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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!

  • 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

  • Non-believer to believer!

    “I participated in a ‘Social Media Strategy for Scientists Workshop’ at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto that Tamika facilitated and it was excellent. All of the content was accessible, relevant, with enthusiastic and welcoming delivery. Watch out Twitter and Linkedin; here comes my professional social media channel to support my scholarly output, network building, and dissemination of my research to a broader scope of stakeholders.”

    Colin McKerlie, Senior Associate Scientist and Professor, The Hospital for Sick Children and The Centre for Phenogenomics, Canada

  • 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

  • Great session

    Tamika helped us understand how we can use social media in a professional context. – Thank you for a great session!

    Natalie Baughman, Aussie Optimism, Curtin University

  • 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

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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