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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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  • 1. How to use social media to connect with people for learning and other opportunities Sarah Stewart 2011
  • 2. It's all about me!
  • 3. Midwife
  • 4. Educator
  • 5. Researcher
  • 6. EdD student
  • 7. Parent
  • 8. Gardener
  • 9. Rugby fan
  • 10. Projects I've been working on
  • 11. Virtual International Day of the Midwife
  • 12. Eportfolio: http://sarahstewart-eportfolio.wikispaces.com
  • 13. Virtual Birthing Unit: http://slenz.wordpress.com
  • 14. E-mentoring
  • 15. “ Facilitating Online”: http://wikieducator.org/Facilitating_Online
  • 16. Virtual commuting to Griffith University
  • 17. Collaborative wiki for staff developers: http://mindthegap2011.wikispaces.com
  • 18. How to write a paper for publication in 6 weeks: http://writingapaperin6weeks.wikispaces.com
  • 19. What tools do I use?
  • 20. Blog
  • 21. Twitter: @sarahstewart
  • 22. Facebook
  • 23. Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/sarahs
  • 24. Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahmstewart
  • 25. YouTube/Blip.TV: http://www.youtube.com/user/sarahmstewart
  • 26. Wikispaces
  • 27. Skype
  • 28. Google Docs/DropBox
  • 29. Email groups http://www.flickr.com/photos/40780016@N02/3914728401
  • 30. Where has this led me?
  • 31. Brisbane
  • 32. Queensland
  • 33. Pakistan
  • 34. Everywhere
  • 35. 10 tips for successful networking, connecting and learning
  • 36. Be prepared to give time to networking and don't expect things to happen over night http://www.flickr.com/photos/14516334@N00/316350537
  • 37. Be consistent about how you 'brand' yourself http://www.flickr.com/photos/62845223@N00/1459717062
  • 38. Be open
  • 39. Focus on what you can give as opposed to what you can receive http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenr/2926296193/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  • 40. Focus on quality, not quantity http://www.flickr.com/photos/8663326@N06/4429964169
  • 41. Be authentic http://www.flickr.com/photos/7487149@N03/519690623
  • 42. Practice what you preach http://www.flickr.com/photos/17362366@N00/1288183535
  • 43. Always respond to people when they contact you http://www.flickr.com/photos/44373968@N00/2565606353
  • 44. Keep a blog and post a minimum of 2/3 posts per week http://www.flickr.com/photos/9106303@N05/2493066577
  • 45. Set up a Twitter account and post at least a couple of comments per day http://www.flickr.com/photos/32931740@N06/3326772902
  • 46. Use a licence on your “stuff” so that people can share and re-use it http://www.flickr.com/photos/55943778@N00/3640362081
  • 47. Presentation is available: http://www.slideshare.net/sarahs [email_address] http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com Twitter: SarahStewart Skype: sarah.m.stewart