Social Media for Language Professionals

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Social Media for Language Professionals

  1. 1. Social Media for Language Professionals Prepared and Presented by: Faith MarcelMultiLanguages Conference, November, 2012
  2. 2. What is Social Media?Websites and applications that enableusers to create and share content or to participate in social networking. Oxford English Dictionary, 2012
  3. 3. Twitter
  4. 4. Benefits of Social Media UseSource: Michael A. Stelzner, 2010 Social Media Marketing Industry Report
  5. 5. More Benefits….
  6. 6. More Benefits forLanguage Professionals….Benefit | Social Media PlatformBuild your professional profile ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓Stay connected with professional ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓organizationsStay informed ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓Share information ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓Meet other professionals ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓Connect to language ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓communities
  7. 7. Source: Declaration on the Use of Social Media/Heads of Interpreting Services- aiic.net/page/3870
  8. 8. Time-Saving Tips and Strategies!
  9. 9. 10 Strategies for Social Media Management …for busy language professionals1. Create a professional profile for multiple uses2. Choose a social media management tool for your favorite sites (ie: Sprout Social, Tweetdeck)3. Schedule your time, posts or tweets4. Make a plan for your success5. Post across multiple social platforms
  10. 10. Social Media Management ApplicationsSource: Elise Moreau, About.com Guide
  11. 11. 10 Strategies for Social Media Management …for busy language professionals6. Follow language industry leaders and trendsetters7. Follow organizations you know and work for8. Use mobile or tablet devices to learn9. Expand your vocabulary10. Prepare posts or tweets in advance (file them!)
  12. 12. SchedulersHootesuite
  13. 13. Social Media Language Professional Connections New Tools Networking Resources Continuous Learning Professional Development Freelance Business Growth
  14. 14. Getting Started Moving Forward…

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