Blogging and Social Networking Workshops


Build Your Future Workshops focus on social media and blogging for beginners.  They are a series of interactive, multimedia courses presented to people who are interested in broadening their resumes for the 21st century.  As technology moves forward and company budgets tighten, individuals will have to diversify and niche their skillsets.  Check here for a list of our workshops and locations around the Hudson Valley and New York metropolitan area.

Feel free to contact us if you’d like to schedule a personalized workshop for your staff, school, team, band and company.  Use the form below to email us with your questions or call us: 845-243-3138.  Or to reserve seats now, pay online here.  We look forward to hearing from you!


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Working with blogs and social media doesn’t have to be overwhelming

Build Your Future with Blogging!

March 27, 2013

7-9pm Nyack Library, Nyack, NY

How can you promote your local business? Professional resume? Or artistic portfolio?  Join an interactive, multimedia presentation by two world traveling bloggers: Melissa Ruttanai and Neil Friedman from  The two-hour workshop will cover important terminology, steps for creating a blog, tips on publication, and reasons to start a website.  This introduction is for hobbyists and professionals.  Learn more about this workshop.



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Social Networking begins with a Point of View

Build Your Future with Social Media!

April 3, 2013

7-9pm Nyack Library, Nyack, NY

Facebook is just the beginning!  Thanks to social media, businesses and individuals are sharing their talents and services with the global community.  Join an interactive, multimedia presentation by travel bloggers and certified teachers: Melissa Ruttanai and Neil Friedman of  The two-hour workshop will include the fundamentals of Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook so that you can promote your business, resume, school, artistic portfolio, or even athletic team.  No prior knowledge necessary.  Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.  Learn more about this workshop.


Our Book: The Beginner’s Guide to Blogging + Social Media 101

This book includes all the tips and strategies needed to get your social presence going!  This manual will review both workshops, including slides and screenshots from the presentations.  The guide helps readers navigate through the jargon of building social profiles and engaging potential customers, companies, and followers.  Available in ebook (PDF) format or in print.  Pre-order now to secure a 50% discount!  There is no obligation and your credit card will not be charged.  We will just add your name to a list of early birds who’ll get a chance to purchase our guide at a reduced rate.


Thank you for considering Build Your Future Workshops!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via editor [at]

We appreciate your patronage!  Please make sure to keep a copy of your receipt and present it on the day of the Build Your Future Workshop.  Credit cards are accepted for payment.

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Our first workshop at Nyack Library





About the Author

Melissa is a social media coordinator, pro-blogger, and certified teacher. Her travel obsessions have brought her to 33 countries and 25 US States. Her work has been published by at DINK Life, International Living Magazine, Escape From America Magazine, Trazzler and On Holiday Magazine. Connect with Melissa on Google+ Twitter: @WorldWinder and