Transcript of the 2017 Commencement Speech for Western Nebraska Community College: It Only Takes A Tweet

The following is a transcript of the speech I gave as the 2017 commencement speaker at Western Nebraska Community College. It was an honor to be asked to speak with these graduates and their friends and family and a memory I won’t soon forget. Many thanks to President Holcomb for inviting me and to Nina Grant for all of her work in organizing the event and keeping me organized. Titled, “And It Only Takes A Tweet,” the following is my congratulations and advice to the class of 2017.

SPOTLIGHT: Use ClickToTweet To Enhance Website Engagement

This week’s tool is simple, but it does one thing very well.  ClickToTweet is a website that allows you to generate links that, when clicked on by a user, present a pre-written tweet.  In other words, if you want to promote something, and want the people tweeting your stuff to include a specific sample message or set of hashtags, this tool will generate links/buttons that will do just that.  Click here for an example. This could be incredibly useful if you want to try to get your word out in a specific way.  Or,… Read More

#SAtechBOS Day 2 Twitter Recap

Miss the first day?  See a twitter recap here. Looking forward to day 2 of the #satechBOS unconference! #HereWeGo #LetsDoThis — Mike Lynch (@MikeLynch09) August 1, 2014 https://twitter.com/ThomasAKelley/status/495177440411783168 Day 2 of #satechBOS is about to start with a @guidebook workshop by @Jim_Gresham! See you soon! cc: @GuidebookEDU — #satechBOS UnConf (@satechBOS) August 1, 2014 rooftop selfies with guest appearances? why not? #satechBOS http://t.co/kiBQOuevb6 pic.twitter.com/Xm1ChcVrHq — Amma Marfo (@ammamarfo) August 1, 2014 Sending well wishes to @ThomasAKelley @jessmsamuels @RobbieSamuels & the #SAtechBOS crew for a great day 2! Thx for having me yesterday!… Read More

#SAtechBOS Day 1 Twitter Recap

https://twitter.com/ThomasAKelley/statuses/494800374575161344 Excited to be keynoting #SATechBOS at @SimmonsCollege today! Kudos to @ThomasAKelley & his team! #SAtech pic.twitter.com/RNJ34LcoM1 — Dr. Ed Cabellon (@EdCabellon) July 31, 2014 The wall is up and we are excited to welcome you all to #satechBOS! We are in the School of Management, 5th floor! pic.twitter.com/Q9Om3KtmwE — #satechBOS UnConf (@satechBOS) July 31, 2014 Let the technology un-conferencing begin! // @satechBOS #satechBOS pic.twitter.com/6926rzpN5a — Jim Gresham (@Jim_Gresham) July 31, 2014 Adoption of technology can be disruptive and uncomfortable, but it creates opportunities for learning for all involved. #satechBOS — Amma… Read More