If you’re in charge of an event, whether it’s a presentation, seminar, webinar, virtual meeting, trade show or sales meeting, if you want to shake it up a little, try using Twitter as an interactive part of the program.
What a great way to engage people, see what people are thinking and you can even field questions. Here are some tips on how to use Twitter successfully for events:
- Create a hashtag – These will identify your specific activity. That way anyone posting or following the hashtag will see what everyone else is commenting.
- Promote the hashtag – Depending on how large the event is, there are various ways to let people know how to follow the event. If you’re putting on an association meeting or a global conference, you may be able to get someone to sponsor the promotions and signage.
- Inform the presenters that live tweeting will be going on. Most folks that do this have a screen on stage so the audience can participate.
- If there are multiple presenters, make sure that the audience knows their Twitter handles.
- Make sure wifi is available – you can’t tweet if you can’t get on the net. I know I’ve been in ballrooms listening to speakers where there is no access. This is not good.
Those are some of my suggestions. Care to share yours?