Improving your social media game

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. In this FREE […]

Career First Aid

With COVID causing chaos it can be hard to actually “develop” your career during this time. But, that does not mean you should stop thinking about it. So, instead of development I suggest “first aid” doing small things that will keep you “alive” so you can take advantage of opportunities that arise when we start […]

YouTube for Researchers

Should researchers be on YouTube? Well, if you believe that the future of content is video then the answer must be yes! YouTube is the second most visited website in the world. Second only to Google search. Facebook is 3rd. Thus, if you want to influence on social media, you should at least be thinking […]

I’m an Academic Researcher – Should I Have a YouTube Account?

There’s a lot of focus on academics having a range of social media channels – LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. But very little attention is paid to YouTube. Yet, YouTube is the second most viewed social media behind Facebook. And, depending on who you read – the future of content is video. So, get on […]

Connect – Book Review

A great book to help people get started on LinkedIn. I’ve got a LinkedIn program for LinkedIn called “LinkedIn for Research Translation”. It’s based on this book Connect by Kylie Chown, and Jane Anderson. I recently reread it using James Clear’s 20 pages a day technique. I can highly recommend that, and I’ve talked about […]

Four Tips to Increase Citations and Industry Uptake of Your Work

Want to increase the citations of your work? Try: 1. Long descriptive titles. 2. Promoting it on social media. 3. Let the authors you cite know about your work. 4. Write multi-author papers. 5. Repeat! Transcript: I work a lot with academics, and I work a lot with academics trying to connect with industry. One […]

Social Media in Research and Why LinkedIn is Best

There are lots of social media options available these days. The popular ones being Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Academics have tended to use Twitter, but I think LinkedIn is better in many situations. Hi there! Today, I thought I’d take a closer look at a section from the Connect the Docs. The book that […]

Twitter for Researchers

For whatever reason, I feel like researchers jumped on Twitter like a shopper desperate for toilet paper during social distancing. But, if like me you’re still not sure what the fuss over twitter (or toilet paper) was about, or If you want to know about more about the platform this workshop is for you. I’ll […]

Twitter for Researchers

For whatever reason, I feel like researchers jumped on Twitter like a shopper desperate for toilet paper during social distancing. But, if like me you’re still not sure what the fuss over twitter (or toilet paper) was about, or If you want to know about more about the platform this workshop is for you. I’ll […]