This evening I noticed several Tweets regarding a complaint issued by @MediocreMum, so I read through the timeline to see what all the fuss was about. In essence, MediocreMum attended a course entitled ‘Mastering Social Media’ which was delivered by Ecademy founder, Thomas Power.
As many of you know I went to a Mastering Social Media Course a few weeks ago run by Thomas Power of Ecademy. Some of you found that very laughable, but I genuinely wanted to learn. I hummed and hawed about attending the session, mainly due to the cost as it was £420 inclusive of vat. However, I was assured by a colleague of his that it would be well worth the money and I hold her in high-esteem.
I am absolutely gobsmacked that any one day course which isn’t presented on an individual basis can command a price tag of £420, particularly when it concerns something as simple as Social Media. However, if you’re completely new to Twitter, Facebook and even sites like Ecademy, I can see how one could easily be convinced the course represents true value.
What makes this all the more disgusting is it seems Thomas Power failed to touch on most of the points listed in the Mastering Social Media course programme. A full explanation is given on the MediocreMum blog under the heading Is it British to complain and not do anything about it?
At first I didn’t think I should give the post any attention, however MediocreMum has contacted Ecademy and even spoken with Thomas Power via Twitter. The public name and shame is clearly a last resort and from the attention it is now getting I suspect this could turn into a lesson in social media for Thomas Power and Ecademy!