Social Media Education-One Step at a Time



As of today: I have taught 40 workshops. 35 in White Rock and 5 at UBC.

I have received approximately 150 completed workshop evaluations.

Facebook: The Basics- taught 11 workshops- 38 students would recommend this workshop to a friend.

Facebook Comments:

“The Instructor was fully capable of introducing Facebook to someone with a novice’s interest.”

“Instructor was very knowledgeable and was able to present the information in a clear, simple manner. Presentation was simple but enlightening.”

“Instructor was very personable, making the subject manner interesting, and would enroll in other programs she instructed.”

“Cathy is really natural and down to earth and makes learning fun. An excellent introduction, It lowered my fear of lack of privacy.”

“Helpful, Paced well for beginners. Liked the presenter-Her openness makes everyone feel comfortable. Met my need to understand enough to choose to do it or not – So Thank You.”

“Very committed, positive, interesting and honest.”

Twitter: Basics- taught 7 workshops-40 students….

Twitter Comments:

“Practical Information. Very Informative. Cathy was able to explain the concept in a simple and concise manner. Very informative and useful.”

“Insightful, informative, topical. Provided relevant information-inspirational. Very organized, experienced presenter.”

“I learned it was something I wanted to do. It is a lot of information-I realize that I have to start using it to understand it.”

Blogging: Just for the FUN of it-taught 4 workshops-21 students…

Blogging Comments:

“Excellent workshop packed with info. Easy to learn.”

“Cathy, you were excellent. It was great, Thank You.”

“I am inspired-It doesn’t look too difficult. Very approachable instructor. Fast and detailed and to the point.”

Social Media: Educational or waste of time?


“Current-step by step approach. Wonderful intro 10/10.”

“Honest/Clear explanation of advantages of using Social Media. Enthusiastic and Informative.”

  • “When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place.”

    -Mark Zuckerberg, CEO & Founder of Facebook

    “Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want plastered on a billboard with your face on it.”

    -Erin Bury, Sprouter Community Manager

    “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas; what happens on Twitter stays on Google forever!”

    -Jure Klepic

    “Privacy is dead, and social media holds the smoking gun.”

    -Pete Cashmore, Mashable CEO

    “Twitter is a great place to tell the world what you’re thinking before you’ve had a chance to think about it.”

    -Chris Pirillo, blogger

    “The qualities that make Twitter seem insane and half-baked are what makes it so powerful.”

    -Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law at Harvard

    “You are what you tweet.”

    -Alex Tew, Monkey Inferno

  • "Whether you're an entrepreneur looking to increase sales, or a grandparent posting photos, Social Media is for everybody, and it's here to stay."

    -Cathy Burrell

  • "Cathy is all about de-mystifying Social Media, taming techno fears, and helping people navigate the new world of electronic communication. A late E-bloomer herself, she brings together a twenty year career in Retail Fashion, seasoned business savvy, and a fun down-to earth approach."

    -Fall 2012 White Rock Leisure Guide