As I’ve mentioned before, Twitter is one of the best tools for interacting and taking part in conversations. This can lead to creating important relationships with potential customers and those in your industry.
With 330 million active monthly users and 500 million tweets being sent every single day, this platform is short, fast and to the point.
One of the ways to interact with other users is to take part in twitter chats. A Twitter chat is a public Twitter conversation around one unique hashtag, allowing you to follow the discussion and participate. Sometimes this can be in a question/answer type format, and others can be a topic that is discussed.
To take part in a Twitter chat, you need to pick the correct one for you. There are HUNDREDS out there, here is an example of some chats if you are in the blogging industry. A quick google search will bring up some of the regular, top ones for your industry too.
At the time of the chat, you can either search for the specific hashtag or go to the account who runs the hashtag as they are likely to share the tweets.
Introduce yourself so everyone knows who you are, what you do and where you’re from.
Reply and interact with responses, to take part in the conversation. You can do this as much or as little as you want to. This is a great way to build a repour with like-minded people and you may even gain some followers in the meantime.
This is just like online networking, you are putting yourself out there and meeting people in your industry. Use Twitter chats to chat, respond and get to know new people!
Towards the end of the chat (they are usually 1 hour), create a tweet that just sums you up. This could be a blog post, a lead magnet, podcast or announcement. This leaves people with something to remember you by and hopefully go on to look at, but is not overly sales based, as this is what you want to avoid.
You could also ask certain accounts if you can host a chat for them, many do this by having a different person every week who is in charge of directing the chat. This is great as you can really control the discussion and talk about a topic you are passionate about.
Have you taken part in any Twitter chats?