Have you been reading a lot about the power of social media but aren’t quite sure where to get started? The truth is that social media can be an incredibly powerful advocacy tool and the more people participating the more a cause can be amplified.
Who has time?
Do we really need one more thing to sign up for? Don’t worry, we understand. Part of taking some time to learn these platforms is that it can actually save you time (no kidding!). The recommended time for personal maintenence of a Twitter account is ten minutes a day. Just a few minutes a day can really amplify the incredible importance of work of pediatric palliative care.
The first seminar on Friday, April 27th, 2012 was such a success we decided to continue to offer this free sminar to help build a larger voice online for children experiencing serious illness.
Date: Friday, July 27th, 2012 or Friday November 9th, 2012.
Time: 1:00pm PST
Agenda: Quick overview of social media platforms and professional relevance:
- Social Videos
Getting Started with Twitter
- Walking through Twitter basics, the language, engagement and ways to stay connected to pediatric palliative care professionals around the world.
It can be challenging to know where to start with Twitter becasue it has some symbols and language that are not found on other social platforms (or in print!). This section of the seminar will review the steps for signing up for Twitter and serve as a guide for navigating the process. Tips will be provided for people interested in just being a listener on social media, in other words utilizing the platforms for finding interesting professional articles and staying up to date on the latest conversations in the field. Resources will be available for individuals attending.
Note: This seminar is primarily intended for individuals who are interested in participating on new media platforms and not designed as best practices for organizations or departments. There will be some general guidlines discussed for organizations and departments but the primary focus will be for professionals, clinicians, or anyone simply intersted in advocating for pediatric palliative care online.