Twitter chats are a great way to interact with others online who have similar interests to your own – sort of like a “virtual meet-up”. These digital chats are useful for networking, learning tips and best practices from other industry professionals, and just generally engaging in meaningful conversations with others who share your interests. At Aquatrols we focus on providing solutions to help you manage your turf and sharing ideas/tips is one piece of that puzzle. That’s exactly what we want to help you do during our #AQTurfChat on Twitter.
Check out the steps below on how to participate.
Step 1: Mark your calendar
Similar to an in-person meet-up, each chat has a date, time and place to meet. Since it is online and you can participate from wherever you are, it is easy to forget about – so mark your calendars to ensure that you’ll be there in order to participate! Our upcoming chats can be found at the bottom of this page.
Step 2: Find the chat on Twitter
When it’s time for the chat, jump on Twitter and search for #AQTurfChat and follow along on the “Latest” tab. (see below for example)
Step 3: Alert your followers (optional)
If you are planning to tweet a lot during the chat, you may want to send out a short message to let your followers know you are participating in a Twitter Chat.
You can also introduce yourself as well. Since we are virtually meeting-up it is always fun to see where people are tuning in from and what their roles are within the industry.
Step 4: Follow the hashtag. Use the hashtag.
You can follow the conversation watching the hashtag stream.
If you followed step 2 then you’re already on the hashtag stream, so all that you need to do now is read along. Make sure to refresh often as the conversation continues.
The person hosting the chat (in our case, @aquatrols) will ask questions to begin conversations between you and other participants. You will get as much out of these conversations as you put in, so remember to encourage others to participate as well. If a question doesn’t pertain to you, that’s okay just read along and join in on any of the other questions that you feel are appropriate. Sometimes even if a certain question doesn’t seem to pertain to you, other participants answers may spark a response from you.
Join the conversation by using the hashtag.
When you’re ready to join in, you can either reply directly to the tweet of the question or tweet a separate tweet referencing which question you’re answering. For example, if we say “Q1…” you should respond by saying “A1…” and so on.
Make sure to use the hashtag in every one of your tweets. (ex: #AQTurfChat) If you don’t then no one following the chat will see it.
Step 5: Enjoy the chat
Share your tips, ideas, ask your own questions, make a new connection, or just sit back and watch. Whatever is the best fit for you.
Upcoming Twitter Chats
- Thursday, April 16 @ 1 pm EST – “Managing Your Course During COVID-19”