Social Media 101 with Hollis Gillespie


Learn the how-to for the top ten social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, etc). Then learn how the use of social media can turbo boost your professional (and personal) goals.

This class is sold out!

Why use social media? In this class you’ll learn why — plus how to get set up an account for yourself on each site, how to create compelling content, how to avoid rookie mistakes and how businesses use social media for marketing. You’ll discover how to use these tools for marketing yourself, both professionally as well as personally, as well as social media tips for time management and when using social media to distribute content across the internet is appropriate (and when it isn’t).

  • Step-by-step how-to by a patient, knowledgeable instructor.
  • One-on-one feedback
  • Peer interaction

By the end of this workshop, you’ll have:

  • A working ability of the major social media platforms to use in your business and/or personal life.
  • Online etiquette for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the other venues.
  • An understanding of how to create content relevant to your audience on each platform
  • An array of insider tips on how to drive traffic to your sites and increase your audience.

Enroll by clicking the arrow below! This class is sold out!

Shocking Real Life Social Media 101 with Hollis Gillespie
Saturday, February 23, 1–4 p.m.
Price: $89 100% Safe and Secure – We are PayPal verified. (SRL Alumni, use the button at the bottom of this site to enroll at an alumni discount.) Click now and you’ll get an immediate email confirming your seat. Instant confirmation only available online.  *Includes food, snacks, pot luck, beverages, champagne and inappropriate conversation. (See the end of this post for Atlanta class location.)

Jay Leno, Hollis GillespieInstructor Hollis Gillespie is a syndicated humor columnist and author of the popular Atlanta magazine’s backpage column. Gillespie is also the best-selling author of three memoirs (titled Bleachy-Haired Bitch; Tales from a Bad Neighborhood, Confessions of a Recovering Slut and Other Love Stories, and Trailer Trashed; My Dubious Attempts Toward Upward Mobility) based on her blog, the rights of which were purchased for television by Paramount. She is also a radio commentator for NPR and Georgia Public Broadcasting, the personal-essay judge for the Writers Digest annual creative-writing competition, a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, television writer and not to mention accomplished trapeze artist (not really, but she’s very bendy).

Shocking Real Life Learning Center Location:

The Shocking Real Life Learning Center is located in the artsy Virginia Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta at 695 Pylant St., Atlanta, GA 30306. Click HERE for directions.

Click HERE for a sample of some more Shocking Real Life Alumni Success Stories!

What past participants say about Hollis Gillespie’s Shocking Real-Life Writing Seminar

  • “I made contact (totally used your letter) with a friend’s agent at Writer’s House. It worked! Now he wants to see the proposal. They loved the idea. Thanks again! The class was great.” — Stephanie Davis, Editor, skirt! Magazine
  • “Hollis, thanks for being in touch so quickly.  Your seminar rocked!! I want to be one of your successes.  I did not even realize I was so on fire about this until I felt the full Hollis Effect!!” –  Susan Campbell
  • “Hollis Gillespie’s writing workshop was the best I’ve ever attended.  Hollis was extremely encouraging and helpful in both creative and procedural modes. ” — David Ryback
  • “The Hollis Gillespie workshop was money well spent and the day went by very quickly!  Hollis took time with each person to help them clarify details . . . develop a creative title [and give] concise, realistic feedback to each person.” — Sharon LeMaster
  • “It was a great experience and nice to sit around a table with others who are dealing with the same obstacles I am.  I liked the advice given to ignore conventions and rules.” — Kathy Lewis


The Shocking Real Life Academy is located in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood in Atlanta! Click HERE for directions to our building at 695 Pylant St., Atlanta, GA 30306.




ALUMNI REGISTRATION FOR Shocking Real-Life’s Social Media Course with Hollis Gillespie, ATLANTA, GA

Saturday, February 23, 1–4p.m.

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Click now and you’ll get an immediate email confirming your seat. Instant confirmation only available onlineWe’re located just north of Downtown Atlanta in the Poncey-Highlands area. Our Atlanta blogging seminar students come from Fulton, Dekalb, Cobb, and Gwinnett County. They come from midtown, Marietta, Norcross, Sandy Springs, near the perimeter, outside the perimeter, on Peachtree or north of metro Atlanta. That includes Suwanee, Lithonia, Lawrenceville, Kennesaw, Emory, Douglasville, Decatur, Chamblee, Conyers, Buford, Alpharetta, Saturn, Pluto, and the ocassional escapee from the nearest black hole.