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Engagement with social media can bring rewards in public and academic spaces. Scientists have begun to embrace social media channels as viable tools for communicating research, and for keeping abreast of advancements in their fields. Tweeting and blogging about scientific findings has been shown to increase research impact.

This one day workshop will help you to:

  • Understand the value of your online professional brand and assist you to develop the necessary skills.
  • Raise your profile and increase your citation rates.
  • Promote your research.
  • Create networks and collaborations.
  • Maximise your impact by increasing your academic footprint and publishing across multiple platforms such as journals, blogs and social media.

Programs and tools covered include, LinkedIn, Twitter, ResearchGate, and Buffer. Workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of organisations if other social media platforms are required.

Other platforms and tools for consideration include – google+, Facebook, Instagram, Pintrest, Academia.edu, Impact Story, and Sumall.

Words from our raving fans!

  • Worth my time

    It was a great workshop. I learned a lot. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your knowledge. I loved having a set of rules to follow.

    Molly Driediger, PhD,  Postdoctoral Scholar, Child Health & Physical Activity Laboratory, Western University, Canada

  • Engaging, helpful and a good use of time

    This workshop was great. Tamika was fantastic. She understood the constraints and realities of academic workloads and provided effective and efficient strategies for using social media. I would highly recommend this workshop to colleagues. Thanks for the opportunity and the new social media skills – I have already put them to use! I am looking forward to the follow-up.

    Melissa Graham, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Deakin University VIC,  November 2015

  • Very useful, even for more “advanced” users of social media

    Workshop Attendee, ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, Monash University

  • Wow!

    Just wow! I cannot wait to apply everything I have learned. I look forward to following your advice and really soaking everything in over the next few days. I have 4 FB pages, 3 Twitter accounts, 3 LinkedIn accounts, and an Instagram. Your Hootsuite suggestion may have just saved my sanity. Top notch workshop. I cannot wait to see you back in Canada or virtually in a webinar.

    Nicole Webb Saint Marys University Canda Project & Communications Manager @workwellnesslab  Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Excellent workshop

    I went from being a social media non-user to an active participant in just one day!

    Dr Lana Williams, Head of the Division of Psychiatric Epidemiology and GOS Mental Health, Deakin University

Whats included in the workshop

Evaluation

Evaluation allows us to examine our performance, and to provide feedback regarding the value of the workshop to you and your organisation.

Implementation

Work on relevant elements for you projects during the session. Implement as you go. 

Follow up coaching

All workshops include a follow up coaching session with each participant to cover any questions and concerns and to facilitate the implementation process.

Workbook

Participants will have a valuable resource to refer back to as they implement their new knowledge.

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