How many of you use the Internet? How many of you know about Facebook? How many of you have a Facebook account?
My aim tonight is to persuade you to join and participate in the AWTFacebook group. I will highlight the benefits for you, the reasons for joining, the facts about Facebook and some compelling reasons for participating in our group.Join a growing membership of 14 (current, past and affiliated club members)Be part of a wider network – you can befriend others who may have similar interests in ToastmastersKeep track of what others are doing – even though they have moved away
Part of the skill of being a digital citizen in the 21st century is management of an online presence and maintaining of a credible digital identity.Part of this involves being a responsible member of social networks and sharing things professionally with colleagues.For Toastmasters this could be any one of these four actions – don’t fall into the trap of sharing inappropriate things Refer to the recent You Tube video: The Offline Social Network (HUNGRY BEAST)
Some facts from the Babson research 2010:Facebook61% of educators have a Facebook account18% use it to communicate with our educators11% use it to communicate with studentsYouTube40% of educators have a You Tube account9% use it to communicate with other educators21% use it to communicate with studentsTwitter18% of educators have a Twitter account4% use to communicate with other educators2% use it to communicate with students
Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. As of January 2011, Facebook has more than 600 million active users. Users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics. The name of the service stems from the colloquial name for the book given to students at the start of the academic year by university administrations in the United States to help students get to know each other better. Facebook allows anyone who declares themselves to be at least 13 years old to become a registered user of the website. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.The Offline Social Networkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeP7AFwqHcQ&sns=fb Quote problem for Mark S Zuckerberg, a lawyer from USA, who had months of problems in maintaining his account – account now reinstated.
Lets consider the facts – according to statistics published on the internet (Note: all data gathered from current You Tube videos)Q. How many Internet users in the world? A. Billions600 million Facebook users see the benefits of reaching a huge audience83% of companies see the benefits of promoting to a huge market palceFacebook Inc valued at $7.6 billion – has survived a major court case and has made Mark Zuckerberg a billionaireSomething is working – something is going well.Social media is not a FAD it is a REALITY
social network service usually means an individual-centered service whereas online community services are group-centered. Social networking sites allow users to share ideas, activities, events, and interests within their individual networks.Who owns Facebook? = Facebook Inc. Mark Zuckerberg (600 million users since 2004)Who owns YouTube? = Google (purchased in 2006 for $1.65 billion from its original owners two PayPal employees)Who owns Twitter? = Twitter Inc. Jack Dorsey (200 million users since 2006)How I use them:Facebook is a great promotional tool for my educational pursuits (currently manage 4 groups: AWT, Reflect&Connect, AustraliaSeries, EpCoP) Right now growing some of these as mini communities of practice to keep folks connected. E.g. AWT and R&CYouTube is a great source of instructional videos and a repository for educational videos that I wish to distribute to learnersTwitter is a great network of information, tips, events, reminders and connections with my followers/following (140 characters)
Let’s get back to the topic of Facebook for ToastmastersIn one short week after creating the group, we have 14 members and a growing interest in the use of Facebook to keep connectedHere’s a place where we could share images of our TM meetings.Here’s a place where other members, who cannot attend, can keep in touch with what we’re doing.Here’s a place to advertise events: meetings, dinners, special speechcraft, etc
Take Care when you join – give only minimal information about yourself – don’t publish your address, age, sexual preferences, religious beliefs, political views etc.Don’t publish photos that you would not want to share with your mother.When you join go immediately to your privacy settings in your profile and take a close look at the options.Go back to Facebook to demonstrate how to change profile.
Step 1: Join FacebookStep 2: Search for Albury Wodonga Toastmasters groupStep 3: Apply to joinStep 4: Post a welcome message
Carole, Sue, Jo, Brian, Carmel, Lexie Grady (Wodonga), NelaBanovic (France), Martin Finnegan (Wagga), Andrea Palmer (Jerilderie), KayleneLedgar (ACT), Joel Penson (Tumut), Elizabeth, Josh Dickinson, Bec Honey
Socially Speaking Toastmasters in Facebook Albury Wodonga Toastmasters, May 17, 2011
Proposal Participate in the Albury Wodonga Toastmasters Facebook Group! Join 14 others Be part of a wider network
Reason 1: become a digital citizen Your complete name and contact details All of your friends in alphabetical order Photos of yourself in compromising situations Your plans for a speech Your comments on a meeting Your attendance at an event Your links to TM resources
Reason 2: join growing networks 61% of educators
The Facts 57% of internet users are members of a social network 600 million users of Facebook 83% of all companies use Facebook Facebook valued at $7.6 billion Twitter averages 50 million tweets per day You Tube is the 4th most visited site on the internet Consumers are no longer passive they are producers Social media is not a FAD it is a REALITY
Take Care You are a living hyperlink between all of your Facebook Friends (FF's).PublicThis is what everyone can see. According to Facebook (May 2010) you"can't hide your name, profile picture, network and gender (if you provide this info)."
Join the AWT Facebook Group Promote your speech progresss Promote your business Network with like minded people Increase your online presence Connect with other Toastmasters
Questions & Answers For existing users: How do you use Facebook? What are the benefits? Other Questions: