11 ways to master Twitter chats

Twitter users can routinely find discussions on a variety of topics. Participating can bring PR and marketing pros many networking opportunities.

Whether you want to participate for the first time, have been asked to join as a special guest host or are thinking of creating your own Twitter chat, these 11 tips can help you be a social media rock star:

For participants

1. Find the right chats. To take part, you must find Twitter chats that are relevant to you. There are several resources that can help you do so.

ChatSalad is a tool that lists all Twitter chats on a particular day, organized by hour. Its Twitter account tweets out chat reminders five minutes prior to a chat, and users can also get chat times converted to their time zones or receive text reminders.

Gnosis Media has a comprehensive list of chats as well, and there’s also a Google spreadsheet with many chats on it, including the chats’ moderators, day and time and topics covered.

2. Jump in, even if you’re not an expert. You don’t have to know all the answers to participate in a chat.

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