What Deltina’s students have to say…
CEO of Deon Designs
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Marketing & Communications
University of Missouri—St. Louis
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Web Marketing ManagerJuniper Networks
I had the opportunity to take the Social Media course, where the lead instructor was Deltina. My goals for the course were twofold – to get a better understanding of the social media tools & to better understanding how to effectively utilize social marketing in the enterprise sector.
Deltina’s approach in teaching the course assisted in me accomplishing both of my goals. She has thorough knowledge on how to implement social tools & strategies for overall success in the business – whether it’s a small office all the way to the enterprise level. I was very impressed of how she was very detail oriented during the lectures & labs, and was also very flexible with the students’ work schedules. I would definitely take advanced Social media courses offered through Deltina.
Communications ProfessionalLouisiana Dreamer
As a communications professional, I was seeking training that would move me quickly forward in the social media arena to increase my skills. Research on LinkedIn revealed that one of the fastest most thorough ways to meet that end is the Social Media Certification course taught by Deltina Hay.
It was an excellent overview of the social media landscape that also gives participants the nuts and bolts of how to use the tools. Deltina shares her extensive knowledge of the latest trends, marketing concepts and ways to integrate the complex and ever-changing social media venues.
Building an integrated presence was technically challenging for me. Deltina stressed that the point was not to become technically proficient and memorize all the myriad details of how to configure each tool, but to give us a conceptual overview and hands on experience.
The course teaches participants the ways and means to integrate social media into an communications strategy using the right tools for the right messages such as Facebook, Twitter, HootSuite.
ManagerSAP Active Global Support
With the expanding use of social media within my company, I realized I needed to find a course to jump start my understanding of social media and how I could use it. I had a very basic understanding of several common social media platforms, but I just did not “get it”. I settled on an online course taught by Deltina Hay and could not have been happier. Deltina presents the material in a comfortable, logical format. Her course provided a strong foundation of learning, tying platforms together and allowing students to create a real world project to directly apply the course material. Deltina is a great instructor and she easily conveys her deep knowledge and experience into useable information for her students. I would highly recommend any of her courses.
I had a great opportunity to study Social Media program with Deltina Hay, as well as to watch several of her courses on WordPress, Twitter Essentials, YouTube, Mobile Web, Blogs, RSS, and to read her books The Social Media Survival Guide and The Bootstrapper’s Guide to the Mobile Web which are very detailed and good for extensive study. All of her courses and books exceeded my expectations and well worth the time. I was able to use immediately in my work and business what I learned from all of them.
Deltina is an incredible teacher, and she is very engaged with her students. Her lessons are extremely well presented and structured with a lot of opportunities to practice. The materials she presents are very “hands-on training.” There is nothing on the net that I have seen that is able to compare with the deep knowledge, in depth details, and the practical tips that Deltina uses in her courses and presentations. I am really happy that I had this opportunity to study and learn from her and I will continue studying with her upcoming courses and books.
Student of human connection and creative digital relations Cape Town, South Africa
I recently completed one of Deltina’s online courses on social media at Drury University. I enjoyed every minute. During the 8 week long programme she provided a solid theoretical framework and laid an empowering practical foundation. I needed the nuts & bolts. She provided exactly that. She is a patient teacher, a master of her field and a pretty awesome human being. In our online world filled with options and experts a plenty Deltina Hay is my first stop.
Social Media has grown into more than simply the current topic “du jour”. It is essential to have a good understanding to gain a competitive edge in business. Deltina Hay is totally committed to offering her students the best of her knowledge delivered accurately and patiently.
Not only did I thoroughly enjoy the class, I am completely inspired by the subject. I learned to that to have a presence on several internet platforms or even a custom website is not enough. The goal is to have an integrated social media presence, where all the tools work together for a positive impact on business and reputation management.
My business partner and I are currently working out the details to deliver a consistent image and sustainable growth. Rather than just being seen as real estate agents, we are building reputations as a consultative team who offer expertise to both owners and investors in the community. I see it as an ideal compliment to word-of-mouth marketing.
Business ManagerWatershed Committee of the Ozarks
Deltina is a great instructor and very knowledgeable-she is like a social media Jedi. I took Deltina Hay’s Social Media Certificate course through Drury University. The course was challenging and informative and helped me tremendously with my social media skills. Creating a Social Media Plan for the business I work for was also very useful.
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Marketing & CommunicationsUniversity of Missouri—St. Louis
Deltina, with her social media course and her consulting, caught us up, then helped us put the University of Missouri—St. Louis on the leading edge of engaged social media communications. Because of her, we’re fluent and proactive across the important platforms and have created an award-winning (but more important, effective) social media newsroom. She’s a gifted teacher and a true subject matter expert who effectively shares her wisdom.
Technology InstructorCoaching Computers
I was a student of Deltina Hay in a Certificate Program focused on Social Media. It was a great class as it was a hybrid of reality-based training in a wide variety of Social Media tools and scholarly readings. Additionally, she prompted the participants to discuss and share our thoughts and positions on suggested topics in a digital, group forum.
Several things stand out:
- Her successful presentation style that kept the students engaged in the technical material
- Her availability to assist in actually implementing and properly configuring Social Media tools; and
- Her helping guide our individual understanding of what it means to successfully prepare, implement, and measure Social Media tools, digital conversations and “impression management.”
As a technology instructor myself, I can say without reservation that Deltina Hay’s instruction style, educational effectiveness and deep content expertise are both rare and enjoyable. I look forward to her next class as well following her in her new Social Media venture.
Social Media Strategist & FounderOpen Mind Marketing
I was a bit skeptical of taking an online course, but I was thrilled with the teaching I received from Deltina Hay. She is a knowledge powerhouse when it comes to Social Media! Her hands-on training taught not only sound fundamentals and how-to’s, but also the important why’s of social media. If you’re serious about learning social media the right way, I highly recommend Deltina’s courses.