L&D People You Should Be Following on Twitter

L&D People You Should Be Following on Twitter

Is it safe to assume that if you’re reading this post you are also on Twitter? If not, you are missing out on a great opportunity to connect with and learn from a lot of super smart people. Take a quick hop on over to learn a bit about tweeting professionally. Really, go ahead. We’ll wait right here until you get back.

I admit that when I first signed up for Twitter, I didn’t really know what to do with it. The light bulb finally went off after I discovered #lrnchat and the amazing conversations happening there among that wonderful group of people.

Over the years I’ve learned a lot from the connections I’ve made via Twitter. Here are some of the people I consistently learn the most from. If you like, you can follow them all in a single click via this Twitter list.

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If you’re looking for even more, here are a couple of other lists for you to check out:

Ajay Pangarkar’s (@BizLearningDudeTop 20 Learning And Development Value Tweeters

Jane Hart’s (@c4lpt) – 100 people who tweet about L&D
Follow them all with a single click via her Twitter list  Workplace Learning Twitter list

This list is over 5 years old now, but still has lots of good people on it – The first 99 people you should follow on Twitter.

Thanks for reading! Who is your favorite person to learn from on Twitter? If we’re not connected there yet I’m @tmiket.

This is the fifth post of a 12 part series. 

Kicking the Tires on Twitter’s Curation Tool

Kicking the Tires on Twitter’s Curation Tool

Recently, I stumbled across Twitter’s new curation tool and wanted to give it a go to see how it worked.

Here are the results from a recent Social Media workshop we did with the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Is my job fun or what!?)

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

 

While this is a cool and potentially useful, it is definitely not intuitive to use. So you’ll want to give the FAQ a good browsing before you give it a go.

After you’ve got that all set up the way you want you can publish it via publish.twitter.com and get the embed code. Unfortunately, I’m still searching for how to get it working in WordPress.com (If you know how to do that I’d love to hear from you!)

If you’re curious about learning more about Twitter curation, check out https://dev.twitter.com/solutions/tell-great-stories for more info.

Friday 5: PowerPoint Social Sharing, Curated Design Resources, Trello Integrations, Skype For All, New Image Format

Friday 5:  PowerPoint Social Sharing, Curated Design Resources, Trello Integrations, Skype For All, New Image Format

PowerPoint Social Share Plug-in

If you do any presenting at conferences, etc you probably already know about the #backchannel. Now you can easily share all or part of your PowerPoint presentation directly to Twitter & Facebook with the new Social Share plug-in.

The Microsoft Garage project lab has released Social Share, a free plug-in for PowerPoint to allow for instant social sharing of presentations and parts of presentations from within the program. You can share a whole deck or just a single composed slide.

https://officesocialshare.azurewebsites.net/

Awesome Stock Resources

A great list of awesome stock photography, video and illustration websites by Tony Phipps ‏@neutraltone.

Add a little bit of body text

https://github.com/neutraltone/awesome-stock-resources

Trello Integrations

Trello is one of my favorite ways of managing tasks and projest. The two biggest reasons are flexibility and simplicity. Now you can add to that a large list of integrations. Check these out to see how Trello earn a place in your workflow by playing nicely with other apps you already use.

http://blog.trello.com/trello-integrations-page/

Skype for All

Skype is the go-to VoIP app a lot of people and now Skype has a new option for connecting with anyone without requiring them to be a Skype user. Now you can lead a Skype session via a direct link.

It’s pretty simple: Users of Skype for Windows, Skype for Mac, or Skype for the Web will soon be able to send friends a link. Once they accept it, they’ll be able to launch Skype from the web and join the conversation. Also, if you have a Skype name and a Skype mobile app, you can share a conversation link from Skype for iPhone, iPad and Android just by clicking the link.

Skype said the new link-sharing feature should be live now within the United States, and should be live throughout the rest of the world in a few weeks. Sharing a mobile conversation will be added “soon,” Microsoft said.

BPG: New & Improved Image Format

BPG stands for Better Portable Graphics, and it’s a new image format, the aim of which is to replace JPG. To do this, BPG delivers the best of both worlds: superior quality, and smaller file size. Get the scoop on this new format in this article.

http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2015/11/can-bpg-replace-jpg/

I’m clumsy…and proud of it.

One of my favorite posts of all time by Betsy Hubbard on LinkedIn.

“I want to show my kids that it’s fine to be bad at something”

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/im-clumsyand-proud-betsy-hubbard?trk=prof-post

Buffer

I do a lot of reading and try to share a lot of the best stuff I find via twitter. Usually this resulted in a big mass flood of tweets in the dark hours of the morning when most people here in the U.S. are still sleeping.  Recently I discovered a much better way to do this by using Buffer. The beauty of Buffer is that you can queue your updates and it sends them out at the optimum times to reach your audience.

Buffer is very simple to use and there are a bunch of different ways for you to queue your posts including:

If you like this, you might also be interested in “The Ultimate Guide To Becoming An Amazing Twitter Curator” from the Buffer blog.