During the past year, I’ve invited dozens of communications pros to share their expertise with the #ContentChat community.
Although some guests are social media pros plucked from the community itself, I often invite authors of blog posts I’ve enjoyed, or speakers I’ve heard present at an event, to spend an hour in our fast-paced Twitter chat.
With dozens of participants and hundreds of tweets during the course of the hour, it’s a lot to take in. That’s why I’ve compiled my recommendations for how to get the most out of your Twitter chat guest slot:
1. Attend a prior Twitter chat as a participant
When the questions are all being directed at you, it can be hard to stop and soak in how the chat flows overall.
Attend the chat a week or two before yours is scheduled. It will help you get a feel for the pace, and how the conversation flows. Is it a chatty group? Are folks sharing GIFs and memes? Or does it have a more serious, educational, classroom-setting tone?
2. Review chat recaps