Twitter Talk: Using Twitter for Learning and Professional Development in Res Life

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Presented with Andy Robison and Kelley Stier to Department of Residential Life. Focus on branding, online presence, uses of different social media platforms, and online communities.

October 2012

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Twitter Talk: Using Twitter for Learning and Professional Development in Res Life

  1. 1. Using Twitter forLearning and ProfessionalDevelopment in Res LifePresented to you by:@melpels@kelleystier@robisonandy
  2. 2. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslife
  3. 3. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslife
  4. 4. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslife
  5. 5. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslife
  6. 6. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslife
  7. 7. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslife
  8. 8. @kelleystier
  9. 9. @robisonandy
  10. 10. @melpels
  11. 11. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslife• Google Yourself!• Twitter Bio: 160 characters – who youare, what you do, what you enjoy, and a link• Separate the “trash” from the “treasure”• “Say happy birthday on Facebook then get outof dodge!”• Do spot checks of who is following you.
  12. 12. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslifeWhen choosing a username, consider the following:• Use some form of your name – make it easy to identifywho you are• Remember you are building your brand• Try variations if your first choice is taken• Example: If KelleyStier was taken, I could also try…KStier, Kelley_Stier, KelleyAStier, KAStier, etc• Twitter will also give other options if your first choice istaken
  13. 13. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslifeYour bio should include yourname, Institution, what you do, things youenjoy, and a link to Facebook/Blog/LinkedIn ifpossible
  14. 14. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslife
  15. 15. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslife- 160 character or less message- group of messages, conversation, or chatroomPractical thought: creates a topic - Anyone can create a topic!Examples:• #Sachat (chats Thursdays at noon and 6:00p.m.)• #NPMI (New Professionals Mentor Institute)• #Highered (common field hashtag)• #Sasearch (job searching hashtag)
  16. 16. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslifePublic Reply or mention of another person– Great brainstorming & future planning meeting with@TerranceDSmith today!– @Stierzy streaming Techno into every shower in the hallssounds like an awesome idea!– Extra special hints• When replying or mentioning only those that follow you AND thatperson will see the Tweet• By putting a “.” in front of the @ sign all that follow you will seethe reply or mention
  17. 17. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslifegiving credit to them for their Tweet@C_W_Reynolds Tweets: You will become anaverage of the 5 people you most surround yourselfwith@JKTalz Retweets: RT @C_W_Reynolds: You willbecome an average of the 5 people you mostsurround yourself with
  18. 18. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslifeused to change hash tags,add/delete part of the Tweet,correct a typo or factual errorOriginal Tweet: @msoranso #acuhoi at U of ILUrbana-Champaign were fortunate to have a reshall library system plus a resource center forprofessionals.Modified Tweet: @melpels: Its fab! Saw duringBig10 conf! MT @msoranso: #acuhoi at U of ILUrbana-Champaign fortunate to have reshall library& resource ctr for pros.
  19. 19. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslifeFollow anyone and anythingPeople/organizations are “ ”Also, Verified profiles v. fake profilesEvents and topics are “ ”@seder10@justinbieber@ResLifeAtPurdue@PurdueVillage#SB46 #sachat#glacuho#PurdueResLife#wwhbd#TPE12#SwampPeople#Denton
  20. 20. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslifeQuotes#onewordArticlesBookrecommendations#52in52SA Blogs#emchat#sachat#100dayschallengeHealth andWellness Tips
  21. 21. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslife
  22. 22. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslife• Twitter is about connecting, not status updates.• In a search, a few of your most recent Tweets will be part ofthe search results.is the new 140 – leave some room! And when 125 is notused – MT!• Say “thank you” to those who respond to you – it fills their“buckets”! Use !• Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for advice!• Schedule to meet other Tweeters at conferences – i.e. “TweetUps”.
  23. 23. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslife
  24. 24. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslife
  25. 25. You could be Tweeting about this! @reslifeatpurdue #purduereslifeQuestions? Helpful Comments?P.S. If anyone wants to sit down and starta Twitter account, feel free to connectwith one of us! We’re here to help!

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