If you “live” online and have conversations with people, there is one great way to mobilize communities and share knowledge – twitter chats! I recently gave a presentation on this very topic and I’m sharing the slides here with you. You know, you might argue that you can have a regular, good old fashion face-to-face meeting and come out with the same effect, but meetings are the death of productivity, in my opinion. While meetings are ideal for cementing action-plans for a project, for example, they are not so effective if you want to expand your network and connect with people across the globe on a particular issue.
Twitter chats have become more and more popular over the past year, and knowing how to use them effectively for your objectives can reap in rewards you may not have anticipated. But thread lightly – like a fast-flowing river, some twitter chats can leave you feeling overwhelmed with the speed at which they move. Take your time to understand the mechanics of how twitter chats work, and before your take the leap of organizing one yourself, I recommend you do a mock-twitter chat with a few friends first to work out any bumps.
Below is the link to my presentation:
Let me know what you think!