a bit of newish news

I forgot to mention that I am now tweeting for my provincial Speech Pathology organization – SASLPA.  Don’t worry, I am doing it with their permission…no renegade twitter account here.  Please follow us and lets see how long it takes for me to get mixed up and accidentally tweet something that should have been on my personal account.

Validation That I Am Indeed in the Right Profession (and/or I am a Geek)

The following is an excerpt from an email I just sent to SASLPA (Saskatchewan Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists):

“…The other thing I wanted to ask you about was SASLPA’s social networking.  We need to start!! CASLPA is actually already quite involved online; with active profiles on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.  There is even an online SLP group via twitter called the SLPeeps.  This is exciting because it is an opportunity for support, a sounding board and just plain social interaction with like-minded professionals.  Here is a link to CASLPA’s description of the Resource Share (on google docs) that has begun.

CASLPA also has a Powerpoint presentation describing the need/appeal of PROFESSIONAL social networking.  To learn more about CASLPA’s stand on their web presence and social media here is a link.

I think what I enjoy the most about tweeting/talking with CASLPA is that it humanized the organization for me, making it feel more like a true relationship.  Now I consider CASLPA my friend, with whom I get excited to share information with and enjoy a dialogue with as well! I even once got a tweet (personal message) from the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of CASLPA.  (Seriously I was so excited that I clapped my hands when I read it.)

I think I am much more aware of what CASLPA does for me as a professional because of social networking, and I am now less grumbly about paying my membership fees because I feel I am truly gaining something valuable from this professional organization.  This is what SASLPA needs…a stronger web presence and a deeper social/professional connection with its members.”

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CASLPA, it sounds like I really want to make out with you.  My bad…well, I’m off to go doodle CASLPA’s name in my trapper keeper note tote notebook.