We’ve learned from others who host these kinds of events regularly and have collected the following tips to help make the experience a good one.
Before the #AskEoC
- Inform your twitter followers that you will be participating in a Tweet Chat before the #AskEoC begins and that you’ll be tweeting a lot for the next hour. It is also helpful to invite them to attend. Here’s an example: “For the next hour I’ll be chatting about (insert chat topic) on #AskEoC with others in the Business Community. Join us! (insert details – date/time here)”.
- If your tweets post to your Facebook, you may want to disable the application before the chat so that your tweets do not overwhelm your follower’s newsfeed. If you choose not to disable this application, please begin every response/comment with “@response” and it will not post to your Facebook.
- Learn the tools and Twitter Chat platform before #AskEoC starts.
During the #AskEoC
- Join our #AskEoC as soon as you feel comfortable. We are here to learn and grow from one another, so please say hi so we can welcome you to the discussion.
- Feel free to connect with our tweet chat moderator before or after the chat if you have questions. The tweet chat moderator will introduce themselves at the beginning of the chat and will be responsible for welcoming new chat members, keeping the discussion focused, and summarizing key points of the discussion.
- Don’t try to read every single tweet within the chat. Tweets can often flow by fast so just skim them as things go by and respond to those that peak your interest.
- Don’t worry at all about spelling or punctuation.
- Everything you write during the chat will go to ALL your Twitter followers (whether they participate in the chat or not) unless you send a direct message to someone.
- Stay on topic as best as you can. If there is another topic you would like to delve deeper into, please email Kathy at Kathy@CompanyofExperts.net with the topic of interest and we will work to add it to our #AskEoC schedule.
- It is NOT vital you answer all questions.
- Listen. Reading the tweets of others and considering them is ‘listening’.
- When typing a tweet, try to keep thoughts as complete as you can so followers outside the chat can learn from you.
- Re-tweeting the posts of another user in the chat is a common way to support statements from other tweeter and share them with your own network.
- It is acceptable to send a private tweet (direct message) to someone, but try to do it outside of the hashtag so that it doesn’t end up in the chat’s archive.
- The #AskEoC is not a tweet chat stream to market your own products or services.
- Remember to add “#AskEoC” to the end of each tweet unless you are using “TweetChat” for TweetChat will insert it into your tweet automatically.
After the #AskEoC
- Take time to review the conversation and questions after the #AskEoC has concluded. You can reap the greatest benefit of participation in tweet chats with the conversation you have between the scheduled #AskEoC.
- Feel free to share tweets from within the chat with your network (i.e. re-tweeting or commenting on the subject), but don’t forget to include #AskEoC so that your followers can follow along.
Each session is captured & posted on this website shortly after each session so you can come scan to review anytime
What is #AskEoC?
The purpose of our Twitter Chat (titled #AskEoC) is to come together to answer questions, address concerns, and share stories and resources around topics that are of interest to you. Experts on Call (EoCs) will be online and available to answer your questions, suggest readings, and provide additional resources to help you as you. A new topic will be picked each month based on the interests of the group.
Why Participate in #AskEoC?
Participating in our #AskEoC offers several benefits, such as: building community, making new friends, learning from others, connecting with experts in the field, and discussing interesting topics.
When is #AskEoC?
#AskEoC date and time is TBD. Please check back for dates and times.
Submit a Topic or Question:
What topics or questions would you most like to explore during an #AskEoC? Your curiosity and questions help to enhance the dialogue and learning for all those involved in the chat. Kindly send all chat questions to Kathy at Kathy@CompanyofExperts.net. Please be sure to add your Twitter name e.g. @yourtwittername so we can credit you with the questions during the chat.
The official Twitter account for #AskEoC is @ExpertCompany. Follow this twitter account to receive information about upcoming #AskEoC chats, exclusive offers, specials and discounts for various trainings, online programs, webinars and podcasts. In addition to receiving discounts, we also post new events, as well as industry related videos and articles that my interest you and your colleagues.
Tweet Chat Instructions:
To participate in our #AskEoC, you will need to have a twitter account. Make sure you add a photo and brief bio about yourself so that we may get to know each other better as we exchange ideas, thoughts, links, and resources during the #AskEoC.
Below are additional links to help you learn more about Tweet Chat:
Company of Experts, Inc. is pleased to offer the Expert on Call (EoC) Directory. Each Expert on Call is an independent business consultants looking to build their professional brand, network with industry experts, and build connections and relationships with clients. There are two ways to apply to become an EoC.
1. Register Online.
Before beginning your online registration, you will first need to create a free member login. We recommend that you have the following information ready to upload before you begin your online registration. You have the opportunity to modify and update your profile as you gather more items to add to your page. To begin your online registration, please click HERE.
- Business information (address, telephone number, etc.);
- Introductory Bio (140 characters or less). This is what will appear in the EoC Directory;
- Biography (this will be seen on your Expert on Call Profile Page);
- Social Media urls and IDs for: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Skype;
- Specialties and/or Services you offer;
- Articles Written or Books Published (if possible, please have the urls available);
- Videos (if possible, please have the urls available – you may wish to create your own YouTube channel to increase your SEO);
- Portfolio (e.g. webinars, presentations, podcasts, etc. – you may wish to create a SlideShare account to increase your SEO);
- Clients you have served;
- Testimonials from clients.
2. Register via E-mail/Fax.
To register by email or fax, please click HERE to download our EoC registration form. Kindly complete the form and either fax it to our office at (702) 906-1498 or email it to Kathy at Kathy@CompanyofExperts.net. You will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days to confirm your EoC registration .
Title: Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training©
Location: Las Vegas
Link out: Click here
Description: Registration is now open for this powerful four day training. At the end of AIFT© intensive four day training, participants will have the skills and foundation to facilitate Appreciative Inquiry sessions. Learn to guide organizations, groups and communities consciously and deliberately shift their collective ways of being and seeing to an appreciative approach, that will help them focus on what’s right in their organization, group or community, rather than on what’s wrong, so that they can deeply inquire into what’s right and why, and then find ways of intentionally creating more of what’s right in their organization, group or community.
This program has been developed and is presented by the Center for Appreciative Inquiry to provide a cost effective way for communities, people and organizations to dialogue and action for creating positive change.
If you would like more information about this workshop or would like to register, email Kathy at Kathy@companyofexperts.net
Start Date: 2010-02-10
End Date: 2010-02-13