Make sure you include the chat hashtag in every tweet e.g #watctop100
Where you can hashtag the topic so other people who are interested can find it e.g. #rolemodels
Have two browsers open (or use two devices) one to follow the chat and one to keep up with notifications so you can reply to any mentions.
Make sure you are following the chat hashtag feed not just your personal feed
Don’t be afraid to say if your interpretation of something is different – there will be others who will think like you too and you can start a conversation about it.
I always try to reply to the question so that people who are following you but not the chat can expand the tweet when they see if in their feed to understand what question you are answering.
And usually the questions are numbered e.g. Q1 Q2 so make sure you start your answer with A1, A2.
An example of both of these is below.
A2 if you want to be successful, create a brand for yourself while making a real difference in your role - a definitive YES! 🙂 #watctop100
— Maria Ursu (@umarcela) June 8, 2017
If someone else’s answer resonates with you retweet it. If you can quote it with a comment, even if it’s a “Yes this!” Or “100% agree”. I often try and add something to it, giving an opinion or building on the concept. This is a great example from the chat.
— Loretta Lipworth (@LorettaLipworth) June 1, 2017
After the chat you can go back and connect with people, say thank you for any retweets, follow them, add to them to a list.
And finally check your twitter analytics to see which posts had the most engagement to understand which tweet types work best for you and this chat.
Which Twitter chats do you take part in? Let us know in the comments and feel free to share your tips.
For more marketing and Twitter tips join us in Your Marketing Lounge every Tuesday for #TipsyTuesday.
This post originally appeared in Your Marketing Lounge in response to a member question about Twitter chats.
If you need more support when it comes to using Twitter confidently without being overwhelmed by all the technical stuff then check out my upcoming courses at Social Media Summer School.
[add_eventon_list number_of_months="2" hide_past="no" event_type_2="136" hide_empty_months="yes" accord="yes" cal_id="social" event_count="14" show_et_ft_img="yes"]