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Summary transcript for 31 Oct 2013 #AWCchat: Leadership Development

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 72nd #AWCChat on Twitter, on leadership development, aka “getting people to step up.”

Here is what we discussed:

1)  Why is it so hard sometimes to get people to step up to leadership positions (especially in volunteer organizations?)

2)  Does a web-connected world require different leadership skills for organizations & associations?

We filled the whole hour just talking about these two!

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 31 Oct chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for October 2013.  (November chat schedule coming soon – no chat on 7 November.)

Thanks for your support of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) community.

Summary transcript for 24 Oct 2013 #AWCchat: Digital Communications Trends

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 71st #AWCChat on Twitter, on a few key digital communications trends.

Here is what we discussed:

1)  One of the trends discussed at the AWC National Conference in Springfield / #AWCconf13 was “mobile first.” How does that change your approach to communications?

2)  Another trend is brands creating own media/content marketing. How do you find the talent to create what’s needed?

We filled the whole hour just talking about these two!

Resource links were shared, too.

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 24 Oct chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for October 2013

Thanks for your support of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) community.

Summary transcript for 3 Oct 2013 #AWCchat: Templates and Checklists

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 70th #AWCChat on Twitter, where we shared and swapped our favorite templates and checklists for both business and life in general.

Here is what we discussed:

1)  What are your favorite general business plan templates?

2)  What are some of your favorite templates or checklists for marketing?

3)   Let’s talk about checklists/templates for general life. Anyone have meal plans for weekday dinners?

Many Resource links were shared, too.

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 3 Oct chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for October 2013.  (Reminder – no chat scheduled for the next two Thursdays, 10 & 17 October due to host travel conflict.)

Thanks for your support of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) community.

Chat topics, dates and times for October 2013

We’re excited to be in our 2nd year of #AWCchat:  a one-hour, weekly online chat on Twitter where we discuss a variety of communications-related topics.

Nope, you do not have to be an AWC (Association for Women in Communications) member or a woman to participate.

The chat is held weekly, for one hour, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST (Central Standard Time) on Thursdays. There will usually be a transcript on our Chirpstory channel if you can’t make it.

Here is a helpful post on how to participate in a Twitter chat, by Lisa Barone. Here’s the plan:

Schedule/Topics October 2013

    • Thursday, Oct 3  -  Template Fest! Share  & learn about favorite templates/ checklists for tasks you do all the time. Business plans, marketing plans, social media policies, even meal plans. Stop re-inventing wheels.
    • Thursday, Oct 10  -  No chat – host has schedule conflict. Want to guest host? Email Sheila AT TourismCurrents DOT com.
    • Thursday, Oct 17  -  No chat, but we’ll be live on the #AWCconf13 hashtag from our AWC National Conference in Springfield, Illinois!
    • Thursday, Oct 24  -  Digital Communication Trends (very popular panel at the National Conference)
    • Thursday, Oct 31 –  Leadership Development – how do you get people to step up and take charge?

Please follow @AWCchat on Twitter, and tweet us any other topic ideas you have. We look forward to seeing you at one or all of the chat sessions.

Thanks very much for your support of the AWC – where we “get” communications integration thanks to our diverse and talented membership!

Summary transcript for 27 Sept 2013 #AWCchat: Women and Leadership

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 69th #AWCChat on Twitter, about women and leadership with special guest host (and AWC International Matrix Award winner) Bonnie St. John, co-author with her daughter Darcy Deane of How Great Women Lead.

Here is what we discussed:

1)  When you think of a great woman leader, who makes your list?

2)  What are some of the characteristics that make up a great leader?

3)  How do you integrate leadership & management in your leadership role? (Can day-to-day managers also be true leaders?)

4)  How have your female mentors affected the way you lead?

5)  What attributes of motherhood help make women good leaders?

Many Resource links and quotes from women leaders were shared, too.

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 27 Sept chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for September 2013.

Thanks for your support of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) community.

Summary transcript for 19 Sept 2013 #AWCchat: Health, Wellness and Your Business

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 68th #AWCChat on Twitter, about your personal health and wellness and the impact it can have on your business and professional life. Our guest host today was Aliah Davis-McHenry, Vice Chair of the AWC National Board of Directors and also known as the Get Fit Diva.

