Choosing a (new) social media channel? Here are 5 steps to help make a start: Know your preferences. Understand your goal. Know your audience. Filter. Start!
Ever been tempted to “cancel Christmas” in order that you can get something done. What about skipping training so you can write an assignment or finish an experiment? STOP! It’s killing your effectiveness as a worker. Here’s why: You’re fostering self-organisation. Exercise helps memory and improves happiness. Diversity in life creates resilience. You cannot set […]
Six simple tips for making the most of Twitter: Check it. Follow interesting accounts. Like stuff. Share stuff. Create content. Help people.
LinkedIn is one of the oldest social media channels. Yet, depending on who or what you listen to it has yet to reach the “maturity” of channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. What do I mean by maturity? Well, many would say that LinkedIn has strong organic reach when compared to those three. That […]
It is almost impossible to be a successful research without an active social media account. You might even have more than one. And, at times it feels like yet another thing to be accountable for – like students, or teaching, or writing grants. But it does not have to be that way. I go through […]
Six steps to living your priories: Determine the period of time you’ll focus on. Schedule deadlines. Schedule ideal delivery dates. Allocate time to your ideal work at the ideal time for you. Know your measures of success. Plan your celebration/reward.
If you’re not sure how to use LinkedIn, perhaps think of it as a research conference. Be active – Talk to people, share content. Talk about what you liked. Talk about what you learned. Get notified – About what is going on. Don’t miss dates or miss chances to share content. Build you profile – […]
So often I hear, “What program should I use to write my thesis?” And, like photographers say the best camera is the one you have with you, the best program to write your thesis with is the one you have. Most people have MS Word. Yet, many overlook it for other programs (e.g. scrivener). Or […]
Academics, scientists, researchers – all LOVE their job. In many cases the love drives the work. This means it can take up the time allotted to it. But, if you ask me, that’s the reason why you struggle so much with negative feedback. Your entire life, your sense of self is all bound up in […]
Six lessons I have learned helping others with social media: Time – It takes time to build your social media muscle. There’s no substitute for hours on the platform. There’s no substitute for being on the platform for many years. Know your audience – Knowing who you want as a follower as well as who […]