You can’t help but like Kati Noakes. She is bright and bubbly…. you’re naturally drawn to her. We first met a few years ago, I can’t remember exactly how we got in contact, but she happily shared with me lots of advice and recommendations following a massive renovation she’d just undertaken as we were just about to embark on one.

I recently noticed (via Social Media) that Kati had launched KN Communications and one of her offerings are workshops to help small businesses engage with audiences and influencers on social media. Pre kids, Kati worked at Saatchi & Saatchi and BBC transforming corporate messages into engaging news stories and creating innovative marketing campaigns. The workshops are perfect for smaller businesses who don’t necessarily have the budget to employ people to manage the social media marketing for them – what they need is the tools to create and grow relationships with their customers themselves and this is where Kati’s wisdom comes into play.

The workshops help small businesses engage with audiences and influencers on social media. They are delivered in small groups, or in one-on-one workshops, and are packed full of strategy, tips, advice, resources and case studies across the 3 major platforms (Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn). The half-day sessions cover the following:

  • How to create a digital strategy
  • Which social media platform you should be on
  • Understanding your target market
  • How to create partnerships and influencing opinion formers
  • Creating engaging content
  • Making the most of your social media
  • How to plan your content

Kati offer lots of resources, templates and websites/apps to help create content and posts. Participants also receive a guide to take away that has step-by-step instructions from the most basic aspects such as how to set up a business page, through to how to create a competition or an advertising campaign.

The workshops aim to provide information, tools and tips to enable businesses to be effective on social media. Plus once the workshop is over you become part of a private Social Media FaceBook group offering a collaborative space for small businesses to test out ideas, ask questions, offer opportunities or create partnerships. Kati will also be feeding through social media advice, prompts, tips, any new functionality or updates, as well as highlighting other member’s launches/ initiatives that you should support. The idea is that you all follow and support each other and each others social media pages and grow together.

Workshop Dates:

Intro to Social Media Workshop – Part 1

18th March – 12:30-3:00PM

27th March – 12:30-3:00PM


£65/person for Part One.

Kati offers a Part 2 as well for those who want to continue.


If you sign up for two workshops, you will get the second workshop for only £55. Mention Chiltern Chatter when booking.


The workshop is based in Seer Green. To book contact

Some recent testimonials about the KN Comms workshop:

‘Kati’s workshop on social media is very well laid out, presented, full of examples/case studies and is an A-Z of everything you need to know. Kati is of course a guru and shares her experiences, lessons and tasty cakes liberally to make sure its a really fun and informative session. It’s also a great idea to get networked with others learning the same stuff and to become/remain part of the learning group after the session to continue the journey. Thanks! Richard Woodfine

‘I thoroughly enjoyed the KN Communications workshop. Kati is so knowledgable and passionate about the subject of social media and this shines through in her sessions. It has inspired me to try all of the new techniques I have learnt. I particularly liked how Kati had taken the time to tailor her session to our specific businesses; meaning I left with lots of great ideas. I highly recommend.’ Stacey Lambert- ARFID charity

‘ Totally inspires you to want to develop your business using social media. I attended a great social media workshop with her which was both informative and interesting. Highly recommend Kati and KN Communications’ Denise Egan, John Nash Estate Agent’

‘Kati’s social media workshops are excellent, she is very knowledgeable and is so results focused.’ Thalia Shaw, Sparkle Lighting

‘The workshop was informative and fun. Definitely recommend a similar session to any business wanting to understand more about what they can do with social media!’ – Cool Gardens and Landscaping