Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Twitter training

I am fairly regularly called upon to conduct Twitter trainings; whether it's friends informally asking for a demo, leaders I volunteer with a Girlguiding LaSER, or colleagues at work. To be honest, at first, when anyone would ask to 'learn' how to use Twitter, I would think to myself: really? No one taught me how to use it, why can't you just teach yourself, like I did? But that seems rather churlish and unhelpful, particularly when the person asking you to help the senior management team is the CEO!

So, for a Twitter 101 and 102, may I share two videos I created for Girlguiding LaSER. When it comes to getting started, it really doesn't matter whether you're a Brown Owl or a Senior Vice President.

Twitter training Part 1



Twitter training Part 2


I also thought it might be useful to share the notes below. Before I give a presentation, or conduct a training, or do pretty much anything that requires preparation, I like to make a list. Not a neat, numerical list, but a kind of really rubbish storyboard type list (click the image below to expand).


















I honestly still believe the best way to learn how to use Twitter is to just open an account and start listening to the conversations going on. But, for those people who like to know what they're doing before they start (this has clearly never been something that bothers me!) then I hope the videos and note above help. 


I have to use Twitter as part of my job, but it's more than that, it has become the main way I find out news and it is a fantastic source of inspiration. So, why not find me on Twitter @CCMart1n and say "hello!"

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