Digital Dojo

Affordable advice on the latest digital tools

Pollinators is reaffirming its commitment to ensuring Mid West residents are tech savvy enough to be at the forefront of innovation by hosting fortnightly ‘Digital Dojo’ workshops on different digital tools.

The first session Wednesday April 27 from 12.30 to 1.30pm will help anyone who uses photos to market their business or community group by introducing them to the powerful photo editing tool Snapseed.

Snapseed enables people to improve their own photos with simple yet spectacular editing techniques. The following session on May 11 will focus on how businesses can use GoToMeeting to conduct global webconfernces free of common issues with Skype and other platforms.

Pollinators Community Lead Andrew Outhwaite said the focus on upskilling Mid West people with the latest in digital trends was part of Pollinators’ ongoing bid to enable residents to benefit from the latest technological innovations.

“There is an overwhelming amount of technology out there, so much so we can miss out on the essential tips and tools that make life easier and our businesses better – the key is to having someone helpful and knowledgeable there to guide your through it,” Mr Outhwaite said.

“Our goal is to provide this digital guidance in a friendly, affordable opportunity for people to learn to get technology to work for them – to save time, grow their venture, or make lives better.”

Pollinators member Ken Lawson, who runs Astro-IT, will facilitate the sessions, present some of them himself and also welcome other technological experts to present.

He said the sessions would be short, succinct and aimed at specific aspects of technology rather than broad areas.

“We really want to get to the nitty gritty details of specific tools so participants can walk away empowered to use the technology and benefit immediately,” he said.

“It may be help with instant invoicing using cloud accounting software, or how to target Facebook ads for your specific audience, or how to use digital calendars – the options are endless.”

Sessions cost $20 for Pollinators members and $30 for non-members and can be booked online on the Pollinators website at

Pollinators will announce upcoming Digital Dojo topics via its newsletter and its Facebook page

For more information contact Pollinators on 9965 5371.

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