Social Media 101: Training Employees for Social Media

Coreaxis

It is nearly impossible for a company to completely avoid social media in today’s marketplace. Whether your company uses social media for hiring, marketing, or communicating businesses use social media. 96 percent of the companies surveyed use at least one form of social media. Given that figure, it is shocking how few companies actually develop and enforce a company policy for social media.

The Social Media Cigarette Break

Clark Quinn

He opined that the new ‘cigarette’ break was the social media break where employees will stand outside with their mobile phone and check in on their social networks. The reason, of course, being that their companies block social media access via their IT infrastructure. As a grad student, I took a summer consulting job with a defense contractor looking at their education policies. Tags: social strategy

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Podcast: Build your Social Media Presence with Barb Smith

Learningtogo

If you’ve been thinking about expanding your digital footprint and not sure just how to begin, you will want to listen to my interview with Barb Smith, web designer and social media consultant, specializing in small businesses like yours. Her services include helping clients navigate the daunting task of web content management, WordPress web development, newsletter publishing, company branding, and social media.

Barb Smith – Build your Social Media Presence

Learningtogo

If you’ve been thinking about expanding your digital footprint and not sure just how to begin, you will want to listen to my interview with Barb Smith, web designer and social media consultant, specializing in small businesses like yours. Her services include helping clients navigate the daunting task of web content management, WordPress web development, newsletter publishing, company branding, and social media. Listen to Podcast: [link].

Blog Book Tour: Social Media for Trainers--stop #9

ID Reflections

#SoMe for Trainers: Beating the Forgetting Curve This is the 9th stop of the Blog Book Tour for Jane Bozarth's new book, S ocial Media for Trainers. Whether as trainers or performance consultants, we never get to know the results of our labor.

Is Social Media Learning Hype or a Valuable Tool?

JCA Solutions

What to Consider When Thinking About Social Media Learning. Raise your hand if you have had to deal with social media issues in the workplace! What if you could turn your social media problem into something positive? Widespread Social Media Use.

ASAE Professional Development & Social Media: Where does eLearning fall?

Web Courseworks

In the following six minute interview with eLearning consultant and social media expert Jeff Cobb, we discuss the ASAE Professional Development Council and Jeff’s thoughts on the recent ASAE conference in Toronto. I was particularly interested in his ideas on the intersection of eLearning and social media with respect to associations.

Social Media And Learning

The eLearning Coach

In this article, I’m featuring a wonderful interview with successful social media expert, Jane Hart. She provides compelling reasons to implement a social and collaborative environment as part of workplace learning. Post from: The eLearning Coach Social Media And Learning.

Showing the value of social media

Jay Cross

How do you cost-justify social learning initiatives? Social learning is no different from other business investments. Social media generally delivers astounding returns. This month’s Big Question is one that I’m asked all the time.

Robinsons’ Performance Consulting

Clark Quinn

As a consequence of my previous post and the commented revelation, I checked out the Robinsons’ Performance Consulting. What I was talking about was how learning & development groups should be looking not only to courses, but also performance support and social media as components of potential solutions to organizational needs. On the other hand, it’s not clear to me that they would be able to incorporate potential social solutions in their repertoire.

Training and Social Media Taught Me to Tie a Tie

E-learning Uncovered

Of the companies I’ve worked for or currently consult with, very few have a robust Knowledge Management System (KMS) where those with the knowledge can easily share that knowledge with others. This method of knowledge sharing has worked fine for years (because there were really no other options) but I think with the momentum of social media, employees are going to push to change this. But what is new is the social media component.

Video Marketing on Social Media: 5 Ways To Maximize Your Efficiency

TechSmith Camtasia

However between Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, iTunes and all the other growing social networking platforms, this can be a daunting task. Similarly, Animoto reports that square videos are shared 22% more on social media. Owen Video is a YouTube Marketing Consultant, video creator, and host of the Business of Video Podcast. Join him on social media below and start making an impact with your online video.

Webinar: Using Social Media to Support Workplace Learning

Take an e-Learning Break

Jane Hart Social Business Consultant Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies Tuesday, June 12, 2012 | 10:30 AM Pacific Time Complimentary for Paid Guild Members More and more people are using social media and networks to solve their learning and performance problems in the workplace — connecting, conversing, and collaborating with colleagues both inside and outside the organization.

