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Developing your Digital Presence: A quick guide for academics and researchers


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Presented at LJMU seminar : A new employability model for the twenty-first century: the importance of social media and digital employability skills.
Date: 15 Mar 2013
Start Time: 10:00 am
Location/venue: Redmonds Building Liverpool John Moores University

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Developing your Digital Presence: A quick guide for academics and researchers

  1. 1. #HEALJMU13Developing your Digital Presence: A quick guide for academics and researchersAlex SpiersLiverpool John Moores University15 Jmarch 2013
  2. 2. STAND UP!
  3. 3. ‘Social media‘ is the term todescribe websites and onlinetools which allow people tointeract with each other – bysharing information, opinions,knowledge and interests. Socialmedia involves the building ofcommunities or networks,encouraging participation andengagement.
  4. 4. Why?
  5. 5. Source:
  6. 6. • Why use it?
  7. 7. 5 key skills to working in Education1. Public Speaking2. Time Management & Self-motivation3. Inter-personal communication4. Networking & collaboration5. Record keeping
  8. 8. Top Tips
  9. 9. Consider your audience
  10. 10. • It used to be about telling people how good you are, social media allows you to show how good you are….Be clear about what you are doing
  11. 11. Be Choosy!
  12. 12. Reciprocity• Reciprocity – Help folk – Reciprocity Helping others, who will eventually help you.
  13. 13. BroadcastYourself?
  14. 14. Checkyourname
  15. 15. • Find your name & start using platform
  16. 16. Activity•Activity content Search for
  17. 17. Blogging
  18. 18. Twitter
  19. 19. BlogSearchCurateHashtagsHangouts
  20. 20. There are apps for that….
  21. 21. Links toResources
  22. 22. LJMU Social Networking Policy to Z of Social Media University social Media Michelmas introduction to Twitter Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impactactivities guide to using twitter to use Tweetdeck Twitter guide to the law
  23. 23.