Twitter for researchers – 2022

Description Academics (and journalists I’d have to say) love twitter. So, if you’re thinking about “dabbling” in social media as an academic, then start with twitter. Of course, if you’re already there (as in, have an account), but finding the going tough, attend this workshop for some tips to get things happening again. We’ll cover […]

Social media mad (Term 2, Week 1)

Description Researchers are increasingly expected to handle their own marketing and promotion. Yet, the best most universities do is tell you to “use social media” or “make a website” or “write a blog”. But, you can do SO much better than that. What to expect 15 Weekly meetings in a group of up to 20 people. Mondays […]

Social media mad (Term 1, Week 1)

Description Researchers are increasingly expected to handle their own marketing and promotion. Yet, the best most universities do is tell you to “use social media” or “make a website” or “write a blog”. But, you can do SO much better than that. What to expect 15 Weekly meetings in a group of up to 20 people. Mondays […]

How I Run My Social Media (and How You Can Do the Same)

Eight things I did to get better at social media: Attend workshops and training on being better at social media. Build a follower persona. Develop a strategy. Use scheduling tools. Create a “social media post ideas” folder. Let go of perfection. Watch and learn from others. Watch and learn from my own social media performance.

How I Run My Social Media (and How You Can Do the Same)

Eight things I did to get better at social media: Attend workshops and training on being better at social media. Build a follower persona. Develop a strategy. Use scheduling tools. Create a “social media post ideas” folder. Let go of perfection. Watch and learn from others. Watch and learn from my own social media performance. […]

A Checklist for Researchers Using Twitter

Six simple tips for making the most of Twitter: Check it. Follow interesting accounts. Like stuff. Share stuff. Create content. Help people. Transcript: Hi there rockstars, writers, and bakers! Here’s a quick 6-point checklist for your Twitter. Just to make sure you’re on point with your Twitter account. The first one is to make sure that you’re regularly checking […]

Six Lessons I’ve Learned Helping Researchers with Social Media

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 […]

Twitter for Researchers (June 2021)

The un-official social media channel of choice for academics is Twitter. So, as a PhD student or ECR, if you’re not here you might not be noticed by your peers. Especially if you have yet to publish a peer review piece of research. Especially if you have not been able to attend in-person networking events […]

Choosing a Social Media Channel

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! Transcript: Hi there, bakers, writers, and rock stars. This week on the world we’re looking at choosing a social media channel. So, you already might be on social media […]