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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.

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.

Summary transcript for 8 August 2013 #AWCchat: business travel

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 63rd #AWCChat on Twitter, about how to survive and thrive during business travel.

Here is what we discussed:

1)  Is most of your business travel for client work/meetings, or conferences? (and do you mostly drive, or fly these days?)

2)  Do you have a system for getting out the door, or is it more of a mad rush?

3)  Let’s talk about packing & business travel clothes. What are your go-to clothes & bags?

4)  What are some tips for staying healthy when you’re on business travel?

Don’t miss the helpful Resource links we tweeted, either.

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 8 August chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for August 2013

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

Summary transcript for 30 May 2013 #AWCchat: Professional Development

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 56th #AWCChat on Twitter, about communications learning and professional development.

The chat was run by the AWC National Board Chair Maria Henneberry, who kindly stepped in at the last minute. Turnout was low, but we’ve learned that even when it seems like no one is around, there are “lurkers” who are absorbing the discussion.

Maria threw out a lot of questions and thoughts – take a look at them in the transcript and send her a tweet at @MariaHenneberry if you have feedback on any of it. She’d love to hear from you!

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 30 May chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for May 2013

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

Summary transcript for 23 May 2013 #AWCchat: Finding and Being a Mentor

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 55th #AWCChat on Twitter, about mentoring.

Here is what we discussed:

1)  What does the term “mentor” mean to you? Is it a buzzword, or is there real meat behind it?

2)  If “everyone says” you should have a mentor (or 2) then how does one acquire this magic person?  🙂

3)  If you’re in a position to be a mentor yourself, what holds you back?

Don’t miss all of the helpful how-to Resource links we tweeted, either.

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 23 May chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for May 2013

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

Summary transcript for 16 May 2013 #AWCchat: Email Productivity

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 54th #AWCChat on Twitter, about how to efficiently handle your email (and yes, it’s a challenge for all of us. You are not alone.)

Here is what we discussed:

1)  Why do you think so many of us struggle w/groaning piles of email? It’s NOT because we are lazy or stupid, either.

2)  What is your process for handling email? Certain times of day/when they come in? On phone or desktop?

3)  How can you keep stuff out of your IN box to start with? Let’s talk about filters & Unsubscribing.

4)  What is ONE thing you’d like to do, starting today, to more efficiently handle your email?

Don’t miss all of the helpful how-to Resource links we tweeted, either.

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 16 May chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for May 2013

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

Summary transcript for 25 April 2013 #AWCchat: Dressing for Business

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 53rd #AWCChat on Twitter, about dressing for business with style, so that you look professional but still look like YOU.

Here is what we discussed:

1)  Describe your Number One go-to business outfit. Why does it give you confidence?

2)  Some standard work outfits are, well, boring. How can we dress with color without looking clownish?

3)  The whole “business casual” thing can be a landmine for women. Describe a women’s biz casual outfit.

4)  How can you try a trend at work? Example: new nail polish designs with chevrons, dots, etc.

There were plenty of reference links shared, too, including a blog that is all about corporate dressing.

**  On Chirpstory – the summary transcript for the 25 April chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for May 2013

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

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