Have you ever participated in a Twitter chat? I’ve been on Twitter since 2009 and have joined many Twitter Chats over the years.
They are fast-paced and fun. They are like going to a local networking event but on your computer or smartphone via a Twitter feed.
But what can they do for YOU and your business?
- You Can Learn From Others.
- Then You Can Help/Teach Others.
- You Can Make More Connections/Friends – Networking Online.
- Gain More Followers In Your Niche.
- Become a Leader in Your Niche.
- Have Fun on Twitter.
What is a Twitter Chat?
Twitter chats are conversations that occur on Twitter at a designated date and time about a certain topic. Every Twitter chat has a hashtag, which allows anyone on Twitter to follow the chat or even participate.
To participate in a Twitter chat, you will need a Twitter account and these are FREE to join.
Check out the full schedule here! 👇 https://t.co/fyOSZue5ac
— Anthony Gaenzle (@AnthonyGaenzle) September 10, 2021
The First Twitter Chats
The first one I participated in was Chasing Joy. Her chats are inspiring thoughts on life. You’ll notice each Twitter chat uses a specific hashtag and lasts about an hour.
— Venez | CLEAR PERSPECTIVE LIFE COACHING (@Vencada) June 4, 2012
More Chats on Twitter
The next one I joined and have participated in regularly for years was the #BlogChat on Sundays from 9-10 p.m. (yes, past my bedtime too!) I really have learned a lot with this wonderful large group of bloggers.
Here are a few examples from this one:
— HeidiCohen – Top Global Marketer (@heidicohen) June 11, 2012
— Judi Knight (@judiknight) June 11, 2012
— Steve Case (@JoeBugBuster) June 11, 2012
— Ashlee Trussler #GetVaccinated (@ashleebenest) June 11, 2012
Sadly, the blog chat has since stopped in 2021.
And then there was the first BlogEngage chat too on a Friday.
— Brian D. Hawkins (@HotBlogTips) June 8, 2012
— Amit Shaw (@itechcode) June 7, 2012
Great Twitter Chats Today For You
There are several today that are great to get involved in. They include:
Bizapalooza Chat – Every Tuesday afternoon at 2 pm and Thursday evening at 8 p.m. EST.
When faced with conflict, do you run towards it or away from it?
Join us at the #BizapaloozaChat UNPLUGGED on 8/12 at 8pmET/5pmPT to talk about Conflict and Compromise. #success #motivation #growth #leadership #peopleskills #selfawareness #conflictresolution pic.twitter.com/pQeMS1WcgR
— Bizapalooza (@Bizapalooza) August 11, 2021
Another great Twitter chat coming up is with Anthony Gaenzle that you won’t want to miss! His Twitter chats are on Thursdays at 2 pm.
Will you be stopping by the first #AGMarketingChats session this Thursday? Join us at 2 pm EST.
Check out the chat lineup here. https://t.co/fyOSZue5ac
— Anthony Gaenzle (@AnthonyGaenzle) August 14, 2021
How to Find Your Favorite Chats
Enter a hashtag for your niche where indicated above and then hit go and you will find a list of some chats there that you can join in on. In the first chat, you might want to just say hello and watch or respond if there are topics you are confident on or even ask a question.
The more you do it the more you will feel comfortable participating in these chats.
If you are interested in doing one yourself you can check out which hashtag may make sense for your chat by searching through Twitter and via UrbanDictionary for ideas. The hashtag should be short and easy to remember too.
The next part is a little more difficult, deciding which day and time would work best. Be sure there are no others in your niche during that time period and try to get a different day as well since not everyone can chat for hours on Twitter.
You may need moderators if you have a larger group to help out during the chat. They can help promote the chat prior to and keep the discussion focused. You could send them a simple outline of just 2-3 topics since chats tend to last for just an hour.The hashtag should be short and easy to remember too. #Twitterchats Click To Tweet
Your Turn on Your Best Twitter Chat
Most of all have fun with it so you’ll want to do it again and your fellow peeps will be asking for your next chat.
Have you participated in or hosted a Twitter chat yet? I’d love to know which Twitter chats you like to participate in, drop a line or paragraph about them in the comments below!