A1: I am the host of the #TwitterSmarter and #SocialROI chats. I ❤️❤️❤️ Twitter chats! It's fun to participate. It's fun to host and be a guest too. Chats are hands down the BEST way to connect with like-minded people. #SocialCafe https://t.co/trUbwEmowi— Madalyn Sklar ⚡️ Social Media Rockstar (@MadalynSklar) September 19, 2018
A1) I host #linkedinchat Discussion is good but attendance has been lagging for a while#socialcafe— Con Sweeney (@conpsweeney) September 19, 2018
A2: The biggest challenge to overcome is time. Hosting a chat takes a lot of time planning and executing. But it's all worth it when you watch everyone connecting on the chat. 😍 #SocialCafe https://t.co/6Ct1bnOzWa— Madalyn Sklar ⚡️ Social Media Rockstar (@MadalynSklar) September 19, 2018
A2 consistency, you have to do it at the same time every week/month #socialcafe
A3: I'm currently working up guidelines for my greeters. I have a team that helps me run both chats. As we grow, my team grows and then I realize I need guidelines to make sure we are all on the same page. #SocialCafe https://t.co/kfawJ3JsIp— Madalyn Sklar ⚡️ Social Media Rockstar (@MadalynSklar) September 19, 2018
Yes, let's compare notes! #twoheadsarebetterthanone #SocialCafe— Madalyn Sklar ⚡️ Social Media Rockstar (@MadalynSklar) September 19, 2018
A4: My biggest success running the #TwitterSmarter chat for the past 3 years is that we have surpassed 6 billion impressions. SIX BILLION! Sometimes I have to pinch myself. I never thought I would be running such a popular chat. 😍 #SocialCafe https://t.co/07OU8gCmT6— Madalyn Sklar ⚡️ Social Media Rockstar (@MadalynSklar) September 19, 2018
My chat would be getting answers for ~12hrs as people logged in around the world #SocialCafe— DrivingMaul (@DrivingMaul) September 19, 2018
A4) A Job, Consulting Clients, and lots of knowledge gained and relationships built. Even mentioned in several books. #SocialCafe— Steve Cassady (@SteveCassady) September 19, 2018
A4) That we have a hard core following and new people do keep showing up#SocialCafe— Con Sweeney (@conpsweeney) September 19, 2018
A6: My biggest lifesaver is @AgoraPulse. I can schedule my evergreen chat tweets once. Set it and forget it. These are the generic tweets like, "Hey it's time to start the chat..." Stuff like that. It's been SO helpful to me running the chat. It saves me a ton of time #SocialCafe https://t.co/thjNKrlInn— Madalyn Sklar ⚡️ Social Media Rockstar (@MadalynSklar) September 19, 2018
A6 I have a program that created to space the tweets, depending on the number of them (I’m also a programmer) #SocialCafe— Deborah (@socialwebcafe) September 19, 2018
A6 I used to have a week’ worth of tweets scheduled for the chat so all I had to do was RT & reply #socialCafe— DrivingMaul (@DrivingMaul) September 19, 2018
Aww thank you Deb! And back at ya. You are awesome! I learned a lot from you back in the day. #SocialCafe— Madalyn Sklar ⚡️ Social Media Rockstar (@MadalynSklar) September 19, 2018
Good advice. When I'm short on topic ideas, I ask the family. However sometimes the suggestor doesn't show up and I feel stuck! #SocialCafe— Mojo (@mojosarmy) September 19, 2018
A7 consistency consistency consistency #socialcafe— DrivingMaul (@DrivingMaul) September 19, 2018
I keep a list of past topics so I don't repeat too often, and pick something that's been on my mind that week. Or solicit topic ideas from the group, see what's on their minds! #SocialCafe— Mojo (@mojosarmy) September 19, 2018
A8 mine wasn’t themed as the questions were the hot topics in my topic (rugby), if people keep coming back then their followers become new participants, concentrate on your current audience so they come back not so much growth #socialcafe— DrivingMaul (@DrivingMaul) September 19, 2018
A9 My #ShamelessPlug is join us every Tues at 9p EDT (6p PDT) for #SocialCafe :) I’m working on the downloads so that you have free resources related to the chat.— Deborah (@socialwebcafe) September 19, 2018
A9: My #shamelessplug for tonight's #SocialCafe - I want to host you on the radio/podcast #GrowingHOPE - let's chat about positivity https://t.co/vnY83naCmu— Kathryn Lang (@Kathrynclang) September 19, 2018
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Hosting a Twitter Chat isn't always as easy as it seems. Oh, sure, there are some who are naturals but there are also some for whom it doesn't click. Hey, we all have different gifts, right? For me, Madalyn Sklar got me going with the weekly #gghcat and I even helped her host it at times, along with my creation of #ShamelessPlug (thank you, Madalyn, for the credit) and guess what?! The creation of #SocialCafe back in 2012! So, without further adieu, let's chat about what is involved in becoming a Twitter Chat host, shall we?
This week it is all about how to host Twitter Chats. Correction, how to become that awesome Twitter Chat host that you have always wanted to be when you grew up some day ;)
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