We are keen to run a regular #physiotalk journal club but this will rely on volunteers getting involved and hosting. Here is a quick guide to what’s involved in hosting a #physiotalk journal club.
Here’s some information about how it works:
- Let us know you’re interested by tweeting @physiotalk or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Choose a paper that people will be interested in and that you would be confident to lead a chat on (you don’t need to be an expert as it’s also about facilitating discussion).
- Set the date with the physiotalk team – we tend to set dates up to 4 months in advance but are happy to book things in further ahead if needed (see our calendar here)
- Write some pre-chat information – this should include an overview of the paper and areas to be discussed, key questions and any useful links for pre-chat reading, email it to us at least 2 weeks before and we will post it on the physiotalk blog.
- Plan some key questions you would like to ask during the chat to stimulate discussions – around 3 to 6 are normally the right amount – we’d recommend planning these in Word and checking characters ready to copy and paste on the night (make sure you include #physiotalk in all tweets)
- We will tweet some build up tweets from @physiotalk ahead of the chat – and you can help with this too, we will also schedule some tweets for one hour before the chat
During the chat
- Introduce yourself and ask people to tweet their introductions
- Give an overview of the focus of the chat
- Remind everyone to use the hashtag!
- Ask some pre-planned and more spontaneous questions, and also respond to people’s question and responses and some final tweets to finish
- You will probably need to use TweetDeck
- You can use hosting a #physiotalk discussion to demonstrate the impact of your learning about social media!