10 top tips for using social media effectively for connecting, networking and learning
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Here are a few thoughts about what I find helps me connect with people, learn and make opportunities happen that support my professional development and even career progression.

Here are a few thoughts about what I find helps me connect with people, learn and make opportunities happen that support my professional development and even career progression.

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10 top tips for using social media effectively for connecting, networking and learning 10 top tips for using social media effectively for connecting, networking and learning Presentation Transcript

  • How to use social media to connect with people for learning and other opportunities Sarah Stewart 2011
  • It's all about me!
  • Midwife View slide
  • Educator View slide
  • Researcher
  • EdD student
  • Parent
  • Gardener
  • Rugby fan
  • Projects I've been working on
  • Virtual International Day of the Midwife
  • Eportfolio: http://sarahstewart-eportfolio.wikispaces.com
  • Virtual Birthing Unit: http://slenz.wordpress.com
  • E-mentoring
  • “ Facilitating Online”: http://wikieducator.org/Facilitating_Online
  • Virtual commuting to Griffith University
  • Collaborative wiki for staff developers: http://mindthegap2011.wikispaces.com
  • How to write a paper for publication in 6 weeks: http://writingapaperin6weeks.wikispaces.com
  • What tools do I use?
  • Blog
  • Twitter: @sarahstewart
  • Facebook
  • Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/sarahs
  • Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahmstewart
  • YouTube/Blip.TV: http://www.youtube.com/user/sarahmstewart
  • Wikispaces
  • Skype
  • Google Docs/DropBox
  • Email groups http://www.flickr.com/photos/40780016@N02/3914728401
  • Where has this led me?
  • Brisbane
  • Queensland
  • Pakistan
  • Everywhere
  • 10 tips for successful networking, connecting and learning
  • Be prepared to give time to networking and don't expect things to happen over night http://www.flickr.com/photos/14516334@N00/316350537
  • Be consistent about how you 'brand' yourself http://www.flickr.com/photos/62845223@N00/1459717062
  • Be open
  • Focus on what you can give as opposed 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/8663326@N06/4429964169
  • Be authentic http://www.flickr.com/photos/7487149@N03/519690623
  • Practice what you preach http://www.flickr.com/photos/17362366@N00/1288183535
  • Always respond to people when they contact you http://www.flickr.com/photos/44373968@N00/2565606353
  • Keep a blog and post a minimum of 2/3 posts per week http://www.flickr.com/photos/9106303@N05/2493066577
  • Set up a Twitter account and post at least a couple of comments per day http://www.flickr.com/photos/32931740@N06/3326772902
  • Use a licence on your “stuff” so that people can share and re-use it http://www.flickr.com/photos/55943778@N00/3640362081
  • Presentation is available: http://www.slideshare.net/sarahs [email_address] http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com Twitter: SarahStewart Skype: sarah.m.stewart