Using LinkedIn (As an Academic)

Using LinkedIn (As an Academic)

If you’re not sure how to use LinkedIn, perhaps think of it as a research conference.

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.

Eleven Things I’ve Learned About Running Writing Groups

Eleven Things I’ve Learned About Running Writing Groups

Over the last 6 months I’ve been running 3 writing groups focused on social media, thesis, and journal article writing. Here’s what I’ve learned:

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.

The BIG Opportunity of COVID

The BIG Opportunity of COVID

COVID has shown us, humans, that most of the problems the world faces are actually solvable.   COVID forced our lives into lockdown, lockups, isolation, and quarantine.   The result has been all sorts of wonderful outcomes.  

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 […]

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.

Seven Tips for Working from Home

Seven Tips for Working from Home

Download So, you’re working from home. Good on you for taking the leap! It will be a fantastic thing. Trust me, I’ve been doing it since 2008. But there are some things people should know that will make work, and home life easier.

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