2012 All Cohort Reunion Workshop - Communication

Communication: Expand your social media skills and develop a framework for using them
The Message Box And Beyond: Finding Your Voice in Social Media
The virtual torrent of information and entertainment online is spectacular and overwhelming. In just a few short years, social media has completely reshaped the flow of information through society. You want to know what it means for science, and how it may prove useful to you.  

During the workshop you will learn:
• The options for sharing your science online - from the biggest to the brand new - and how to choose the best ones for your purposes 
• Practical etiquette, management, and security skills for building an effective portfolio of social media tools
• Strategies for integrating and separating the personal and the institutional voice in your social media use

Whether you're preparing for a serious investment in your online presence or are just curious what all the fuss is about, this workshop will provide answers to your questions and feedback on your plans, offer "one-stop shopping" for a myriad of social media tools, and support you as you start building the profiles, accounts, and materials you commit to. 

Format:  This workshop will focus fast-paced on hands-on work, interspersed with lecture and discussion. Notes, links, and resources to be shared in a private wiki we develop during the workshop.

Facilitator: Liz Neeley and Meghan Miner