A Life of Communication

Don’t Discount the Power of a Twitter Chat

If you are visiting this blog looking for posts about my Quiet Times… scroll down! If you want to read about my communications class…. read this wonderful post!

Last week, one of my communications classes participated in a Twitter Chat. If you’ve never heard of this before, it is pretty simple. A Twitter Chat is an interactive conversation, using a hashtag to link everyone together at a certain time. Our class used #COMM3334 to tie all our comments together.

Our class hosted two professionals, Rob Lovell and Katie Taybus. Katie works in communications for Ohio Broadcasters and Rob works in Marketing for Bath and Body Works. They both talked about their work history, sharing what they learned from each job they held. I found the information very useful, considering I am a senior in college getting ready to enter the work force.

Some highlights from their presentation and our Twitter Chat:

1. NETWORK. NETWORK. NETWORK.

Networking is very important in both the communications and marketing field. Who you know can sometimes play a vital role in how well you perform in a job. Also, keeping established relationships is important for growth within a company.

2. Provide customers with what they want to see and hear.

Katie used Ohio Broadcasters as an example. She helped her company use the hashtag #TBT (Throwback Thursday) to engage customers in a conversation that is already trending.

3. Don’t forget about LinkedIn.

Using LinkedIn is a professional way to establish yourself on Social Media. Keep your profile updated and make connections! Today’s society is ONLINE. It is silly to think that a possible employer will not “Google” your name before hiring you. Make sure your internet presence positively reflects you. You never know what companies may be checking your resume online.

Check out this great article about how to create a stellar LinkedIn profile!

4. Be curious.

Ask questions if you have them! It is better to ask a question than to turn in a Press Release, etc. with incorrect content. Also, don’t be surprised when you receive criticism when you begin a new job… take it constructively!

5. CONTENT IS KING.

Think about what messages you are sending to consumers.

Here is an awesome article about how to participate in a Tweet Chat!

Here is a screen shot of some of the Tweets from our #COMM3334 hashtag.

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What do you think about these points?

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3 thoughts on “Don’t Discount the Power of a Twitter Chat

  1. This post is a great reminder of what Rob and Katie shared. It’s good that you were able to include any person reading the post by explaining the meaning of a Twitter chat, and by explaining what happened in class. The numbered points make it quick and easy for audiences to get the message of your post in a concise manner. I think anyone interested in PR and social media would benefit from reading it.

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