#OTalk 28th May 2019 – Top Tips for Attending Conference (#RCOT2019)

#OTalk 28th May 2019 – Top Tips for Attending Conference

This weeks #OTalk is on the topic of “Top Tips for Conference” and will be hosted by our Kirstie Hughes (@Kirstie_OT).

Here is what Kirstie had to say…

Conference is a great experience for many, it offers a chance to learn, share and be inspired. However, for first time attendees, especially those attending alone, it can seem a little daunting and may not even be aware of that goes on at conference.

This chat aims to discuss the benefits of attending conference and what sessions and events people are looking forward to as well as a chance to share some top tips and answer any questions new attendees may have.

We will also have a cheeky little #OTalkonTour announcement at the end……

 Some questions to consider;

 1; Who is attending RCOT conference this year? Are you a regular or a newbie? For those of you not attending, what factors affected your decision?

2; What are you most looking forward to? Has anything from the programme jumped out at you?

3; What did you enjoy most about the last conference you attended and why? (Not just RCOT).

4; For first time attendees, is there anything that you would like to ask or know?

5; For regular conference goers, what are your top tips for first attending conference?

Any newbies might also want to check out the “Friendly Guide to Attending your first Health Professions Conference” from LG Personal Development

https://www.lgpersonaldevelopment.co.uk/2018/04/09/new-friendly-guide-attending-your-first-health-professionals-conference/

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Host and on the OTalk account – @kirstieot

#OTalk Transcript May 28th 2019

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The Numbers

2.512M Impressions
360 Tweets
32 Participants
288 Avg Tweets/Hour
11 Avg Tweets/Participant

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#OTalk 28th June 2016 Live from #COT2016 – Making the Connection.

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Making the Connection.

This weeks chat will be hosted live from the College of Occupational Therapist annual conference in Harrogate. The chat will follow on from the Social Media Networking Event, which the #OTalk Team are supporting. So if you want to come along and support the event, meet with your fellow tweeters then please pop along. For those stopping on for the chat we have arranged some nibbles to see us through the chat. Got to have snacks for #OTalk!

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#OTalkonTour – 28th June 2016 @ #COT2016

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#OTalk will be on tour at #COT2016.

At this years College of Occupational Therapist annual conference #OTalk will be #OTalkonTour.

Connecting online is great, but we also love to take the opportunity to get together when we can, therefore we have arranged to have a networking session at this years conference in Harrogate. We can all get together F2F! Yay.

However, we are aware not all of our wonderful #OTalk community will physically be in Harrogate so we have also arranged for the venue to let us have space (and WiFi)  to host #OTalk on the 28th June 2016 at 8pm from conference. So usual chat time, live from conference.

We would like to use the networking time to not only get together for a face to face chat, but also to offer a social media surgery style event for anyone who would like some support to develop their social media skills, or just to ask questions.

What we are asking you…

1. Are you attending #COT2016?

2. Will you be attending our networking session?

3. Would you be willing to help others, answer questions, sign up for accounts etc?

4. Suggestions for the #OTalkonTour topic for the chat at 8pm on the 28th June 2016?

We will update the this post as suggestions etc come in and then do a poll of all the suggestions so now it is over to you….

 

 

#OTalkOnTour: OT Curry Night at #COT2014, Brighton

Thank you to Karen Ivey (@KarenIvey) for writing her account of our OT Curry Night in Brighton.

 

#OTalk #OTCurryNightBrighton #COT2014

Could we identify the fellow #OTalk tweeters as we hung around outside the Chilli Pickle in Brighton? Luckily OTs seem to have that innate sense of spotting an OT so we gradually gathered until the #OTalk crew arrived, led us inside and sorted out where everyone was sitting, we had so many extra people we had to have another table! Unusual and delicious food arrived at the table, personally delivered according to your menu choice! So much chat was going on, the wine and beer was flowing but definitely no tweeting. It was very interesting to meet people you had only chatted to before on Twitter. There were young and old, men and women, students, academics and even a Fellow! The OTs were from Mental Health, Social Care, Independent Practice, Education, Health, Forensic and Charitable Organisations – wow – could we be more diverse? I had a lovely time talking to my neighbour about our families 🙂 We also had some Lurkers and some Skeptics amongst us who will now perhaps be converted to join in a future #OTalk. Great evening! Thanks for organising Kirsty.