Dinner etiquette means starting with the outside and working your way in with the silverware. Social Media Etiquette is an everchanging environment but certain truths hold solid.
Is Social Media important for the Sports Medicine Professional?
YES! – there is so much to learn. Find a good knowledge stream on twitter or facebook and you will be completely filled. It can be a source of customers and advocacy as well as connection and mentoring.
CAUTION!!! – Social media can also become a breeding ground for decay if you choose to follow and engage with “dead fruit.”
Do these things
Know your WHY
Start with ONE
Know your LIMITS
Remember there are real people reading these
CHECK your spelling and grammar
PROTECT patient privacy
Don't do these things
Use foul/inappropriate language
Use inappropriate pictures
Share pictures of videos with ANY injury details
Think “permission to post” clears you legally
Forget there are real people on the receiving end
Be too serious
Forget your WHY
Tips and Tricks
Be a sponge first
If you are new to Social Media start with one platform and be a creeper for a little while. Read posts, watch others and see what is normal for that platform.
Use different apps for different accounts
TweetDeck for Personal and Twitter app for Bussiness or
Hoot suite for all personal accounts and native apps for professional
Tools to check that spelling
Grammarly – checks spelling and grammar
PhraseExpress – allows me to type “SMB” and it automatically gets expanded to “Sports Medicine Broadcast”
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After reading the book and implementing some of the practices I asked a few Athletic Trainers to read it and apply it to their marriage.
Vidal Mora commented- Dating your wife means to guard and cultivate her, the little stuff such as watching the kid and letting her go get some coffee alone, go for a walk, watch a tv show alone without interruptions is dating your wife, for you try to take some time together send your child to a babysitter and spend time with your wife alone in your house. I know first hand things can get sometimes overwhelming with life (wife/kids/work), humans need that alone time in my opinion, because sometimes my wife and I can't even remember our lives before kids.
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