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About Laurel Papworth

Who is this Contact & About Page for?

This page is for Conference Organisers who require a bio and photo for brochures, for The Press requesting interviews and for companies looking for an experienced International social media strategist based in the Australia or Asia area. If you prefer to work through Saxton’s Speakers Agency or Great Expectations or ICMI Speaker Agency or Claxton Speakers International or Platinum Speakers or another speaker agency please CC me on requests so I can confirm if the event is appropriate, within my scope and my tentative/confirmed booking availability.

CONTACT LAUREL

Please contact me by emailing my team (pa@laurelpapworth.com) who will make sure I see it or call me (if I’m in a workshop, please leave a voicemail) on +61 432684992. Address: PO Box 32 Mount Victoria, NSW, 2786. I am also contactable on *drum roll* social media!! Tada! PS I’m SilkCharm on Tiktok

BIO FOR CONFERENCE BROCHURES

Bio of Laurel Papworth, Social Media Expert, Australia: Laurel was named by Forbes magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, and Marketing Magazine named her “Head of Industry, Social Media”. Author of Social Media Revenue, Laurel has consulted globally including with Singapore Government and Middle East Broadcasting, and in Australia, with UNHCR, Westpac, Sony, local, State and Federal Government including Parliament House, Canberra. Laurel manages massive gaming and online communities including millions of Fans on Facebook and forums for reality TV shows such as Junior Masterchef, Idol and Big Brother. Laurel taught social media for 12 years (since 2005) at the University of Sydney and she has been managing virtual communities since 1989. Laurel’s blog laurelpapworth.com has been named by AdAge in the Power150 media blogs worldwide and she is in the top 10 bloggers for Australia.

Laurel Papworth aka SilkCharm personally connects with 6.8 million people through social media each month. She has 12,000 online students studying social media with her. As a CERT IV Adult Education Trainer, Laurel brings a wealth of experience in adult education, online education and building engaged student communities.

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Who is Laurel Papworth?

I have been MANAGING ONLINE COMMUNITIES since the 1990’s and have worked on some HUGE forums such as Sony’s game communities. Since 2005 I’ve been teaching SOCIAL MEDIA (Facebook and LinkedIn and blogs and Twitter) at the UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY and FORBES MAGAZINE named me in the top 50 social media influencers globally. I reach around 6 MILLION people per month personally on social media and I have 10,000 ONLINE STUDENTS studying social media online with me.  I KEYNOTE all over the world and attendees often receive a COMPLEMENTARY online course that walks them through the key principles.

Online Courses: Laurel has over 10,000 students online, studying social media with her. The list of both the number of courses and number of students is growing every day!

Public workshops:  Laurel’s Public classes  are popular – particularly the Three Day Social Media Intensive. Also Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest etc for Business (computer and non computer based classes). Laurel has also taught social media at the University of Sydney and has done since 2005. 

Keynote Presentations: from Ad:Tech Tokyo to Academic conferences in Portugal to media conferences in Jeddah Saudi Arabia to Google conferences in California: Laurel often takes on speaking engagements around the world on online communities, social media and social networking. Find out more about social media workshops and keynote presentations.

Social Media Roadshows: Laurel can run multi location workshops (with or without laptops) for industry organisations and Government- an example of format for SA Government social media workshop.

Facilitators: working with large Enterprises, small business, Government Departments and Not For Profits on developing online community strategies, campaigns and guidelines. From tactical How to Create a Conversation Diary to strategic Policies on Engagement there are workshops with staff and stakeholders to better manage KPIs and outcomes

Press: Named by Forbes Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, Laurel has regular spots on ABC radio and often appears on Business and Entertainment TV programs talking about Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter and privacy and social change. Over 2000 Australian and overseas journalists follow Laurel on Social Media. Listen to rise of MicroInfluencer with Laurel Papworth on 2SER.

Author: Laurel is the author of a number of books including Social Networks and Crisis Communication and Social Media Revenue. I am the author of Social Media Revenue listed on Google Books and other locations. I also wrote for The Australian on social media for around a year. Profile on Muckrack.

Public workshops:  Laurel’s Public classes  are popular – particularly the Three Day Social Media Intensive. Also Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest etc for Business (computer and non computer based classes). Laurel also teaches social media at the University of Sydney and has done since 2005.

Keynote Presentations: from Ad:Tech Tokyo to Academic conferences in Portugal to media conferences in Jeddah Saudi Arabia to Google conferences in California: Laurel often takes on speaking engagements around the world on online communities, social media and social networking. Find out more about social media workshops and keynote presentations.

Random Laurel facts

  • Laurel Papworth is a dynamic, fun presenter who has been creating and managing online communities for over 20 years
  • Forbes Magazine named Laurel in the 50 Most Influential in Social Media globally
  • Marketing Magazine named Laurel Papworth “Head of Industry, Social Media” for Australia
  • AdAge named Laurel in the Power150 bloggers globally, and Grader.com named Laurel in the “most influential 50 women on Twitter”.
  • Creates online courses in Social Media for clients, industry organisations and Government, manages the courses and has 10’s of thousands of students online at her school courses.laurelpapworth.com and through other schools eg Udemy social media classes.
  • CEO and Founder setting up online communities on forums, Facebook etc and managing them including Everquest, Ultima Online, Westpac Bank, Junior Masterchef TV show, Middle East Broadcasting (women’s online community), Singapore Military, journalists with The Australian newspaper
  • been running virtual online communities since the late 1980’s including virtual worlds and forums
  • teaches workshops on online community management, social media press releases, Facebook marketing, increasing your Twitter reach, and socia media monitoring and measurement to Governments, Corporations, small business and not for profits in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Middle East.
  • teaches or has taught over a number of years at Uni of Sydney (since 2005), Australian Film TV and Radio School, UWSYD, Metro Film School on social media and social entertainment and online community marketing and communications.
  • the author of Social Media Monetization and other books on social media and online community management including one that has been translated into Thai by the Thai Government.
  • Has a level 120 Fire Mage in World of Warcraft and can often be found there running screaming from monsters.

Social Media Workshops

Laurel travels the world, presenting in Australia, Asia and Middle East on Social Media, and Edusocial. Her workshops are aimed at the Intermediate and Advanced social media strategist and social media executive. Instagram Experientials are held in wineries and national parks as well as Bali and Thailand. RESERVE A WORKSHOP

There is more information on Laurel’s private mentoring, her Sydney classes, her online courses and her Instagram Winery Experientials at training.laurelpapworth.com.