Workshop 1 – Getting online, working online, communicating online

Price: $75.00

Location: Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsman Drive, Bokarina

Date: 26 May 2017

Time: 1230pm for a 1pm start. Ends 430pm.

Duration: 3.5 hours



Come along to this half day workshop and learn about getting online, working online, and communicating online and improve your productivity and profitability! Learn:

  • How to get online with faster internet, and being safe and smart online with storage and backups. Learn about ISPs (internet service providers), NBN versus Broadband, satellite – how to research a provider, get online etc.
  • Storage options and keeping your data safe. Introduction to tools such as Dropbox,, G Drive and more. Things you need to know about backups in the cloud and best practice measures to keep your data & business safe online.
  • Working more efficiently online – An introduction to the G Suite, Office 365, and basic and essential uses of cloud technology, Google Calendar, Gmail, Drive etc.
  • Communication & Collaboration systems – Learn how to gaining efficiencies on email, and systems and solutions to manage your burgeoning incoming communications including instant messaging, Slack, Skype, Viber & more


  • People who are not already connected to NBN or fast speed internet
  • People who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding being safe and smart online
  • People who are not currently backing up their data online
  • People who are backing their data up online but who would be open to discovering new systems and tools which could improve efficiency or outcomes
  • People who are motivated to work more efficiently online and who may or may not be using cloud technology for diary management, document creation and collaboration and more
  • People who would like to learn hacks to manage a burgeoning inbox
  • People who would like to explore new collaboration and communication tools and who are open to considering new ways of doing things in their business for maximum efficiency


  • A dynamic and interactive half day workshop
  • A workbook – work on it live at the workshop and take it home with you
  • Coffee & tea on arrival + morning tea
  • An informative event full of practical advice from someone who knows what they are talking about
  • The opportunity to network with other local businesses
  • The opportunity talk to the speaker before the event, in the break and afterwards!
  • Inspiration, information and innovative techniques to take home and try too
  • Live demonstrations


Ryan Williams

Ryan is the Senior Community Affairs Manager for Queensland, New South Wales and ACT with nbn. As well as facilitating the physical rollout of the nbn™ network with Councils, his role is to assist key stakeholders to fully understand the nbn™ and the benefits and opportunities it brings to communities. Ryan has held community engagement roles with a diverse range of organisations including State and Federal Government, Cancer Council Queensland and the Japanese Board of Education. Ryan will cover the morning session about how to connect to faster internet, choosing an ISP and being safe online.



Yvette Adams

Yvette Adams is a serial entrepreneur having started six businesses from scratch, the first a newspaper when she was just 17, and 2 of which she has since sold.

She is the founder and co-owner of The Creative Collective, a digital marketing agency; the founder and owner of spin off company The Training Collective, a digital skills training organisation and, an online portal for business owners wanting to find business awards they may be able to enter, and to gain assistance in the preparation of their submissions.

She won the ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards in 2013 and the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner category at the Telstra Business Womens in Queensland in 2010.

In 2015 she was recognised for making a significant contribution to science and innovation in Queensland and included on the department’s Queensland Science and Innovation Champion Hall of Fame and in 2016 she was named as a Digital Champion by Queensland Government.

Yvette is a twice published author, and is regularly called on as a media commentator and keynote speaker, facilitator and MC for events all over Asia Pacific.  Most recently she has been presenting a new show called Young Entrepreneurs which can be viewed on BRiN, the world’s first business advisor in your pocket, which already has over 9,000 downloads from 74 countries.

Yvette will share the exact techniques she has used with much success for her own companies for storage and back ups, communication and collaboration.



Please note: At these interactive workshops we encourage you to bring your own laptop (not iPad or tablet) should you wish to try out technologies or techniques you are introduced to live on the day. You will have the opportunity to network with others, so bring business cards!

Cancellation Policy: Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is always welcome at no extra charge. An admin fee will apply for missed trainings. Regrettably no refunds can be made except if the event minimum numbers are not reached.

Please Note: This workshop requires a minimum of 5 attendees to go ahead – if the minimum attendee number is not reached, a full refund or credit of the training fee paid, will be given to attendees who have already paid. Accommodation and travel is booked at the risk of the attendee.

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