Even if you’re a Twitter pro, you might not have #TwitterChats on your list of resources. It’s another great way to stay on top of our rapidly changing industry, connect with new people, learn from influencers, and find out what the latest trends are. Also? They’re fun, lively, and include lots of GIFs.
So what is a Twitter chat? According to Forbes, a tweet chat is a live Twitter event, usually moderated and focused around a general topic. To filter all the chatter on Twitter into a single conversation a hashtag is used. A set time is also established so that the moderator, guest or host is available to engage in the conversation.
How they work: Simply sign in to Twitter and put the hashtag (#Nextchat, for example) in the search box at the top. Choose “latest” and get ready for the questions!
The typical model is as follows: The moderator poses a question (Q1) with the chat hashtag. It shows up in your hashtag feed. You answer by tweeting (if you’re in hashtag feed, hashtag is automatically added to your tweet) and lead with A1 (answer 1). Q2 gets A2 responses, and so on. You can also retweet, retweet with comment, like and respond to other participants. It’s easier than it sounds; see the example screenshots below
#Nextchat | Wednesdays at 3 p.m. ET.
Weekly one-hour chat hosted by SHRM. Learn. Share. Network. Created and produced by @SHRMKaylor. Get a preview of the coming weeks’ topic and questions on SHRM’s blog. These chats move quickly, so it’s best to be prepared!
#OMCchat | Fridays 12-1 p.m. ET
#WorkTrends | Wednesdays 1-2 p.m ET
Moderated by different thought leaders every week and hosted by @TalentCulture, #WorkTrends poses questions that initiate discussion between thought leaders, HR reps and others passionate about workplace trends.
While this chat isn’t as frequent, it’s always lively. Previous topics have included Hiring Demands for HR Talent: Why is it so Hard to Fill Every Seat? and Improving Candidate Experience from First Touch to Last.
The “EB” stands for employer branding, something we’d all like to learn more about. See what other companies are doing, ask questions, or just grab the popcorn and sit back and watch the feed.
Sometimes a very nice twitter chat participant does a recap of the most recent #EBchat.
#KeepThemEngaged | Tuesdays 11 a.m. ET
Founded by HR pro and author, @HeadHR_Deepak, #KeepThemEngaged is a chat devoted to one of our biggest challenges: Employee engagement.
#MillennialTalk | Tuesdays, 8 p.m. ET
Hosted by millennial spokesperson, brand strategist, media personality and influencer @ChelseaKrost. Follow @MillennialTalk for a head’s up on the week’s topic, which has ranged from job seeking to entrepreneurship to how to succeed in today’s gig economy.
#LeadWithGiants | Mondays, 7 p.m. ET
Hosted by @DanVForbes, leadership coach and speaker. Follow @LeadWithGiants for the day's topic. Note: This Twitter Chat will end on May 22 with one last chat. Please join
#ImpactMatters led by @ZacharyJeans, same time, different channel. Topics will be announced on @ImpactMattersUS.
#PeopleSkills | Sundays, 10 a.m. ET
Worth getting up early on a Sunday morning, the #PeopleSkills chat is hosted by @KateNasser, expert coach, speaker, and trainer. Every chat takes a deep dive into the skill of human interaction. Follow Kate for a preview of each week’s topic and get ready to learn how to be a better communicator.
#InternPro | Mondays, 9 to 10 p.m. ET
Moderated by @YouTern, #InternPro is attended by a lot of new grads and job seekers, so it’s a great way to gain insight into the obstacles and challenges you’re working to overcome as a recruiter. And experts are always welcome! Pay it forward with some advice.
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