your Profile: How to get set up a Twitter profile, including the basic requirements, header and profile pictures and other information etc.
  • Safety and security: A look at how to keep your details secure, how to deal with and avoid inappropriate use of your Twitter profile, and how to blocking and mute individuals etc.
  • Using Twitter: How to find others to follow, and gain followers of your own. Tweeting (including adding media and links), re-tweeting and direct messaging. Using hashtags, searching, Twitter trends and Twitter lists.


1 CPD Points

Record of attendance at training events is required when applying for the Local Council Awards Scheme


£25.00 per delegate for Member Councils

Non-member fee £50.00

Help with Delegate’s Fees

WALC will subsidise member councils

  • Members with a budgeted income up to £15,000 will get half price for all delegates
  • Members with a budgeted income between £15,001 & £30,000 can send two for the price of one
  • due to the low capacity of the course we cannot offer subsidies to larger Councils



Any delegate cancellations

must be received in writing 5 days before the event for a full refund of the fee. Substitute delegate(s) may be named at any time up to the event.

Terms and Conditions of Registration

Please read

Full terms and conditions of registration

To attend this session

you will need

A Zoom account (a free account is fine). please ensure you register for the event in the usual way using the same email address you use for your Zoom account.

A suitable device for attending the session with a speaker, camera and microphone; laptops and tablets are ideal.


James Hughes

Councillor and Clerk

James currently serves as a Parish Councillor in Meriden and as Clerk for Keresley Parish Council.
Encouraging and engaging young people in the work of Parish Councils is one of James’ key aims during his term as a Councillor and encouraging councils to reflect the full breadth of the community they serve. James is currently studying International Relations at Coventry University and hopes to continue his work with Parish Councils on a wider local and national basis after completing his studies.

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