Oh, how life changes are exhilarating.
Tonight, FitFluential and PUMA (which has some pretty cool sustainability practices) hosted an awesome Twitter chat about staying fit for the holidays. So, I figured I would share some tips for good Twitter-chatting with all of you (since I’ve done one or a thousand in my day).
Yes, just made that a verb.
5 Tips for Better Twitter Chatting
- Be human. Be personable. Be conversational. The most important thing you can do in a Twitter chat (or in general) is be yourself, because the fact is, you’re awesome. People relate to conversational voices, and will likely be most engaged when you don’t sound like a robot.
- Keep up with the chat. Utilize a tool such as Tweetchat, HootSuite, or my personal favorite: TweetDeck. Storify is also a fun one if you plan on documenting and sharing highlights of the chat.
- Interact. Don’t just answer questions. Interact with other Tweeters (what a funny word) and build relationships. Because, the fact is, they’re probably pretty awesome too (and will be there as a connection in the future).
- Offer a fresh viewpoint on discussion topics. For example. Tonight, we were asked a question about how we stay on track with our fitness during the winter months. My response? “Play. Run, jump, swing, lift, and HAVE FUN,” instead of the typical: “I go to the gym every day at this time without fail” response. Bring spunk. Bring pizzaz. Personality is what makes social media (and life) more exciting.
- Follow the chat (co-)hosts and those you interact with. Not only does it connect you to people with similar interests, it’s good etiquette and shows that you’re not just there for the exposure. Relationships are what make the social media world go round. Network, show interest, and bring life to your interactions.
What are your tips for good Twitter chatting?