Headtalker & Thunderclap: Boost Your Social Media Reach Free
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Headtalker & Thunderclap: Boost Your Social Media Reach Free

Boost your next campaign, launch, or message by using free online tools Headtalker and Thunderclap to reach millions
4.7 (13 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
564 students enrolled
Created by Kristen Palana
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Current price: $10 Original price: $65 Discount: 85% off
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Choose the right crowdspeaking tool that will work best for you and your unique situation and goals.
  • Create effective crowdspeaking campaigns using both Headtalker and/or Thunderclap.
  • Increase engagement and clicks from your outgoing messages using tried and tested methods for increasing social media impact.
  • Choose more effective words, images, and layouts to skyrocket interest in your message and give it more of a chance to be shared and go viral.
  • Generate more social media shares (and more traffic) for your blog posts, products, services, causes, and other content.
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Requirements
  • No special skills or knowledge are required to take this course.
  • You should be able to use a computer at a basic level, have internet access, and at least a basic understanding of social media (ie: You have a Facebook account, you know what Twitter is, etc.)
Description

Would you like a quick, simple, and free way to amplify your message in the social media abyss so that it can reach millions?

The social media landscape is a rather fickle beast. Just because you have something to say doesn’t mean that anyone is going to hear it, particularly when everyone is shouting and flitting from one shiny object to the next.

This course is for anyone who would like an easy step by step plan of action for maximizing and enhancing their message and reach on social media.

In particular this course is for authors, crowdfunders, course creators, marketers, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and anyone who would like to learn easy, reliable, and measurable ways to boost their social media impact quickly using the FREE online tools Headtalker and Thunderclap.

In this course I use my own Headtalker and Thunderclap campaigns as case studies and show the exact process I used during my launches to help YOU jump-start your own crowdspeaking campaign progress. 

Let me help you be heard loud and clear on social media by showing you how to:

  • Choose the right crowdspeaking tool that will work best for you and your unique situation and goals.
  • Create effective campaigns using both Headtalker and/or Thunderclap.
  • Increase engagement and clicks from your outgoing messages using tried and tested methods for increasing social media impact.
  • Choose more effective words, images, colors, and layouts to skyrocket interest in your message and give it more of a chance to be shared and go viral.
  • Generate more social media shares (and more traffic) for your blog posts, products, services, causes, and other content.

I'm a practicing award-winning multimedia artist and a former tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media and Program Director of Film & Digital Media at The American University of Rome (2006-2016). I'm currently an Associate Professor of Digital Media at American University of Myanmar in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). 

Since 2000 I've been teaching students all over the world using my tried and true custom approach (turning complex information into something simple, memorable, easy-to-understand in as short amount of time as possible) to ensure that you get the most important, relevant, and useful information that can be applied immediately.

New bonus lectures and resources will continue to be added and timely advice will be provided in the discussion forum. I love to help and always respond to inquiries and discussions ASAP.

Please Note: All students who enroll in this course also will receive periodic free and discounted access to my other top-rated current and upcoming courses.

You have a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee with no questions asked so you have nothing to lose. I make myself available so you will have access to me if you have questions or need specific feedback along the way.

Empower yourself now by enrolling in this easy to follow Crowdspeaking with Headtalker and Thunderclap course and join our growing learning community! Click the "Take This
Course" button in the upper right corner and let's get started optimizing your social media messages and boosting your impact right away!


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who would like an easy step by step plan of action for maximizing and enhancing their message and reach on social media.
  • This course is for authors, crowdfunders, course creators, marketers, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and anyone who would like to learn easy, reliable, and measurable ways to boost their social media impact quickly using the FREE online tools Headtalker and Thunderclap.
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
01:23:16
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Introduction and Welcome
3 Lectures 09:12

Welcome to this course. In this lesson you'll learn more about the power of crowdspeaking, what it is, and how it can help you amplify your message in the social media abyss. I'll also introduce the free tools we will be using and let you know a bit more about myself.

Preview 01:43

Here we will discuss what "crowdsourcing" and "crowdspeaking" are and how the free online tools, Headtalker and Thunderclap can help spread your message across social media and be shared with millions around the world all at once.

I'll discuss some of the main pros and cons of each tool. Please do also look at the blog post in the "resources" section for a more detailed description of both tools and why you might choose to use one or the other (or use both together).

*Please note that you do not need to have any social media followers or supporters before starting a new Headtalker or Thunderclap campaign. You do however have to get at least 25 clicks of support (Headtalker) and 100 clicks of support (Thunderclap) to have a completed campaign that then sends out your message. I will show you how to find supporters in the following lessons so please don't worry about them just yet. :-)

Preview 03:40

Before you dive into this course, please note that you may wish to just use Headtalker or just use Thunderclap. That is 100% OK. Please note however that there are pros and cons to each tool, so have a look and see which may be best for you.

Which Tool to Use? The Pros and Cons of Each
03:49
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Setting up a New Headtalker Campaign (With Best Practices Tips for ANY Campaign)
5 Lectures 34:58

In this lesson we will discuss Headtalker and get ready to set up a new campaign. We'll discuss the basics of getting started before crafting our first powerful and effective outgoing message.

