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Building your academic digital footprint

Nobody can deny that the internet has fundamentally changed the way that we live our lives. Academics can no longer rely on journals and conferences to promote their research; anyone who wants to know about you will Google your name or keywords in your field of research. What will they find? Are you there? I [...]

The Viral Power of the Image in Social Media: 10 tips

Back in April, I gave a talk to participants at Belfast’s annual BizCamp about the importance of using images to connect with their audiences through social media. The statistics are rock solid on the fact that photos/images engage much greater audience participation on social media platforms. I will write a more analytical post about the subject [...]

Twitter for Nonprofits

I had a great time delivering a seminar on Twitter to a terrific bunch of people this past Wednesday in Belfast. It is one of many seminars and trainings that I deliver in conjunction with VIEW Digital Magazine which serves the voluntary/community sectors of Northern Ireland. In my seminars for all the social media platforms, [...]

We have come a long way Belfast, let’s keep moving forward!

Back in late spring of 2012, I produced a segment about Belfast and Northern Ireland for HDNet, a US cable network. I had the great honour of working on the segment with 2 time Emmy Award winning veteran ABC News war correspondent, Greg Dobbs, and 4 time Emmy award winning videographer, Hank Bargine. It was [...]

TEDxBelfastWomen – The Road to Santiago de Compostela: Business Lessons Learned

On 1 December 2012, I had the great honour and privilege to take part in TEDxBelfastWomen as one of the presenters.  This was a terrific event organised by Belfast women at the Skainos building in East Belfast. The speaker line-up included some well-known and not so well-known, local and not so local, women who each have their own [...]

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