Here is what we discussed:

1)  How do you manage your health, as well as the well-being of your employees?

2)  What are your go-to methods for avoiding burnout?

3)  Let’s talk sleep: how many hours do you get? Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you fall asleep during the day?

4)  Can technology help you meet health & wellness goals? Which gadgets or tools work for you?

Many helpful tips and Resource links were shared, too.

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 19 Sept chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for September 2013.

Thanks for your support of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) community.

Summary transcript for 12 Sept 2013 #AWCchat: Productivity and Getting Things Done

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 67th #AWCChat on Twitter, about productivity and getting things done (or GTD if you prefer.)

Here is what we discussed:

1)  When you get up & start work, do you already have the day’s tasks/projects planned out?

2)  What day of the week do you sit & plan the next week & rest of the month?

3)  Let us help you with you biggest productivity issue. What makes you CRAZY when you try to get things done?

Gobs of helpful nuggets and links were shared; we had a big turnout. Yay!

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 12 Sept chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for September 2013.

Thanks for your support of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) community.

Summary transcript for 5 Sept 2013 #AWCchat: Better LinkedIn Company Pages

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 66th #AWCChat on Twitter, about building a stronger business presence on LinkedIn, with particular emphasis on Company (business) Pages.

Here is what we discussed:

1)  How many are currently active on LinkedIn (visit daily, participate in Groups, etc.)

2)  Tips for participating in LinkedIn Groups, thereby building your business network and getting more sales leads.

3)  Top 3 reasons for having a solid LinkedIn Company Page and resources for making yours better.

4)  Possible business goals for LinkedIn and what to measure for each.

5)  Homework! Write down 3 possible titles for your Products/Services tabs and 5 ideas for your next Company Page updates.

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 5 Sept chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for September 2013.

Thanks for your support of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) community.

Chat topics, dates and times for September 2013

We’re excited to be in our 2nd year of #AWCchat:  a one-hour, weekly online chat on Twitter where we discuss a variety of communications-related topics.

Nope, you do not have to be an AWC (Association for Women in Communications) member or a woman to participate.

The chat is held weekly, for one hour, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST (Central Standard Time) on Thursdays. There will usually be a transcript on our Chirpstory channel if you can’t make it.

Here is a helpful post on how to participate in a Twitter chat, by Lisa Barone. Here’s the plan:

Schedule/Topics September 2013

    • Thursday, Sept 5  -  Building a more effective LinkedIn Company Page
    • Thursday, Sept 12  -  Getting Things Done: How to Become a Productivity Machine
    • Thursday, Sept 19  -  Health and Wellness for a Better Business, with guest host Aliah Davis-McHenry, the Get Fit Diva
    • Thursday, Sept 27 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST  -  A special date and time for #awcchat, with guest host AWC International Matrix Award winner Bonnie St. John, on Women and Leadership

Please follow @AWCchat on Twitter, and tweet us any other topic ideas you have. We look forward to seeing you at one or all of the chat sessions.

Thanks very much for your support of the AWC – where we “get” communications integration thanks to our diverse and talented membership!

Summary transcript for 22 August 2013 #AWCchat: Sarah Petty on Small Business Marketing

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 65th #AWCChat on Twitter; the guest host was Sarah Petty who is our opening keynote speaker for the 2013 AWC National Conference in Springfield, IL October 18-19.

The chat focus was on charging what you’re worth and successfully marketing a small business.

Here is what we discussed:

1)  So many small businesses fail; how do you manage to keep your business booming?

2)  What is your greatest challenge with charging what you’re worth?

3)  If you’re a small business owner, you don’t have a huge marketing budget. What do you do to get the right clients in the door?

4)  What advice would you give to someone who wants to quit their day job & start their own business?

Sarah gave us two freebie resource links, too (thanks for that!)

a)  An email course - 10 days of free marketing strategies

b)  A free chapter of the New York Times best-selling book she co-authored, “Worth Every Penny

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 22 August chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for August 2013 (no chat next week August 29.)

Thanks for your support of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) community.

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