How to Do Video Marketing on Social Media for Course Creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto

LifterLMS

How to do video marketing on social media for course creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Animoto is a simple way to produce great looking videos that will stand out on social media. Targeting is one of the most powerful aspects of social media marketing. When creating videos for social media, it is important to engage viewers quickly.

Using Social media to promote your courses or events

Arlo Training & Events Software

Nearly every business is using social media to promote their offerings and connect with customers. Social media is an effective means of closely communicating with your followers in a less formal environment. Social media isn’t a new concept, but for many training and event providers the practical outworking of social media marketing may in fact be a new thing. How often should I post on social media?

Saffron organises social media workshop for charities

Saffron Interactive

Social media is a hot topic in all industries and businesses nowadays. However, research has proven that the charity sector and volunteering movement is not maximising the potential of social networks – less than 25% of volunteer involving organisations and support services are using them. Key barriers are: A lack of knowledge and confidence on how to use social media. Confusion over the number of social networks available.

Social Learning Experiences: Making Better Connections

Talented Learning

It’s no secret – recently social media has had a rough ride. So why should we celebrate technologies that enable social learning experiences? In a sense, we’re all part of a grand social learning experiment. Are We Socializing Responsibly?

Social media workshop is a success for Saffron and charities

Saffron Interactive

From Saffron’s award winning instructional design team, senior instructional designer Kim George recently presented at a social media workshop with client and marketing manager Joanna Liem. Organised in collaboration with the not for profit partnership Time & Talents, the reputation management consultancy ReputationInc and Whizz-Kidz, a charity for disabled young people, the event was a huge success.

Social Media, Brain vs. Eyes, & Sales Training

Big Dog, Little Dog

This is why Twitter makes a great SoMe (Social Media). Sales effectiveness: The need for reps to sell effectively and consultatively in increasingly complex and competitive markets. Despite Army Order, Some Bases Still Ban Facebook, Twitter - Wired. "At

Training and Social Media Taught Me to Tie a Tie

E-learning Uncovered

Of the companies I’ve worked for or currently consult with, very few have a robust Knowledge Management System (KMS) where those with the knowledge can easily share that knowledge with others. This method of knowledge sharing has worked fine for years (because there were really no other options) but I think with the momentum of social media, employees are going to push to change this. But what is new is the social media component.

Infographic: How To Train Your Employees To Handle Your Social Media

Mindflash

Social media consultants can be an expensive addition to your business. But in this day and age, no company can operate without a sound social plan. Despite the swanky pitches you may receive from pros, your best social media team might actually be your current workforce. But how can you find your company’s natural social media rockstars and get your entire team on board with your goals?

How Freelance Clients Find Me

Experiencing eLearning

Since I started this blog as a free WordPress site years before I decided to become a consultant, I didn’t think about the domain as a business need at the time. Social Media and Online Communities. Images (except the portfolio screenshot) from GraphicStock.com Filed under: Careers & Work , e-Learning , Instructional Design , Social Media. Last week I gave a short presentation for the new eLearning Freelancer group on finding clients.

Make the Most of ASAE Annual 2013 Conference: An Interview with Jay Daughtry of Chatterbachs

Association eLearning

Jay is an association enthusiast and social media strategist that brings connections, innovation, and engagement to the Association world. Okay, seriously, I don’t know how much of a “secret” it is, but it’s social media. social media can be. Social media is the way to extend the conversation before, during, and after a conference. The number of people who use social media, but, in my opinion, use these tools incorrectly.

Describe what you do

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

eLearning David Hopkins Education Technology Educational Technology eLearning Consultant Learning Learning Design Learning Designer Learning Technologist Learning Technology LinkedIn Social Media Social Network Student Experience Technology Technology Enhanced Learning TwitterA week ago I asked the question on LinkedIn “how would you describe to a family member what it is you do?”

Do You Need a Mentor or a Network?

Experiencing eLearning

Why don’t you email me so we can set up some consulting? Do they really expect months of free consulting? Filed under: Communities , Lifelong Learning , Social Media. Communities Lifelong Learning Social Media Harold Jarche mentoringMaria often works from her local coffee shop. She always engages in a bit of people watching while she’s there. For the last two months, she’s been observing Jack, another frequent patron of the coffee shop.

