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School Talks – Social Media, Personal Branding and Careers

Do you feel like you’re lost with the world of social media?
Do you want to help pupils in their future career?
Do you feel the pupils know more than you?

Perhaps you even feel it would be more appropriate for someone who works in social media to talk about social media.


Alex McCann of Altrincham HQ is an experienced Social Media Speaker who has delivered social media talks to over 6000 young people

Owner of Altrincham HQ – a social media management and training company based in Cheshire that has worked with 1000s of local business developing their social media strategy.

Over the past 13 years Alex has built up an impressive training client list including the BBC, Manchester City, NHS, Selfridges, Costa Coffee, United Utilities, University Of Manchester, Manchester Arndale and many more

A former journalist, whose blogs have been read by over half a million readers, he has also successfully ran an events company putting on 60 events a year which included a 15,000 capacity arts & music festivals in Manchester.

Alex has 700+ testimonials and is ranked number 1 for Social Media Marketing in the UK via independent customer reviews on Freeindex.

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
University Of Manchester
Withington Girls School
Teesside University
Trafford College
Stockport College
St Margaret’s School
Spirit Studios – Sound Engineering School

We’ve also spoken for 5 years for NCS (National Citizen Service through Salford Foundation)


“Alex very kindly gave up his time to come and present to our year 10’s and give them his professional knowledge and wisdom about the importance of personal branding and social media awareness.

He presents in a friendly, relatable and fun way and the students reacted well to this and willingly interacted.

I highly recommend Alex, he clearly knows his stuff, is passionate about what he does and his enthusiasm and energy shines through.” Andrew Gallamore, AGSB

“Alex has a way of bringing a reality to his training/presentations that instantly grabs the attention of his audience. He is extremely knowledgeable about so many current issues in his field and very kindly volunteered to share his expertise with some of the 16-18 year old learners I work with, which will be so valuable for them to get ready for the world of work. Whole-heartedly recommend!” Helen Murphy, Trafford College Group

“Alex delivered 3 social media talks to our Y12 students. He was engaging, interesting and provided the students with really useful information about making social media work to their advantage. It was brilliant to hear from a local entrepreneur who hasn’t developed a career via the “traditional” route. I’m looking forward to working with Alex in the future.” Nicki Cottam, Withington Girls School

Subjects we can talk about include

Personal Branding and Social Media
How to use LinkedIn To Build Your Career

Plus platform specific talks including Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Blogging, TikTok

Option A
£400 for a half day of talk(s) to pupils

Option B
For Trafford / Greater Manchester Schools we offer an alternative where you can help a local charity whist getting access to our services

Instead of paying us – simply cover our travel expenses (tram / bus / train) … or book for us for an online talk.

And then run a school wide dress down day for The Christie

The Christie has supported those close to me and Altrincham Grammar School for Boys raised an impressive £2500 for the Christie for our Altrincham VS Cancer fundraiser (read about that here – )

*** For Those Looking for The Following ***
I can also deliver social media training to
– Headteachers
– Heads of Department
– Marketing Departments

Please look here >>>

Alex McCann

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