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Chat topics, dates and times for July 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 July 2013

    • Thursday, July 4 – no chat (Fourth of July holiday)
    • Thursday, July 11 – All about Instagram, including the new video option
    • Thursday, July 18 –  What steps do you need to take to succeed as a freelance communicator?
    • Thursday, July 25 – The social business network that you’re ignoring: SlideShare

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 26 Jan 2012 #AWCchat: successful freelancing

Thanks to everyone who participated in our eighth #AWCChat on Twitter….it was one of our best chats yet!  Don’t forget that we also kick off the 2012 AWC Freelance February webinar series on Feb 7, 2012 with writer, editor, researcher and author Liz Carmack.

There were four questions for discussion during this chat:

1)   What are the top concerns you have about becoming a freelance communicator, if you aren’t one already? Let’s add that if you are a freelancer now, what DID concern you (and were you right to worry?)

2)   No cube, but now what? Where is your “office” as a freelancer, and why do you like it that way?

3)   Let’s talk pricing. Per hour, per word don’t always work. How do you set your prices? (Great discussion on this topic.)

4)   Where and how can you find new clients? (we crowdsourced this question.)

Additional resource links during the chat include freelance job boards, decluttering a home office and how to think through pricing your services.

**  On Chirpstory – the summary transcript for 26 Jan chat on successful freelancing.

The next #AWCChat is scheduled for 2 February 2012, on the topic of mentoring – get one, be one.

**  Chat schedule and topics for February 2012

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

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