Employee Engagement: Learning From Leading Tech Companies

Your Training Edge

Large tech companies that work with sensitive data or patented assets and methodologies which are not to be shared outside the company should look for and consult with top web development agencies to architect and design a custom web solution for in-house L&D.

JANE BOZARTH – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Custom E-Learning E-Learning Interviews Learning Consulting WOL #lrnchat B. De Laat Maarten De Laat Marcia Conner NASPE Rooney award Online Learning Pinterest Reflective Practitioner Show Your Work Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To's of Working Out Loud Snapchat Social Media for Trainers Stufflebeam Training Magazine Value Creation Framework Vanderbilt University Wenger E. The post JANE BOZARTH – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS appeared first on Learnnovators.

This Week on #BLPLearn: Consulting with Clients, Interactive Videos, and Storyline Games!

Bottom-Line Performance

Rather than restricting the social media conversation to a 30 minute window, we’re inviting everyone inside and outside BLP to share interesting links, thoughts, and articles with the #BLPLearn hashtag on Twitter. Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s dive in to this week’s articles: 10 Critical Mistakes Consultants Make with Clients. 10 Critical Mistakes Consultants Make With Clients.

Thinking Social

Clark Quinn

In talking about the 4C’s of Mobile , the last one I usually mention is ‘communicate’ Communicate isn’t last because it’s least, but instead because it leads us furthest afield, into the areas of social learning, which has many ramifications in many ways: organizationally, cognitively, culturally, and more. However, the current models of performance consulting seem to be missing a couple of things. mobile social strategy

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21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. Many Senior Executives like to talk the social media talk.

Social Awareness Program For Instructional Design Degree

Nick Leffler

I recently began a new consulting job with the Master’s program I got my degree from. It wasn’t for any typical Instructional Design work which I’ve worked on (even in my side consulting jobs) but with social media skills at the center. I’ve done a lot around social media lately including participating in several Twitter chats. Social Awareness Program. It’s easy to answer that question in the era of social media.

Connecting Social Learning to e-Learning

dVinci Interactive

Social media continues to grow worldwide. As learning consultants, we need to take a tip from the social media craze, and determine ways to leverage it in our online courses. One way to do this is by using social media as a tool to supplement collaboration online. Social media and social learning platforms provide new ways to do this. Social constructionism involves the need for collaboration. Social Learning

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Last week I had a phone conversation with Ian Huckabee of WeeJee Media. Cammy Bean’s latest blog post provides many ideas as well as real-life examples for Using Social Media for Learning. The slow adoption of social learning is not localized to Minnesota and North Carolina.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

What is the most inspiring change that you see in the strategies that are being followed in this age of Social Media Marketing (SMM) that could help e-learning? Cathy: I don’t see social media marketing as being substantially different from other types of marketing in its basic principles: know what your audience needs and why they need it, and help them meet that need when and where they are.

7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset

Learnnovators

The digital five forces – Social Media, Big Data, Mobility and Pervasive Computing, Cloud, and AI and Robotics – are disintermediating, disrupting and deconstructing the old world order. What is often happening are piecemeal and fragmented approach at attempts to use Big Data or Social Media or the affordances of the Cloud. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

DIGITALSkunks Technologies (P) Ltd. and KnowledgeSynonyms Consulting (P) Ltd. Launches DS DIGI Agency

Knowledge Synonyms

Their services include Identity Creation, positioning, Digital Strategy and Advisory, Cross Channel Communication Management, Social media and Corporate communication, Cross Channel Integration Strategy, Digital Advertising and Marketing, and Digital Commerce Platforms. Sanjay Katiyar further explained, “Prominent digital presence requires meaningful and customer-centric technology and media. Media Contact : Yashank Gautam.

Mobile Learning Analyst RJ Jacquez to guest host #TalkTech chat on mLearning, HTML5, and more.

Bottom-Line Performance

We are pleased to announce that our friend and colleague RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) will be guest hosting our weekly #TalkTech chat this Thursday, May 17th at 3 pm EST. RJ is a former Senior Evangelist for Adobe who now spends his time as a Mobile Learning Analyst and consultant. Our staff has had many a great conversation with RJ on Twitter and the relationship is yet another example of how powerful social media can be for connecting like-minded professionals within their fields.