|Social media and coaches
Should all coaches engage in social networking? Is it becoming an essential way to develop yourself? One Edinburgh coach believes that coaches who are active on Twitter, Linked in and Facebook often have the edge.
The big bike ride and Twitter
We (Liz and Stu from Coaching Connect) cycled up to Edinburgh to meet with three coaches we‘d never met before. We’d come across them on Twitter and we were keen to see them in the flesh. It was so great to speak to them and to learn different ideas and perspective from what they had to say. In the photo you can see Stuart Newberry, Margaret Middlemiss, Liz Scott, Jo Hannah, Jackie Cameron
The beauty of Twitter
Twitter is such a great medium to meet up with like minded people. Even though people often have 100’s of followers, we are often drawn to like-minded individuals. This means that Twitter enables you to meet and speak to and learn from dozens of people you would never have met in day-to-day life
Gaining the edge
Not only is social media a great way to meet like-minded people, it’s also a good way to develop and learn. Jackie Cameron helps organise the Edinburgh Hub for coaches. She believes that coaches who use social media are likely to have a great advantage.
Is social media really that important for coaches?
It appears there’s a growing divide between coaches that use social media and those that don’t. The question that interests me is, “Does it matter?” What do you think? Is Twitter, Facebook and Linked in a passing phase, or are they really important for coaches?
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