A global social media story, live from Puerto Rico!

I have written previously about the power of social media. My first ever tweet up. The power of Twitter. The story of the powerful #dementiachallengers hashtag. Meeting up with ‘imaginary friends’

But being invited to present a talk about social media at the Opening Ceremony at the World Alzheimer’s conference in Puerto Rico was … how you say? … in a different league. Especially co-presenting with my inspirational ‘imaginary friend’ Kate Swaffer πŸ˜‰

We are still at the conference and time is short. Kate has already posted a thought-provoking poem. So I will just collect some of the tweets that hopefully give you a flavour of this exciting and colourful opportunity!

It had been quite a build up

As always, it was nice to get messages of support from our friends back home

We sent out loads of tweets to get #ADI2014 trending!

And lots more. Thanks for all the RTs, guys!

The Opening Ceremony was truly joyous – full of energy, music and colour – and some important awards

Kate and I told our story – how we have met through Twitter and blogging, become good friends and are taking our powerful messages across the world.

We did a Pecha Kucha style presentation – 20 slides for 20 seconds each. But we did not set them up to run automatically, which gave us a little bit of extra time to set the scene and ad lib a little.

We talked about some of the work we are doing together, including our Whose Shoes? tour of Australia, the Dementia Alliance International and NHS Change Day pledge.

We finished with a little quiz…

And everyone smiled and seemed to like our presentation πŸ™‚


About Gill Phillips - Whose Shoes?

Passionate about personalisation in health & social care. Creator of Whose Shoes? - an imaginative approach to helping people work together to improve lives. http://nutshellcomms.co.uk
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