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Twitter for Professional Development Live Online Event Slides


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The following slides are for the live online events rolled out to our company on how to use Twitter for Professional Development and Growing Your Network.

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Twitter for Professional Development Live Online Event Slides

  1. 1. Dial for audio Adelaide <Insert number here> Brisbane <Insert number here> Melbourne <Insert number here> Perth <Insert number here> Sydney <Insert number here> All other within Australia <Insert number here> Meeting ID: Checklist for today 1. Mute your phone. Use #5 on your telephone keypad if your phone doesn’t have a dedicated mute. 2. Tell your colleagues that you’re in a meeting and will be unavailable until it’s over. Contact for assistance, dial in as per above, or email: Twitter Grow Your Network & Develop Professionally Welcome our session will begin promptly at: Helen Blunden
  2. 2. Twitter Grow your Network & Develop Professionally
  3. 3. Introductions Producer NameHelen Blunden @ActivateLearn @XYZ
  4. 4. Before the Session So what are we doing? • Bust Some Myths… • What is Twitter? • Translating Twitter • Let’s tweet! • Who to Follow? Tips & Traps • Creating your Personal Learning Network (PLN) • OMG this is scary stuff! SoMe Policy • Your Mission Should You Choose to Accept
  5. 5. Use the annotation tools in the top toolbar Pointer to claim a space on the whiteboard. Twitter: So what do you think of it? Name Pointer
  6. 6. Twitter: So what do you think of it? No-one is interested in what I had for breakfast! It’s for young people! I’ve got nothing to say! There’s no real purpose for it It’s a waste of my time I don’t know anyone on Twitter!
  7. 7. What is Twitter? Source: Pasquale D’Silva [Public Domain] via Wikimedia Commons
  8. 8. Building a Voice: Reply, Retweet, Mention…Share! # @ RT MT Mention
  9. 9. Translating Twitter… FYI: Abbreviations Used Here… Etmooc: Educational Technology Massive Open Online Course Etmchat: Educational Technology MOOC Chat
  10. 10. Translating Twitter…
  11. 11. Let’s Now Explore Twitter… (Share Application) #lunchlearn101
  12. 12. Backchannel: Miss that conference? Don’t despair… In this recent Learning Technologies Conference UK, some people were tweeting, sharing links and photos of the presentations… THE BACKCHANNEL #LTUK13 [Conference] #T4S3 [Session Number] …and people globally were getting in on the conversation. It was like…you were there!
  13. 13. Who Would You Follow…And Why? 1 2
  14. 14. But What About…
  15. 15. Who To Follow? 3 4
  16. 16. My Personal Learning Network: What’s yours?
  17. 17. Image Source: Angelus [CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons • Follow leaders in your professional circle or field • See who they follow • Participate in live tweet chats • Join the Hashtag conversation • Events and conferences Who To Follow?
  18. 18. Are These Your Fears?
  19. 19. Our Company’s Social Media Policy
  20. 20. #TweetChat Avatar: OR hisaMy5TGiwcnVhejNHWnZlT3NvWFVPT3Q4Nk IzQVE&hl=en#gid=52 Create a List of People you Follow in Your Profession or Industry Respond to tweets, add your links, share your knowledge… If you can, meet your ‘peep’ in person!.... Your Challenge Should You Choose to Accept.. 1 2 3 4 5
  21. 21. What else would you like to know?