I’m still not sold on Twitter. There’s been lots of buzz about Twitter as a learning tool for years, but I didn’t bite. Sure, I signed up for an account and I’ll tweet from time to time and I follow some folks – Buffalo Bills running back CJ Spiller (go Bills!), some conference speakers I was impressed with, some of my favorite bloggers who focus on training and development – but it’s never been a key piece to my own professional development strategy, let alone a tool I’ve ever used in my own training design.
This week, as I was in the midst of leading a training event, the following tweet caught my eye:
It was timely since I was desperately seeking some inspiration on what I should say in order to wrap up the 2.5 day series of workshops. Perhaps it’s time to give Twitter a second look when it comes to a tool for my own professional development as well as a tool that can be used in my training efforts.
I still wonder: with sooooooooo many tweets cluttering up my Twitter feed, how can I cut through all the noise and find more 140-character pieces of wisdom like the timely tweet I found last week? And perhaps more importantly, how can I cut through all the noise and reach my learners beyond the training room via Twitter?
Have you found Twitter useful? How so?
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