Meet Trudy Ritsema of Kitchen Table Learning


Based just outside of Dorchester in Dorset, Trudy was in need of a new headshot as she grows her IT training business. We first connected through LinkedIn, then later face to face when I got a much-needed refresher course on Social Media.

Jason: Tell us about your business and what's unique about how you do what you do?

Trudy: My social media workshops run from my kitchen table!  I developed the phrase #kitchentablelearning as I believe the best learning takes place around the comfort of the kitchen table, the hub of my home. The advantage of this is that I only take 4 people on each workshop so everyone gets the attention they need, plus the kettle is always in reach! The feedback from my clients is that they feel much more relaxed learning in this environment vs a more formal classroom style.

Jason: What's the one thing most people don't know about what you do, but should?


Trudy: Many people probably don’t know that I will run bespoke private workshops. These workshops that are catered to a specific group and can be totally tailored to them. For example, I have trained a group of wedding suppliers who wanted to know about specific things within social media. Another small group of B&B owners were trained on how Facebook can target their potential customers. I can arrange a venue for this or they may have one that can be used. (must have wifi and access to a kettle!)

Jason: Where should the readers go to learn more about the business?

Trudy: My website - - will give you lots of details about what I do including workshop dates, prices and contact details. I love to connect with business owners on social media so if you would like to connect you will find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via @trudyritsema. I also run a private Facebook group where I post tips, updates and other useful stuff regarding social media - so please do request to join if you think that will be useful to you. To join you have to be self-employed or run a small business and you can join via this link:

If you are based in the South West of England and could do with a new headshot for your next brochure, website or LinkedIn, please get in touch. #headshots #personalbranding #digitalmarketing #personaldevelopment #somerset #dorset #business

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