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Twitter for Trainers


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Twitter is rapidly growing as a great research tool, a way to communicate with clients and colleagues, and share knowledge rapidly. Twitter can be used by workplace learning professionals in conducting training as well. This session will show beginners how to get started and set up a Twitter account, but also how to effectively use to communicate with clients, colleagues, and training participants. While mobile devices and smartphones like iphones and Droids have enabled mobile learning, Twitter is becoming more and more a way to communicate informally to get questions answered, and find out what’s happening around you at any time…and to pass it along to colleagues, friends, and business partners. The intended audience is someone who wants to learn more about Twitter and is open to adapting to the latest trends in technology.

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Twitter for Trainers

  1. 1. Twitter for Trainers Session TU 222 Tuesday 1:45-3 pmMaster title style Dr. Kella Price, SPHR, CPLP @kellaprice
  2. 2. for trainersThe evolution of tools for Trainers Take this survey before the session starts!
  3. 3. #ASTD2012 #TU222 During this collaborative session, please feel free to Tweet your; •Ideas •Tips •Tricks •Discoveries •Ah Ha! Moments So that everyone can benefit! •Other useful hashtags: #ASTD #TRAINING #TWITTER101Thanks to Larry @larrystraining for moderating theTwitter feed for this session!
  4. 4. Twitter for Trainers
  5. 5. Outline• Getting Started• Twitter Features and Tools• Communicating on Twitter• Using Twitter in Training• Make Twitter Work for You
  6. 6. Survey Monkey says….
  7. 7. Source:"The Who, Why, and How of Twitter" by
  8. 8. How does the technology impact YOU?• More peer-to-peer collaboration• Better knowledge transfer• Real-time activities and information• Low skills required to use• Low cost to implement• Increase training opportunities/modalities
  9. 9. BUILD YOUR BRAND by building aPERSONAL CONNECTION Tweet me! @kellaprice #ASTD2012 #TU222
  10. 10. What should I tweet? • Images • Valuable resources • Videos • News • Blog Post Updates – • Responses Twitterfeed • Announcements ( • Ask QuestionsVideo on how to use Twitterfeed: • Interesting Comments, inspirational thoughts
  11. 11. What should I tweet?• Images • Valuable resources• Videos • News• Blog Post Updates – • Responses Twitterfeed • Announcements ( • Ask Questions• Interesting Comments, inspirational thoughts
  12. 12. Find your followers…• Send invites to your email or contact list• Find them on Twitter• Think potential clients as well as existing ones• Colleagues and other WLPs• Use hashtags (#ASTD)
  13. 13. Twitter Talk• Tweet• Retweet• Replies (@kellaprice)• Direct message
  14. 14. How do I get started?• Set up your account – recognizable name• Brand yourself – 1 line “bio” – Website address – Actual location – Use a picture…or company logo• Find your contacts
  15. 15. Key elements to remember• Keep name consistent/recognizable
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  17. 17. Who manages it?• Media/PR, Consumer Relations• Can be managed by multiple users using tool like Hootsuite
  18. 18. Check the Backchannel
  19. 19. Use synchronous posting tool•, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck• Link accounts to facilitate updates• Microblogging increases visibiilty – Include links, video snippets• Keep pages active and change them often
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  21. 21. Tweetdeck
  22. 22. Hootsuite
  23. 23. Link Shortener
  24. 24. Link Shortener Analytics
  25. 25. Twitter Chats•• #CPLPtalk Check out the Twitter Chat• #lrnchat Prep• #elearnchat Worksheet in your handouts!• #RealWPLearn• #astdchapters
  26. 26. Chat Tools• Tweetchat• TweetDeck• HootSuite• TweetReports
  27. 27. Tweetreports
  28. 28. Lists• Facilitates communicating targeted messages• Filter method
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  30. 30. The Most Complete Twitter Application List Available
  31. 31. Check the Backchannel
  32. 32. Using in Training Sessions: Pre-Session• Obtain Twitter handles on registration• Create Twitter list of participants• Provide tutorial Pre-Session• Send pre-session communication (Job Aid – page 2)
  33. 33. Planning the session• Make key points in tweetable sentences• Use tweets on slides• Ask active users to participate in session tweets• Get a Twitter moderator Check out the Twitter Class Session Worksheet in your handouts!
  34. 34. For example…
  35. 35. Twitter Moderator• Can also have an administrator to tweet on your behalf• Knowledge of Twitter and subject matter• Clarify questions and comments• Stimulate discussion• Pre-plan tweets
  36. 36. Today’s Meet
  37. 37. Check the Backchannel
  38. 38. Backchannel Tools• Wiffiti• Tweetchat• TwitterFall• TwitterFountain• SAP 2.0
  39. 39. Wiffiti
  40. 40. Twitterfall
  41. 41. Twitterfountain
  42. 42. Check the Backchannel
  43. 43. Using in Training Sessions: Post-session• Summarize key points Learn how to make a Chat transcript:• Archive Tweets• Resources
  44. 44. Tweetake
  45. 45. Tweetreports
  46. 46. Evaluating Session success• Survey of session Don’t forget to evaluate this session!• Review session transcript or use the app
  47. 47. What are your takeaways?
  48. 48. Check the Backchannel
  49. 49. Thank you! What are your questions? Dr. Kella B. Price, SPHR, @kellaprice 252.622.8119 Price Consulting Group
  50. 50. Reminders!• Take the evaluation survey• Look at links in Delicious (kellaprice)• Slideshare (kellaprice)