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7 Tips for a Better Twitter Chat

Posted by chadlymc on June 23, 2011

Megan Berry, marketing manager for Klout wrote an article on today about the 7 tips for a better Twitter chat. Here’s the link: . She notes that there are thousands of Twitter chats that take place everyday and wants to inform anyone who is wondering that yes, it is reasonable to start a new one as long as its effective. People chat on Twitter daily about happenings in their industry and most find Twitter to be a great way to network. So what are her 7 tips?

1. Be clear about your goals going into the chat.

2. Choose a topic people care about.

3. Be authentic.

4. Choose a schedule and be consistent.

5. Plan, but stay flexible.

6. Bring in thought leaders.

7. Thank people who participate.

Yes, I’m going to make you click on the link to read the finer points for each of the above points. I know we’ve learned all of this in class in the last six weeks, but this article seems to put all of that knowledge in one place and would be a great guide to keep around somewhere useful in case you ever need to start a Twitter chat.

No big surprises here either, know your goals, have a plan, respond, and be sure your audience cares about the topic. Standard Public Communication procedure it sounds like, but as we all have come to learn, it’s a whole new world out there in digital media. I find the article a must read for new social media communicators such as ourselves.

What do you all think?


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