Twitter Chats are a great way to meet like-minded people who make your mind stretch. You can be as much or as little involved as you prefer, answering all of the questions, some, or none.
The basis of a twitter chat is a unified subject matter that uses a specific hashtag (clickable & searchable) which allows you keep track of chat-related tweets.
That’s too much work for me so I prefer to use a chat client that allows you to highlight the moderator and will automatically insert the hashtag. I use TweetChat. Other people use Twubs or just make a column in a Twitter client like TweetDeck or Hootsuite. It’s up to you.
Below are summaries of the four chats I attend when I can.
8 am Pacific – Power of Connection (#PoCchat)
This chat is held weekly on Mondays at 8:00 a.m. PST and, because of the time factor, is the hardest for me to attend. It’s hosted by Bobby Umar (@RaehanBobby) who is known for his Ted Talk “The Five Cs of Connection.“
This chat focuses on leadership with the perspective of making lasting connections and, therefore, is relevant to anyone in business or social media. He generally makes a Storify summary after the fact. Here is an example.
4 pm Pacific – Lead With Giants (#LeadWithGiants)
Dan V. Forbes created this weekly chat on Monday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. PST. Again, it’s an awkward time for me here in California but the chat has great topics about leadership and mentoring.
1 pm Pacific – Digi Blog Chat (#DigiBlogChat)
This chat is hosted by Larry Mount and Carol Stephen. It’s a lower-key but engaging chat. It’s one of the highlights of my week.
Also at 1 pm Pacific is #ColorChat with Donna Frasca.
9 am Pacific – Buffer Chat (#BufferChat)
This chat is hosted by Buffer, a social media scheduling tool. It is fast paced but very informative.
11 am Pacific – Kitchen & Bath Tribe (#KBTribeChat)
This chat is so much fun! If you want to mix humor with lighting fixtures, countertop selections, and plumbing, then you’ll want to join in weekly at 11:00 a.m. PST on Wednesday afternoons. @KBTribeChat is the moderator.
Read more about it on their blog.
I started #ConstChat started May 8, 2014. It’s a weekly chat hosted by us on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Read more here.
What networking events (online or off) do you attend?