Showing posts with label Connections. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Connections. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Places We Can Connect

Over the weekend I received an email from a reader who requested more pictures of my dogs. The email simply read, "more dog pictures, please! Are you on Instagram?" Yes, I am on Instagram. My Instagram profile is public so that everyone can enjoy pictures of my dogs, scenery around western Maine, and any other random things that I photograph.

Other places that you can find me online:
Twitter - I Tweet my blog posts, links to the blog posts of others, and answer questions as best as I can. Occasionally, I'll share a picture or two on Twitter.

Facebook - The Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page has about 428,000 likes right now. I have a personal Facebook page that I use only for friends and family. My rule of thumb on accepting friend requests on my personal Facebook page is that we have to have shared some kind of meaningful in-person experience like working together, eating together, playing sports together, or being from the same gene pool.

YouTube - My YouTube channel now has more than 300 tutorial videos that I've created.

LinkedIn - I'm on it, but I'm rarely on it more than once a week.

Pinterest - I have some Pinterest boards. Admittedly, I stopped using it for a while and now I'm back on it.

Email - you can always email me at richardbyrne (at) I do my best to respond quickly. I do appreciate being addressed by name in an email instead of just "hey" or "hi" (pro tip for PR people, using an spelling my name correctly drastically increases your odds of me opening and reading your email).

Let's connect offline:
In June I'll be at a bunch of events, please say hello if you see me. Or Tweet me to meet up with you. This is where I'll be in June in this order:
Glendale, AZ
Abilene, TX
Amarillo, TX
Topeka, KS
Flagstaff, AZ
St. Joseph, MO
Nashville, TN
Denver, CO - ISTE Conference

Friday, May 15, 2015

Shy? Going to a Conference? - Try These Strategies to Connect

As the summer nears some of us will be thinking about attending a conference for professional and or personal growth. I tend to think of myself as a shy person and I have to work at making connections at conferences. Nearly five years ago I got some great tips from Sacha Chua on making connections at conferences when you feel shy. If you feel the same way, review  her tips in the Slideshare presentations below.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

How We Can Connect

Thankfully, writing this blog has brought me opportunities to connect with wonderful people all over the world. If you would like to connect there are five places that I am now active outside of my blog.

Twitter: You can find me at where I post a mix of posts from here, interesting things I find online, and occasionally post some non-sequiturs about whatever strikes my fancy. I try my best to reply to @messages, but I don't always see them.

Facebook: I have a Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page which is viewable by anyone. I generally don't accept friend requests from anyone that I have not met in person and or worked with in some capacity. I use my personal Facebook account for keeping up with close friends and family.

Pinterest: This week I decided to start using Pinterest. So far I've started building this board and will create more in the future.

LinkedIn: I'll accept just about any connection request, you can find my profile here. However, I'll only be a reference for you if I have actually worked with you. I think that's only fair to the referral aspect of LinkedIn.

Google+: This is where I'm least active, but if I do occasionally post things that aren't from my blog on my Google+ page.