The connected academic
Why use social media as an academic?
Engagement with social media can bring rewards in public and academic spaces. Academics have begun to embrace social media channels as viable tools for communicating research, and for keeping abreast of advancements in their fields. Tweeting and blogging about scientific findings has been shown to increase research impact.
This one day workshop will help you to:
- Understand the value of your online professional brand and assist you to develop the necessary skills.
- Raise your profile and increase your citation rates.
- Promote your research.
- Create networks and collaborations.
- Maximise your impact by increasing your academic footprint and publishing across multiple platforms such as journals, blogs and social media.
Programs and tools covered include, LinkedIn, Twitter, ResearchGate, and Buffer. Workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of organisations if other social media platforms are required.
Other platforms and tools for consideration include – google+, Facebook, Instagram, Pintrest, Academia.edu, Impact Story, and Sumall.
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All our workshops include
To examine our performance (impact), and to provide feedback regarding the value of the workshop to the individual and their organisation.
During the workshop participants will work on relevant elements for their own projects. Participants will leave with ideas and a plan of next steps to be undertaken.
Handouts, activity sheets and information. Participants will have a valuable resource to refer back to as they implement their new knowledge.
All workshops include a follow-up coaching session with each participant to cover any questions and concerns and to facilitate the implementation process.
Participants will use action items developed during the workshop to develop a purposeful and strategic plan. We make sure that time out for this workshop is not wasted but instead leveraged.
What people say about our training
This was great for researchers and research administrative staff at any level. Worth the time!
A great workshop that neatly packaged the information I need to get started with social media and have me feeling competent in what I am doing.
I loved how structured the day was. I also felt we had enough time for questions. I really liked that we finished the workshop with the basics of each social media set up.
Thank you Tamika for a very interesting and useful workshop. The ‘hands on’ activities were great and tips on web-based tools like Canva and Buffer excellent.
This workshop gave me practical tips on how to use social media as a researcher and why it can be so beneficial. I appreciate Tamika’s knowledge and the time we had to work on sections so that by the end of the workshop my profiles were updated and I had tools I could start using immediately.
It was so fantastic to get taken through step-by-step how I can pragmatically make social media work for me. It’s such a beast and can feel so overwhelming when first trying it out for professional purposes and Tamika made it sound like something that I could easily implement into my week.
Excellent workshop, delivered really well online. Lots of practical, helpful tips
The information in the workshop was totally accessible, and delivered in a very professional and engaging manner .
The workshop provided clear directions for leveraging social media for dissemination of my research and connecting to other like-minded people
I had very little confidence in using social media. This workshop provided me with some great, practical skills to face this fear!
Excellent and interactive workshop for beginners and more experienced users of social media sites.
I went from being a social media non-user to an active participant in just one day!
Just wow! I cannot wait to apply everything I have learned. I look forward to following your advice and really soaking everything in over the next few days. I have 4 FB pages, 3 Twitter accounts, 3 LinkedIn accounts, and an Instagram. Your Hootsuite suggestion may have just saved my sanity. Top notch workshop. I cannot wait to see you back in Canada or virtually in a webinar.
“Non-believer to believer! I participated in a ‘Social Media Strategy for Scientists Workshop’ at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto that Tamika facilitated and it was excellent. All of the content was accessible, relevant, with enthusiastic and welcoming delivery. Watch-out Twitter and Linkedin; here comes my professional social media channel to support my scholarly output, network building, and dissemination of my research to a broader scope of stakeholders.”