Monday, October 12, 2015
Skip the "Say Hello" Tweet
When stand in front of a room and compose a demonstration Tweet of “say hello to the teachers at #aweseomedtechconf” I’m showing off what my network can do.What I taken to doing instead of showing off what my network can do, is demonstrate how to start building a new network of connected educators. I start a new account and walk folks through the process of finding other educators on social media, saying hello, and interacting in mutually beneficial ways. (By the way, this why I and my dog now have more Twitter accounts than I can keep track of). At the end I’ll show what my current network can do, but I remind folks that I’ve been building my social media connections for eight years, not eight minutes.
The next time you’re given the privilege of showing other educators the benefits of being connected online, consider skipping the “say hello” Tweet until the very end.