Six Lessons I’ve Learned Helping Researchers with Social Media

Six Lessons I’ve Learned Helping Researchers with Social Media

Like it or not, social media is here to stay. And as academics and researchers, it means you’ll need to make use of it. Or make better use of it. Or make more use of it.

A Better Model to Support University Collaborations

A Better Model to Support University Collaborations

I've helped a number of university-to-university collaborations get established and then operate. And that got me thinking about models of support that could do both - (1) support the initiative, and; (2) freely give out the advice to use their model without that advice having bias as well. Or […]

How to Promote Your Research on Social Media

How to Promote Your Research on Social Media

In my experience there are two types of researchers promoting their content on social media. Those who do nothing, and those who say, “I’m so excited to announce my paper on [something] was published [somewhere].” Of course, there are a few who do what I suggest below (read on). But not many.

Being a More Creative Grant, Proposal or Social Media Writer

Being a More Creative Grant, Proposal or Social Media Writer

One of the things about grant, proposal and thesis writing is the need to be creative. Not to make stuff up, but to be creative in order to make the writing interesting. And, even if you're not interested in being creative in those pursuits, surely you see the need to be creative on social […]

Improving Your Social Media Strategy

Improving Your Social Media Strategy

Will It Zoom?

Will It Zoom?

Will it Zoom? I’m not sure, but we should give it a go. And, I know you are all sick of Zoom but hear me out. Please.

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

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

I struggled with this a bit myself for a while. I made videos for my various social media channels. Shared them. But it wasn’t until I recently that I set up a channel. And now I think the answer is – Yes, as an academic you should have a YouTube Channel.

Thirty-Two Things to Do When You’ve Got Two Weeks Hiatus

Thirty-Two Things to Do When You’ve Got Two Weeks Hiatus

Download If you have not already, you will probablyget two weeks hiatus in the coming days. For most, this will be in response to COVID-19.Across the world, organisations, countries, cities, and states are encouragingor enforcing two weeks of isolation as a way to reduce the impact of this […]

How to Select a Social Media Channel

How to Select a Social Media Channel

I’m a huge advocate for academic researchers to be active participants on social media. To me that means three things: Having an account. Interacting with people on that channel. Posting content related to your research interests.

Networking for Introverts

Networking for Introverts

Whether using social media or standing around at a meet and greet or participating at a conference, networking isn’t the easiest thing to do if you are an introverted or shy person.

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