Easily Get Started With Headtalker. Your First Campaign- Do's and Don'ts
02:52

In this lesson we'll go through the process together for setting up your first Headtalker campaign as well as discuss best practices.

Create Your Crowdspeaking Campaign -The Set-Up and Best Practices
09:33

In this lesson we'll get into more ways you can skyrocket the impact of your campaign and social media message by making simple tweaks to your word choices, images, color scheme, and how you treat your body text. *Please note that the best size for the background cover image in Headtalker is 1908 x 768 pixels. 

Boost Your Campaign's Impact With These Tips
05:29

This lecture (that comes from my in-depth Udemy course "Easy WordPress Challenge: How to Boost Your Site's Reach") will help you get started choosing more powerful words that will help your social media messages (and blog posts) get shared more frequently and have more of a chance of going viral.


Preview 09:03

In this lesson, we'll go over the importance of using the right hashtags to help your message get discovered and how to choose the best ones.

We'll also take a look at my final campaign and I'll explain why I chose to set it up the way I did based on my past experience with crowdspeaking and crowdfunding campaigns, book and course launches, and social media research.

Hashtags and Other Tools to Boost Your Campaign: (Case Study) The Final Campaign
08:01
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Creating Your First Thunderclap Campaign
1 Lecture 08:51

In this lesson, I'll walk you through the process of setting up your first Thunderclap campaign. *Please note that Thunderclap prefers that your images be size 1200px x 627px.

Creating an Effective Thunderclap Campaign
08:51
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Getting Support For Your Campaign: The Give and Take
2 Lectures 09:38

In this lesson, I'll discuss ways you can get your first supporters and things off on the right foot. Please also see the printable action plan in the next lesson for step by step guidance for creating and launching your campaign.

Find Your First Supporters the Smart Way
05:40

Use this easy action plan and checklist and follow it step by step for the quickest, easiest, and most effective way to create and launch your successful first crowdspeaking campaign. 

You can also print out the attached PDF. Don't rush. Just follow the steps one by one and before you know it, you'll have a successful crowdspeaking campaign and will be sharing your message with millions.

The Step By Step Printable Action Plan: Create & Launch Your Successful Campaign
03:58
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(Optional) Setting Up a Headtalker Gig to Sell Your Social Media Reach
3 Lectures 10:36

Before you watch the next two video lectures, I wanted to warn you that Headtalker's customer service and/or "Create a Gig" feature appears to be broken, buggy, or non-responsive (as of May 2017).

HOWEVER, if you need to BUY a gig, that appears to be working. I went and spent $1.34 to find this out definitively for you, even though my own Headtalker campaign was on track to meet its goal.

I received a Paypal receipt and an automated email promising the support will be delivered by the gig owner ASAP and later the same day it was delivered.

I hope this helps you decide if it is worth your time to sell or buy social media reach via Headtalker.

Thanks!

Kristen



To Gig or Not to Gig: Some Words of Caution
00:43

In this lesson we will discuss the benefits of optionally selling your social media reach in the form of a Headtalker Gig.

What Are the Benefits of Selling Your Social Media Reach and Starting a Gig?
03:41

In this lesson we will make a gig together step by step the quick and easy way.

Your First Gig: Let's Get Set Up Together
06:12
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Conclusion, Resources, and an Important Bonus Lecture
4 Lectures 10:24

In this lesson I will give you more best practices and tips for before you start your first campaign, including my best advice regarding launching one campaign vs. multiple campaigns.

I'll also share my most recent Headtalker and Thunderclap campaign results and show you where to get detailed statistics and information on your supporters' social media reach.

If you have any further questions about crowdspeaking or either of these free tools, please don't hesitate to start a new discussion in the Q&A area or send me a private message.

Final Tips & Tricks Before You Start, Plus My Campaign Results
08:09

This is a big list of free resources you can use for your projects.

75+ Resources to Get Free Images, Music, and Videos For Your Projects
00:31

Thank you so much for taking this course. Please leave a review and come visit me at my website or on Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube. I hope to see you in my online classroom again soon! 

Thank You For Taking This Course. Please Review!
00:42

In this lesson you can find more of my courses (free samples and
discounts) as well as my books on Amazon, and how to stay in touch via social media.

Bonus Lecture: Free and Discounted Courses, Books, and More
01:01
About the Instructor
Kristen Palana
4.4 Average rating
1,210 Reviews
31,792 Students
20 Courses
Professor, Award-Winning Artist, & Digital Do-Gooder

My goal is to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

Since 2000 I have been teaching graduate and undergraduate university students and adult learners in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. I currently live and work in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) and am an Associate Professor of Digital Media at American University of Myanmar

I also lead dynamic workshops and master classes locally and internationally. Recent clients include The UN's World Food Programme (Myanmar), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), Mango Group (Myanmar), and The American University of Rome (Italy).

I'm an American/Portuguese multimedia artist and educator and a former tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media (2006-2016) at The American University of Rome where I also co-founded and directed its Film and Digital Media Program.

Besides teaching tens of thousands of students at Udemy and other online platforms since 2014, I'm also a Course Facilitator for the UN-mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica) through their Centre For Executive Education.

My work is exhibited internationally and online and has received a number of awards. I received my MFA from Pratt Institute in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media and also hold a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

I love taking complex topics and making them simple. 

What can I help you with today?