Workshop for health professionals: How to use Twitter for connecting & collaborating

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How to use Twitter for connecting & collaborating Sarah Stewart 2012 http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/483745774

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Here is the presentation to support a workshop that I ran for health professionals on how to use Twitter for personal and professional networking, learning and collaboration, at the 2012 Breathing New Life conference in Melbourne. Workshop program can be found here: http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/twitter-workshop-for-health.html

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  • How to use Twitter for connecting & collaborating Sarah Stewart 2012http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/483745774
  • Plan for today Set the scene Basic how to Have a play Advanced how to How to use Twitter professionally Conclusion http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/twitter- workshop-for-health.html
  • Setting the scene What do you already know about Twitter? How do you use Twitter, if at all? Any particular questions you have, or things you want to know?
  • Introduction to social media http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/182423419 5
  • The way we learn, teach,work, play and communicate is changing www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/440672445
  • gone are the days whenthe family turned to theencyclopedia Britannica forinformation. My familysbookcase is the familycomputer - Google, itunes,online auctions, research,websites and blogs. Tania, midwife
  • What is social media?
  • Social media aretechnologies that facilitate interactive communication,
  • sharing,www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/178050837
  • collective wisdom, www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2438437130
  • participation,www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/486852199
  • openness,http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2974792003/in/set-72157608388381360/
  • freedom,www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2302931468
  • and social networking. http://xkcd.com/256/
  • Social networkingconnects peoplewww.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2737636716
  • especially those who are geographically and professionally isolated.
  • Provides access to up-to-dateinformation for evidence-based practice www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/229880631
  • Facilitates national andinternational communication, http://xkcd.com/490/
  • collaboration,www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2137735924
  • professional development, www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/491110688
  • and life-long learning. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/388020
  • Development ofcommunities of practiceand learning networks, www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/298160422
  • support,www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/201915678
  • and mentoring.www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/21530705
  • A number of challenges: www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/327672740
  • computer/digital literacy skills,
  • access to computers and Internet, www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/146865077
  • fears about privacy and confidentiality, http://www.sangrea.net/free-cartoons/privacy_email.jpg
  • institutional computing policies and filters, www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/522032651
  • attitudes to social networking and computers www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/225833750
  • attitudes about life-long learning, www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/78400049
  • and concerns aboutquality of information. www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/523101380
  • My story
  • Midwife
  • Educator
  • Researcher
  • EdD student
  • Gardener
  • Rugby fan
  • Basic how to* Set up account* Fill in your profile* Write a tweet or two* Find people to follow* How to reply to someone* How to send a direct message* How to re-tweet a message* How to send a url in a tweet
  • Having a playHospital midwifeStudent midwifeCommunity midwifeResearch midwifePregnant womanNew mumObstetricianBirth unit managerMedical student
  • Advanced how to*Hashtags*Attending Twitter events eg #phdchat,#RNchat, #HCSMANZ*Managing Twitter with tools such asEchofon or Tweetdeck*Twitter on your mobile phone
  • How to use Twitter professionally?What do you think are the main issues?How do you think we can manage these issues?
  • Conclusion:10 top tips for using Twitter http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/433336293 2
  • Be prepared to give time to networking and dont expect things to happen overhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/316350537 night
  • Be consistent about how you brand yourself http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1459717062
  • Be open
  • Focus on what you can give asopposed to what you can receive http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenr/2926296193/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  • Focus on quality, not quantity http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4429964169
  • Be authentichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/519690623
  • Practice what you preach http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1288183535
  • Always respond to people when they contact you http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2565606353
  • Post at least a couple of comments per dayhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/127809435
  • Do it!http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3920802507
  • Sarah [email protected]: @SarahStewarthttp://sarah-stewart.blogspot.comhttp://www.facebook.com/sarahmstewarthttp://www.slideshare.net/sarahs